Norman Love Chocolate: One Size Fits All Just in case you didn’t know, Norman Love Confections and the world famous chocolate is anchored right here in southwest Florida. Since chocolate makes a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, there is only one way to set your gift apart from any chocolate gift your sweetie has ever [...]
Good Times in Bonita Springs at Buffalo Chips A willing victim allowed me to interview them about dining at the world famous Buffalo Chips Restaurant in greater downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. I swore it would be easy and painless and then we messed up immediately and went into a laughing fit. Good times, as usual, [...]
Summer Dining Group in Bonita Springs Area So when are we starting the “Crawl” up again? Someone just asked me the other day and I’m in the process of planning the first one (probably June 10 2012) and looking for additional restaurants in Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples, Florida for our group to visit. So [...]
Where to Find The Best Pizza in Bonita Springs Fl Luna Pizza – Miromar Outlet in Estero, Florida Ristorante Enrico on West Terry Street in the Publix Plaza in Bonita Springs Florida. Brooklyn Oven on US 41 near the north gate to Bonita Bay in Bonita springs, Florida. Pino’s Italian Pizzeria in the Publix Plaza [...]
Buffalo Chips Restaurant ~ An Upscale Dive No trip to Bonita Springs, Florida is complete without dining at Buffalo Chips Restaurant on Old 41 Road in Old Bonita. Back in the day … when I first moved here Buffalo Chips was a mandatory Friday or Saturday night pit stop. Home of the Buffalo Chicken Wing! [...]
Fresh Seafood Dine-In, Take-Out or By The Pound The latest and absolutely greatest place to grab dinner or fresh seafood is at Randy’s Paradise Shrimp Company in Bonita Springs, Florida. It’s the sister restaurant of Randy’s Fish Market Restaurant which is located in North Naples, Florida. Since inventing the Southwest Florida Summer Restaurant Crawl we’ve [...]
Southwest Florida Summer Restaurant Crawl 2011 In an effort to update and reorganize the Bonita Springs/Estero Top Ten restaurants on this blog, I invented a little group on Facebook and Meetup to organize a way for a few local Bonitians and Esteroans (sp?) to join me. We have about one hundred – forty members now [...]
Things to Do in Bonita Springs and Estero Florida So, it all started with a search that someone made on Google. They searched “Top 10 Restaurants in Bonita Springs, Florida” and found a post on Life in Bonita Springs, titled the same. When I went to the post, which I had written years earlier, I [...]
Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe & Concept Store Living in Southwest Florida means that many of the local Bonitians live seasonally. We wait for tourist season to be over before we start venturing out to try new restaurants and dining establishments that have hit the scene. Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe isn’t exactly new, but I’ve [...]
Local Restaurants Which Permit Pets on The Patio Floridians love their dogs and many local Bonita Springs and Estero Florida restaurants offer outside dining or patio pet friendly dining. Since I’ve managed to locate a good portion of pet friendly restaurants to take my own beloved, old timer, dog I thought I’d share the list. [...]
A German Bakery in Estero, Florida.
Rail Head Cafe has moved to Village Walk of Bonita Springs, map and reservation contact included in the post.
Royal Scoop ice cream in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Local Mexican restaurants and dining in the Bonita Springs and Estero Florida area.
Florida Stone Crab Season Oct 15-May 15 What did you have for dinner this week? Well, I’m on my second stick of butter and I’m only half way through the bag of stone crab claws that was delivered right from the boat. When I mentioned my connections for air boating, swamp buggying and canoeing [...]
Big Hickory dining, fishing, boating and beach.
Technorati Tags: restaurant,bonita springs florida,survey Even when they originally surveyed Florida in 1870 folks had to have a place to eat. This is a historical photo of the original Survey Cafe in greater down town Survey, Florida. Population: A couple of dozen government surveyors. OK maybe the sign part isn’t exactly true. The Survey, Florida [...]
More to Look Forward to in Olde Bonita If you didn’t know, the town of Bonita Springs was once named Survey, back in the day. I believe it was named Survey because the engineering crews who originally surveyed land of south Florida were stationed here. I guess when the Nelson’s were thinking of a name [...]
Catch a Game & a Pizza at Johnny’s For the first time in a good long while I stayed up past my bedtime. I went to an event with friends and afterward someone suggested that we head to Johnny Malloy’s for a bite to eat. It was probably 9:00 p.m. when we got there, which [...]
Here’s a list of my favorite things in Bonita Springs. It’s the best of the best of and totally random. There is absolutely no science involved and no committee was formed to pick the “Best of Bonita Springs” fave’s unless you consider me a one man committee.Here’s a list of my favorite things in Bonita [...]
Seafood So Fresh it Slept in the Gulf Last Night Just a little south of Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, Florida you’ll find Pincher’s Crab Shack restaurant. It’s right on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) just about across the street from Mel’s Diner. If you’re wondering why it’s called Pincher’s it’s for uh, the pinchers [...]
