Culinary

What Chefs Are Considering For Their Dishes

Chefs are dreamers by heart! Let's peek into their SW Florida kitchens and see what's cookin'.

Besides fish tacos, you could find dishes cooked up with Pink Gold Shrimp. Cuban Sandwiches. Key Lime Pie. Oysters and Scallops. Gator Tail Bites. All favorite flavors for summertime eats!

Art & Life

What's New at Sidney & Berne's

Art, festivals, musicians and more... Be on the look out for a new rooftop bar and restaurant coming in late Fall of 2017 - early 2018.

For schedule of events click here: ART EVENTS

Where We Are Headed

Anyone that’s lived in the area for more than a couple years knows the South West area of Florida is in growth mode. From Sarasota to Naples! Just about everywhere you turn new buildings are popping up, people are moving in, and communities are reinventing themselves. This is leading to city planners and development agencies to start poring over growth statistics and community information like never before.

Got Them BLUES!

No-one could beat the summertime blues!

Break out the ice tea, lemonade or Wicked Dolphin Rum, and sit back to enjoy some juicy blues & jazz performances in towns across Florida.

MUSIC EVENTS

Neighborhood Restaurants By The Boatful

Residents of Cape Coral; Be prepared for a culinary explosion! Cape Coral is booking with new restaurants, bars and breweries and it ain't stoppin'.  The owner of Nevermind, Shannon Yates, opened his third new establishment called The Mix, serving up unique cocktails and tapas – and prepares for another, The Rockade.

Local South West Florida residents NOW KNOW! See who won. CLICK HERE

Coastal Locals sought all restaurants who think they got what it takes to win the 1st Annual Fish Taco Frenzy Competition. Four vetted food judges had visited a total of 25 restaurants through out the month of June, 2017 to evaluate and decide! 

Fish tacos were showcased to our panel & judged in the criteria of; taste, texture, presentation and originality. 

Plaques will be given to first, second and third place winners. The public will be invited to celebrate at a grand fish taco tasting event at the first place winner’s establishment.

This time – we’re out for fin!

SEE BELOW FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE COMPETITION. 

DATE: June 1 to June 30, 2017

LOCATIONS: Collier County, Charlotte and Lee County

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coastallocals/

Who's got the BEST fish taco in SW Florida?

Coastal Locals Fish Taco Frenzy Competition

The WHAT:

The Coastal Locals Inaugural Fish Taco Frenzy Competition was started by Page One Graphics Inc. in a simple effort to discover who has the BEST fish taco in South West Florida.

The lovely South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico contains thousands of salt water fish species and this was one endeavor the company was happy to embrace.

The new concept of judging a particular food dish at individual restaurants, one visit at a time, was born in 2013 when the company had organized their Annual Boca Locals March Meatball Madness Competition, in Boca Raton, Florida. The chef’s really showcase their best meatball each year – whether it’s in the category of traditional or “out-of-the-box” with unique makings of a meatball - to four vetted food judges.

The WHO:

The Coastal Locals vetted food judges are chosen from their background. Many are food bloggers. Others are food critics, who really envelop all aspects of food and like to use social media to highlight their dining experiences. This is a key aspect to the food competitions because it adds more excitement for the public as they follow our every post through out that particular month.

At the end of the competition, articles and blogs are written on the food that was judged along with personal commentary and results of the winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Essentially, all restaurants are winners, resulting in exposure of their establishment with pictures, listings, posts and remarks from vetted food judges on several channels all month long!

The WHERE:

There was a total of 25 participating restaurants wanting to hash it out for the win!

All chefs did bring it, BIG TIME! They really did a spectacular job utilizing their skills and craft to conjure flavors and present some very unique ways to make tacos with a selective array of fish.

Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the amazing restaurants in this competition from Naples to Edgewater.

Bayfront Bistro

Big Blue Brewing

Cape Cod Fish Co.

Castaway’s Bar and Grill

Cavo Lounge

Connor’s Steak and Seafood

Deep Lagoon Seafood

Edgewater Beach Hotel

 

Farlow’s On The Water

Fish Crazy Restaurant

Fujiyama Steak House of Japan

Hyatt Coconut Plantation

King’s Kitchen

Lazy Flamingo

Nauti-Parrot Dock Bar

Nauti-Parrot Tiki Hut

 

Nemo’s Sports Bistro

Olde Fish House Marina

Pincher’s at Marina Edison Ford

Point 57

Scotty’s Brewhouse

Shangri-la Springs

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

The Fish House

The Standard