Harry Waugh Dessert Room @ Bern’s Steakhouse

I know that Tampa isn’t technically part of Southwest Florida but I took a recent vacay there and came across a dining experience  that everyone needs to know about. A few months ago, my husband and I ate at DeRomo’s (check out our awesome meal on the blog page) and our waiter was kind enough to…

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz Carlton

I was never one to have tea parties as a child. Reading or drawing, watching movies and playing outside were more my thing but now as an adult I think I need to make up for lost time. And who doesn’t love a good tea party? The Ritz Carlton is famous for their afternoon tea;…

Bonita Brunch!

Come on! We’ve already established that brunch is my favorite meal so how can I say no to a restaurant with ‘brunch’ literally in the name? The answer is, I can’t. And that’s how I wound up at this popular breakfast eatery. I’ve been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while since I…

Taqueria San Julian

Like many other South Floridians, I was supposed to attend Taco Fest last Sunday but as we all now know, the food festival ran out of tacos early!!! How does that happen? If you’re called Taco Fest and you run out of tacos, are you just Fest? Regardless, my husband and I were very disappointed…

First Watch

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite meal is, I don’t name a particular one. Instead, I simply say Brunch! There’s something about brunch that evokes happiness in people, especially women. Maybe it’s the mimosas or the fact that you can wake up late and still eat breakfast without being that person. Whatever the rhyme…

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant

  Have you ever heard the term “simple is better”? It’s not only true, but it seems to be the motto at DeRomo’s restaurant. My husband Darren and I recently had a craving for really good Italian food and on the recommendation of our neighbors, we ventured the ten or so miles south to the…

Chops City Grill

This is a random side note because I know most people would think I would be writing about steak, considering Chops is a highly respected steakhouse but instead I decided to feature a true gem on their menu instead. You may not know this but I am a huge fan of all things avocado and mango…

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

    You know what’s better than good food? Good food outside on a breezy sunny day overlooking the water. And that’s what you get at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. Located on the water, attached to Salty Sam’s boat tours, this restaurant transports you to an island paradise. Per usual, since it’s the high season,…

Marsala’s Pizza of Estero

  I generally make it a rule to avoid restaurants located in strip malls since they tend to be chains, however, every now and then, a restaurant worth trying comes along. Marsala’s Pizza of Estero is such a restaurant. Located across from the Mirimar outlets just next to a Publix supermarket is a generic looking…