Naples (Florida)

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Tommy Bahama Restaurant Coming to Harbourside Place in Jupiter in November

    Tommy Bahama is set to unveil its latest retail and restaurant concept at Harbourside Place in Jupiter this month. The restaurant will open its newest establishment, continuing the company's history in Florida, where it opened its first restaurant and bar in 1996 in Naples. The Jupiter location ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Environmentalists to March on Rick Scott's Waterfront Mansion This Weekend

    Rick Scott is going to have company at his seaside mansion this weekend but the visitors are not likely to be welcome. A coalition of Florida citizens dismayed at the governor's environmental record are planning to march on his $9.2 million residence at 3150 Gordon Drive in Naples to raise a ruckus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Florida Stone Crab Season Starts Today: Catch Your Own, or Get Crabby at One of These Restaurants

    Wednesday, October 15, marks the start of Florida's stone crab harvesting season. More important -- and for stone crab lovers across the state -- it's also the day Joe's Stone Crab reopens after its summer hiatus to celebrate its 101st year in Miami Beach. For the next seven months, it will be one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    The Diary of Rick Scott's Hair

    1970, Kansas City, Missouri Dear Diary, Annette said yes! I have to admit, when Rick decided to ask her to prom via messenger pigeon, I was worried. Especially when the pigeon flew into a power line and burst into flame, landing at her feet a charred pile of feathers atop a burnt note that said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Fighter Jets Escorting Unresponsive Airplane Bound for Florida (UPDATE)

    Update 3: NORAD and the FAA confirm the plane crashed 14 miles off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica at about 2:15 p.m. Only the pilot and his wife were aboard the flight. Update 2: The AP is reporting that the plane has crashed in Jamaica. no longer shows the plane on their trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Fracking the Everglades: Texas Oil Prospectors May Sue State Over Drilling Rights

    Not so fast. That's the message to environmentalists who had been celebrating the departure from Florida of the Dan A. Hughes Co., Texas oil prospectors whose unauthorized drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp watershed last year put them upside-down with homeowners, elected officials, and, ultimately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Frack No More: Collier County Activists Drive Texas Oil Company From the Everglades

    Prospectors from Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes won't be drilling throughout the Big Cypress Swamp watershed anytime soon. That means (1) diminished revenues for Old Florida plutocrats Barron Collier, (2) one fewer threat to the Florida Panther and other species, and (3) one fewer worry for Collier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Fracking the Everglades: Enviros Claim State Deception on Water Quality

    Citizen activists opposed to oil drilling in the Everglades claim the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a "bogus" clean bill of health for Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes' acid fracking operation in Collier County. See also: Dropping Acid in the Everglades: Fracking War Dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Five Best July 4th Florida Arrests

    Ah, the Fourth of July. Fireworks, hot dogs, family, and 'MERICA, dammit. It's fun. But if you're in Florida, it's also dangerous. Down here, we look for illegal fireworks (that would be anything that flies through the air or explodes), and often we have too much fun take shit too far and run afoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Oil Well Near Florida Panther Habitat OK'd by State Judge

    A state judge yesterday overruled legal challenges to an exploratory oil well in an area of the Big Cypress Swamp watershed adjoining the habitat of the Florida Panther, near the Naples residential neighborhood of Golden Gate Estates. See also: - DEP Bends to Oil Company Seeking to Drill in Evergla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Taps Now Serving Craft Beer and American Tapas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    Downtown Fort Lauderdale has most certainly seen better days: years ago Himmarshee street was a vibrant dining and nightlife scene. After the recession hit, it went from diverse social spot to drunken bar scene. That being said, over the last year or so, that's been starting to change. New food-dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Someone, or Something, Is Cutting Cats in Half in Central Florida

    It's one thing to lose your beloved cat. It's another to find Fluffy in a state of... uh... incompletion. Up in Central Florida, one neighborhood is being rocked by a spree of dismembered animals. And you know how the old saying goes: One cat cut in half is just bad luck. Two cats cut in half, wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Trader Joe's Wellington to Open May 16

    It's official. Trader Joe's has set the date. The grocery will be located at Village Green Center at 2877 S. State Road 7 and will feature 12,500 square feet of wares, most of them exclusive to the Monrovia, California-based chain. The store, which features exotic foods from throughout the world, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    DEP Bends to Oil Company Seeking to Drill in Everglades, Blows Off Advisory Committee

    Department of Environmental Protection officials earlier this week told a state judge that they have no authority to deny a Texas oil company's plans to drill in the Everglades, in an area adjoining the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. See also: DEP Advisory Committee Says No to Oil Drilli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza Now Open in Delray Beach

    No additions, no substitutions -- that's what the menu at Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza says. It's a philosophy based on the rules of the Verace Pizza Napoletana, an internationally-recognized group of authentic Neopolitan-style pizza makers. It may also be why business has been good enough to expand nort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    EPA Extends Comment Period on Oil Company Drilling in Everglades, Panther Habitat

