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Gator Bites, Issue #066 - The Joy of Food
September 01, 2018

The Joy of Food

Hello everyone!

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!

Don't forget to check out my soaps, body butters, salt scrubs and beach glass jewelry at Coastal Island Creations.

Follow me on my Salt + Sea Soaps Facebook page.

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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Sunset Celebration the first Wednesday of the month, October - May.
Art and Music Walks first and third Saturdays.
Live music and Ladies Night at the Tiki Bar at Fathoms on Tuesdays and half-price pizzas on Wednesdays.
Live music at The Nauti Mermaid on the weekends.
More ideas for fun at Cape Coral Nightlife.
Check to see what Cape Coral Festivals are happening this month.
Get ideas for things to do by going to Cape Coral Attractions.

Come to Cape Coral for vacation!

Flights to Cape Coral
Cape Coral Car Rental
Cape Coral Hotels
Cape Coral Resorts
Cape Coral Motels
Bed and Breakfasts
Vacation Homes

Book your fishing trip directly from my website: Cape Coral Fishing

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Look for 3 places in the ebook where it says "treasure" in blue. Click on it, because each is a link to one of 3 pages on my website.

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Have fun.......if you need help -> Contact Me

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