November 28, 2015

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Inside the Gulfshore's Dining Scene

June 2012

Eat for less and eat meat


Eat for less and eat meat

It’s time again for Naples Originals quarterly gift certificate sale when some of the best restaurants in town—including Cloyde's Steak & Lobster House, Handsome Harry's, 360 Market, Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, I M Tapas, and The Bay House—offer up 30 percent discounts. Each of the more than 30 restaurants offers up certificates at varying levels, usually either $50 (which cost $35) or $25 (17.50). This time the group is introducing $15 gift certificates (for $10) to a few places with lower priced menu options. Be sure to get online early (perhaps even before that first cup of coffee) and log on to as the best restaurants have limited quantities for sale and go quick. The certificates will then be emailed to you to print and...

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Authentic Indian Delights

Owner Kaushik Sanghvi has succcessfully maintained A-Z Beverage at the same spot on  Bayshore Drive for 25 years. But last year he set aside a good portion of the store to open an Indian specialty shop. Thus Spice of India was added to the marquee. Business has only increased since then. He stocks hard to get fresh Indian produce, such as dosa kai (small melons) snake gourd and various gingers, plus lentils and local cilantro, mangoes, avocados, tomatoes and other produce. My favorite part of the store is the huge freezers filled with heat ’n’ eat authentic Indian frozen foods. How good are they? Well, Indian food lovers drive from Estero and Fort Myers to fill up their freezers. Try chicken curry, lamb kabobs, parathas, naan pizzas and delicious ice creams. 3863 Bayshore...

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