Heavenly Biscuits, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

If you want advice on biscuits, and never think that you don’t need advice on biscuits, ask David Sanders. Not that David Sanders, silly, the one who’s a cellist with the Chicago Symphony. He’s also a world class expert on pies, pastries, ice cream, and barbecue, among many other types of food. It was from David that I leaned about Sunshine Biscuit Kitchen and their … Continue reading Heavenly Biscuits, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Cubans Be Like, Fort Myers, Florida

Nancy and I had an afternoon flight home and, having missed our beloved stop at the Rumba Cafe in Naples, decided on a Cuban place for lunch. After studying the options, we selected Cubans Be Like. Cubans Be Like is set in a nice new shopping center on the east side of Fort Myers, just off US 41. It was conveniently located on the way … Continue reading Cubans Be Like, Fort Myers, Florida

Scoops on First, Fort Myers. Florida

If you’re in Fort Myers, Florida, you’ll probably want an ice cream cone. Even if you don’t realize you want one, if your’e lucky enough to be with Nancy, she might well want one and that will remind you that you need ice cream. That’s not the reason I married her, it’s just one of the benefits, a bit of lagniappe. On Saturday Nancy and … Continue reading Scoops on First, Fort Myers. Florida

10 Twenty Five, Fort Myers, Florida

We — I — had planned to check out some waterside places around Fort Myers, but on Saturday, the Edison Festival of Light intervened. That meant that major road closures until after 11:00 pm kept us downtown for the day. The Festival was expected to be especially big as it had been canceled for two years due to COVID. The Festival included a car show, … Continue reading 10 Twenty Five, Fort Myers, Florida

First Street Bar and Grill, Fort Myers, Florida

After a fabulous dinner at Traditions, Nancy and I went to our hotel, the Luminary (excellent), and slept the sleep of the blessed. Nancy spent Saturday morning exercising and eating fruit and yogurt, while I wandered out to find breakfast in downtown Fort Myers. It took me a full block to find the First Street Bar and Grill, outside of which people were eating with … Continue reading First Street Bar and Grill, Fort Myers, Florida

The Luminary Hotel, Fort Myers, Florida

Let me tell you about our hotel in Fort Myers. We were spending a couple of extra days after a Friday to Friday stay at the Marriott Crystal Shores, probably our favorite vacation spot. Where to stay? In February, beachside hotels cost a king’s ransom. We settled on the Luminary Hotel in downtown Fort Myers, and it was a great choice. The Luminary is part … Continue reading The Luminary Hotel, Fort Myers, Florida

Traditions on the Beach, Sanibel Island, Florida

When I reviewed the Lazy Flamingo, I mentioned that I got the recommendation from a blonde woman whose first recommendation had been a place I rejected because I figured it was so nice I’d nice have to wear big boy pants. That restaurant was Traditions on the Beach, and here I was, years later wearing long pants and shoes rather than flip flops for the … Continue reading Traditions on the Beach, Sanibel Island, Florida

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe, Naples, Florida

Friday was our last day in Marco Island. Joyce was taking a late afternoon flight home, and Nancy and I were headed to Fort Myers for a couple of nights before our trip home. We decided — actually I decided — to skip our usual exit meal at the excellent Rumba Cafe in Naples in favor of a waterside restaurant. We looked at Yelp and … Continue reading EJ’s Bayfront Cafe, Naples, Florida

Arturo’s Bistro, Marco Island, Florida

All good things must come to an end, and for our last night in Marco, Nancy, Joyce, and I went to Arturo’s Bistro for an early dinner. Arturo’s is tucked into a shopping center on North Collier. We sat outside at one of a handful of tables, but I managed to get a shot of the interior, which was very pleasant, as you can see. … Continue reading Arturo’s Bistro, Marco Island, Florida

The Boulevard, Marco Island, Florida

After a lively dinner at Cocomo’s Grill, Nancy and I shifted gears and went to The Boulevard. The Boulevard is nicely decorated with pleasant lighting, with staff that seems to glide about.  If the defining words for Cocomo’s are “fun”and “delicious”, the words for The Boulevard are “elegant” and “delicious.” The Boulevard was very accommodating, and allowed us to reserve a table they usually keep … Continue reading The Boulevard, Marco Island, Florida