Tag Archives: Naples

Naples Only True Beachfront Restaurant

HB’s on the Gulf is the only true beachfront restaurant in Naples. Located inside the Naples Beach Hotel on Gulf Shore Boulevard, it is a rarity these days…a family-owned resort that is a vibrant, thriving hub of activity in Naples. How lucky we are to have the Watkins family as responsible stewards of this hotel and golf course that sits ...

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Summer Fun at Barbatella

I’ve always loved to paint but I’m not very good. I’ve always loved to eat and I can do that pretty well. So when Barbatella restaurant invited me to their Art Experience night last week I thought okay maybe the Italian food and wine might loosen up my inner Picasso. Barbatella is the fun and casual Italian restaurant on Third ...

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In Honor of Prince

In honor of the singer Prince, this week I decided to party like it was 1999 at his hometown Minneapolis restaurant Campiello, which opened in Naples around 1999. I visited Naples for the first time in 1999 and moved here permanently the following year when Campiello was the hippest, hottest restaurant in town. Lines of customers would snake through the ...

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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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Mango update – Wednesday

Mango count for today:  Sharon 4, Rats 2 Okay that includes one really big beautiful mango to the rats.  But it inspired me to weigh these suckers and see how much they weighed.  I had no idea that they were almost two pounds each!!  Here’s some pics and a video I took of the weigh-in.  

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Mango Mania!

Having a mango tree is kind of like owning chickens, or laying hens in particular.  Every morning during mango season I stroll around my yard in the general area of my mango tree looking for the ripe fruit that will have fallen.  I like to imagine that I’m looking for the eggs that have been laid overnight.  I search inside plants, ...

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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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