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Inside the Gulfshore's Dining Scene

December 2009


Hot Dish: Dec. 23, 2009

Inside the Gulfshore’s Dining Scene.     The Capital Grille’s Coconut Crème Pie is Just Ducky   Don’t miss Dessert with a Duck at The Capital Grille from Jan. 1 through Feb. 27. With each purchase of a $10 coconut crème pie, you will receive adoption papers for your own serial-numbered rubber duck to be entered in the Great Venetian Duck Race.  The Capital Grille's Coconut Creme Pie. Then on Feb. 27, 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped in the bay at The Village on Venetian Bay. Some lucky ducks will win thousands of dollars in fabulous prizes to support the Children’s Museum of Naples. To adopt a duck now, visit The 2009 race raised $87,000, and the 2010 goal is $150,000! The Capital Grille, 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples, 254-0640,...

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Hot Dish: Dec. 9, 2009

Inside the Gulfshore’s Dining Scene.   Explore the Locals’ Secret Dining Spot   V & J Bistro is Fort Myers Beach’s home away from home for me. I’m on a “staycation” as soon as I go past Lover’s Key, cross the last bridge and drive past the condos and mom-and-pop restaurants. This bistro is a local’s secret dining spot, intimate and casual. The service and food quality is better than most spots in Fort Myers. The co-owners serve lunch and dinner; Rachael Johnston covers the “front of the house,” and Executive Chef James Buis creates delicious entrees at very friendly price points.   V&J Bistro lamb shank. Rachael can be very busy serving a full house, and her energy and efficiency never waver. Lunch features grouper sandwich and fries ($8), grilled John...

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