Hot dogs and pizza
Pizza Hut in the United Kingdom is now stuffing its pizza crust with hot dogs. Are you ready to share your taste of pizza with a frankfurter? Maybe it is a new version of the pigs in blankets that used to be popular during cocktail hours. Tell us what you would like in the crust of your pizza by sending your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
National Nurses Week
Joanne Glasgow, owner and head baker of Simply Cupcakes, was a pediatric registered nurse for more than 30 years before becoming a baker and is offering specially decorated nurse cupcakes. Cupcakes will be at outlet prices and may be ordered through Saturday by calling 239-207-7170. Pickup is from noon to 5 p.m. through Saturday at 2757 U.S. 41 E., East Naples.
Dining for charity
Dine and or shop at Waterside Shops, 5415 U.S. 41 N., Naples, on Thursday and Friday and 5 percent of your purchases will be donated to St. Matthew’s House. Bring your receipts to the office between Coach and Cole Haan to be eligible. You may also fax the receipts to 239-774-7146 or scan them and email to Kerri@stmatthewshouse.org.
Free doughnut and coffee
Pledge not to text and drive and get a free donut and coffee from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at Bennett’s Fresh Roast, 2011 Bayside Parkway, Fort Myers. The restaurant has teamed up with attorney Carmen Dellutri to encourage residents not to text and drive. Information: 239-332-0077
Blues and barbecue
Enjoy an outdoor beer garden, barbecue and blue crabs with live bands from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pinchers Crab Shack, Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Deb & the Dynamics will be performing from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Gator Nate & the Gladezmen from noon to 4 p.m. and M-80s from 5 to 9 p.m. Information: 239- 434- 6616
Sample food in every department and vote for your favorite from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, North Naples. The theme of the party is “Summer Flavors.” The store wants you to bring your mother from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday to enjoy a free mimosa and special gifts and promotions. There is also a drawing for a gift basket or a Whole Foods Market gift card. The first 100 moms to arrive at the store will receive a rose. Information: 239-552-5100
Olde Naples Chocolate is having a chocolate demonstration and workshop at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at 945 Fifth Ave. N., Naples. Learn the secrets to chocolate making and take home delicious creations. $35. Sign up at oldenapleschocolate.com/parties.php. The store is also offering tours with a chocolate tasting for groups of 10 to 25. Information: 239-262- 3975.
Anthony’s Trattoria is having a ribbon cutting from 5 to 9 p.m. May 16 at 28340 Trails Edge Blvd., Bonita Springs. The event includes entertainment, a car cruise show, wine tasting and food and drink specials. Information: 239-994- 4459
NCH Auxiliaries presents “Corks & Candles,” a wine-tasting event to benefit Outpatient Infusion Service from 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Garden of Hope and Courage. The garden is at NCH Downtown, 350 Seventh Ave. N., Naples. $25. Tickets: 239- 436-5200
Mark your calendar
Shula’s is having a Scotch dinner tasting at 6 p.m. May 31 at 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples. The four-course steak dinner will be accompanied by Macallan Scotch presented by brand ambassador Randy Adams. $95, per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 239- 659-3176.
Celebrate your birthday
Real Seafood Co. wants to help you celebrate your birthday in style. Dine at the restaurant on your birthday and receive a discount that equates to approximately one free meal and a complimentary piece of key lime pie. The discount is good only on the actual birthday, and proof must be presented. The restaurant is at 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way (off Vanderbilt Beach Road west of Airport-Pulling Road), North Naples. Reservations: 888- 456-3463
Bring your own catch
Backwater Jack’s at Bonita Bay Marina will cook your fresh catch to order. Get a complete meal with a vegetable and starch for $12.95 per person and enjoy your catch blackened, grilled or fried. The restaurant is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through May at 27598 Marina Point Drive, Bonita Springs.
National Hamburger Month
May is National Hamburger Month, and Lee Roy Selmon’s burger, the Dewey Stacked Burger, featuring USDA choice beef grilled and topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pulled pork and Selmon’s house sauce, will have your taste buds humming. You might also like the Prime Burger, which is USDA prime beef on a toasted roll with cheddar, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Don’t stop at burgers alone. Join them with some of the restaurant’s craft beers. The restaurant is at 5065 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers. Information: 239-690-3287
A gift for you
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will give you a $50 dining card for every $500 you spend on an event for 15 guests or more by June 15. The restaurant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. Reservations: 239-598-2424
Gift cards being honored
Naples Tomato has closed, but Angelina’s Ristorante, 24041 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, will honor its gift cards and coupons at 50 percent face value. Information: 239-390-3187
Artisan Gelato by Norman love will now be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers. Enjoy handmade authentic Italian artisan gelato, handmade French crepes, Beligian waffles, pastries and treats longer during the warm months. Information: 239- 561-7215
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