About JENINE C. OUILLETTE
BiographyJenine C. Ouillette is a retired features editor of the Key West Citizen and a former food writer and restaurant reviewer for other publications in the Keys and mainland Florida. She is a contributing writer to the Marco Eagle and ETC.
Beefed up: Old Marco Pub expands seating, now serving full liquor bar
Published 03/30/2012 at 11:50 a.m. 1 Comment
When considering Marco Island’s watering holes, more is always better. Recently, the Old Marco Pub has gone three better with its expanded pub area and new wraparound bar equipped with a fresh full liquor license the better for pub patrons ...
Chow Down: St. Paddy's Day specials
Published 03/12/2012 at 1:39 p.m.
Begorra, ’tis time again to celebrate the birthday of Ireland’s favorite St. Patrick in Marco Island’s pubs as well as the 20-year anniversary of Rookie’s Bar & Grill and the annual St. Baldrick Foundation fundraiser. Friends, leprechauns and wannabe’s are ...
Fudge Carvings: Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Farmer's Market
Published 02/10/2012 at 3:14 p.m.
There’s no single theory on the exact origin of fudge, but many food historians agree the first mention of America’s iconic sweet was in a 1886 letter written by Vassar student Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, noting how a schoolmate’s cousin cooked ...
Romantic Valentine’s Day dining: Marco restaurants preparing special menus for Feb. 14
Published 02/10/2012 at 2:42 p.m.
Marco Island restaurants are in tune with love’s sweet song on Valentine’s Day with romance on the menus of these fine restaurants and are sure to melt the heart of anyone’s sweet patootie or hunky cutie.
Fryin' and Flappin'
Published 01/26/2012 at 3:53 p.m.
The Turkey Buzzards are back circling in the skies over Goodland and that means it’s time for the Mullet Festival held annually at Stan’s and Sons Idle Hour Seafood Restaurant the weekend before Super Bowl.
A bite to eat: Nosh Truck has gourmet food on the go at Marco Island Farmer's Market
Published 01/23/2012 at 12:42 p.m.
Mobile food dispensing vehicles (aka food trucks) are a trendy commodity in major urban areas with people standing in line over an hour for a gourmet burger. Well, the trend trickled down to Collier County this season and Marco Island ...
BeachDogs: Upping the hot dog’s pedigree
Published 01/19/2012 at 1:17 p.m. 1 Comment
Don’t give the Big Apple’s hip hot dog vendors another thought when it comes to classy. Marco Island’s Chris Quinton has raised the hot dog’s pedigree to a unique BeachDog served from a stylish stainless steel pushcart and is now ...
Celebrate New Year's Eve Marco Style
Published 12/29/2011 at 5:43 p.m. 4 Comments
Party hearty New Year’s Eve at a favorite watering hole or welcome the New Year raising glasses high to celebrate the day while dining at one of Marco Island’s excellent restaurants listed below.
Guiliano Matarese joins Sale e Pape as executive chef
Published 12/16/2011 at 10:55 a.m.
Celebrate the holiday season feasting on fabulous food featured in Sale e Pepe’s innovative new gourmet menu created by the restaurant’s new executive chef Guiliano Matarese that made its debut Monday.
Mama Mia: Chef Ettore joins Casa Mia at new location
Published 12/05/2011 at 3:04 p.m.
Casa Mia Italian Steakhouse is going all out for the 2011 holiday season and owners Maria and Tony Brock are spreading their wings with lots of exciting things planned in their spacious new location at 1000 N. Collier Blvd. in ...
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