Our final meals diversion is simply across the nook: Thanksgiving.
It most likely will not seem like Turkey Days previous, however it’s motive sufficient to slather our insides in gravy for a day whereas we attempt to overlook concerning the world.
For a couple of pre-Thanksgiving distractions, learn on.
Meals, in its many kinds, usually helps.
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Putt-putt, pulled pork and PopStroke
The brand new PopStroke in south Fort Myers, a Tiger Woods-backed miniature golf course/bar/restaurant, appears constructed for 2020. Its open-air eating areas are lined with buzzing followers. Its 36 holes of putt-putt embrace a cocktail server who can refresh your Mulligan Mojito with the clicking of an app. There’s meals, too, and it may be surprisingly good. Even when it isn’t, this place is enjoyable. The sort of enjoyable that takes you again in time, to the relative calm of, say, 2019. Discover my evaluation in The News-Press and Naples Daily News.
Of Twisted Sheep and Ninjas
What’s higher than a restaurant evaluation? Two restaurant evaluations. I shared first bites (and ideas) from Ninja Japanese Steak Home, in addition to the brand new Twisted Sheep Pizza, each in Naples. From trendy and smooth, to graffiti-covered and funky, every place delighted in its personal manner. Click on right here for my takes in the Daily News, or click on right here for a News-Press link.
Recipes for a pared-down Thanksgiving
The place Suzy Fleming Leonard grew up, meals equaled love — particularly in the course of the holidays. Whereas this 12 months’s Thanksgiving tables are more likely to be smaller and fewer crowded than holidays previous, that does not imply skimping on taste. Discover easy-to-scale recipes for a vacation smorgasbord, be it for a desk of two or a couple of extra. Click on right here for a News-Press link and right here for the Naples Daily News story
Eat to flee
Within the coronary heart of Naples, steps from the bustle of Fifth Avenue South, Veranda E is an oasis. The restaurant sits within the courtyard of Lodge Escalante. Led by a food-loving chef and fed by onsite gardens, this is not simply any restaurant. Veranda E is an consuming escape. Gina Birch tells us extra within the NDN, in addition to The NP.
• It is going to be an attention-grabbing Thanksgiving, and that requires attention-grabbing wines. Our personal Gina Birch has vintages in any respect value factors to enhance no matter could find yourself in your vacation desk. (discover her picks in The NP and NDN)
• In restaurant information: downtown Fort Myers welcomed the brand new Silver King Ocean Brasserie; space cooks are taking over the “Plate It Up Challenge;” and Naples mentioned hiya to a new drive-thru cantina.
Jean Le Boeuf is the pseudonym utilized by an area meals lover who dines at eating places anonymously and with out warning, with meals paid for by The Information-Press. E-mail the critic at [email protected].