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Gina Birch

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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.

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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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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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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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Mabel Hughes has been spreading cheer and faith with the Salvation Army for 40 years. Read more

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There is something special about a good steakhouse, the way it feels, the way it smells and the kind of service you receive. Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs is one of those places. Read more

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Chefs from all over the world are making their mark locally, and collectively, they are helping to raise the bar when it comes to local dining. Read more

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Kinfay Moroti

Casa Ybel restaurant gets away from the everyday tourist drinks and brings coastal chic to the glass. Read more

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Nicole Nixon

Savory and aromatic, Kareem’s is a labor of love that warms the soul. Read more

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James Shannon has been turning heads with cupcake creations such as Pineapple Upside, Campfire Favorite and Kiss of Death. Read more

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Local restaurant serves craft cocktails that invoke a sophistication not often expected in Cape Coral Read more

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Logan Newell

"Growing up, I don’t remember a line between doing and not doing art. It was just part of my lifestyle,” says London. Read more

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It’s a great time of year to fill up your wine cellar. Read more

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Naples restaurant blends expert hospitality with international fine dining on Fifth Avenue South. Read more

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You’ll want to cross the bridge for Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery Read more

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Max Soto calls himself a “production gypsy” as he wanders around the globe, his camera gear in tow. Read more

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The restaurant at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort settles into a delightful new menu and new chef after Hurricane Irma Read more

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Marco Garcia, general manager of Veranda E, helps craft a Grand Case fit for summer celebrations Read more

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