Hungry for SW Florida Column

Invitations to not turn down

If you’re not a member, but you’re lucky enough to at least know a member, or if you get invited to an event at one of Naples private clubs, here are some you should never turn down. The Friday seafood buffet at Royal Poinciana Country Club is only offered during the winter and is a stunning display of fresh crab, ...

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Hobnobbing is Encouraged

It’s hard to imagine that there was any type of restaurant missing in Naples but the new HobNob Kitchen & Bar seems to have found a unique niche. Hobnob means to socialize or mingle and that’s just what owner Michael Hernandez is attempting to encourage. He calls his new restaurants a bohemian kind of place, and it reminds me of ...

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Naples’ Small Town Market

The Olde Naples Farmers Market has evolved over the past 10 years from a small winter-only market into an all-year long artisan food market. With our short growing season and the limited types of produce that are available locally, the market was always struggling to find authentic farmers to sell their produce. Yet it remained very popular. Every Saturday morning ...

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Cocktail of the Decade – The Mojito

I’ve had lots of friends and family visiting this year from up north and they often ask me to suggest a good, warm weather, Florida cocktail. My answer is always the same, “Try a mojito.” The mojito first became known as Ernest Hemingway’s drink of choice in a bar called La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba. But until recently, ...

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D’Amico’s New Steakhouse

Written by Sharon Kenny Special to news- press.com In what may be one of the worst-kept secrets ever, itʼs finally been confirmed that the DʼAmico & Partners restaurant group (which owns Campiello, Cafe and Bar Lurcat, DʼAmico & Sons and Masa here in Naples) will be opening a new steakhouse on Third Street South. The new restaurant, called Continental, will ...

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