Know your nogs: Taste testing the holiday's best-known beverage
Published 12/18/2013 at 4:30 a.m.
Egg nog is a tradition around the holidays in the U.S. But who's got time to make it? For the clock-challenged, here's a taste test.
Dining In the 239: Where to get a meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
Published 12/17/2013 at 7 p.m.
Planning to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Here are some Southwest Florida restaurants ready to serve you a holiday meal.
Food with friends: Cooking for guests during the holidays
Updated 12/12/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
Cooking for company during the holidays
FYI-Food: Cookies in a tin or basket for the holidays
Published 12/11/2013 at 4 a.m.
Christmas cookies packed in tins and baskets ready to be given as holiday gifts.
FYI-Food: Wine tasting, wine dinners, more news for local foodies
Published 12/04/2013 at 4 a.m.
Wine tasting and wine dinners and other news for foodies in Southwest Florida.
FYI-Food: Agave reopens with new concept, chef, menu
Published 11/27/2013 at 4 a.m.
Agave reopens with new menu and chef, plus other local news for foodies in Southwest Florida.
Naples coffee shop offers artful drinks from latte baristas
Published 11/20/2013 at 6:10 a.m.
Barista creates art
FYI-Food: Pigs in Paradise, truffle season, holiday cooking classes!
Published 11/20/2013 at 4 a.m.
Weekly news briefs for Southwest Florida foodies.
FYI-Food: Taste a variety of wines
Published 11/13/2013 at 9:40 a.m.
Taste wine and enjoy food pairings at a variety of places this week
In the 239: Places to dine in Naples on Thanksgiving Day
Published 11/06/2013 at 2 p.m.
Thanksgiving is the day to give thanks and if you have always done the cooking maybe this is the year to give thanks to no stress or clean-up and eat out. The following local restaurants will be offering traditional Thanksgiving ...
FYI-Food: Holiday bake sale and more news for local foodies
Published 11/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
Holiday bake sale and other tasty news for foodies in Southwest Florida.
Naples brothers see their catering business as cooking with love
Published 10/23/2013 at 6:20 a.m.
Aunt Mary's meatballs are a work of love , one of the specialties from a pair of brothers known for their scrumptious catered food.
Naples restaurateur came here via Sale e Pepe on Marco
Published 10/16/2013 at 6:35 a.m.
Albert Varetto, owner and chef of Alberto's
FYI-Food: See demonstrations and have food samplings at the Taste of Coconut Point
Published 10/16/2013 at 4 a.m.
Foodies in the 239 can celebrate National Boss Day and other special events with news this week in FYI-Food.
Eurasia's chef and his wife blend cultures, as do their happy diners
Published 10/09/2013 at 4:45 a.m.
Monique and Ettore “Eddie” Mancini own Eurasia, a restaurant that tastefully combines their Italian and Vietnamese cultures and recipes.
FYI-Food: Wine tastings and a wine dinner
Published 10/09/2013 at 4:30 a.m.
FYI-Food features news about wine dinners, cooking lessons and other news for local foodies.
Awesome autumn: Your guide to fall fun in Southwest Florida
Published 10/04/2013 at 8 a.m.
Fall festivals, fresh produce, Octoberfests and Halloween fun all happen in October, and Southwest Florida has many events to celebrate the new season. This listing lets you know where to buy produce, where to have fun at the festivals and ...
FYI-Food: Restaurant Week returns to Lee County
Published 10/02/2013 at 4 a.m.
Fall dining specials for foodies in Southwest Florida.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day in Naples
Published 07/21/2013 at 4 a.m.
We love ice cream in Southwest Florida and today is our day to celebrate that.
Mango mania: Make the most out of the fruit with these recipes, food ideas
Published 06/18/2013 at 5:44 p.m.
Southwest Florida is a nearly perfect climate for mango trees, and those luscious fruits are ripening everywhere right now. Try them in some new ways, or get to know them at the upcoming Taste of Lee and the Mango festival.
TAKE OUR QUIZ: What’s your fry-Q?
Published 06/11/2013 at 8 p.m.
Test your “Fry Q” by pairing the pictured fries with the correct local fast-food restaurant.
Sheila's Out Shopping: Great things for the "Great Gatsby" era
Published 05/06/2013 at 6 a.m.
Sheila's Out Shopping: Great styles roar from the 1920s
Local venues plan to celebrate Derby Day
Published 04/30/2013 at 10:42 p.m.
Local Derby Day gatherings celebrate one of the longest traditions in the U.S.-- and you may want to drink a julep in honor of Naples' founder, a proud Kentuckian.
Area restaurants detail their Mother's Day offerings
Published 04/30/2013 at 10:41 p.m.
