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.
Masa migrates modern Mexican to Mercato
Published 12/14/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
In Naples, Masa is the first generation of trendy, fine Mexican dining.
Cancer patients' food choices can boost their abilities to fight
Published 10/17/2012 at 5 a.m.
Words that begin with the letter d, such as diagnosis, dosage and diameter, becomes part of every cancer patients vocabulary. But one d word could be the most important of them all: diet.
Laccettis serve up authentic Italian cuisine at Trattoria Abruzzo
Published 09/28/2012 at 5:32 a.m.
Executive chef Ettore Laccetti and his sister Paolo Laccetti have found a new kitchen of their own in their new North Naples restaurant, Trattoria Abruzzo Cucina Italiana.
Mangrove Cafe stronger than ever for dinner
Published 09/21/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
What do you get when you combine die-hard customers, dedicated restaurateurs and staff who stick around no matter what? In Naples, it's called Mangrove Cafe.
Elise Murphy goes from watching Sesame Street to making music with Elmo
Published 09/20/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
Hear that? It's your kids going berserk for Elmo. The furry red monster and the rest of the Sesame Street crew are back in town and will perform at Germain Arena Friday through Sunday.
ZZZZZZZZZ: Naples professionals tell you how to get some sleep and stop snoring
Published 09/11/2012 at 4 a.m.
Do you, or someone you love, snore? Here are ways to prevent it.
E-readers can replace real books, but there are drawbacks
Published 07/24/2012 at 4 a.m.
Electronic readers have revolutionized the way we consume literature. Fact tank Pew Research Center revealed in its e-reader and tablet study earlier this year the growth of e-book readers nearly doubled this past holiday season.
New Sam Snead's Tavern offers old favorites, fresh changes at Lely Resort
Published 05/25/2012 at 5 a.m.
Before Sam Snead's Tavern closed in North Naples, a new Sam Snead's opened in Lely Resort. A new location brings a few new dishes.
PoBoys Shrimp Shack shimmies with succulent shrimp
Published 05/16/2012 at 7:38 p.m.
Nobody described shrimp better than the character of Bubba Blue in the modern classic film "Forrest Gump." Bubba would feel right at home in a new place in North Naples called PoBoys Shrimp Shack. An entire eatery devoted to the ...
Eastern odyssey: Visit to Asian Market closes gap between exotic lands and Naples kitchens
Published 05/16/2012 at 5:40 a.m.
With overseas travel, the Internet and specialty stores such as the Asian Market in Naples, the boundaries between countries and cultures are dwindling, giving way for food from exotic locales.
Falafel Grill 2 plays on strengths of original restaurant
Published 05/11/2012 at 5 a.m.
For the past few years, Falafel Grill in Naples has enjoyed a hearty following of customers who keep coming back for the restaurant's Middle Eastern dishes.
Old-fashioned butcher counter, with advice and expertise, isn't gone in Naples
Published 05/09/2012 at 7:10 a.m.
If you want the exact right cut of meat and to know exactly how to cook it, you're looking for a good butcher. Luckily, there are still some in Naples.
Full-circle fresh: Naples' Three60 Market offers broad spectrum of tasty dishes and lunch with a view
Published 04/25/2012 at 7:28 a.m.
Three60 Market has cornered fresh flavors and a waterfront view for its ambience.
'We want people to say wow': L'Orient infusing 'fine' into family dining
Published 04/18/2012 at 8 a.m.
Sure, L’Orient is a fine dining Asian restaurant. But to owners Eddy, his brother, Chris, and their mother, Pat Thretipthuangsin, it’s more about family than anything else.
Take it with a Grain de Café
Published 04/17/2012 at 2:26 p.m.
No matter how you take your coffee or tea in the morning, you’d be hard pressed to find better pastries than what the French churn out on a daily basis. To taste an authentic French pastry is to hold a ...
Collier program back on track to retrofit properties with energy-efficient devices - POLL
Published 04/04/2012 at 7 p.m. 1 Comment
A Collier County task force is again moving ahead with creating a program to help retrofit residential and commercial properties with energy-saving devices, after federal concerns had stalled the initiative.
