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Best New Restaurants Countdown: Blue Coyote Supper Club

BY February 4, 2015


Blue Coyote Supper Club

1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island; 472-9222,

The decade-long wait is over for folks who have been wanting a coveted table at the Blue Coyote. What had previously been a strict members-only private dining experience at a Fort Myers country club is now democratized with an open-to-the-public second location on Sanibel. On any given night patrons can see owner Mitch Schwenke shuffling between the intimate dining room, bar and kitchen—and that hands-on involvement manifests from start to finish. The food especially is handled with care, mixing top-tier ingredients with subtle yet intricate preparations. Witness the house specialty: a hunkering panko- and rosemary-crusted kurobuta pork chop in a pool of blackberry gastrique, topped with chopped tomato (those dices look deceptively simple, but they’re actually peeled, seeded, coated with truffle oil, and then sprinkled with salt and pepper). Funky paintings by artist Markus Pierson of the namesake howler adorning the walls are equally quirky and cool, and we’re howling to pay his home another visit.


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