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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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Special to Grandeur

To experience the definition of old Florida, all you have to do is take a drive to dine at the Tarpon Lodge at the northwest tip of Pine Island. Read more

Food & Drink

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Amanda Inscore

For a real treat, venture off menu at 7th Avenue Social Read more

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Our picks explore new wines and a different take on the cosmopolitan. Read more

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Charleen Bridgett of The Wine Merchant guides buyers in matching wines with food, personalities and budgets. Read more

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The al fresco restaurant at The Escalante aims high — and delivers. Read more

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Andrew West The News-Press

The 86 Room, created in Prohibition-era style in Fort Myers’ Patio de Leon, serves up classic cocktails with throwback flair. Read more

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Wines that go with the wide variety of flavors you might find at Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

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Harvest & Wisdom at Shangri-La Springs specializes in fresh organic and local cuisine. Read more

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Jon Austria

Roy’s Restaurant in Bonita Springs brings its popular Hawaiian fusion flavor to the bar. Read more

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Chris Tilley

Some of the most successful local kitchens are run by dynamic duos with a combination of talent, vision and respect for tradition. Read more

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Chris Tilley

It’s not a typical Southwest Florida bar and restaurant. Ember Korean Steakhouse in south Fort Myers is modern, offering a big-city feel. Read more

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While the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort as a whole is family-friendly, the new tower caters to those 21 and older. It is chic, dripping with extra touches, and Tesoro is one of them. Read more

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This month’s selection guides you effortlessly from summer to fall. Read more

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

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A look at the best rosés of the season 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

People

M Waterfront Grille embodies fine dining on the water. 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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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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Amanda Inscore

For a real treat, venture off menu at 7th Avenue Social Read more

Food & Drink