About KELLY MERRITT
BiographyKelly Merritt is a correspondent for the Daily News.
02/28/2009 - current
Taste of the Town: Fred's Food, Fun and Spirits
Published 12/03/2013 at 11:36 a.m.
When someone mentions the name Tony Newton, people usually associate his restaurant Fred’s in North Naples. Fred’s is named for Newton’s beloved dog Fred and the restaurant remains one of Naples most fun dog-friendly dining and music destinations.
Dining In the 239: Manzanillo's serves up rustic, yet sophisticated, Mexican
Published 11/22/2013 at 10 a.m.
The new Manzanillo’s Cocina Mexicana is sprawling, and the décor is comfortable and upscale. Perhaps it could be called rustic sophisticated Mexican.
Chefs vie in front of judges for jobs at new French restaurant on Fifth Avenue in Naples
Published 11/12/2013 at 2 p.m.
The old saying about singing for your supper got turned on its head Monday as chefs chopped, sliced and sauted for the chance to have a French restaurant job.
Dining In the 239: Cafe Lurcat commemorates 10 years in Naples with new menu
Published 11/08/2013 at 5:35 a.m.
Cafe Lurcat on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples marks 10 years in Naples this month with a new menu.
Flavors of Peru a find for foodies in Naples
Published 10/30/2013 at 5:53 a.m.
From having no Peruvian restaurants a decade ago, Naples now has five restaurants or shops catering to its cuisine. Just what characterizes Peruvian flavors?
Dining in the 239: New Tewksbury's has large menu, flawless burger
Published 10/25/2013 at 11:50 a.m.
Tewksbury's Restaurant recently replaced the longtime Bernard's at Royal Wood County Club in East Naples.
Dining in the 239: Costa Verde brings affordable Peruvian cuisine to Naples area
Published 10/18/2013 at 5:44 a.m.
It’s easy to understand why Peruvian food is so hot now. Flavorful ingredients prepared by passionate chefs — what’s not to love? A new player on the Peruvian food scene has arrived in Naples in the form of Costa Verda, ...
Dining in the 239: Culver's brings a little Wisconsin to Naples
Published 10/11/2013 at 5:30 a.m. 1 Comment
Sometimes you want food fast, but you don’t want fast food. Culver’s, which recently opened on Airport-Pulling Road just north of Pine Ridge Road in Naples, fits the niche of being just enough fast food that fast, but tasty enough ...
Dining In the 239: Cafe Chic charms its way into Naples
Published 09/27/2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Cafe Chic, a coffee shop in Naples’ Venetian Village that boasts the rare trifecta of having good coffee, a creative cafe atmosphere and really good food.
Dining Out: New Tacos & Tequila Cantina is all about fun
Published 09/13/2013 at 10 a.m.
Tacos & Tequila Cantina was birthed by the folks from Aldos Italian Ristorante and Bar, Kelly and Aldo Musico, and Kelly’s brother, Dave Resch, who also acts as executive chef. They opened this latest venture in what formerly was Yukihana ...
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