The Saloon Wood Fired Grill Interior

Kick Back at The Saloon for Real American Cuisine & Cocktails

September 8, 2021

By Laura J. Cummings   You won’t find dusty boots or spittoons at The Saloon at Coconut Point Mall, and the menu might be a…

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Lapa's Costa Rican Bistro

Authenticity Shines at Lapa’s Costa Rican Bistro

August 15, 2021

By Autumn Gates Whether you’re a regular at Lapa’s or you are entering the bistro for the first time, you can be assured you will…

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The Food Rock whole snapper

The Food Rock Café opens at University Village with Caribbean-inspired cuisine

August 15, 2021

With a permanent location at University Village Shops & Dining, fans of The Food Rock’s Caribbean island-inspired cuisine no longer have to search for the…

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Something New Each Night at Seaside Bar and Grill

July 19, 2021

By Autumn Gates Seaside Bar & Grill is a new neighborhood hangout spot that offers locals a home away from home where they can enjoy…

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The unique culinary chemistry of ‘El Gaucho’ and ‘La Inca’

June 13, 2021

By Autumn Gates When entering El Gaucho Inca, guests are greeted with a unique fusion of Peruvian, Argentinian and Italian culture that cannot be found…

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Beyond Steak & Seafood: Charley’s Boat House chef casts creative vision for ‘next level’ cuisine

May 12, 2021

By Laura J. Cummings Gates Photos by Autumn Gates Who knew a place that’s been around for nearly half a century could deliver such surprising…

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Here’s to Tasty Tapas & Togetherness at T42

April 22, 2021

By Autumn Gates “I live in the moment. I don’t worry or stress about anything,” says Anthony Quattrochi, owner of the newly opened T42 restaurant.…

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Amfora Fuses History, Hospitality into Innovative Mediterranean Cuisine

March 8, 2021

By Autumn Gates Hospitality comes naturally for Gzim Molabeciri. “I was born in a hotel,” says the Montenegro native who has helped open numerous hotels,…

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The Saloon Wins Two SWFL Palm Awards

February 22, 2021

The Saloon steak and seafood restaurant in the Coconut Shopping Center has won two SWFL Palm Awards. Beverage manager John Tucker, an eight-year Culinary Concepts…

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Hooked on Snug Harbor: Waterfront restaurant takes ‘fresh catch’ to next level

February 13, 2021

By Autumn Gates With a relaxing vibe, spectacular views and seafood so fresh it was swimming this morning, Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant is every angler’s…

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Pasta & Grappa: Grappino introduces Southwest Florida to Italian Pomace Brandy

January 26, 2021

By Autumn Gates “Sometimes I just pinch myself and say, ‘What has happened?’” exclaims Grappino co-owner Ingrid Aielli of the immense success she and her…

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Best of 2020 Food and Feels… from European to Coastal Cuisine

December 28, 2020

Southwest Florida has no shortage of excellent cuisine! This year we were privileged to sample the menus of restaurants from a variety of unique cultures…

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