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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

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!

Craving Italian food and Sushi? Now you can have your pasta and eat sushi too.

13 Sep

Celebrating 20 years in their Naples, FL community, Matt and Seth Benevento-Berman are excited about the impact their restaurant has on the community. Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar offers scrumptious Italian fare, as well as an exquisite array of sushi options. Diners are treated to live music, seasonal events, and an atmosphere that’s unparalleled.

Noodles’ website says it best:

” Over the past 19 years Noodles has evolved into the uniquely styled, highly energized Noodles Italian Café & Sushi Bar – distinctively defined by its superlative interpretation of innovative New Italian cuisine combined with intricately composed Japanese sushi. Our collaboration with authentically trained & talented sushi chefs has been a wonderful surprise. Tuna Tataki or Fried Calamari? Volcano Roll or Mussels Tuscany? Soy Sauce or Balsamic Vinegar? Who Knew?  “

If you’re ever in the neighborhood, you must try Noodles Cafe – you won’t be disappointed!

(Imgs courtesy of Noodlescafe.com)

Two For Seafood In Naples, FL

11 Jan

If you’re in the Naples area and are looking for a some good seafood options, give one of these two restaurants a try. They come highly rated on OpenTable, and you can make reservations online ahead of time. The following are excerpts from OpenTable.com’s page.

If you’ve been to one of these, feel free to leave your own feedback in the comments!

Real Seafood Company

8960 Fontana Del Sol Way Building
Naples, FL 34109
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The Bay House

799 Walkerbilt Road
Naples, FL 34110
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Cream of the Parlor Crop: The Top 50 Ice Cream Spots!

27 Jul

We went on an online voyage this week to discover how US residents liked their ice cream -and where. We sifted through an enormous number of sites, and here’s what we found out:

Our favorite answer comes from USA Today. They conducted a poll asking readers to share their favorite ice cream parlor, and then aggregated the results by state. That’s a huge list! We’ve included a few of the states in this post – for the full 50-state list, CLICK THIS LINK!

What’s YOUR favorite ice cream spot??

Florida

Every Friday at Jersey Creamery in McIntosh, Karen DeConna makes her small-batch ice cream in an 1880 train depot. That’s when you get the freshest scoop right out of the machine. Her dense product draws its sweetness from fruit rather than sugar. Summer flavors blueberry, peach and mango are best enjoyed in a rocking chair on the big porch. 22050A N. Highway 441; 352-317-8060

Recommended by Patricia Letakis, executive editor of Florida Travel + Life magazine

Pennsylvania

Berkey Creamery, a Penn State institution since 1896, is the nation’s largest university creamery, with much of the main ingredient (milk) coming from the university’s own cows. Some of the 100 or so flavors (20 available at any one time) reflect the State College academic setting. There’s peachy Paterno (peach flavored with sliced peaches) named for coach Joe Paterno and alumni swirl (vanilla with Swiss mocha chips and blueberry swirl). 119 Food Science Building, University Park; 814-865-7535; creamery.psu.edu

Recommended by Timothy Brixius, contributor, savvygrouse.com

North Carolina

Known for ice cream made fresh, in-house each week, Yum Yum Better Ice Cream serves cups, cones and milkshakes. Owned and operated by the same family since 1906 and set in the heart of the University of North Carolina Greensboro community, Yum Yum draws a mix of students and locals craving a delicious treat. 1219 Spring Garden St.; 336-272-8284

Recommended by John Batchelor, restaurant reviewer for the Greensboro News and Record

South Carolina

Located on Lady’s Island in the coastal town of Beaufort, Berry Island Ice Cream Cafe offers 24 flavors at a time. Try a scoop of a standby called the Prince of Tides, a favorite of Barbra Streisand when she was in town making the movie based on Pat Conroy’s novel. It’s coffee-almond fudge, but the name is pure South Carolina. 1 Merchant Lane, #102; 843-524-8779; berryislandcafe.com.

Recommended by Sid Evans, editor of Garden & Gun magazine