Photos by JEAN AMODEA

  • A generous portion of miso sea bass garnished with crispy carrot strings, served with a twice-stuffed potato and tender asparagus at T-Michaels. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Ty Ernst said his T-Michaels bar, lounge and atrium is the new 'Cheers' go-to spot, in Naples.  Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Ty Ernst of T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House at The Village on Venetian Bay with one of more than 100 bottles of hand-selected wines. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • T-Michaels has extended the lounge area with the addition of an open-air courtyard at which patrons can enjoy cocktails or dinner under the moonlight. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Crème brulee topped with luscious glazed, fresh strawberries topped with grand marnier at T-Michaels. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • T-Michaels' signature steak and lobster, a 7-ounce lobster tail and an 8-ounce filet mignon. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Joey DiBernardo, owner of Joe's Diner in North Naples, is a New England Culinary Institute graduate and recognized alumni. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Take-out goes gourmet with a Black Angus beef  burger and a side of broccoli slaw at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • A refreshing healthy dessert option, the fresh fruit parfait is a medley of strawberries, bananas, honeydew, cantaloupe and pineapple at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Named 'The Rocket,' the huge-portioned omelet is made with spinach, mushrooms, bacon and onions, topped with melted mozzarella, served with country potatoes at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Tropical chicken salad is a mix of romaine and spring lettuces topped with grilled chicken, tomatoes, cranraisins, bleu cheese crumbles, mandarin oranges and walnuts finished with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Joe's clubhouse is made with three thick slices of sourdough bread, deli-sliced turkey, ham and crisp bacon, with lettuce, tomato and mayo, served with tater tots and French fries at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • A refreshing healthy dessert option, the fresh fruit parfait is a medley of strawberries, bananas, honeydew, cantaloupe and pineapple at Joe's Diner in North Naples. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • One-quarter of Joe's clubhouse made with three thick slices of sourdough bread, deli-sliced turkey, ham and crisp bacon, with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Crispy fried beer battered flaky haddock is served with fluffy mashed potatoes at Big Al's Sports Grill. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • The Angus beef burger at Big Al's Sports Grill is a whopping two 5.5 ounces of meat topped with bacon and American cheese. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Bring the family on Sundays to enjoy tender baby back ribs served with corn on the cobb and coleslaw priced at $11.99 at Big Al's Sports Grill. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • House-made warm butter cake a la mode enough for two is the perfect finish to a Big Al's meal. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Pizza lovers at Big Al's Sports Grill can opt for the pizza supreme with the works: sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, olives and mozzarella cheese. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • The Friday special of twin 5-ounce lobster tails are available every Friday night at Big Al's in Naples for $19.95. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Thick, juicy one-third pound burgers topped with cheese, bacon and more cheese are served with crisp fries ready to satisfy the hungry traveler at Joanie's Blue Crab Café. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • A generous slice of fried grouper is served on a toasted bun with fries at Joanie's Blue Crab Café. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Blackened chicken sandwich is a popular customer anytime favorite at Joanie's Blue Crab Café. Photo by Jean Amodea
  • Jason's Pie with his secret tomato sauce topped with mozzarella, wild mushrooms, peas and hardwood-smoked ham at Truly Organic Pizza in North Naples.
  • Co-owner Deidre Diodati pulls out a pair of 1-1/4 pound Maine lobsters, a popular choice at her Wharf Tavern Restaurant on Naples Bay. Jean Amodea
  • Decadent chocolate mousse cake is a perfect ending to an authentic New England meal at the Wharf Tavern Restaurant. Jean Amodea
  • Zuppa di pesce over linguine pasta served at the Wharf Tavern Restaurant. Jean Amodea
  • Enjoy the bounty from the sea with the Fisherman's platter that includes shrimp, clams, scallops, calamari and fish at the Wharf Tavern. Jean Amodea
  • Brenda Royer's bread pudding at Stan's Subs in Bonita Springs.
  • Stan's Subs co-owner, Brenda Royer is happy to offer samples of her house-made bread pudding and chocolate cake.
  • The chicken salad plate at Stan's Subs in Bonita Springs.
  • Brenda Royer's house-baked peanut butter cookies and chocolate cake at Stan's Subs in Bonita Springs.
  • Stan's Subs in Bonita Springs offers a 'Real Italian' sub, piled high with a selection of Italian-style meats and fixin's.
  • One of Stan's Subs featured soups is a hearty stuffed bell pepper soup.
  • Parmesan Pete's kitchen in Bonita Springs offers a big bite of Brooklyn Italian-style cooking and flavors.
  • Clams oreganata at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • Spinach salad made fresh with chunks of gorgonzola cheese at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • Antipasto alla Pete for two at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • Eggplant alla Pete appetizer with layers of breaded eggplant and ricotta topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • A focaccia specialty pizza, one of 11 varieties made at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • House-made meatball Parmagiana sandwich on fresh crispy Italian bread at Parmesan Pete's Italian Kitchen in Bonita Springs.
  • Veggie omelet with fresh-made hash browns and toast made from fresh-baked bread at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs.
  • Five and a half inch diameter apple fritters are fast becoming customer favorites at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs.
  • Cinnamon rolls at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs.
  • Toasted coconut cake donuts at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs.
  • Raised yeast donuts with vanilla icing and chocolate sprinkles at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs.
  • Susan Beckers fills an order for a dozen fresh-made donuts at Trackside Donuts and Cafe in Bonita Springs on the southeast corner of Old 41 and Bonita Beach roads.
  • The Rev. Heidi Peck, pastor of the Center For Spiritual Living, in North Naples, conducts a Sunday guided mediation service as well as a Sunday Celebration starting at 10 a.m.
  • The Rev. Heidi Peck, pastor of the Center For Spiritual Living, in North Naples, conducts a Sunday guided mediation service as well as a Sunday Celebration starting at 10 a.m.
  • Al Jones serves hot cinnamon nuts, a treat not to be missed at Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs.

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