Sunday, September 27, 2020

Souper Bowl Restaurant Round Up, Part 2


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Chef Edgar Perez, Philly Grille.

As the 7th Annual Souper Bowl approaches, Coastal Breeze News will continue to showcase the participating local restaurants and their special soups.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM, to pay a visit to Mackle Park, where you can purchase a hand-painted ceramic bowl and fill it with delicious soup samples. Event proceeds will benefit the Leadership Marco Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to local graduating seniors.

Stonewalls’ Chef Neftali Arellano.

Read our upcoming issues to learn more about the featured restaurants.

Philly Grille

1000 N. Collier Blvd.
Monday to Friday,
11-2 PM (Lunch)
Monday to Saturday,
5 PM- close (Dinner)

How long has your restaurant been on the island? We have been in business at the Philly Grille for four years.

How many years have you participated in Souper Bowl? We have participated in the Souper Bowl for three years.

What soup have you featured and why? We will be featuring Split Pea Soup this year. Split Pea soup is one of our most popular soups and Chef Edgar’s favorite. Split pea soup is cooked with onions, chicken broth and simmered over several hours. We chose Split Pea for its popularity and because it is gluten free and dairy free. It gives an option for other guests to enjoy a soup who may have different dietary needs.

Tell us about you other favorite features on the menu? Our other favorite features on the menu are of course our Signature Steak Sandwich, featuring thinly sliced Rib Eye Steak on a fresh New Jersey Liscio roll. The bread makes a brilliant sandwich and ours is flown in from New Jersey to ensure authenticity of a true Philly Steak. Salmon Carciofi is another favorite of our guests. Fresh Atlantic salmon sautéed with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, in white wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Tuscan Shrimp fresh from the Gulf is another customer favorite. It is sautéed with spinach, fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and finished in a light garlic cream sauce served over spaghetti. Lobster Salad is our most popular salad. Featuring fresh Maine lobster in a ginger citrus dressing with fresh corn and side of home made corn bread. Our lunch menu has delicious sandwiches including burgers, veal cutlet, lobster roll, sausage and peppers, Italian hoagie, eggplant sandwich, and Reuben just to name a few. Our homemade flatbreads made by Chef Edgar daily and include homemade mozzarella and the freshest local vegetables. All of our flatbread can be ordered gluten free as well. We have many gluten free and vegetarian options on our menu. Any of our signature sandwiches can be ordered with a gluten free bun for lunch. Chef Edgar enjoys making all dishes from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Many people are looking for a healthy option when dining out and Philly Grille provides a variety of flavorful homemade dishes for our guests.

Why do you participate in Souper Bowl? We participate in the Souper Bowl because we enjoy supporting our community. Marco Island is a unique place to live and we have children growing up in this community. It is a great event to see the MIA kids working all together helping the school flourish and grow. The Souper Bowl is a fun event and brings the whole community out for great soups from many different restaurants and the bowls the children make all year long are a wonderful keepsake to treasure.

What is special about your restaurant? We are a family restaurant. Edgar Perez is the chef and Bianca Perez, his wife, runs the front of the house with Bianca’s mother Linda Keutmann. The food is spectacular however our staff is amazing. Our staff is kind, generous, and treats each of our guests as family. We could not work this business without them and we are grateful each day they work with us.

Philly Grille’s Split Pea Soup.

Stonewalls
551 S. Collier Blvd.
Daily, 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

How long has your restaurant been on the island? Eight years, since December 2010.

How many years have you participated in Souper Bowl? Every year, since the first Souper Bowl!

What soup have you featured and why? Loaded Potato Soup, because it’s a popular soup that everyone loves. It is filled with delicious ingredients and is a great comfort item. It is a secret recipe packed with potatoes, bacon and cheese.

Is this soup a new feature or old favorite? This is an old favorite that people have loved at the past Souper Bowls!

Tell us about you other favorite features on the menu? Some of our chef’s favorites are our:

  • Homemade crab cakes, available in the Crab Cake Dinner, Crab Cake Spinach Salad, or Crab Cake Benny;
  • Fresh, wild-caught salmon, available as the Salmon Dinner, Stuffed Salmon, and more!
  • Delicious Shrimp Puttanesca, made with jumbo shrimp;
  • Handmade pizzas, made to order with homemade dough and homemade sauce; and
  • Tropical Chicken Salad with toasted coconut, toasted almonds and grapes.

Why do you participate in Souper Bowl? We love supporting our community, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Marco. The Souper Bowl is a great event that goes towards a good cause. We love promoting good will and are proud to have been a part of this event since the start!

What is special about your restaurant? We are a family owned restaurant. Our whole family works alongside together and the rest of the staff is truly our extended family. We try to treat all customers like they are coming over for a meal in our home. All of our food is delicious, fresh, made to order, and made with love!

The Speakeasy’s Lobster Bisque.

The Speakeasy
1106 N. Collier Blvd.
Daily, 11 AM to 10 PM (Lunch and Dinner)

How long has your restaurant been on the island? We have been in business since October 2014.

How many years have you participated in Souper Bowl? This is our fifth year participating.

What soup have you featured and why? We are bringing our lobster bisque. It is creamy with a little spice and with lumps of lobster meat.

Is this soup a new feature or old favorite? It is very popular with our customers.

Tell us about you other favorite features on the menu? Our lobster special is every Wednesday and includes two- 6 oz. cold water tails, salad, potato and vegetable for $26.99. We have a lot of seafood, including hogfish, grouper, salmon, scallops. We also feature $3.50 tacos and $5 margaritas all day Thursday. Fridays we feature Mister Crab Cakes dinner specials.

Why do you participate in Souper Bowl? Speakeasy loves to give back and support the community in every way possible.

What is special about your restaurant? Speakeasy is located on the water with inside and outside seating. We are a Chicago-themed restaurant, but have all types of food. We also have 15 TVs, so you can watch your favorite pro or college team. We have entertainment by Johnny Fusco on Saturdays from 5 to 8 PM, and the very popular karaoke on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 PM.

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