Margarita's North Naples location is a lot more than a tasty beverage
Updated 03/15/2012 at 1:10 p.m.
If you haven't taken a stroll through the Pavilion shopping center in a while, but you like good food, you may be missing some special finds. One of them is Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
New kid, familiar face: New owner of Handsome Harry's no stranger to Naples
Published 03/14/2012 at 6:52 a.m.
Culinary roots must be firmly rooted to make a man leave a Western paradise for the often-thankless job of owning a restaurant. But that’s just what Michael Hernandez did this past year when he returned to Naples from picturesque Whitefish, ...
Immokalee one of 5 places in nation considered for renewable resources project
Published 03/09/2012 at 7:30 p.m. 1 Comment
Immokalee is among five communities in the running for a project that could convert landscaping and other waste materials into usable resources. A Wisconsin-based resource development company called Growth Design Corp. has expressed an interest in the area to make ...
And the Oscar goes to... Naples
Published 03/08/2012 at 4 a.m.
The Oscars ceremony is the motion picture industry's biggest night. No one knows that better than Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes and administers the annual competition. Just three nights after the ...
Sisters: 'Little Women: The Broadway Musical' turns timeless tale tuneful
Published 03/08/2012 at 4 a.m.
Since 1868 mothers and their daughters have bonded over the timeless classic, Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." Now, fans can see its natural progression: as a musical. 'Little Women: The Broadway Musical' opens today at TheatreZone in Naples and plays ...
Naples' first Craft Beer Fest features more than 60 tastings
Published 03/07/2012 at 4 a.m.
Move over. wine: Craft beers are getting Naples's attention now in its first festival devoted to custom brews this weekend.
Lemonía’s creative cuisine makes its mark in Naples
Published 02/29/2012 at 5:25 a.m.
"Get ready," said Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef George Fistrovich. "The trend in creative cuisine has just begun and we think maybe it's time to truly break the mold of what’s expected from Naples restaurants."
Swim in flavor at Aqua in downtown Naples
Published 02/24/2012 at 4 a.m.
"When you can eat your clam chowder with a fork, you know it's a good bowl of clam chowder." No one describes good seafood better than my father-in-law and lifelong mariner, Buzz Merritt. He and my exceedingly patient mother-in-law, Peggy, ...
Neapolitan pancakes tasty treat beyond Shrove Tuesday
Published 02/15/2012 at 4 a.m.
The day before Ash Wednesday is traditionally Fat or Shrove Tuesday, when people were expected to use up tasty foods, such as oil and eggs, in anticipation of Lent. Pancakes became a staple on that day, but they're a work ...
Ted Koppel to speak at Jewish Federation event
Published 02/14/2012 at 4:49 p.m.
Ted Koppel will be the guest speaker at the already sold-out Evy Lipp People of the Book Cultural event on Feb. 21. The event will take place at Temple Shalom and will feature a patrons’ dinner which in years past ...
Be a barista: Class promises coffee skills, techniques
Published 02/08/2012 at 5:08 a.m.
There are a lot of reasons to make coffee at home. You can enjoy it in your pajamas. There’s no line.
Area venues plan special Super Bowl Sunday
Published 02/02/2012 at 4 a.m.
For decades, professional football has made eating and drinking before, during and after the Super Bowl a game in itself. Across town, restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for the crowds, and many of them are offering special deals ...
Naples Wine fest's chef de cuisine: Tony Mantuano of Chicago's Spiaggia
Published 01/25/2012 at 4 a.m.
Chef Tony Mantuano, whose dishes have been part of the Naples Winter Wine Festival for several years, comes this year as the honored Chef de Cuisine.
Michelle Bernstein: Bringing a bit of Miami to Naples wine festival
Published 01/25/2012 at 4 a.m.
Chef Michelle Bernstein brings the adventurous flavors of Miami to the winter wine festival this year.
Wagon train of food trucks circles Immokalee casino Friday for high-class repast
Published 01/18/2012 at 4 a.m.
Seminole Casino in Immokalee will be surrounded Friday by a wagon train of gourmet food trucks.
