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Gina Birch is perhaps best known to Southwest Floridians for the nearly two decades she spent entertaining and informing listeners on the former 96.9 WINK FM, as part of the morning shows of Alexander & Bennett, then Bennett and Birch. With a degree in broadcast journalism, she has always loved sharing stories, whether over the airways or in print. Not only does she share as a contributor for Grandeur, Gina is the local editor for 10Best, an online travel and tourism division of USA Today. You may also see her on stage as emcee of various community events. Her passions include travel, food, wine and shoes.

The Pearl Steak & Seafood Restaurant rises from the Oyster House. Read more

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Alex Driehaus

With indoor and outdoor bars and cocktails that taste like summer, Cavo Lounge is the perfect spot to spend an evening. Read more

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Samantha Nunez brought Gigi’s Playhouse achievement center to Southwest Florida. Read more

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Spring has sprung and as nature awakens and unfolds in all its glory, it makes perfect sense that Earth Day is recognized in April. Read more

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Alex Driehaus

The cocktail experts at The Continental explain how the quality of this frozen wonder elevates your drink. Read more

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M Waterfront Grille embodies fine dining on the water. Read more

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Andrew West

If you have fond memories of vacations in the Caribbean, you’re bound to enjoy settling in for a cocktail at Bimini Bait Shack, the last watering hole before crossing the causeway from Fort Myers to Sanibel. Read more

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Traditions on the Beach is the most northerly restaurant on Sanibel Island’s West Gulf Drive, and a drive here reaps savory rewards. Read more

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Restaurateur Mike McGuigan brings the Caribbean to Southwest Florida with Bimini Bait Shack. Read more

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Photographer Megan DiPiero makes her mark through lens and craft, taking care to make her subjects comfortable in front of the camera. Read more

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Wine director Sukie Honeycutt lends her expertise for this month’s case. Read more

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Peter Rizzo of Natural Wines Naples specializes in vintages made the old way. Read more

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Logan Newell

The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro gives a rebirth to Prohibition-era vibe. Read more

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Chef Christian Vivet, owner of Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro on Sanibel Island, to helps Gina Birch fill this month’s case of wine. Read more

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Michael A Caronchi

Restaurant founded by Naples architect Matthew Kragh breathes fresh air into the dining scene. Read more

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Chris Tilley

The most beautiful people in Naples might just staff Caffé Milano. So it makes sense the cocktails and food are also beautifully presented, no detail missed. Read more

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To help fill this month’s Grand Case of wine, I phoned a friend who shared my sentiments: Brian McCarley, chef and owner of The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs. Read more

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Chris Tilley

Forget the silver spoon, Tim Frederic was born into the Golden Arches. And he stepped away to create something new. Read more

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Flippers On The Bay boasts atmosphere, delicious dishes and top-notch hospitality. Read more

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