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! [...]
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. [...]
Snow Birds support local Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida businesses.
A German Bakery in Estero, Florida.
Taste of Bonita 2010 event announcement in Bonita Springs, 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.
Taste of Bonita at Riverside Park -11-15-2009
Farm City BBQ at Ave Maria, Florida Did you know that the average American eats 22 pounds of tomatoes each year? Or did you know that it takes 12 busy little honeybees collecting the nectar from 2,000 flowers to make a tablespoon of honey? The National Farm City Council has spent more than 50 years [...]
The Taste of Coconut Point is Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $3 per person to join in the festivities and kids under 12 get in FREE. Coconut Point Mall and the Taste of Coconut Point is located on US 41 in Estero, Florida. The official website: www.TasteOfCoconutPoint.com
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 [...]
You’ve Never Thrown a Fish in a Toilet? Yesterday I furloughed the parents and invited them to make a trip with me to Everglades City for the seafood festival. It had been several years since I’d been and I just had an urge to see rednecks throw mullet fish into toilets. Yes, they have a [...]
If you’re in Lee or Collier Counties and want to meet some local twitterers stop by the *spanking new* Survey Cafe on Wednesday. You can RSVP right here: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1755403/?ps=5 The Survey Cafe is small. If our group gets large we should give them fair warning so please RSVP. If you’re a Blogger, Twitterer, Dog Catcher, [...]
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 [...]
Things to Do in Bonita Springs So what happens when she gets bored of type, type, typing her brains out? At the risk of using a cliché, I got a case of the Monday’s and I got bored…and here’s what happened. I’d been wrestling with a few deals and trying to write the column for [...]
Taste of Bonita Festival | Things to Do in Bonita Springs It’s that time of the year again. The 15th annual Taste of Bonita 2008 is back, and some of the area’s best restaurants are serving up their best once again. The Taste of Bonita food festival will be held at Riverside Park on Nov. [...]
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 [...]
Digging The Bonita Springs Weather Do you suppose people are just sick and tired of being sick and tired? A few weeks ago I noticed that car carriers were back. Many of our northern snowbirds put their cars on delivery trucks and fly down to meet their car. I thought it was early for the [...]
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 [...]
This week has been a little hectic. For all the whiners who think southwest Florida is doomed rest assured that Bonita Springs real estate is, in fact, selling. There’s been enough activity to get me buried a little behind. Yeah, I heard the recent foreclosure reports about Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Sure the news [...]
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 [...]
The Gorton’s Fisherman? | Bonita Springs, Florida This one is coming from my Flickr.com archives. I took it a while back right after the bug incident on Old 41 while I was running. The experience was so terrible I ended up running on Bonita Beach to avoid the gnats on the next run. That’s when [...]
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 [...]
Are There Things To Do Besides Eat, Shop and Build? It doesn’t take much looking around to see that things around the Community of Bonita Springs aren’t quite the same as they use to be. At the risk of sounding like a codger with a “back in the day” story I will tell you this. [...]
Bonita Springs Best Pico de Gallo Remember when Bonita Springs, Florida was the tomato capital of the world? I do . There was a little real estate craze and a lot of those tomato fields are now golf courses and housing developments. You can still get a fresh mater’ around here if you look for [...]
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 [...]
The Totem, The Brew & The $20 Salad If you take a day trip to Fort Myers Beach you’ll find this totem mailbox at the South end of the Island. It’s about midway between the drawbridge and Santini Plaza, on the gulf side. For you adventurous types that don’t know the area, there are only [...]
Muvico vs. Regal What if they both lose? Years ago, long before I became a spinster, I raised my kids in Bonita Springs, Florida. I recall the day The Prado shopping center was built and the day the new movie theater came to town. Regal Cinema opened it’s doors and most Friday and Saturday night [...]
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. [...]
Happy Birthday Krusty Today is Krusty’s birthday if you didn’t guess by the title. I’ve been put in charge of throwing a soiree with tacos as the entrée, orange soda and a Publix cake. Yes, there was an order placed. Hey, I have to let him think he’s getting away with something just for tolerating [...]
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 [...]
Bonita Springs Art Show at The Promenade The Art League of Bonita Springs Center for the Arts presents a fine arts & fine crafts festival next weekend at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy the artworks of 206 National and International artists plus the ambiance of the Promenade of Bonita Springs while supporting the [...]
Bonita Springs Shopping Tomato Capital of the World So there I am sitting in The Brooks at the traffic light at Coconut Road and the Trail (Tamiami Trail/US 41) watching the work being done and waiting for green. You can see the Hyatt Coconut Point off in the distance so you know I’m heading west. [...]
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 [...]
Gourmet Grocery & Produce Store Have you been to The Fresh Market in Bonita Springs? The Fresh Market is just a couple blocks from where I live so I pop in all the time. You’ll just love The Fresh Market. The atmosphere at The Fresh Market is just so nice. It’s a specialty grocery [...]
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 [...]