Category Archives: Foodie Naples

Glass Art on the Hidden Veranda E

We recently had the great pleasure of attending a wonderful evening called Dinner With Artists, which is put on by the Naples Art Association. It was a mixture of entertainment, learning and delicious food, which was a perfect equation for fun.

If you find yourself with the opportunity to attend one of these events, we highly recommend you do so! In fact, you may want to check out the next event, coming up in May at Coast in Edgewater Beach Hotel.

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Getting to Know Beefstro's Gourmet Beefs

Just off Naples Boulevard (in the JoAnn Fabric’s shopping center near Costco), there is a place where natives of Chicago seem to gravitate. It’s almost as if they can smell the beef and the Chicago dawgs in the air. And you know if the natives and visitors from Chicago fill the restaurant on a regular basis — the food is definitely authentic and totally delicious.

If you haven’t yet heard of Beefstro’s but you love hand-crafted sandwiches which are full of flavor and made with love, you need to find your way over there soon.

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Getting to Know The Cider Press Cafe

From the busy street outside, you would never imagine the culinary wonders that await you inside the doors of The Cider Press Cafe. Tucked away in a strip mall at the intersection of Immokalee and Airport Pulling, The Cider Press Cafe is now one of my favorite restaurants in Naples and if you truly love incredible food, you have got to visit soon! (more…)

Family Night for $50 or less

After the huge success of our recent post about heading out for a night on Fifth Avenue South with only $50 in our pocket to spend for the whole date night evening (which was a great time), we decided to make cheap meals and entertainment, whether with friends, your spouse or the family, and more a regular feature on FoodieNaples.com. This time around, we decided to see if we can have a great night out as a family of 3, without spending a fortune. And guess what? We had dinner, drinks, mini-golf and dessert for under $50 bucks! Read on to learn more about our night.

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A Chat with Chef Vincenzo @ Osteria Tulia

In the middle of Fifth Avenue South, you will find Osteria Tulia, offering authentic rustic Italian cuisine and atmosphere. As you approach the restaurant, you feel like you’re taking a trip to the back roads of Italy.

As you walk inside, you will immediately feel that comfortable, warm, inviting atmosphere which can only come with lots of vision and attention to detail. Much of the interior is made from reclaimed Dade County pine and bricks from a Chicago firehouse built in the 1940’s. (more…)

Dining in Naples on a Budget: Under $50 on 5th

Are there really any good dining deals in Naples anymore??

While there are lots and lots of deals available in newspapers, online and via other coupon offers, how do you know what is a really good bargain — and what you’ll regret later.

We at Foodie Naples are starting a new mission to find and report to you the best dining deals, in and out of season, at local Naples restaurants (and maybe a few in neighboring cities as well.) (more…)

Where to Find Good BBQ in Naples

When you’re in the mood for a good down-home style meal, you can never go wrong with BBQ. Slow cooked ribs, smoked meats and BBQ sandwiches — just thinking about the flavorful meat makes my mouth water. So if you’ve got a hankering for BBQ in Naples, FL, tonight, here’s where you might want to visit. And don’t ya’ll forget to tell ‘em Foodie Naples sent ya. (more…)

Your Pro Kitchen Naples

During our last few weeks of meeting people in the foodie scene of Naples and getting to know lots of business owners, we have found that there are a surprisingly large number of independent and smaller catering and bakery companies within Collier County. And operating under the full restraints of local laws is not all that easy if you think you’re just going to pop open a company and start making food in your kitchen.

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