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Tina Rondeau

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Crab Stop: Room for more crabs (and crab lovers)

After five years and goodness knows how many thousand crabs, the Crab Stop of Vero Beach has moved f

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First Bites: Prima Pizza & Pasta on 14th Avenue

Every decade or so, Glenn Pacicca seems to get the urge to open a pizza and pasta joint. The first t

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Ocean Grill: The seafood favorites are scary good!

October is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it finally bring a respite from Ve

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Sea scallops and N.Y. strips – with a side of moderation

Two weeks to the day after undergoing a quadruple bypass at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital,

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Johnny D’s: A well-liked eatery gets new competition

It’s that time of year in Vero Beach when restaurants come and go – and this year, there appears

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Ember & Oak: Unique and intriguing steakhouse experience

We’ve been to a number of steakhouses over the years – Vero Beach steakhouses, New York steakhou

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Sun Market Sauce Co.: Chef Michele brings a lot to the ‘Table’

Last week, one of Vero’s favorite chefs, Michele Hennessey, held the first Chef’s Table at her l

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Pizzoodles: ‘Honest’ to goodness, there’s a lot to like

Over the past decade, I have emerged a number of times from a hole-in-the-wall storefront on Royal P

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Harbor Cove Bar and Grill: Delightful dinner surprise

At the very south end of our island, on the left just after you cross the rickety drawbridge to Fort

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12A Buoy: A dash of inconsistency added to the menu

For more than a decade, we’ve raved about the 12A Buoy – a little shack on the edge of Fisherman

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C.J. Cannon’s: Comfort food that’s just ‘plane’ satisfying

A mere 35 years after it opened, last week we decided to review C. J. Cannon’s Restaurant. Hey,

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Blue Star Brasserie: Sleek bistro continues to impress

With each passing year, we become more enamored of the Blue Star Brasserie toward the northern end o