Indian River Magazine and its readers have chosen the following in the 2022 Best of the Treasure Coast Contest.
SUNRISE CITY CAFÉ
Breakfast! For the yummiest and most delicious breakfast dishes, a trip to Sunrise City Café is a must. It’s filling, it’s nutritious and you’re going to have a really hard time choosing a dish because the menu is large and it all sounds great.
Urban Air is an adventure park in Port St. Lucie that offers so much for kids to do that they’ll hardly know where to start. It is literally a kid’s dream come true — and they’ll probably want to return several times to sample more of the amazing activities.
WALKING TREE BREWERY
Walking Tree Brewery is an award-winner for sure. Not only did it win Best Brewery in Indian River Magazine’s competition, it nailed the Great American Beer Festival’s Gold award for the best craft stout in the nation — a win it regards with the utmost pride. It’s called Babycakes Oatmeal Stout.
Josephine Conigliaro had always dreamed of opening her own luxury salon. And in August, the dream came to life when she opened Avanti Salon in Pelican Plaza on Highway A1A in Vero Beach. The business took off like a rocket with her own large following and her hair artists’ followings keeping them busy from Day 1.
The Tides, a fine dining restaurant in Vero Beach, receives rave reviews all the time — and for good reason. One look at the menu and you’re likely to fall in love with dishes that have a creative twist all Chef Leanne Kelleher’s own. The wine list is huge and they have interesting craft beers as well.
A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM & GALLERY
Visitors from around the world make the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery a must-visit stop. The museum houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida Artists Hall of Fame landscape painter A.E. “Bean” Backus [1906-1990].
2020 Best of the Treasure Coast
FORT PIERCE CITY MARINA
Fort Pierce City Marina is exceptional, no doubt about it. Pilot your boat straight to a dock from the Atlantic — no turns, no extra mileage. Get off the boat and walk right into a park or a quaint and beautiful downtown with shops, restaurants and a theater.
PAREIDOLIA BREWING CO.
Pareidolia Brewing Company is so popular that it didn’t take long before owners Lynn and Pete Anderson realized they needed more space to produce their fine craft beers. Luckily, the old Sebastian post office building was empty at the time, and it perfectly fit their needs.
2019 Best of the Treasure Coast
When a holiday is coming, Family Meals in Fort Pierce buzzes into a beehive of activity. The non-profit founded by Martha Taylor and a group of friends gives families turkeys, chickens and other uncooked foods so that they may enjoy holiday meals cooked at home in their own special ways.
People who work for Post Insurance say they love it. And the owners love their employees. It makes for a serendipitous situation, a happy coincidence where employees discover they’ve signed on to a workplace that values them not only as employees, but also as people.
AMERICAN ICON BREWERY
American Icon Brewery offers the best in handcrafted beer developed by a passionate brewmaster with an international diploma in brewing technology. From classics like Pilsner to new favorites like Milk Stout, guests can always expect an outstanding experience when they drop in to the Vero Beach brewery.
The Ocean Grill is an icon along the Vero Beach shoreline. Literally built right out over the beach sand, the 70-year-old building has a long and storied history recounted on its website. It has been operated since 1965 by the Replogle family, and a second generation of the family is now running the restaurant.
KYLE G’S PRIME SEAFOOD AND STEAKS
If you’re looking for the best waterfront view as you drink or dine in a Treasure Coast restaurant, what could be better than hitting an outside bar with frothy blue waves breaking just feet away. Or sit inside and look through the huge windows for the same view.