Naples Food Tours rolls into town
Published 01/18/2012 at 4 a.m.
See Naples through the eyes of a gourmet, with new Naples Food tours.
European Market has a happy following for its Polish comfort food
Published 01/11/2012 at 4 a.m.
The European Food Market in Naples specializes in all things Polish, from pierogies to homemade saerkraut.
Region's business leaders hopeful for an economy-boosting legislative session
Published 01/01/2012 at 3 p.m.
As state lawmakers get ready for the 2012 legislative session, business leaders throughout Southwest Florida have prepared their list of what they hope is accomplished.
Tierney's Tavern & Claw Bar offers room with a view, plus shellfish
Published 12/20/2011 at 12:23 p.m.
It's that time of year again, when foodies everywhere polish our double-jaw crab crackers and make quick work of shellfish anywhere we can. There is nothing like a shellfish tower — toppling over ice with massive quantities of lemon, cocktail ...
Pate's brings prime rib expertise to Coastland Center in Naples
Published 12/14/2011 at 4 a.m.
Pate's new House of Prime Rib at Coastland Center can fool a British-at-heart beef lover.
Naples chefs/suppliers share savvy party-look secrets
Published 12/07/2011 at 4 a.m.
Party with the best of them with some easy holiday presentation tips from local caterers and kitchen suppliers.
Thanksgiving tool kit: Groovy gravy, masterful mash and a juicy bird
Published 11/23/2011 at 6:18 a.m.
Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite meals. It’s a meal home cooks both savor and dread, for when Thanksgiving dinner goes well, it’s wonderful.
Caviar and champagne dreams come to life at Osetra in Naples
Published 11/18/2011 at 4 a.m.
Osetra is a specific type of caviar. It's also a new Fifth Avenue restaurant in downtown Naples. In selecting the cuisine for Osetra, owners Anthony Chinaglia and Milos Simovic have partnered with Petrossian, a company that's been supplying caviar for ...
Agave Southwestern Grill's ignites guacamole, service and tequila
Published 11/10/2011 at 4 a.m.
House-made tortillas, check. Amazing guacamole, check. Plethora of tequila, check. Friendly, funny wait staff, check. Management that cares about your experience, check. Cuisine that has me turning cartwheels? In dining at Agave twice plus two to-go orders, I'm somewhere in ...
Cheerio to Linwood Avenue: English Pub moving to new space in East Naples
Published 11/02/2011 at 9:11 a.m.
After more than 30 years, the original location of English Pub will close Saturday and re-open on the East Trail on Nov. 10.
Capt. Marcos Seafood marks Soto’s restaurant return
Published 10/18/2011 at 7:59 p.m.
Marcos Soto is back doing what he loves to do — talking to people about food. But now he’s doing it at his new restaurant, Capt. Marcos Seafood & More in East Naples. He gained local culinary fans at his ...
Jack’s River Bar serves up tasty fare with a side of humor
Published 09/29/2011 at 6 a.m.
After two years or so living in Naples, I finally know what’s behind the Naples Municipal Airport. Fish tacos, a most unique Caesar salad presentation and a cheeseburger that would be a challenge for Paul Bunyan for to finish were ...
Olympia Dining's sharp shooter, chef husband hit target for Greek food
Published 09/16/2011 at 6 a.m.
Even if you don’t know the difference between moussaka and pastitsio, you’ll find some sort of temptation at the area’s newest Greek neighbor.
The secret ingredient: Old World Market’s ethnic emporium takes feta to an artful high
Published 09/06/2011 at 8:20 p.m.
Anyone who wants a little culinary world culture needn’t look any further than Davis Boulevard in East Naples. Here, at Old World Market, a bounty of European cuisine prevails, with an emphasis on the flavors of Old World cooking.
The you-do-it kitchen: Couple created their own vision for a food prep area
Published 09/01/2011 at 1:47 p.m.
Every homeowner has a dream kitchen. Some homeowners, like Adam and Leslie Bentley of East Naples, choose to design their own, however, rather than enlist the help of a professional designer. The couple found out just how much work it ...