Food & Dining

Celebration Park


If hard work and expectation is any indication of success, Celebration Park is going to be a spectacular hit, especially with hardened food junkies and those with contemporary culinary tastes looking for more atmosphere and user friendly experience. “There isn’t anything like this anywhere in Florida. A lot of eyes are on us,” said Pat Johnson, General Manager. In fact, […]

They’re Baaaack and We’re Soooo Glaaaad!


For those of us who live and work in Southwest Florida and are not snowbirds, even though we may take a brief intermission to escape the scalding summer, we yearn for the local restaurants that close during the heatwave for various reasons. Some of our favs on Isles of Capri close for deep cleaning, painting, renovations or well-deserved time for […]

CJ’s on the Bay Celebrates 10 Years  


CJ’s on the Bay is turning ten, and with it comes an invitation to a birthday celebration for the entire community.  Mark your calendars for CJ’s Libation Celebration on Saturday, September 22 from 12-6 PM. The birthday party includes an all-day happy hour with birthday bash drink specials, a complimentary picnic buffet and outdoor music. There will also be fun […]

Game Day and More at Buffalo Wild Wings


The sound was deafening, and thunderous screams could be heard from the parking lot. Some even had tears that streamed down their cheeks. The emotional outbursts from everyone shouting in unison seemed to rattle the floor and shake the windows. Everyone, win or lose, left anticipating their next visit. This is a typical game-day at Buffalo Wild Wings in East […]

Student Entrepreneurs Unveil New Products


Taste of Immokalee, a social enterprise created and operated by high school students, announces a new line of salsas and sauces inspired by the rich agriculture of Immokalee, Florida. In addition to the newly unveiled Pineapple Mango Salsa and Mandarin Tangerine BBQ sauce, the existing product line has also been enhanced with farm-fresh ingredients, including locally-sourced tomatoes by Lipman Produce, […]

Island Café A Family Owned Restaurant With Deep Roots

Chef’s Corner


The Coastal Breeze News is proud to present Chef’s Corner, a gastronomical column that offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Island’s favorite restaurants. Each month I visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. The Perez family knows a thing or two about the restaurant business here […]

Cook It Right and They Will Come


For close friends and family of Frankie Rose, the grand opening of Frankie’s Italian Deli in the commercial strip in front of the 951 Walmart was a day they’ve dreamed about for years. For some it may have mirrored the movie, “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner that gave birth to the phrase, “Build it and they will come.” Since […]

Café de Marco: A Marco Island Favorite Since 1983

Chef’s Corner

The Coastal Breeze News is proud to present Chef’s Corner, a gastronomical column that offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Island’s favorite restaurants. Each month I visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. This week my culinary quest for greatness once again led me to the […]

Phelan Family Brands Partners with Bone Hook Brewing


Phelan Family Brands, the family-owned operators of popular restaurants Pinchers, Deep Lagoon Seafood and Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse, announced a partnership with the Bone Hook Brewing Co. to expand the brewery to include an interactive restaurant that will allow guests to surround themselves in the brewing process. Plans are currently in development with features including draft beer directly from […]

Old Marco Pub Showcases Their ‘Crabtastic’ Menu

Chef’s Corner


The Coastal Breeze News is proud to present Chef’s Corner, a gastronomical column that offers readers a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Island’s favorite restaurants. Each month I visit a different local eatery to get the lowdown on signature dishes, recipes and the chefs who make it possible. This week my culinary tour had me venturing into historic Old Marco, located […]


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