Suzy Fleming Leonard, Florida Today

Suzy Fleming Leonard

Florida Today

Cocoa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Suzy:

Suzy Fleming Leonard: I hear Texas Hill Country calling and can't wait to answer

We knew Texas boasted plenty of wide open spaces; we were surprised to discover so many of those spaces are planted with grape vines → Read More

Take a bite out of fall: 5 Brevard food festivals will keep you full through Thanksgiving

Food and beverage festivals this fall include Great Tastes at Suntree, Taste of Space, Jazzoo, Rocky Water Brew Fest, Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine → Read More

Drop in, grab a book, stick around: Rockledge reading room's doors open to one and all

Rockledge doesn't have a library, but thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, it's got the Georgia Phillips Reading and Book Lending Room → Read More

Suzy Fleming Leonard: Halloween costumes used to be fun; now they feel like a lot of work

Choosing a Halloween costume takes on new meaning and excitement when seen through the eyes of a kid; it's a big decision → Read More

Palm Bay man opens Sazon Criollo as an ode to meals he enjoyed as a child in Puerto Rico

Tony Cruz couldn't find the kind of food he remembered from growing up in southern Puerto Rico; he remedied that by opening a restaurant in Palm Bay → Read More

From Dole Whips to 'TikTok' margaritas, here are 10 snacks and treats to try at Disney

Dole whips, cocktails and sweets, oh my! Discover (or again savor) must-try snacks and restaurants in celebration of Disney World's 50th Anniversary. → Read More

Check out our tour of Disney Springs and 5 restaurants created by award-winning chefs

Enjoy dishes from around the world with a food tour of Disney Springs restaurants created by James Beard Award-winning chefs → Read More

The latest on Tin Whiskey in Cocoa, plus 11 new Space Coast restaurants to try

More than 10 new restaurants have opened on the Space Coast in recent months; plus a couple of others should be ready to go in the next few weeks → Read More

Lazy Turtle brings riverfront dining, vacation atmosphere to Palm Bay

Lazy Turtle Riverfront Tiki Sky Bar & Grill opened in Palm Bay in June; it will celebrate its official grand opening on Sept. 8 → Read More

Things to do in Brevard County in September

From paddling through glowing water to watching the cruise ships come in, September is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the Space Coast. → Read More

Suzy Fleming Leonard: Old recipes help me feel my mother's presence in my new home

I can't show my mother around my new house, but I can make her Blueberry Salad and feel her nearby → Read More

Launches & Lagers: Can beer lure engineers to the Space Coast? The EDC hopes so

Economic Development initiative pairs Brevard craft brews with rocket launches in an effort to make the Space Coast attractive to potential workers → Read More

Couple share their love of wine by opening a shop and tasting room in Satellite Beach

Beachside Wines in Satellite Beach specializes in affordable boutique wines not easily available on the Space Coast → Read More

Why have these Brevard restaurants closed temporarily or adjusted their hours?

COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages have prompted these Space Coast restaurants to temporarily close or adjust their hours; check back for updates. → Read More

COVID-19 deja vu: Space Coast restaurants close after employees test positive for virus

At least three Space Coast restaurants have closed temporarily to clean and give their staffs time to get healthy after positive COVID-19 tests. → Read More

Suzy Fleming Leonard: What's your favorite summer flavor? Mine's this homemade ice cream

Looking for the perfect homemade ice cream recipe? Here are two: One's quick and easy, one's more time-intensive. Both are delicious. → Read More

Celo's Shawarma Factory fast-casual restaurant set to open June 1 in Suntree

Celo's Shawarma Factory is a fast-casual Med-Eastern restaurant with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes available for dine in or to go → Read More

Owners of Titusville burger truck, Chinese restaurant solve Facebook flap over lunch

When BurgerRobs smash burger food truck was asked to leave a Titusville parking lot during the lunch rush, a Facebook kerfuffle resulted → Read More

Suzy Fleming Leonard: On Mother's Day, let's take a refresher course in Mama Learning 101

My mother's been gone almost nine years now, but I'll always remember what she taught me about kindness, respect and the Golden Rule → Read More

Suzy Fleming Leonard: Draw of the Space Coast means childhood friends are reunited

When we're teens, we think friendships last forever, and luckily, sometimes they do → Read More