Hungry for SW Florida Column

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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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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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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In Naples It’s Easy to Buy Local

Oakes Farms calls it the “Seed to Table” movement. Not only do they grow a variety of crops from seed on more than 400 acres in Collier County, they then sell the produce in their Oakes Farms Market on Davis Boulevard in East Naples just before it gets to your table. It’s a great example of the “buy local” movement ...

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Where to Eat in the Everglades?

Turns out a bear was also anxious to eat at Joanie’s Blue Crab Café just before I got there last week. The screen door had been shredded, and some of the furniture on the patio had been disturbed. Hey the crab cakes are just that good! If you drive east on Highway 41 to Miami, I’m sure you’ve seen Joanie’s. ...

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In Naples It’s Easy to Buy Local

Oakes Farms calls it the “Seed to Table” movement. Not only do they grow a variety of crops from seed on more than 400 acres in Collier County, they then sell the produce in their Oakes Farms Market on Davis Boulevard in East Naples just before it gets to your table. It’s a great example of the “buy local” movement ...

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French on Fifth!

Owner Romuald Giacometti and his wife Amy wanted to “bring something different to town” with the recent opening of their restaurant, La Bazenne, on Fifth Avenue South in Naples. “I want my restaurant to be a neighborhood place, like the ones I would go to around my neighborhood in Paris,” said Romuald recently. “They’re open all day, the owner knows ...

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Meet me in Miami

A couple of times this winter I’ve had northern friends ask me to meet them for lunch in Miami while they’re there for a short visit. Of course as the resident Floridian they want me to pick the newest greatest restaurant in the city. I always jump at the chance to go to Miami because the restaurants are on the ...

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