Fort Myers-based Gather Beverage Company
Table Service

4 Passion Projects Make for Some of the Best Artisan Foods in SWFL

From Naples to Sanibel, these locals elevate how we eat and drink by leaning into the singular focus on their crafts.
raw diet
Healthy Life

The Power of A Raw Diet

Bonita Springs-based photographer Garren Rimondi keeps his sustenance simple—and his health on-point—with daily helpings of fresh, raw foods.

Southwest Florida’s Best New Restaurants 2024

These restaurants elevate and redefine culinary expectations.

Food Beyond Borders: The Latin American Soul of SWFL Food

Migrants have largely defined the regional cuisine of Southwest Florida, with delicious results.
Michael Slabach's coffee creations

This Naples Bartender Turns Caffeine and Cocktails Into Art

After working at The Dock at Crayton Cove and other restaurants, Naples-born Michael Slabach took his love for the craft into the...
Zach Smith’s Ceremony Brewing in Bonita Springs

This SWFL Brewery is a Beer Lover’s Paradise

Ceremony Brewing, in Bonita Springs, offers food-driven sours and a cultish bottle shop.
The District in Naples

5 Best New SWFL Restaurants for Friends and Date Night

At these community-oriented hotspots, restaurateurs deliver shareable plates, stellar wines and plenty of ambiance to linger over.
Next Door in Cape Coral

Is this Southwest Florida’s Best Pasta?

Next Door restaurant, in Cape Coral, redefines the relationship with comfort and community—one dish at a time.
Warren Naples
Season Preview / Hot Tables

SWFL’s 6 Most Anticipated Restaurants for Season 2023-2024

Look for a reservation at these new and upcoming spots.
Charcuterie and wine
Table Service

Italian Chefs Innovate with Classic Flavors Across SWFL

The fresh wave of Italian culinary innovators would sooner tout pickled peppers, squash blossoms or speck than garlic bread and red-sauce specials.
The MED fiocchi
The Dish

The Dish to Try at Naples’ The MED

Indulgent fiocchi allo zola blends Italian home cooking with French culinary clout.
Best strip mall dining
Dining + Wining

Eat Like a SWFL Local at These Gourmet Strip Mall Restaurants

Restaurateurs don’t need a five-star hotel or a multimillion-dollar renovation to succeed here. They just need a strip mall.
Non-alcoholic cocktails
Dining + Wining / Editors' Guide

Your Guide to Nonalcoholic Drinking in Southwest Florida

NA cocktails are taking the bar world by storm, and these sippers from around the region pack a showy punch.
Chef Brooke Kravetz
Dining + Wining

Meet the Mind behind East Naples’ New Supper Club

Brooke Kravetz cooks up some of the city's most inventive dishes at Old Vines Supper Club—and now, she's coming for Mercato with...
Farmers Market Restaurant Fort Myers
Dining + Wining / Like A Local

Fort Myers’ Farmers Market Restaurant Serves 50 Years of Southern Soul

Each generation harbors a favorite here, from country-fried steak to cornbread and grits.