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Lee Roy Selmon’s is my Lee County Southern delight, with fi re-grilled specials such as USDA “Choice” steak, a half rack of baby back ribs or cedar plank salmon for $9.99. Citrus-glazed shrimp salad, Mama’s meatloaf or firecracker shrimp hit the spot. Round out your feast with cheese ’n’ bacon grits and cornbread casserole. Top it off with Georgia peach cobbler or cinnamon raisin bread pudding and you’re in Southern heaven. 5056 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, 690-3287, leeroyselmons.com

Naples’ Alpine Restaurant is the spot for authentic, made-from-scratch German, Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian favorites. Start with a Slovak goulash soup or sauerkraut soup or marinated and grilled fi sh sandwich. Then get ready for schnitzel—try the light, crisp jaeger schnitzel in a mushroom cream sauce, the slightly spicy German wiener schnitzel or the even spicier Slovak schnitzel. Dine on one of a dozen dinner crepes with a draft pilsner or a fruit smoothie. The nutella crepe’s my favorite dessert. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road Suite 158, Naples, 325-9499, alpineofnaples.com

Bayfront Bistro is back in Fort Myers Beach with new ownership and a refreshed menu. Come from 4-7 pm for the $47-for-two deal and share three courses and a bottle of wine. Arrive later for miso-yaki marinated butterfish, pan seared grouper with sage caper butter or a brimming bowl of seafood chioppino. Enjoy the sunset’s pastels over the water as you dig into four layers of chocolate madness cake, or the bananas Foster style bread pudding with whisky sauce. 4761 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, 463-3663, bayfrontbistro.com

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