    After a massive citizen turnout at public hearings in Naples yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency officials have extended the comment period on a Texas oil company's request to drill a wastewater disposal well in the Everglades. See also: - Oil Drilling in Everglades Subject of EPA Hearing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Oil Drilling in Everglades Subject of EPA Hearing in Naples Next Week

    A Texas oil company's request for official permission to drill a wastewater disposal well deep into the Big Cypress watershed is the latest flashpoint in South Florida's enviro-wars. Next Tuesday, in Naples, EPA officials will hold public hearings on the proposal, with activists statewide planning t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Mad at Rick Scott? March to His House in Naples Saturday

    C'mon -- you've got to be mad at Rick Scott about something! Leaving Stand Your Ground intact? Decimating the Department of Environmental Protection? Not showing up at his own education summit? Making baldness sexy? What started out a protest against oil drilling has morphed into a catch-all even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Funky Buddha Beer Dinner, Ice Cream Social, and More

    For the first time in what feels like forever, we had a pretty awesome -- i.e. sunny -- weekend. Unfortunately, all good things come to end. It's time to head back to the fluorescent lights of your cubicle from the hours of 9 to 5. On the bright side, this week brings some awesome evening food and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Adorable Baby Florida Panther Is Born

    Awwww.... Happy panther news! On Saturday, biologists in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (near Naples) found a Florida panther kitten that was about one month old. They believe the kitten's mother is a panther who was rescued, along with her brother, in 2011 when their mom was found dead. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Florida Community Trying to Keep Fracking and Drilling Away From Everglades

    The Dan A. Hughes Company, an independent oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Beeville, Texas, apparently owns the mineral rights to an onshore oil reserve known as the Sunniland Trend, which stretches from Ft. Myers to Miami. And they fully intend on fracking the crap out of it. Accor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Fourteen Florida Restaurants Make OpenTable's Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots

    We love lists. We like making our own lists and being on other people's lists. We especially love "top this" or "best that" lists. Most of all, we love when Florida restaurants top those top lists. OpenTable announced its 2013 Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots and Florida managed to hold down 14 spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Your Pie: Custom Pizza in Lighthouse Point

    Pizza is one of the most personal food items ever. With so many toppings to choose from, it's gotten difficult to just opt for the standard cheese or pepperoni variety. That's the basis behind Your Pie, a new pizzeria in Lighthouse Point. Part of a Athens, Georgia chain, this is the first Your Pie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Whole Foods Florida Hosting Best Butcher and Fishmonger Face-Off

    We're not sure if you've heard, but butchering is kind of a big deal right now. Across the country butchers are teaching novices how to properly handle a nice piece of meat. We prefer watching the professionals to getting our hands dirty. There's just something about watching a man--or woman--worki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    South Florida Easter Brunch and Dinner Guide

    Got a craving for carved meats and piles of fluffy scrambled eggs? Easter is this Sunday, which means only one thing: Brunch. Get out of the kitchen and let a restaurant handle the holiday meal, whether that means an egg-filled brunch or a lamb-chop-rich dinner. After the jump, find a list of restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Pizza Fusion to Open Flagship Corporate Restaurant in Boca Raton

    Pizza Fusion, the South Florida-based pizza chain with the slogan, "Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time," recently announced plans to open two new locations -- one in Naples and a second in Boca Raton, which will be the brand's first corporate location. Currently the leading green franchise in Nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    One Grain More: Awesome Les Miserables Parody For People With Food Allergies

    Let me start by saying as respectfully as possible that I think many people with food allergies are...ummmm.....not as sick as they make themselves out to be?I recall an episode of Sex and the City where Carrie tells a server that she's allergic to parsley, when in actuality she just hates the stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Lionfish Are Spreading Through Florida Waters

    It's official. The lionfish have arrived. While fishing off the Naples shoreline, an angler snagged a 16-pounder last week. The fish originally made its first appearance in the waters off the Florida Keys in 2009. Now, it appears to be spreading. Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Robbers Reveal Their Identities by Accidentally Pocket-Dialing Victim

    Two women, Ashlie Alewine, 22, and Nakilya Latisha Wright, 18, nearly pulled off the heist of the century when they robbed the InnPlace Hotel on Fifth Avenue South in Naples. They took money from the register. And they made a clean getaway. That is, until one of them accidentally ass- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    How to Make a Wood-Fired Pizza: Osteria Acqua & Farina's Attilio Reale Explains

    Attilio Reale has been making wood-fired pizzas for 25 years.Originally from Naples -- Italy, not Florida -- he grew up in northern Italy. And his pizza closely mimics his background."My pizza style is close to the Napoli style with an influence from the north," says Reale in his melodious Italian a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    54. Supreme Burger With "Cry and Fries" at BurgerFi

