Relief for Sandy victims
Charlie and Christiana Chiang, owners of Charlie Chiang's Restaurants, want to help their friends and patrons in New York and New Jersey by giving 10 percent of all sales of food, drinks and gift cards at their restaurants in Naples and Virginia, from Monday through Nov. 18, to the American Red Cross Relief Fund for Sandy Victims. The Chiang's are also matching the amount dollar for dollar. Visit the restaurant at 12200 U.S. 41 N., Naples, and stop at their table in the front of the restaurant to say hello. Reservations: 239-593-6688
Discount on takeout
California Pizza Kitchen is taking $5 off takeout orders of $30 or more that you place online and enter promo code "VOTED" through Friday. If you order at the restaurant, mention the offer when you place your order. The restaurant is at Waterside Shops, 555 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 239-566-1900
Sea Salt events
Sea Salt at 1186 Third St. S., Naples, will have the following events:
■ A Catena 90+ rated four-course plus dessert wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. today. $80 per person, not including tax and gratuity.
■ A tasting of Brunello di Montalcino wines with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14. $150 per person not including tax and gratuity.
Champagnes and sparklers from around the world with light hors d'oeuvres. $20 per person that will be applicable to dinner that evening at Sea Salt or Barbatella.
Reservations for all: 239-434-7258
Wine and food tasting
Publix at the Marketplace at Pelican Bay is having a free wine and food tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 8833 U.S. 41 N., Naples. A new brand of Chardonnay in the creamy sur lie style will be featured. Information; 239-596-0403
Learn how to make lobster bisque, butternut squash soup, turkey gravy and other classic soups and sauces at noon Saturday at Alexander's Restaurant, 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples. The class is $55 per person and includes lunch with wine or a soft drink and a recipe booklet.
There also will be a wine tasting of 10 wines from the Piedmont area of Italy at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 for $10 per person. Stay for dinner and the $10 will be applied to your check. Reservations: 239-262-4999
St. Agnes Knights of Columbus will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Agnes Church Parish Center, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples. Brunch includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and Texas French toast with juice and coffee. The cost is $6 per adult and $3 per child. Information: 239-293-6677
Veterans Day celebration
California Pizza Kitchen invites veterans and active military personnel to enjoy a complimentary pizza Sunday and Monday at its restaurants. Local restaurants are at Waterside Shops, 5555 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-566-1900 and Coconut Point, 23181 Village Shops Way, Estero, 239-498-7667. Come in uniform or bring proof of service or a military ID.
Tony's C Place, 842 Neapolitan Way, Naples, has early dinner specials Wednesdays through Fridays and also features selections from Mikkelsen's Pastry Shop to take home to enjoy. Information: 239-331-8056
M Waterfront Grille, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd., N., Naples, has announced the hiring of new executive chef Adam Edward Nardis. Nardis is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Culinary Arts and has worked at Chop's City Grill and Maxwell's on the Bay, the forerunner to M Waterfront Grille. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation and is in the process of becoming a certified executive chef. Information: 239-263-4421
Tony's off Third is featuring a wine seminar about eight Italian wines from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 1300 Third St. S., Naples. The cost is $30 per person and includes a $10 coupon toward purchase of a featured wine. Reservations: 239-262-7999
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is presenting an Amizetta wine dinner showcasing wines from Napa Valley at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at 8985 U.S. 41 N., Naples. The four-course dinner paired with wines is $90. Reservations: 239-598-2424
Open for lunch
Aldo's Ristorante Italiano is now open for lunch Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is 4 to 10 p.m. daily. The restaurant is at Kings Lake Square shopping center, 4820 Davis Blvd., East Naples. Information: 239-659-2536 or www.aldosnaples.com
■ Backwater Jacks, the waterfront restaurant at Bonita Bay Marina, has reopened for dinner for residents, nonresidents and boaters. The restaurant is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 27598 Marina Pointe Drive, Bonita Springs. Happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner is from 5 to 9 p.m. Information: 239-992-3010
