Local Dining

May 12, 2019

Breakfast at Dolly’s in Bonita Springs | 130/365 Things to Do

Dollys Bonita Springs

Breakfast at Dolly’s in Bonita Springs | 130/365 Things to Do

Dolly’s is one of the restaurants in Bonita Springs that wildly popular with both locals and tourists.  Imagine an Olde Florida motel converted into a restaurant.  It’s kitschy.  Not many of the tables, chairs, dishes or ...

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Jan. 6, 2016

Beating the Restaurant Lines in Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Springs Deromos markte

Gourmet Bakery at Deromo’s Bonita Springs

The "other" kind of lobster tails in Bonita Springs, Florida. #swfl #lifeinbonitasprings

I found this photo in my phone today ... you can almost smell the sugar, can't you? First and foremost, Deromo’s is off the hook in every department, not just the bakery ...

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March 8, 2015

Fish Crazy Seafood Restaurant Naples, Florida

Fish Crazy Bar

Fish Crazy Restaurant N. Naples, Florida

If you’ve been around SWFL long enough you probably are familiar with Randy Essig formerly of Randy’s Seafood and Rodes Market, fame.  He’s now partnered with Tony Valego and opened Fish Crazy in North Naples, in the location that was the home of ...

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Oct. 18, 2014

DeRomo's Gourmet Market & Restaurant Bonita Springs, Florida

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant officially opened at The Promenade in Bonita Springs, Florida, this week. The market is a feast for the senses and an absolutely fabulous addition to the market and restaurant scene in Southwest Florida. There isn’t another establishment like it in ...

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Feb. 6, 2013

Norman Love Confections For Happy Valentines Day

Norman Love Chocolate

Norman Love Chocolate: One Size Fits All

Just in case you didn’t know, Norman Love Confections and the world famous chocolate is anchored right here in southwest Florida.  Since chocolate makes a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, there is only one way to set your gift apart from any ...

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Nov. 21, 2012

Buffalo Chips Restaurant | Bonita Springs Florida

Good Times in Bonita Springs at Buffalo Chips

A willing victim allowed me to interview them about dining at the world famous Buffalo Chips Restaurant in greater downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. I swore it would be easy and painless and then we messed up immediately and went into a laughing ...

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May 26, 2012

SWFL Restaurant Crawl Summer 2012

Summer Dining Group in Bonita Springs Area

So when are we starting the “Crawl” up again?  Someone just asked me the other day and I’m in the process of planning the first one (probably June 10 2012) and looking for additional restaurants in Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples, Florida ...

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Nov. 6, 2011

Best Pizza in Bonita Springs, Estero & Naples Fl 2011

Pizza Stands in Bonita Springs Florida

Where to Find The Best Pizza in Bonita Springs Fl

  1. Luna Pizza - Miromar Outlet in Estero, Florida
  2. Ristorante Enrico on West Terry Street in the Publix Plaza in Bonita Springs Florida.
  3. Brooklyn Oven on US 41 near the north gate to Bonita Bay in Bonita springs, Florida.
  4. Pino’s Italian Pizzeria ...
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Aug. 27, 2011

Buffalo Chips Restaurant of Bonita Springs, Florida

Buffalo Chips Bonita Springs

Buffalo Chips Restaurant ~ An Upscale Dive

No trip to Bonita Springs, Florida is complete without dining at Buffalo Chips Restaurant on Old 41 Road in Old Bonita. Back in the day … when I first moved here Buffalo Chips was a mandatory Friday or Saturday night pit stop.  Home ...

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July 18, 2011

Randy's Paradise Shrimp Company Bonita Springs, Florida

Randys Fish Market Restaurant Shrimp

Fresh Seafood Dine-In, Take-Out or By The Pound

The latest and absolutely greatest place to grab dinner or fresh seafood is at Randy’s Paradise Shrimp Company in Bonita Springs, Florida.  It’s the sister restaurant of Randy’s Fish Market Restaurant which is located in North Naples, Florida.

Since inventing the ...

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