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Inside the Gulfshore's Dining Scene

April 2008


Hot Dish: April 30, 2008

Inside the Gulfshore’s Dining Scene     Restaurants take housing-market hit Construction crews and real estate agents aren’t the only ones hurting from the housing market bust. This winter was a less-than-profitable season for restaurateurs, as well. But while those in construction-related fields are leaving the area in search of healthier economies, restaurants are less portable. Following the recent closure of Macaroni Grill in Naples, Duval Street Seafood Company in Bonita Springs and Mel’s Diner in San Carlos Park, more restaurants are expected to close than to open over the summer as a result of the shrinking customer base.     Shopping meccas become dining destinations A trend is emerging. People are dining out less often, and when they do dine out at a...

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Hot Dish: April 16, 2008

  Inside the Gulfshore's Dining Scene Welcome to a new world of culinary delights, where we’ll be sampling everything the Gulfshore has to offer from home cooking to haute cuisine. In a city with beautiful beaches along the Gulf, where does one find a great new steakhouse to rave about? Right by the water, of course! Naples’ The Grill Club Churrascaria (492 Bayfront Place, 239-430-7020) offers Brazilian “barbecue” churrasco-style, serving it up continuously, rodizio-style, till you are satiated. The food is seasoned with coarse salt, roasted on saber-skewers over an open fire, and served tableside by black-clad gauchos with orange bandanas. It is delicious! Start with dozens of fresh appetizers, but don’t fill up yet. Sample the tasty filet mignon, skirt steak,...

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Meet Ivan

Ivan Seligman's passion for food and travel has encompassed being a busboy, waiter and, along with other cooks, creating gourmet meals for 24 people to benefit local charities. Whether fishing for wahoo, diving for lobster, sampling the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, eating durian in Malaysia, or cooking from 150-year-old cookbooks, he photographs and samples the freshest of foods, authentically prepared. All is fair game for his palate and this blog.

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