Want to have a little fun in the Bonita Springs, Naples or Estero area? Looking for a place to eat or things to do? Then you’ve got to treat yourself, your family or business associates to a lunch or dinner at Stir Crazy at the Coconut Point Mall. Yes, Stir Crazy is open for lunch, [...]
Casual Dining at Bonita Beach When you live in Bonita Springs, Florida you get a lot of out of town visitors. A lot of the visitors come in the winter for obvious reasons. Our weather is fantastic most of the year but especially so October through May when it is coldest in the Midwestern states. [...]
All Ready Crazy For Stir Crazy If you’re looking for things to do in Bonita Springs and Estero and a great way to have fun, listen up. This is a great low cost event and a fun way to get out and meet other Bonita Springs and Estero residents. Why wait until the Taste of [...]
Tijuana Flats is In Naples and *Now* Bonita Springs Yesterday, to do something different I headed out for a bite to eat at a new, local Bonita Springs restaurant and then took in a movie. The new restaurant I *finally* tried was Tijuana Flats. Tijuana Flats is located in Bonita Springs but it might be [...]
Moe’s Patio Dining Isn’t this a pretty site? On my way out of Moe’s I went out through the courtyard and snapped this picture. Besides the great wooden boardwalk dining and lake view with swans, yes swans, Moe’s offers great southwest cuisine made fresh, to order and served fast. Read also:Nesting in Estero Florida If you’ve never [...]
Taste of Coconut Point If you’re looking for things to do in Bonita Springs and Estero, especially inexpensive things to do, hit up Coconut Point Mall 2008. Taste the best of what is on local menus at the first Taste of Coconut Point from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at the [...]
Bonita Springs Dine & Dash If you’re working and living in Bonita Springs and not here on a vacation, having a fast place for lunch is a must. If you’ve put off dining out in the busy Bonita Springs tourist season, now is the time to see what you’ve missed. There are a variety of [...]
Irish Dancers and Pints at Lansdowne As luck would have it Lansdowne Street is located in the same building as my office. Several colleagues headed down for the first annual block party on St. Patrick’s day. I was given a green necklace since I wasn’t wearing any green. I know, Griffith is my last name. [...]
Another Reason Why I Love Two Brothers Today, I’m not feeling so swell. I’ve been a little sickly lately. One of the kids was over last week and brought a friend that had the cooties. I think I somehow caught “Crusty’s” germs and now I’m not doing so hot. I’ve had a sore throat [...]
OK, No Dollar Was Involved, But I Do Go To Randys Fish Market Today I was driving down West Terry Street in Bonita Springs and passed Baby A in traffic. I buzzed him on the phone and he was actually on his way to see me. [heart swell] I invited him for lunch at Randy’s Fish [...]
MenuVenueSWFL.com – Southwest Florida’s Restaurant Guide If you are looking for information on Bonita Springs restaurants, Naples restaurants, Fort Myers restaurants or any of the other southwest Florida cities, MenuVenueSWFL.com has it covered. You can find menus, coupons, maps, restaurant reviews by MenuGuy, happy hour information and more. Want to find that amazing little Italian restaurant [...]
If you’re aggressive, charming, prosperous — and, well, a rat — this is your year. Today is Chinese New Year, which means the Year of the Pig is over and the Year of the Rat begins. If you’re looking for what year you were born in on the Chinese chart [click image to enlarge]: Pick [...]
Thai Cuisine in Bonita Springs The feeding frenzy. I’ve been on a feeding frenzy since running the Naples half marathon. It’s common after a long run like that. My running partner and fellow Keller Williams agent ran to Thai Star for lunch the other day. I just had to write about it. It seems [...]
Bonita Springs Seafood Restaurant | Seafood Market A few days ago I had an opportunity to take Ayu out for dinner again. We ended up at Rodes in Bonita Springs, Florida on Bonita Beach Road. It was the perfect opportunity to visit a seafood restaurant and let "A" experience some of our local catches. If [...]
It’s named Lansdowne Street but located on the Trail Bonita Springs has a new restaurateur that has thrown their hat in the ring. Just last week Lansdowne Street opened its doors for business. The owner, Michael Maurer, is a die hard Boston fan and the pub shows it. Yesterday, I finally had a chance to [...]
Top 10 Bonita Springs Restaurants & Dining Spots If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Bonita Springs, Florida this is THE list. Maureen McCabe, one of my blog cohorts from Active Rain shared her favorite Columbus Mexican Restaurants and it sparked the idea for this article on my 10 favorite Bonita Springs [...]
Dolly’s Restaurant Bonita Beach Road The next best thing to eating at home or eating at your Mom’s house is at a local place. You know one of those joints that all the local yokels hang out at. It’s a meeting place of sorts for all sorts of people. Dolly’s on Bonita Beach Road in [...]
Consider me a huge fan of patronizing locally owned “mom and pop” restaurants and businesses. Just recently I noticed a brand new restaurant open in Bonita Springs and I finally had the opportunity to stop in and have a bite to eat. Sammy, the owner of El Mesquite came over to the table for a chat [...]