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.54. Supreme Burger with "Cry and Fries" at Bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Florida Cities Occupy the Forbes List of "America's Millionaire Capitals"

    ​If you've ever wondered where all the members of that oh-so-loathed "1%" that's not too hot with the Occupy Wall Street movement, look no further than Florida -- mostly South Florida.Forbes decided to use an interesting method to figure out the rankings for its list of "America's Millionaire Capi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    South Florida's Ten Best Pizzas

    Behold, pizza lovers. It's the list you've been waiting for: the best places for pizza in South Florida. And though we're all passionate about our pizza, chances are, what each of us labels as "best" has been shaped by where we're from, be it New Haven, New York, or Naples. Read on for a list that, ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011
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    September 29, 2011

    Domino's Founder to Debut Military-Themed Burger Shop in Florida

    ​Domino's founder and former U.S. Marine Tom Monaghan, 74, announced over the weekend his plans to open the first Gyrene Burger in Naples, Florida, in two months, with the third slated to open in southwest Florida in January, announced Nation's Restaurant News today.Branded the Marine nickname (G. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    America's Best Beach Bars

    ​Travel Leisure magazine made an atrocious error in its article and slide show about "America's Best Beach Bars." It left out all the great South Florida beach bars. As we scrolled through the list of bars that either reside directly on the sand or very close to it, we were shocked by the lack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Interview with Casa Mia's Chef Geremia Coppola - Part II

    Casa Mia​Yesterday, we shared Part I of our interview with Casa Mia's Chef Geremia Coppola. If you missed it, you can read it here. We now continue with our interview.  Clean Plate Charlie: What would a typical meal in Italy consist of?  Chef Geremia Coppola:  We eat hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Five-Point Spring Break Survival Guide (Wooo!)

    via​Yes, the Fort Lauderdale gets progressively more upscale every season, and  yes, the classy set tries to downplay the annually resurfacing celebration of Fort Liquordale's past, but it seems that as long as there are fraternities and the Elbo Room, there will be s ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
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    February 20, 2010

    Get Happy at CityPlace

    ​Like foreclosures, unemployment and pin-striped bankstas lugging home million-dollar bonuses, restaurant happy hours are a sign of these very unhappy economic times.  What you don't see much of--at least not yet, anyway--is an entire mall going happy for a few hours a night. But that is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Embattled Greyhound Trainer Has Been Investigated Since Arrest

    C. Stiles​Ursula O'Donnell was arrested in 2002 for helping to kill more than 2,000 greyhounds. Last month we learned she was still working as a trainer in the state of Florida, where her alleged crimes took place. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigated O'Donne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Fired Greyhound Trainer Speaks to Media

    Last week, we broke you the news that a woman arrested on felony animal cruelty charges was still working as a greyhound trainer in Florida. In 2002, Ursula O'Donnell sent greyhounds in her care from Palm Beach, Naples, and Orlando to an Alabama man who shot and buried them, according to a state in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Woman Arrested for Helping Kill Over 2,000 Greyhounds Is Training Dogs In Florida Again

    Authorities found the bodies of more than 2,000 greyhounds buried on an 18-acre property. Most had gun shot wounds in the head and neck.​A woman arrested on felony charges for helping kill more than 2,000 greyhounds from all over the state has been training racing dogs again in Florida as recently ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 9, 2009

    From BBQ to Bombolotti

    We hit four completely unconnected restaurants for some tapas-length reviews.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    How Does One Recognize the Four Year Anniversary of the Death of a Politically Exploited Brain Dead Woman?

    The answer, apparently, is to exploit Terri Schiavo one more time, as Ave Maria is doing today. The Catholic city, which lies in the swamps east of Naples and was bankrolled by a pizza delivery baron, is staging a mass in Schiavo's honor. Because Schiavo was -- before she slipped into a persistent v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Stone Crab Frenzy Tonight at Truluck's

    Truluck's seafood restaurant got its start in Texas, but its appearance in Florida is reason for stone-crab lovers to rejoice: The company keeps its own crab fishing fleet of 16 boats outside of Naples, Florida, where it hauls in enough crab to provide the chain with seriously fresh claws during sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Blog Watch: Stuff from All Over

    My soul mate, the great J. Wellington Wimpy. This week, on the (dun dun dun!!!!) BLOG WATCH: All Purpose Dark skips town. Hey, it sounds like a good idea. Labor day weekend is upon us, and I know I'm definitely due for a road trip. Naples sounds nice, but I get the feeling the West Coast as well a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2008

    They Might Be Giants

    Count blessings, not calories, at Del Vecchio's

  • Dining

    May 8, 2003

    Steak It or Leave It

    The Fort Lauderdale Andre's Steakhouse doesn't quite measure up to its predecessors

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999
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