■ Gasparilla Inn's main dining room has opened for its 99th season for breakfast daily and a four-course dinner Thursdays through Sundays. Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be available on Nov. 22. The restaurant is at 500 Palm Ave., Boca Grande. Reservations: 941-964-4535
Chez Boët is celebrating the arrival of 2012 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau wine on Nov. 15 at 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. The wine will be offered by the glass and bottle in the bar and dining room on the official worldwide release date. Reservations: 239-643-6177
Single malt Scotch
Discover the world of single malt Scotch at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The restaurant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. $95, per person includes a four-course menu paired with Glenfiddich. Reservations: 239-598-2424
Open on Sundays
The Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, is now open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Click the "Like" icon on the store's Facebook page and receive 15 percent off your next purchase. Information: 239-514-4663
Now serving breakfast
Fitzgerald's now serves an Irish breakfast on Sundays at the Ace Sunshine Plaza, 9070 Bonita Beach Road SW, Bonita Springs. The restaurant also features steak at dinner on Saturdays. Information: 239-949-2111
■ Cloyde's Steak & Lobster House at the Village on Venetian Bay has introduced a new fall dinner menu with classic twists on a number of dishes using seasonal ingredients. The new dishes include a tomato stack salad, colossal shrimp scampi linguini, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, a double-cut Berkshire pork chop and lemon herb-roasted Frenched chicken breasts. The restaurant is at 4050 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Reservations: 239-261-0622
■ Rita's Italian Ice has introduced a York peppermint milkshake and sundae through Dec. 31 at 2045 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-417-4827, and Gulf Coast Town Center, 9902 Center Drive, Fort Myers, 239-415-7482.
■ Royal Palm Chocolates, a Naples-based company, has launched seven new flavors using combinations of Belgian, Swiss and French chocolates. The new flavors are boysenberry, cointreau, French silk, lemon tart, mango white pepper, orange passion and strawberries and Champagne. Also new are a special assortment of caramels and turtles. The company is getting ready to celebrate a grand reopening of its new 4,200-square-foot space off Old 41 Road, Naples. Customers will be able to observe the chocolate being made from an observation area. Information: 239-325-8300
■ Sonic has introduced an improved Classic Chicken Sandwich, and the Asiago Caesar Chicken Sandwich will be offered for a limited time. Both are available in grilled or crispy. Try them at Sonic Drive-In, 3585 U.S. 41 E., East Naples.
Fall bake sale
St. Katherine Philoptochos Society is selling homemade baklava, spanakopita (spinach triangles) and tiropita (cheese triangles) for $24 per tray for approximately 24 pieces. Orders will be available through the drive-through from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. Send your check to E. Daravingas, 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd., No. 1704, Naples, FL 34109. Information: 239-593-5659 or 239-353-7517
Shula's at Hilton Naples & Towers, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples, is offering a 16-ounce premium Black Angus beef prime rib on Sundays for $28.95. Reservations: 239-430-4999
Skillets restaurants are offering a pumpkin wheatcakes platter with two eggs and two smokehouse bacon strips for $9.75 or a stack of three ($7.50), two ($5.75) or one ($3.75) for breakfast and a turkey cranberry Monte Cristo for $9.50 for lunch. Restaurants are at 5465 Airport-Pulling Road, East Naples, 239-566-1999; 4170 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-262-3788; and 9174 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-9333.
Simply Cupcakes will be opening two new stores later this month. You will able to get your treats at 24 10th St. S., Naples and 912 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. There is also a store at 2003 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. All the locations are independently owned and the cupcakes are baked and picked up daily at the facility at 2757 U.S. 41 E., Naples. Information: 239-262-5184
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is giving a $20 bonus card for every $100 in Fleming's gift cards you purchase through Dec. 31. The restaurant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. Information: 239-598-2424
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