Q’s Crackin’ Crab serves up ‘soulful seafood’ in Cocoa Beach

Quinisha “Q” Bredwood took a big risk opening her restaurant, Q’s Crackin Crab & Seafood Kitchen, in Cocoa Beach right at the height of the pandemic. “We found a building at the end of January (2020) and then we were negotiating our lease from January to February,” Bredwoood said. “And we were watching our friend who was in China as a teacher and talking about this pandemic. I was like, ‘That’s not gonna happen.’” Of course, it did happen. The pandemic forced the whole world to shutdown and, in Bredwood’s case, kept her from opening at all. “I was like, What did we just do?’” Bredwood said. “Anthony (Bredwood’s husband) was like, ‘You know what? We got the money already spent. We negotiated four months of free rent. So let’s just watch out and look at everything, but we don’t have to open right away.’” Eventually, Q’s Crackin’ Crab was able to open on Fourth of July weekend 2020.