Category Archives: Dining

Enjoy Sunday Brunch and a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

Looking for a change of scenery with your Sunday brunch? Join King Fisher Fleet on Sundays now through the winter/spring season on a leisurely cruise over the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve to Portobello’s Restaurant at Burnt Store Marina. Here, a tasty two-hour brunch buffet awaits. The narrated tour departs Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

Simply Sweet Features Norman Love Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Delicious and Gorgeous Norman Love Chocolates Available at Simply Sweet in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Delicious and Gorgeous Norman Love Chocolates Available at Simply Sweet in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Simply Sweet, an adorable candy shoppe in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, has announced the arrival of the Norman Love Confections’ collection of Valentine Heart Chocolates for 2014 called “Love Notes”. Assorted Valentine heart chocolates are presented in a deep-red Valentine Heart shaped package accented with a wide black satin bow and custom made Valentine gift tags. This Simply Sweet exclusive Valentine packaging is available with assorted NLC heart chocolates in 15 or 30 piece gift sets. Continue reading

Southwest Florida Dining: Englewood and Punta Gorda Restaurants Open Christmas 2012

Appetizers from Lulu at The Wyvern Hotel

Appetizers from Lulu at The Wyvern Hotel

Ho! Ho! Ho! We’re making a list of Charlotte County restaurants open Christmas Day 2012. Although we’re checking the list twice, if you know of a restaurant that will be open yet isn’t listed in this post, feel free to comment. Reservations are strongly recommended as some are offering special seatings and menus. Continue reading

Dining with Character in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

If You Don't Know How to Crack a Blue Crab, They'll Show You How at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Fla.

If You Don’t Know How to Crack a Blue Crab, They’ll Show You How at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Exploring and enjoying Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands works up an appetite. Luckily, the area offers a bountiful selection of restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual eats. From Placida to Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda, here’s a list of some of those restaurants offering a bit of character with every tasty bite. Continue reading

Learn to Whip Up Something Quick, Healthy and Tasty at Worden Farm, March 24

Vicki Chelf Slicing Carrot Curry QuicheWorden Farm, Punta Gorda’s wonderful organic farm, will be holding two culinary workshops on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Learn how to add enzyme and probiotic rich foods to your diet as well as how to prepare 20-minute vegan meals. Continue reading

Southwest Florida Dining: Punta Gorda Restaurants Open Christmas 2011

The Warm Goat Appetizer at the Perfect Caper, Punta Gorda, Fla.

The Warm Goat Appetizer at the Perfect Caper, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Fa, la, la, la, la…we’re compiling a list of Punta Gorda restaurants open Christmas Day 2011. If you know of one that will be open yet they didn’t make our list, feel free to comment. Reservations are strongly recommended as some are offering special seatings and menus.

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Southwest Florida Dining: Englewood and Cape Haze-area Restaurants Open Christmas 2011

Seafood at Rum Bay Restaurant at Palm Island Resort, Florida

Seafood at Rum Bay Restaurant at Palm Island Resort, Florida

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is around the corner and although we know it’s a time to prepare your favorite dishes reminding you of Christmases past, others want to leave the cooking (and cleaning) to someone else. Continue reading