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General Category => Localism => Topic started by: Chappy Jennings Army on May 01, 2014, 05:15:39 PM

Title: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on May 01, 2014, 05:15:39 PM
As I have been spending less time in Brevard County, when I return I see things in a far different light.

The beach towns are very unique and so are the people. Orlando has strange people and ghetto people. Orlando has fancy pants people. The people in the beach towns are not like Orlando where you get the "I better cross the street" vibe. The people are friendly. Some are very and I mean VERY eccentric.

Today at the inlet I was approached by a guy on a bike with a guitar. He started speaking to me about the surf. He said he had a Sebastian surfboard. That should have been my first clue. I told him the tide was deep and he smiled. "God wants us to be deep".

"No...the tide is deep. It is mushy." He repeated the same thing. Then I asked about his board.

"Jesus gives me all I need."

  ???

Then he wanted me to show him the warm up routine I do. After a few lunges and what not I told him it was time for me to get to the water. I walked very fast.

Later I saw a dancing old lady and an older woman who looked like she was a life long customer at one of the local bars all sitting at the bus stop. She was talking to some old man. Then I zeroed in on his huge sumbrero. I drove home chuckling to myself.

On another note, I noticed how much the economy is run by non-chain stores which is something pretty cool. Orlando seems to be the opposite. Due to this, you see a huge variety of stores like the custom curtain store.

Hopefully this all remains for the future. Even the usage of sumbreros.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: ccb_dan on May 02, 2014, 10:40:12 AM
Awesome observation. 

I love our little quirky beach towns.  The people are what make them so wonderful.  I forget sometimes how small Cocoa Beach really is (less than 11K year round residents) I get reminded when I go somewhere with my wife and nearly every shop and restaurant in town has one of her students working there.  It's funny.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on May 02, 2014, 01:34:11 PM
Beyond the people with giant sombreros...

It really struck me at the amount of small businesses as I was just looking at store front after store front along A-1A. Without a Target or a Wal-Mart directly around the corner, it gives someone an opportunity to create a craft or sell something. That is a cool thing about the area. If I was to create a curtain store in Orlando, I would really have to put it in a good location or be cheap because the hordes would flock to one of our 34 box stores to get one mass produced in Tibet.

This is what needs to be preserved when you vote for the next leaders.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 03, 2014, 09:31:07 AM
well, actually, there is a resurgence of small craft stores,
that sell their products for a hefty penny sometimes, here
in the city 'beautiful'

but it's in specific locations.... Audubon park, downtown,
the milk district, peppered in here and there around the
west side, i have too much money for you heathens, part
of town (dr.phillips/windemere) and winter park seems
to be thriving with their small businesses... so much so
that they literally had two major brand name restaurants
open up on park ave (burgerFi & firehouse subs) and then
made a rule stating that they will no longer accept any more
businesses that were national chains.

that right there blows my mind

the UCFwaterford area, the place where i live, is name brand
central and i fuckin hate it... and i'm not a person that uses
the word hate loosely.

every time i talk to someone about where they got something,
wal mart, every time i want a solid meal, lets go to this national
food chain restaurant that's equally as expensive as the mom and
pop place that is right down the street making gourmet meals, when
i want to get a treat for some of my friends or my family, it's 'hey, just
go to such and such a place, their stuff is cheap'

yeah, it taste like dirt mixed with shit, BUT it's whipped so it's airy and has a fluff.

it's the reason why i go to places like the blue bird bakery, east
end market, green n grill, and all of the other small businesses
that made a name for themselves/ became an orlando staple.

great product with a slightly higher price but well worth it in the
long run if you ask me.

when i go beach side, i try to make some of the pit stops that i
would make if i lived out that way.... i always try to stop by seans
place and grab a few beers, some food, and a few other things to go

robertos for breakfast, i almost always hit up a surf shop while i'm
out there, coasters for a few beers, da kine diegos, and other cool
little spots that i can't think of right now.

the constant is the mom and pop stores
the random is when i do have to stop by a wal mart, target, or
any other places like that which don't really benefit anyone but
someone who already has it all.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: shreaded on May 04, 2014, 10:45:48 AM
All the years I've been waiting to join you guys on the right coast I can FINALLY say it's happening. Looking forward to getting "quirky" with you all.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 04, 2014, 10:56:49 AM
you've aged a lot
do you comb over that bozo you got there?
:D
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: shreaded on May 04, 2014, 03:33:23 PM
Yea. I has a raging case of Diabeetes.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: RoosterJaws on May 05, 2014, 08:50:19 AM
All the years I've been waiting to join you guys on the right coast I can FINALLY say it's happening. Looking forward to getting "quirky" with you all.

Did you guys find a place yet?
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 05, 2014, 10:41:42 AM
How do you think the line up will treat you
With that boomerang moustache?
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: ccb_dan on May 05, 2014, 11:37:20 AM
Since we're talking about small, locally owned businesses...if you haven't eaten at Tiny Turtle in CB you need to go and get the pork wrap or Sofrito Bowl...it will make you a believer.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 05, 2014, 11:49:34 AM
I noticed that there was a new place next to ocean sports world....

Anyone had anything from there??
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: shreaded on May 05, 2014, 11:55:53 AM

Did you guys find a place yet?

Viera for 6 months to save some cash and find a place beachside.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: RoosterJaws on May 06, 2014, 07:59:43 PM
Since we're talking about small, locally owned businesses...if you haven't eaten at Tiny Turtle in CB you need to go and get the pork wrap or Sofrito Bowl...it will make you a believer.

Ive been there a few times and my family loves it there.  I got the chicken wrap or something and it was awesome. The Beach Hole is another good one for grilled chicken wings and it's right around the corner.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: RoosterJaws on May 06, 2014, 08:00:55 PM

Did you guys find a place yet?

Conveniently located in the WOB vicinity!  :ya-ok:

Viera for 6 months to save some cash and find a place beachside.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: shreaded on May 07, 2014, 09:14:50 AM
HOPEFULLY, will secure a spot on their roster. Those guys make great money.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: Walker D on May 07, 2014, 11:16:05 AM
All the years I've been waiting to join you guys on the right coast I can FINALLY say it's happening. Looking forward to getting "quirky" with you all.

Whoa! Looks who's back!
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 07, 2014, 01:20:06 PM
There's no other place for beer aside from
Coasters and world of Beer?
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: Walker D on May 07, 2014, 02:26:30 PM
Crispy's Bar in Rockledge
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 07, 2014, 05:06:50 PM
far and few between....

i feel like i could open up a beer bar/ gastro pub that way
and kill it along the a1a strip
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: ccb_dan on May 08, 2014, 06:02:14 AM
^^The old Bernard's is still vacant...just sayin
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: shreaded on May 08, 2014, 09:20:24 AM
I've always found the Den to be a respectable water hole.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 08, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
where is that restaurant at danno?
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: ccb_dan on May 08, 2014, 02:36:59 PM
southwest corner of northbound A1A and Minutemen cswy.  Across from Coconuts and Beach Shack.

It's an awesome spot.  If I had a million dollars I'd love to open up something there.  I believe Kelly had one of his World Champ parties there back when it was Bernard's.
Title: Re: Brevard Beach Towns
Post by: big rick on May 08, 2014, 05:00:05 PM
if i knew that i could have the money tomorrow,
i have a chef that would do my menu, a background
in graphic design that would offset the area and
completely standout, and a beer selection that
would fuck all the other bars in the ass

and no budweiser, coors, or miller