Naples is a dining destination worth visiting, rich with newcomers and long-standing favorites
November 13, 2017

Naples Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion celebrating the region’s best dining at an affordable price, with lunch and dinner prix fixe meals available for either $25 or $35, depending on the location. This year it’s slated for Nov. 30 to Dec. 13, with 60...

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Gourmet food, fine wine take over Fifth Avenue for Naples event
November 11, 2017

Fifth Avenue South transformed into a food — and wine — lover's paradise for the inaugural Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience on Saturday. Almost 40 restaurants, including Ocean Prime, 21 Spices by Chef Asif, and Da Vinci's Ristorante, set up their makeshift kitchens under...

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Letters to the Editor, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

More parking spaces needed My wife and I arrived in Naples Oct. 31 (yes, Halloween night) after a 2,200-mile road trip from Boulder, Colorado. When we turned west on Third Avenue South from U.S. 41, all we saw were cars parked all along Third Avenue...

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Brookline Cos. adds to holdings in downtown Naples with $9.35 million buy
November 9, 2017

Brookline Cos. has snatched up more land in downtown Naples, with plans for a larger redevelopment project. The privately held real estate firm, with headquarters in Clearwater near Tampa, has purchased 1.68 acres of commercial property at Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street.  

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Top 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida
November 9, 2017

#4: Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday as the festival shuts down Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples. Local restaurant chefs and nationally renowned chefs,...

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5th Avenue South Business Improvement District Names Bruce Barone, Jr. Executive Director
November 8, 2017

The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) is thrilled to announce that after an exhaustive national search, it has named Bruce Barone, Jr. as executive director. Lou Vlasho, selection committee chairman, said, “Bruce’s long-term involvement and commitment to the Naples community coupled with his...

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FYI-Food: Taste of truffles and more news for local foodies
November 8, 2017

Truffles galore Many restaurants on Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South have special dishes for the Truffle Festival, through Nov. 12, in downtown Naples.

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Naples chef brings fun personality to Paradise Coast Food & Wine Experience
November 7, 2017

Chef Andy Hyde approaches life as "the wild child." Growing up, Hyde — who owns Chef Hyde Catering company in Naples — admits he was a bit of a wild child himself, but now he uses the phrase as an inspiring life motto. On Instagram,...

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SWFL dining: Truffle season kicks off with Truffletopia, White Truffle Festival
November 7, 2017

It's truffle season, and the elusive and prized fungi are popping up on menus throughout Southwest Florida. Caffe Toscano in south Fort Myers got its first shipment of white truffles in last week. Chef-owner Antonio Durante offers fresh shavings of the fragrant truffles over any...

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Ronto’s Shoppes at Naples Square will complete downtown walkable lifestyle
November 4, 2017

As The Ronto Group prepares to break ground on Phase III of Naples Square at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples before the end of this year, the is continuing to refine plans for The Shoppes at Naples Square....

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