About KELLY MERRITT
BiographyKelly Merritt is a correspondent for the Daily News.
02/28/2009 - current
Sandy's Cuban Cafe spices up East Naples food scene
Published 05/17/2013 at 8 a.m.
Nothing gets my taste buds fired up like discovering a great little gem of a restaurant close to home.
Fluent flavors flourish at Flava
Published 04/26/2013 at 7 a.m.
Sometimes the best-kept secrets exist right in front of you, but somehow you keep missing them. In the case of Flava Restaurant in Old Naples, I’ve been missing a hidden gem.
Gustitos pleases palates with Peruvian plates, pastries
Published 04/05/2013 at 7 a.m.
It’s always a good time for empanadas. Gustitos Bakery and Peruvian Cafe in North Naples, is home to a variety of empanadas, but it also serves up a bevy of other delights.
New chef, old favorites: Vergina still satisfies on Fifth
Published 03/29/2013 at 7 a.m.
Vergina Restaurant, which has long been a staple of the Fifth Avenue South dining scene, has someone new at the helm in the kitchen.
Skillets adds to culinary scene at Pavilion shops
Published 03/22/2013 at 5:15 a.m.
Pavilion Shops in North Naples is fast becoming a Naples culinary attraction, with KC American Bistro’s expansion, Fit n’ Fuel Cafe, Trattoria Abruzzo, Margarita’s and now the new Skillets.
Veranda E is downtown dining aphrodisiac
Published 03/08/2013 at 7 a.m.
You've likely seen the saying “eat dessert first.” While Veranda E at the Hotel Escalante has some amazing savory dishes, Executive Chef Michael Kang’s homemade ice cream dictates beginning this story with dessert.
Better burgers: From Kobe beef to fried-egg toppings, these sandwiches have folks talking
Published 02/27/2013 at 10 a.m.
It’s impossible to name every restaurant that serves a great burger in Naples. But it’s also impossible to ignore the noise some special burgers are getting.
Scallywags fills dining need on East Trail
Published 02/15/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Scallywags Steak and Burger House fills a dining need on the East Trail in East Naples.
Tasty food, dance and fun characterize Collier County ethnic festivals
Published 02/01/2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Attending food festivals is one of the best ways — not to mention tastiest — to experiment with diverse cuisines without having to get on a plane. Naples has at least four food festivals coming up in February, including German ...
Dining Out: La Piñata provides a fiesta experience
Published 01/25/2013 at 4 a.m.
When La Piñata Mexican restaurant opened recently in East Naples, people flocked to it. And they are still flocking.
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