About KELLY MERRITT
BiographyKelly Merritt is a correspondent for the Daily News.
02/28/2009 - current
Retooled Agave serves favorites from both bar and grill
Published 03/06/2014 at noon
Agave Southwestern Tequila Bar & Grill is now simply Agave Bar & Grill. Here's a look at the new menu for the retooled North Naples restaurant.
Talent, tenacity and technology help Jim Heffernan double up on Naples Players roles
Published 03/06/2014 at 10:12 a.m.
Jim Heffernan is a man with a lot of lines, but his smooth taling is confined to the stage. He's in back-to-back roles for Naples Players.
Fine fare, wine and generosity take center stage at SWFL Wine & Food Fest
Published 03/04/2014 at 1:17 p.m.
When Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire was asked to repeat his celebrity chef status performance for the 2014 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, he jumped at the chance to give back ...
Alto restaurant sings its way into Naples
Published 02/27/2014 at noon
Here's an exclusive look at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen, which recently opened in Naples' Bayfront.
Sous vide cooking takes center stage at new Italian eatery in Naples
Updated 02/26/2014 at 11:10 a.m.
Sous vide cooking involves more than just boiling food in plastic bags. Here's how it's being used at a Naples restaurant.
New Avenue5 underscores elegance on Fifth Avenue
Published 02/13/2014 at noon
In the 239: Avenue5 opens on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples.
Love in the air and on the menu at Naples' dining spots for sweethearts
Updated 02/05/2014 at 6:22 a.m.
If you want a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day, the atmosphere plays just as big a part of it as the food. Fortunately, that's not hard to find in Southwest Florida.
So how good is that smoothie in the morning? Here are don'ts and dos
Published 01/08/2014 at 4 a.m.
Smoothies have becme the new breakfast of choice. But how do you know you're getting a balanced one?
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.
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