Lightning has been given the chance to strike twice in the same place tonight during the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Lightning’s first time in the finals since their historic win back in 2004. Here at the Sandbar we’re kicking off the first of a seven game series tonight at 8:00 p.m and any Lightning fans sporting the team’s gear will be given a free Hurricane Shot every time they score against the BlackHawks. After rooting for the team every year since we opened, we are more than excited to see them back in the finals ready to take on the BlackHawks.

Co-owner Andrew Bunin, himself a life-long Hockey fan, and player at the Space Coast Iceplex says “Winning the Stanley Cup is the hardest thing to do in sports. These maniacs go at each other full throttle for two months straight.” Bunin has played the game for 30 years and wants to see the bolts take the cup, “We can’t wait for them to win it all and bring the cup to Cocoa Beach and let’s see how much better the champagne really tastes out of the cup.”

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If the Lightning pulls through and they win the cup, we want to make so much noise that if the team ever comes to Cocoa Beach they’ll put the Cup on display in the Sandbar. Take pictures with others in front of our very own Lightning bolt and post pictures to facebook and instagram (#SandbarCB) so all your friends who are Blackhawks fans know to delete you.

Show your support from the east coast by coming down to the Sandbar Sports Grill to watch this monumental game. Let’s go Bolts!

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Series Schedule

GAME 1 : WED JUNE 3, 8PM at TBL

GAME 2 : SAT JUNE 8, 7:15PM at TBL

GAME 3 : MON JUNE 8, 8:00PM at CHI

GAME 4 : WED JUNE 10, 8:00PM at CHI

GAME 5 : SAT JUNE 13, 8:00PM at TBL*

GAME 6 : MON JUNE 15 8:00PM at CHI*

GAME 7 : WED JUNE 17 8:00 at TBL*

*If necessary.

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Home of the Fish Tacos

SUN, SAND, WAVES, MELLOW MUSIC, A COLD BEER… WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MISSING FROM THE EQUATION?

If you’re serious about the beachside lifestyle, you’ll want a fresh fish taco to complete the blissful scene.

No one’s quite sure of the fish taco’s exact origins,  but it’s safe to assume that they’ve been part of the Latin and South American diet since people started catching fish and grinding corn to make tortillas.

The Baja peninsula is often cited as the birthplace of the fish taco as we know it – whether from San Felipe or Ensenada still stirs fierce argument – and surfers returning from Mexico are credited with bringing this simple dish stateside sometime in the 1950s.

The fish taco as we know it consists of lightly fried white fish enfolded in a tortilla and topped with shredded cabbage, a cream-based sauce, fresh salsa or pico de gallo, and a squirt of lime juice. Variations on this theme exist of course, but that combination is generally agreed to be the ideal one. However Americanized the fish taco has become is beside the point, because its popularity as the quintessential beachside food is unprecedented.

Locally, some of the best examples can be found at the Sandbar Sports Grill, the “home” of the fish taco.

To learn more about the Sandbar’s Fish Tacos, read the full article online at The Beachside Resident.

 

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Sandbar Sports Grill

FOR 10 YEARS, COCOA BEACH’S SANDBAR SPORTS GRILL HAS BEEN THE MUST-STOP DESTINATION FOR BOTH LOCALS AND VISITORS TO GRAB A FISH TACO, ENJOY A COLD BEVERAGE, AND HEAR STELLAR LIVE MUSIC – ALL WITHIN VIEW OF THE BEACH.

There’s always a party going on at the Sandbar, and we were there Saturday, February 21 to witness the biggest bash the beach has ever seen – 10 bands playing over the course of the day to celebrate the Sandbar’s Decade of Music.

Thanks to everyone who stepped out on the red carpet to document the spectacular event!

See all the photos online at TheBeachsideResident.com

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