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Mary Rowe is a community contributor to the Collier Citizen.

Position History

  • Correspondent - Collier Citizen
    12/28/2006 - 12/20/2007

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Recent Work

  • A Naples tradition, Mel’s is prime dining Published 12/20/2007 at 10:57 a.m.

    I’m proud to say that here in Naples we set high standards in most every quality of life area: art, music, education, parks, beaches, and, of course, restaurant dining.

  • Vanderbilt Grill is artistic pleasure Published 11/08/2007 at 10:48 a.m.

    It is not often one finds a restaurant that is extraordinary. More often than not, the dishes could be from any number of places you’ve eaten before. Very seldom do you find a truly unique culinary experience. Chef Todd Sheffield ...

  • Restaurant Rowe: Giant pizza a treat among many at Portofino’s Published 08/30/2007 at 4:04 p.m.

    Huge 30-inch pizzas are probably the ‘biggest’ thing that sets Portofino Pizza apart from other pizzerias in town. At Portofino’s, over in the Sweetbay Shopping Center on the corner of 951 and Immokalee Road, you can buy pizza by the ...

  • Restaurant Rowe: Something for everyone at Encore Bistro Published 07/03/2007 at 3:29 p.m.

    Me: “Hey Steve, do you realize it’s our twelfth wedding anniversary tomorrow?” Translation: You’ve still got 24 hours to buy me a sentimental, but not too practical, anniversary gift. Yikes! I forgot, too…what can I get for him that’s meaningful ...

  • Restaurant Rowe: Mangino's offers traditional Italian in new world style Published 04/20/2007 at 12:04 a.m.

    Once upon a time, B.K. (before kids), I was art director of packaging design at Gillette. So when I see good branding and a great product, I become energized.

  • Restaurant Rowe: Laurino's, now that's Italian! Published 03/23/2007 at midnight

    Once a week our whole family goes out to dinner. It doesn't have to be fancy. And it doesn't have to take a long time.

  • Restaurant Rowe: Panda Chinese Food pleases the palate Published 12/29/2006 at midnight

    For those of you who are trying to stay healthy during the holidays, but don't have the time to be cooking up big family meals, consider Panda Chinese Food for your next feast. It was here we took our two ...

  • Cracklin' Jacks will keep you coming back Published 12/15/2005 at midnight

    Don't miss out on this little gem of a bayou restaurant. They have two locations; we went to the one tucked behind the Hess Station off Pine Ridge Road.

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