Yesterday was absolutely Puntalicious! My travel writer friend Lucy Tobias and I had a delicious time in Southwest Florida’s City of Punta Gorda. (Hence, I’m calling it Puntalicious!)Read More
How fresh are the blue crabs at Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda, Fla.? I’ve seen boats pulled by trailers roll in and unload bucket loads of crabs which are quickly taken into the kitchen. Now that’s fresh! Housed in an old Florida cracker house, Peace River Seafood is a wholesale and retail seafood operation which eventually stemmed a restaurant – and it so happens to be my favorite Florida fish house. Their seafood comes in from more than a dozen local crabbers and fishermen.Read More
Happy Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m heading home to Buffalo to attend a wedding in Amish Country (Pennsylvania). I’ll be there for less than 48 hours but will make the most of it.
For today’s Feel Good Friday post, thought I’d brighten your day with this funny video called “Two Dogs Dining.” It’s been circulating the web since January but thanks to the bistro Pies and Plates in Punta Gorda, Fla., I found out about it through their newsletter. Pies and Plates is a great Southwest Florida restaurant serving up an eclectic mix of sandwiches, salads and dessert. They serve up the best Gooey Butter Cake in Florida! See the photo above?
Before enjoying, know that the dogs were not hurt during the filming of the video.
Bon appetite!Read More
I didn’t “get” the Groupon craze until I made my first purchase a couple of weeks ago and my first redemption today. It’s my understanding Groupon works this way: a set number of people need to buy into a “deal.”
Deals range in value between 50 and 90 percent off. This is where the name “Groupon” comes in, a “group” of people are needed to buy into a “coupon.” As mentioned, a specific number of people need to buy into it so once that number is reached, you receive an email notification letting you know the deal has tipped and it’s on, baby! That’s when your credit card is charged, once the deal is on.Read More
Hungry? Maybe after this post you will be. Following are a few snapshots from some tasty restaurants I’ve visited in the past month. Each restaurant deserves their own post with elaboration and in due time, they will. For now, enjoy these culinary snapshots from some of my recent journeys. If planning a culinary vacation in Florida, my article on what Florida foods you should enjoy may be of interest.Read More