By Maria Sonnenberg | Florida Today
The gourmet food trucks from Kona Food Trucks Luaus will visit Cape Canaveral for “Street Eats on Taylor Avenue” from 5 to 9 p.m. July 11.
The street party, billed as an “out of this world” food truck experience, includes options such as London Fish ‘n’ Chippy, Up in Smoke All-American BBQ, Twisted Plates and Curbie’s Sidewalk Café.
Park for free at Polk and Poinsetta Avenues. Admission is free and music is included.
For more information on this event, hosted by Cape Canaveral Leisure Services Department, call 321-868-1226 or visit cityofcapecanaveral.org.
Red, white and brew
Downtown Titusville Merchants will host a “Red, White & Brew” street party from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 on U.S. 1 (northbound), Titusville.
Enjoy brew from Playalinda Brewing Company with food from local merchants and vendors.
The event includes a “Hoses and Handcuffs” pie eating contest wherein the brave boys of the Titusville Fire Department test their pie consumption capacity against the courageous guys from the Titusville Police Department.
Last year, the police team won, so there is fierce competition expected as they gobble down chocolate cream pies supplied by Village Inn. To support the firefighters, wear red or go with blue for the police officers.
As part of the evening, Common Grounds Café will host an open mic night of family-friendly music from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Downtown Art Gallery at 321-268-0122.
Check them out
Crystal Buffet Hibachi & Grill is the latest entry in Brevard Chinese buffets.
Located at 3160 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne, the new restaurant next to Winn Dixie takes up the spot vacated years ago by a furniture company. The place has been redecorated nicely and the food selection is ample and interesting. Sushi and sashimi lovers have their own station, decorated with highly cute animals created from various fruits.
More than 100 items are offered daily.
The frequent diner card entitles guests to a free lunch or dinner with every 10 paid visits.
Lunch buffet is $7.95. Dinner, which begins at 4 p.m., is $10.95. A dinner seafood buffet($13.95) is served from 4 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday all-day buffet is $10.75.
Children eat free with paid adults on Tuesdays.
Take-out buffet, catering and party room are available.
For more information, call 321-802-6888.
The Grapevine Café at Green Turtle Market plays a “Seafood Symphony” at 7 p.m. on July 10.
The five-course menu includes Blue Point oyster topped with sturgeon caviar and crème frache and tuna tartare with sesame crust and avocado wasabi and crispy Tobiko wonton, diver scallops escabeche with grilled ginger and pineapple-coconut jam, poached Copper River salmon with soy-citrys glaze and black Beluga lentils, Florida red snapper with lobster succotash and chive beurre blanc and key lime white chocolate mousse.
Cost is $69. Reservations are a must.
From 1 to 5 p.m. July 11, the Green Turtle offers a Summer Seafood Festival that features samplings of Florida seafood, plus wine and beer selections. There is no charge for the Saturday event and no reservations are needed.
Green Turtle Market is at 855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach.
For more information, call 321-773-2001 or visit greenturtlemarket.com.
South African wines get the red carpet treatment when Café Margaux, 220 Brevard Ave., Cocoa Village, hosts a seven-course wine pairing at 6:30 p.m. July 9 and 10.
Enjoy courses such as leek-crusted halibut, curry-seared free range chicken and lamb chop Biryani, all paired with some of South Africa’s most-awarded wines. For the full menu, see margaux.com.
Cost is $95 per guest.
Café Margaux will also host an All-American craft beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. July 24. The seven-course menu is $75 per guest.
Reservations are required. Call 321-639-3922.
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