Cuisine

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Elegant brunch with a vacation vibe The Place: Gather, 5971 Silver King Blvd., Suite 116, Cape Coral; 239-673- 9939; www.gathercape.com The Details: For a weekend brunch with a side “dish” of resort atmosphere, try the swank restaurant Gather, overlooking the Tarpon Point Marina. The sun, boats and breeze lend a vacation vibe to your brunch. Sip your coffee […]

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Places for brunch
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1 MCGREGOR CAFÉ 4305 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 239- 936-1771 or www.mcgregorcafe.com. This is one of the best places to go in Fort Myers for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Think quiche, think sandwiches. But the lobster cake salad sounds like a classic to us — a patty of lobster served on a bed of mixed greens dressed with citrus dressing […]

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Places for dinner and a show
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THE STAGE

9144 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs; 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.

The menu here is not huge, but it sounds tasty — starters of charcuterie and crab cakes, prime rib, baby back ribs and stuffed pork loin backed with a house-made brandy mushroom stuffing. That should be good nourishment for a tribute show for your choice of music from the second half of the 20th century — sounds of Bob Seger, the Temptations and the Four Tops, Elvis Presley, ABBA and others.

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Asian fusion appetizers The Place: O! My Goodness Fusion Food Truck and Café at Sanctuary RV Resort, 13660 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 239-451-0114; www.facebook.com/omgfoodtruckfusion The Details: O! My Goodness Fusion Food Truck runs the café at Sanctuary RV Resort in Bonita Springs and then takes its flavors on the road to select events around Southwest Florida. The […]

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Beef brisket sandwich The Price: $14 The Place: Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse, 738 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, 239-347-7033 or 4519 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 239-732-8392; www.texastonys.com. The Details: The Phelan family is famous ’round these parts for its Pinchers chain of seafood restaurants, but patriarch Tony learned the craft of barbecue back in Texas and […]

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Dining with a view
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1 ISLAND VIEW Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 239-463- 3111 or www.bayinnfmb.com. Dining at any of the restaurants at the Lani Kai is as much about the views as it is about the food — those views are spectacular. You can enjoy casual food and glider seating at the Sun Deck Restaurant or embrace the […]

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Places for tropical fare
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1 PARROT KEY CARIBBEAN GRILL In Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach; 239-463-3257 or www.myparrotkey.com. This open-air restaurant and bar offers a little bit of everything — crab cakes and other seafood, tacos, sandwiches and a hefty drink menu, all in the shadow of the Matanzas Pass Bridge to the beach. Eat, drink and savor the sunset […]

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Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Crunchy Salmon Roll The Place: Ichiban, 1520 Broadway, Fort Myers. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday-Monday. 239-334-6991 or www.ichibandowntownfortmyers.com. The Price: $10.95 The Details: While my son and husband never stray from what they love most at Ichiban, each ordering the abundant Sushi-Sashimi Combo […]

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Places for great sushi
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1 MAKS ASIAN KITCHEN & SUSHI 13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-985-9632; on Facebook. Billy Mak and Kevin Mak, the founding sushi chefs at Blu Sushi, have their own restaurant where sushi rightly reigns supreme. Their art takes time. Relax and you’ll be rewarded by artfully crafted sushi, rolls and sashimi. Don’t feel like sushi? The menu offers other cooked […]

THE DISH: Highlights from local menus

The Dish: Grouper platter, $25; shrimp tacos, $17 The Place: Pinchers, 12 locations from Tampa to Key West; www.pinchersusa.com The Details: The local Pinchers chain is renowned for serving fresh seafood and two-for-one happy hour drinks all day long. But a real measure of a restaurant’s quality is the care it puts into its side dishes (or not), and on […]


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