Author Archives: Sharon Kenny

Mango season is over

Yes it’s a sad day when you no longer see any mangoes in the morning for breakfast. But avocado season is just around the corner….my avocado tree is full this year. Last year I had just one avocado. Just one. This year I can already count 20 or more.

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Nothing like a rack of ribs

Sharon Kenny, Special to news-press.com; 12:08 a.m. EDT April 2, 2014 Nothing makes me feel like a carnivore more than a rack of baby back ribs. Everyone has their own preferences with ribs, but I like them dripping in sweet, tangy barbecue sauce and so tender that the individual ribs pull apart and the meat falls off the bone. No ...

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A New Option in Midtown Naples

Sharon Kenny, whereshouldweeat@yahoo.com; 12:20 a.m. EDT April 9, 2014 Naples has many good restaurants, but they tend to be concentrated downtown or, more recently, in the northern area. The middle part, around Golden Gate, has been sparse territory for food except for some chain restaurants. Yet it’s not for lack of demand. USS Nemo is one of the few great ...

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On the road to the end of the line

Spent three days in the Florida Keys last week doing research for my next book. Lots of stories. Lots of restaurants. Lots of key lime pie. Who can identify where the following picture was taken (not the pie photo, the other one….)

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I love Miami Spice

Hungry for Southwest Florida Sharon Kenny, Special to news-press.com 12:04 a.m. EDT August 6, 2014 Once again for the months of August and September, Miami Spice heats up Florida’s biggest restaurant city. This year there are more than 170 restaurants participating in the program, which kicked off last week. Miami Spice started as a way to bring in local customers ...

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Iconic Restaurants in Naples getting demolished

Sharon Kenny, Special to news-press.com 12:36 a.m. EDT August 13, 2014 ( Lots of changes will be happening soon to a lot of iconic buildings in downtown Naples. Last summer Joe’s Crab Shack in Naples closed its doors. It was a landmark building in one of the most visible spots in the city, right next to the Gordon River Bridge. ...

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Cooking Classes at Barbatella

Last weekend I sat in on a cooking class at Barbatella. Chef Dario Leo was demonstrating how to make an Italian rice salad and arancia – basically risotto rice balls stuffed with a ragu then fried golden brown. Oh yes they were very very good.

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Live Music in Naples

Not that long ago it was almost impossible to find live music in Naples. A really live band that is, with more than just a singer and a karaoke machine. But everything changes and live music is making a comeback. Here are two of my favorite live music venues in Naples where local musicians play almost every night. You can ...

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