MERRITT ISLAND, FL – Rising Tide tap and table took top honors as the People’s Choice winner at the 6th Annual Taste of the Coast presented by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce. Their winning sample included a seared scallop, sweet potato coin, apple-strawberry salsa, avocado crème, wonton hay, Mississippi micro greens, and mango-lychee cotton candy.


“The event was a huge success! We are thankful for having such great support from our local community. We are looking forward to hosting the event again next year,” said Jennifer Sugarman, CBRCC CEO & President.


Over three hundred people attended the event Friday evening, September 27th at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. Local food & beverage vendors gave the public a chance to sample their delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts & beverages. Local business vendors displayed their information and products. Attendees enjoyed winning prices from the 98.5 The Beach Spin-to-win wheel, bidding on over 50 silent auction baskets & listening to live music by the Gypsy Rain Band.


Rising Tide tap and table was presented the 1st place People’s Choice Award, determined by a popular vote of the attendees.  Junkanoo Island Kitchen & Rum Bar received 2nd place People’s Choice and 4th Street Fillin Station received 3rdplace.  The Best Decorated Vendor Table went to the Brevard Humane Society.


Event sponsors included: City of Cocoa Beach; Intercoastal Insurance, GrayRobinson, PA.; Florida Today; Hometown News Media Group; Viera del Mar Health & Rehabilitation Center, 98.5 The Beach & TSS Photography of Florida’s Space Coast.


The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree and Viera.