Mother’s Day is May 12 and many local restaurants and other facilities are pulling out all the stops to impress the women who nurtured you.
Top Guac: Readers pick Collier’s best guacamole
Published 04/30/2013 at 10:34 p.m.
Daily News readers told us what restaurant or market guacamole they like best.
FYI-Food: Latest local tastings, specials and news for foodies
Published 04/24/2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Restaurants that are offering something special for Mother’s Day, May 12, should contact FYI-Food.
Refreshing beverages: Here's how Southwest Florida celebrities and chefs beat summer heat
Published 04/24/2013 at 9:03 a.m.
Local professionals and restaurants answered our call for their favorite cooling drinks during the long summer months.
Lamb made easy with Marco woman's recipe
Published 04/03/2013 at 8:42 a.m.
Lamb at its best is typified in this dish from a Marco Island chef.
Happy Easter! Local restaurants offer holiday dining specials
Published 03/27/2013 at 10 a.m.
Where to eat on Easter in Southwest Florida
SPIRITUAL BRIEFS: A sale, a concert and Lent services
Published 03/23/2013 at 4 a.m.
Rummage and bake sale
Where to dine locally on Easter Sunday
Published 03/20/2013 at 4 a.m.
There are options from lamb to ham for Easter dinner in Naples, Bonita Springs and beyond.
Benefits: Bonita Springs food pantry needs goods
Published 03/18/2013 at 6 a.m.
Golf tournaments for charity
FYI-Food: Maria D'anna Cafe opens; dine with coach Mike Ditka
Published 03/13/2013 at 9 a.m.
Specials and news about Collier and South Lee restaurants
FYI-Food: Learn how to fix an Easter dinner; St. Patrick’s Day dining deals
Published 03/06/2013 at 10:26 a.m.
There are some cutting-edge food classes --involving sake and sushi -- and old-fashioned skill workshops, such as canning, coming up.
My Very Best: Home cook loves Italian cooking
Updated 03/07/2013 at 8:10 a.m.
Deborah Mele fell in love with both her husband and the food of his native Italy.
FYI: Local plant lovers will have database, and Willie Nelson reschedules concert
Published 02/18/2013 at 4 a.m.
Local plant lovers will have their own database. And Willie Nelson has rescheduled his concert.
FYI-Food: Marco's Pizza now open
Published 02/13/2013 at 8 a.m.
Dig into the latest dining news. Find out when you can join Whole Foods Market for a block party or enjoy a Gypsy Night at Daniela's Restaurant.
Feel the love: Your guide to creating a Valentine's Day to remember
Published 02/08/2013 at 6 a.m.
Valentine's Day, the day known for romance, is Thursday, Feb. 14. Listed are some romantic things to share with the one you love
My very best: Greek cooking student has become its best advocate
Published 02/06/2013 at 8 a.m.
Greek food wasn't this cook's birthright. But she has become one of its best advocates.
Places to dine on Valentine's Day
Published 02/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
Many restaurants in the area offerValentine specials. But you need to make reservations now.
FYI Food: Asian New Year coming up
Published 02/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
Wine tastings and cooking lessons abound for the potential student this month.
FYI-Food: Collier Family Farms to host grand opening Saturday
Published 01/23/2013 at 6 a.m.
Cooking classes today and Thursday.
FYI-Food: Fend off the flu with chicken noodle soup
Published 01/16/2013 at 4 a.m.
New menus and new items
FYI-Food: Osteria Tulia opens Friday in Naples
Published 01/09/2013 at 4 a.m.
Enjoy a wine dinner at Artichoke and Company, sample some food truck fare, or learn some new cooking skills.
Greg Goggin of Naples learned to cook to survive, now does it to share
Published 01/02/2013 at 6 a.m.
Greg Goggin of Naples found his love of cooking and baking by necessity. He was studying for an MBA at Columbia University in New York City andhad to prepare his own dinner. Now he bakes at home almost every day ...
FYI-Food: New Year's Day dining
Published 12/26/2012 at 6 a.m.
FYI-Food: The Collier Family Farms set to open in January
Published 12/19/2012 at 4 a.m.
New cookbook launch
FYI-Food: Learn how to cook a Christmas goose
Published 12/12/2012 at 6 a.m.
Find out which SWFL restaurant is offer a special 12-12-12 dining deal. And learn how to get more bang for your buck with these local gift cards deals.
FYI-Food: Pro golf star Fuzzy Zoeller to hold bottle signing
Published 12/05/2012 at 6 a.m.
Happy birthday Harry! This week is your chance to tour Harry Chapin Food Bank. Plus get the scoop on dining deals around Southwest Florida
Christmas dining in Southwest Florida
Published 12/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
For those who want to eat out during the December holidays, here is a list of openings. This list will add information as it is submitted.