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  1. Jason’s Deli | Delights in Giving Back

    She’s a businesswoman, a philanthropist and a mom, with the type of welcoming spirit that makes everyone around her feel comfortable; Diana Willis, co-owner of Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida. Hers is a familiar face at charity and special events across Southwest Florida. The fashionable go-getter’s best accessory is her smile. Born in northern California, …

  2. Unfiltered Unfined Wines | Wining & Dining

    The wine world is a lot like the world of fashion; certain grapes and methods of winemaking go in and out of style all of the time. But two things that are always “in” for spring are whites and blushes; they come out of their winter slumber, fresh and vibrant. Unfiltered Unfined Wines | Wining & …

  3. Unfiltered Unfined Wines | Wining & Dining with local wine distributor

    When selecting a wine at a local restaurant or in a local retailer, sometimes the choices can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many things to consider from the type of grape you like or want, to the food you are having with it, to how much you want to spend. And now, more …

  4. Living Vine Organic Café

    Every Wednesday there is a knock at the back door of Living Vine Café. When owner James Roark opens it, he is given a basket of fresh produce that was picked at a local farm within the last 24 hours; a bounty that his chef uses to create healthful meals for the week. Roark and …

  5. Man With the Magic Touch – Tony Phelan of Deep Lagoon

      Some might say he’s a man with a magic touch, restaurateur Tony Phelan. Phelan has resurrected a once popular seafood restaurant on Tamiami Trial in Naples, remodeling and renaming what was once Randy’s Fish Market Restaurant, to the new Deep Lagoon.  It only took Phelan and his team of wizards four weeks to redesign …

  6. Hoang Lee- Living the American Dream 

    If you can walk, you can work; that was the philosophy of Hoang Lee’s father. Growing up in Vietnam, he says he started working when he was two. Mr. Lee is the chef/owner of Saigon Paris Bistro, located in a strip mall adjacent to The Bell Tower Shops.  His father’s work philosophy has molded and …

  7. I Could Eat Pizza Everyday! – Pizza Fusion

     One of the hardest things to give up when you have dietary restrictions or are trying to eat more healthfully is pizza. Thank goodness there is Pizza Fusion!  Owner Rose Thompson says, “Pizza is the number one consumed food by Americans and what we love.” She laughs, “I could eat it everyday, and if I can …

  8. New Year New Digs – Love Boat Ice Cream

    The famous Love Boat Ice Cream shop is getting some new digs for the New Year. Serving 75 flavors of frozen treats for 50 years at the same spot on San Carlos Boulevard, owner Brian Borst is moving the operation about 500 feet south for more space both in the front and back of the …