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Gator Bites, Issue #066 - The Joy of Food
September 01, 2018
The Joy of Food
As I write this issue, we are having one of our typical daily afternoon thunderstorms.
We've had a lot problems with either red tide or blue-green algae clogging up our beaches this summer, killing wildlife and making visitors sick. It appears to be finally clearing up, thankfully.
In this issue of Gator Bites, I focus on some different restaurants i had the pleasure of trying: The Lodge in the River District of Fort Myers, Rusty's in downtown Cape Coral, and Hooked Island Grill out on Matlacha.
The River District of downtown Ft Myers has so many good restaurants, but nothing beats The Lodge on a boiling hot summer day.
The theme of this restaurant is a ski lodge with murals of snowy mountains. You feel so much cooler right away when you enter and see the wintry scenes!
The menu features meat in all its glory including some wild game dishes. I had their amazing ribs. There are several choices of sides, make sure you get the corn bread, it's so yummy!
If you like sports bars and good food at treasonable prices, Rusty's Raw Bar and Grill on Club Square in the Cape serves hearty seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and more. I had the shrimp basket with fries and coleslaw.
There's nothing more waterfront than the dining at Hooked Island Grill, the former Island Cafe on the Bay, their outdoor patio is directly over Matlacha Pass.
Go for seafood, broasted specials, and burgers, sandwiches, and platters. Or, just go for drinks, a snack, or dessert. Their Key Lime Pie is delicious ..... and the view is just gorgeous!
My next newsletter will come out in December.
Have a good fall season!
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And, I'm year round at the Sunset Farmer's Market at Surfside Shops on Tuesdays from 2-7PM. The market is outside in the parking lot October - May, inside near the Dollar Tree from May - September.
From October - May, I'm selling at the Saturday Cape Coral Farmers Market at Club Square off SE 47th Terrace and SE 10th Place from 8AM-1PM from October through April.
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