Restaurant news: Seafood restaurant to open in Naples

Look, if I can do anything to distract you from the chaos going on in the general stratosphere, I will. 

I'll do a little dance, retweet a cat video, make a big pot of coffee for the whole world. 

But today I'm doing restaurant news. So, absorb and let it give you the feeling of something other than dread.

Last week, Kava Culture opened in Naples and Vampire Penguin shared its first-anniversary Halloween plans. 

This week, check out a new tropical seafood restaurant and a tasting that celebrates women in the wine industry. 

Read on for more restaurant news. 

Hogfish Harry's to open in Naples

Hogfish Harry's in Naples will feature a grilled hogfish dish with coconut bamboo rice, pineapple ginger reduction and honey roasted baby carrots.

A new tropical-inspired seafood restaurant will open at Park Shore Resort, 600 Neapolitan Way, near downtown Naples.

The menu was created by Chef Everett Fromm, formerly the executive chef at 7th Avenue Social. 

“The menu will be 90% seafood from local and regional fish mongers in Key West, as well as national and international fisheries in Hawaii and the Yucatan Peninsula. Our fish will be shipped overnight," Fromm said in a news release. 

"My goal is to challenge our guests’ palates and introduce them to unique ingredients and flavor combinations.”

The restaurant's staple dish will be hogfish, its namesake, but it will also include non-tropical entrees such as Maine lobster salad with mango-vanilla-bean vinaigrette and Prince Edward Island mussels with chorizo and roasted garlic. 

Hogfish Harry's opens Oct. 29 for lunch and dinner. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Takeout is available along with indoor and outdoor dining options. For more, call 239-776-7623 or visit

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Naples Wine Collection to feature "Women Behind the Wine"

The Cave Wine Bar & Bistro is the long-anticipated addition to the newly relocated and expanded Naples Wine Collection store in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt in North Naples.

Naples Wine Collection is hosting this two hour walk-around event, which will include 20 wines from wineries with women winemakers, women general managers, women vineyard managers or women ownership.

Some featured wines include Luminore prosecco from Italy, Fleur de Mer rose from France, and Californian wines from J Vineyards, Louis Martini, the Gallo Signature Series and more.

"We're appealing to women who want to support women in the business. The money will go back to the vendor who represents all these wineries. It's especially important considering some of these wineries are affected by the California fires," Donny Sanders, events coordinator and wine sales specialist for Naples Wine Collection said. 

Reservations are required, and only 50 spots are available. Tickets are $50 per person. The event takes place 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17, at The Naples Wine Collection, 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 604. For information and to RSVP, call 239-513-0095 or visit

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Little bites 

The Bonita Springs Farmers Market returned to the Promenade, 26795 S. Bay Drive, this month. The market is expected to run 8 a.m.-noon through April 24. Guests are required to wear masks and are asked to to practice social distancing, wash their hands often and refrain from touching products unless they are purchasing. New vendors include Bettina’s Tea, Blaze Bees Co., Blended Juices and Smoothies, Daily Delice, Elderberry Elixir, Flying Eagle Kombucha, K-9 Kitchen, Pepper Street Studio, Pickle in Paradise, The Traveling Salad Bar, and Twila Mae’s Chicken Salad. For more, call Local Roots at 239-691-9249 or visit

Beets are for sale from Gallegos Fresh Harvest Farms at the farmer's market at the Promenade at Bonita Bay in Bonita Springs in 2014.

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The Tastes of Tuscany Wine Dinner at Dorona will feature two super Tuscan wines and two classical Italian wines with a custom Tuscan-inspired menu, led by wine connoisseur Marcello Palazzi, whom a news release called "Naples’ official Italian wine ambassador." The four-course dinner menu will include scallop carpaccio, gnocchi with wild-boar ragu, New York strip and slow-cooked braised venison. Cost is $125 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Seating is limited due to social distancing. RSVP at 239-529-2819. For more, visit

Dorona steakhouse is the third Naples restaurant for Chef Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, the prominent husband-and-wife team behind Sea Salt and Barbatella on Third Street South.

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Next Stop Brunch opened Thursday inside the Marathon Gas Station at 10351 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Next Stop's concise menu features egg sandwiches on Kaiser rolls, French toast stuffed with whipped cream and fruit compote, avocado toast and chicken salad made with grapes and walnuts, with food items priced from $5.25-$8.50. Its "Buffalo Awakening" is a flour tortilla filled with Buffalo-sauced chicken tenders, two over-medium eggs, bacon and Swiss for $8.50. To drink, Next Stop offers hot and iced coffees, as well as Kori Kohi, a drink with Hawaiian roots that starts with frozen cubes of coffee melted into drinkable form using warm, sweetened milk. For more on Next Stop call 239-312-3186, follow or visit

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Sarajane Sullivan writes about food and restaurants for The News-Press and Naples Daily News. Email her at and find her on Twitter @bysarajane.