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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Mykonos Kuzina outdoor dining

Mykonos Kuzina offers warm welcome & delightful dishes

November 1, 2020

Mykonos Kuzina is marked by a friendly and down-to-earth ambience that few restaurants possess. The family-owned establishment welcomes guests with colorful décor, Mediterranean aromas and…

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Cantina 109: Tex-Mex & Tequila with Top-notch Service

September 30, 2020

From the outside peering in, Cantina 109 might seem to be your average Mexican restaurant. But once you step inside, you’ll be transported to a…

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Casual Eats

August 31, 2020

As restaurants everywhere adjust to the “new normal,” we set out to find the best casual eateries in the area. Burntwood Tavern, Tommy Bahama Marlin…

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Set Sail for the world’s finest food & wine offerings

August 1, 2020

“Like Velcro, I put people together,” says General Manager and Co-founder of Sails Restaurant Velko Pavicevic. It’s not just an easy way to remember his…

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Wine Appreciation 101

June 30, 2020

So, you’re starting to drink wine (or have been drinking more wine during COVID quarantine!) and would like to know more about it. Learning about…

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