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Fernandez The Bull Cuban Cafe & Bar

June 2, 2024

Celebrating Community and Creative Cuban Cuisine   By Cheryl Mandell For nearly 40 years, Fernandez The Bull has been known in Southwest Florida for “traditional…

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The Real Macaw

May 5, 2024

A Tropical Oasis and Legacy of Love   By Cheryl Mandell   The Real Macaw is a hidden gem in every sense of the word.…

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Two Fillets

April 7, 2024

Steak and Seafood Defying Standards   By Cheryl Mandell   For guests seeking a filet of unsurpassed quality beef or freshly caught fish, there’s one…

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J. Alexanders Brings Contemporary and Classic American Cuisine to SWFL

March 3, 2024

By Cheryl Mandell   J. Alexander’s restaurant has arrived in north Naples, and judging from the packed house during our visit, locals and seasonal tourists…

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San Matteo Sizzles

February 11, 2024

Authenticity Meets Modern at New Southern Italian Eatery   By Cheryl Mandell Locals and tourists searching for authentic pasta dishes and sensational brick oven pizza…

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SIMIT Fresh Mediterranean

January 3, 2024

Homemade From the Heart of the Eastern Mediterranean   By Cheryl Mandell SIMIT Fresh Mediterranean is a beautifully quaint restaurant tucked away in the corner…

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Raw Bar dining area at Real Seafood


December 3, 2023

As Estero and the surrounding areas continue to grow, so do the dining options. On our culinary adventures through Southwest Florida this year, we have…

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The Cheesecake Factory Estero

You Can Have It All at The Cheesecake Factory

November 4, 2023

Quality and Quantity Reign Supreme at The Cheesecake Factory   By Cheryl Mandell   There was quite a buzz when locals found out The Cheesecake…

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You’re Famiglia at Limoncello

October 2, 2023

Spirited service and a taste of Old Southern Italy   By Cheryl Mandell   Stepping into Limoncello is like stepping back in time to the…

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Trendsetting Meets Tradition at Bar Tulia

September 4, 2023

Creative cocktails and cuisine pay homage to native Italy By Cheryl Mandell   It’s easy to be impressed as you approach Bar Tulia. Ivy scales…

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Casual Eats at Estero Crossing

August 7, 2023

Explore a Trio of Tasty Lunch and Dinner Options!   By Cheryl Mandell   Estero Crossing is one of the newest plazas in Estero, located…

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What’s Cooking at University Village

July 3, 2023

Three new casual eats to check out this summer!   By Cheryl Mandell   Ever since University Village opened in 2018, it has been a…

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