Thanksgiving at Seasons 52

1 Nov

A little advanced notice… Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our friends at Seasons 52!

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Craving Fashion Storms the Waterside Shops in Naples

15 Aug

At the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL, the Gulf Coast’s premiere shopping destination, there’s a premiere event debuting on Friday, September 6th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, kicking off the Waterside Shops’ first Friday Monthly Event Series, and you’re invited!

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Take a fashionable and sumptuous tour, sampling the unique culinary tastings of over 25 restaurants and local chefs, while browsing your favorite designer’s windows and sipping on the evening’s signature libations.  Live entertainment and informal modeling will accentuate the evening. If you live in the area, or are going to be in the area, be sure to dress your fashionable best, and join the other revelers for a night out to support local food and fashion!  You can see the event’s Facebook page here, which includes a full list of participating restaurants and sponsors.  For further information and tickets (GA/VIP), or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 800.755.6441, or send an e-mail to waterside@markit-group.com.

Proceeds support Make A Wish Foundation and St. Matthew’s House.

Group tickets are available.

WHERE: WATERSIDE SHOPS, 5415 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FL 34108

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WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

WHAT: CRAVING FASHION, FOOD AND FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

HOW: CALL 800.755.6441 OR EMAIL WATERSIDE@MARKIT-GROUP.COM FOR TICKETS

WikiPearls: the future of ice cream?

24 Jul

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Just found a fascinating article from TheKitchn.com about a brand new frozen treat called ”WikiPearls.”These little treats consist of your standard ice cream, but wrapped inside a flavorful skin. They won’t melt all over you and make a mess, and they are positively delicious. Is this where ice cream is headed in the future? Here’s what The Kitchn had to say:

“The ice cream comes in three flavors: mango ice cream with coconut skin, chocolate ice cream with hazelnut skin, and vanilla ice cream with peanut skin. Currently you can only get WikiPearls at the WikiBar in Paris.

The masterminds behind the protective membrane, Harvard professor David Edwards and French designer Francois Azambourg, say the purpose of these protective skins, or WikiCells, is to reduce waste and improve the consumer’s health through vitamin-supplemented skins and portion control. One ice cream ball has only 50 calories.”

Check out the rest of the article here, and let us know what you think of this new sweet treat!

Visit BrickTop’s Restaurant in Naples, FL for a Unique Dining Experience

15 Jul

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If you’re ever in the Naples, FL area and haven’t checked out BrickTop’s Restaurant at the Waterside Shops, you’re in for a treat! This little gem is warm, classy, and welcoming – and that’s just the beginning!

They have an incredible range of menu items, including rotisserie chicken, kosher hot dogs, and flat bread pizzas. Their sides are equally tempting, and include signature deviled eggs and fresh vegetables. Comfort food, meet healthy food – they’ve got something for everyone.

Daily and weekly specials are fresh every week, so be sure to check back often. And for the adults, there is a full bar and ample wine list. Go ahead and indulge yourself, you won’t regret it!

Visit BrickTop’s at 5415 Tamiami Trail N, or call them at (239) 598-1605 to make a reservation. You can also check out their restaurant online at http://bricktops.com/

Support Our Local Super Man!

13 Jun

Just a quick post to remind you to support local businesses in your area!

This week we’re supporting a Naples, FL business man who has been nominated as “Naples Illustrated Super Man.” He needs our help to win, so please vote for Matt Berman!!!

Only a couple days left to vote!

Check out the Naples Illustrated article about it below:

Our premiere Super Men feature last fall was a hugely fun and popular hit, so we could hardly wait for the second edition. Well, the wait is over!

Naples Illustrated polled the community and narrowed the nominations down to 12 worthy gentlemen to compete to be one of the seven finalists who will grace the pages of our September issue in a fabulous feature.

Now it’s up to you, our loyal and highly regarded readers. Click the name or image of the guys below, check out their bios and vote for your favorite—or favorites. And don’t worry, Naples Illustrated hasn’t forgotten about you too. As a bonus, we’re offering up Dolce & Gabbana‘s Light Blue fragrances for him and her (more than a $160 value) to one lucky voter at random.

Let your voice be heard! Vote early and vote often for your favorite Super Man before the campaign ends on June 15th!

How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Taco Shells!

17 Apr

It seems like everyone knows someone who is gluten-free if they aren’t gluten-free themselves, and more and more restaurants and grocery store products are advertising gluten-free products in an effort to win over new customers.

But what if you want to stay in and make your OWN gluten-free food? Here’s a delicious recipe for how to make gluten-free taco shells from the comfort of your own kitchen. Follow the title link to their page to get cooking! Thanks to FreeFromG.com for the tip!

Got a favorite GF recipe to share? We’d love to see it!

Hot to Make Gluten-Free Taco Shells

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Top Two Vegan Eats in Cleveland

3 Apr

We were recently searching for some good vegan places to eat in Cleveland, and thought we’d share our top two choices with you here. Help us out by adding your own suggestions to the list!

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The Flaming Icecube – This vegan shop and café takes the cheez cake! It’s in Vegan News mag for having the best vegan burgers around! They focus on ‘compassionate food’ options for customers, and have some truly delicious entrees, drinks, and desserts. Love it!

Tommy’s Restaurant – No matter what your diet, you can probably find something that fits at Tommy’s. It gets great reviews from the locals and has a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Tuna, tofu, pies, and more – order something from the friendly staff and see for yourself!

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