Introducing The It List, a monthly highlight reel of new happenings and offerings you should know about in Southwest Florida. Who will make it on the List next month?
Free wine tastings at Tony’s Off Third
Every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., stop by Tony’s for complimentary samples of two different wines and chat with their on-site wine experts about what you’re sipping or any other wines in the collection. As the original wine boutique in Naples, they certainly know their stuff.
TONY’S OFF THIRD
New at Café & Bar Lurcat
There’s SO MUCH happening at Café & Bar Lurcat: For starters, new chef Fabio Bermudez has unveiled a new Italian Riviera-themed Voyage menu. Grab a seat at Fifth Avenue’s only balcony dining spot and dig into the Fettucine Nero (king crab, Calabrian chili and prosciutto) or the Tripletail Acqua Pazza with tomato, saffron and fingerling potato.
At the Bar, Lurcat’s popular bourbon program has expanded with several new options, including WhistlePig whiskey and whiskeys from Japan and Ireland. Champagne Thursdays continues this month (yessss) with progressive pours of bubbly from 5-10 p.m. each week ($5 at 5:00, $6 at 6:00 and so on). And perhaps best of all, the crowd favorite Diabolita Margarita at the dearly departed Masa in Mercato has popped up on Lurcat’s menu, so you can get your house-infused habañero tequila fix once again.
CAFÉ & BAR LURCAT
Gourmet hot dogs at Fogg Café
Chef Jack does hot dogs—err, Fogg Doggs—right at Fogg Café at Naples Botanical Garden. Each week, try a new funky gourmet hot dog, or check them out on Instagram: @foggcafe. Bet you’ve never seen a French dip hot dog before.
Craft cocktails come to Timeless
Prohibition is over at this new Naples hotspot, meaning they’ll now offer a full craft cocktail program in addition to their original wine and craft beer selections. We’ll cheers to that.
Pasta Power Hour at Tulia
When you’re in need of a mid-day pick-me-up, head to Osteria Tulia for Pasta Power Hour. Between 2:30-4:30 p.m., choose from a limited menu of $10 signature pastas, including garganelli with lamb neck sugo, tortelloni with beef short rib and foie gras, cacio e pepe and spaghetti Bolognese. Round out your carb loading with a selection of house salads.