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THE MUNSEY FAMILY

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Lifestyle Letter

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ood. It’s essential. It’s an art form. It nourishes the body and touches our souls. Food defines our cultures and it can even transport us through time. Purple cauliflower, chocolate for breakfast, and nourishments that help people sleep, have more energy or focus their attention are big in 2017. What will the food trends bring us next? If you love trying the new hotspots, dining out with friends at the usual hangouts or enjoy a night at home cooking with friends and family, you’ll enjoy this month’s issue. This one’s for the foodies!

I used to believe old cities like Chicago, New York, San Francisco or Boston had the market cornered on good eats. Maybe on a certain level they do when you consider nostalgia or that been-there-for-a-hundred-years ambiance that many of the restaurants in these cities have. I’ll admit there is something very special about a place that’s been in the family for three generations or that deli with the booth in the back that your grandfather sat in as a teenager. However, something exciting is happening in our youthful city. We get to be part of Cape Coral’s food history in these formative years. It’s thrilling seeing new restaurants break ground with new ideas while meeting the needs of the residents. Many of our eateries are standing the test of time and beginning to define our city. In this issue, we are exploring Cape Cuisine! Enjoy this month’s feature where you will learn about a local favorite, Merrick Seafood Market and Fish Tale Grill, Fins, an upand-coming hotspot, known for its eclectic décor and delightful eats, and Point 57 with its contemporary class and comforts of home. Florida Microgreens introduces how tiny powerhouses pack a nutrient-rich punch and are changing the food industry. Meet Chef Jack Elias from Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program at Cape Coral Technical college. As we approach the start of a new year, discover more about Cape Coral’s 2018 trends in the article, Catch the Vision.  It’s a great issue. Grab a snack, kick back and enjoy it!

OCTOBER 2017 PUBLISHER

Erika Smiley | Erika.Smiley@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Dana L. Scippo | Dana.Scippo@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Diana Kay Smith, Patricia Westbrook, Rachel Shemenski, Erika Smiley CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lacey Uhrich, Greg Wagner

CORPORATE TEAM | Steven Schowengerdt

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

| Matthew Perry

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

| Sara Minor | Janeane Thompson

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October 2017

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16 Catch the Vision

Departments 8

Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Locals Only

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Local Limelight

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Locally Owned

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Realty Report

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Local’s Choice

See what 2018 has in store for the Cape!

18 Cape Cuisine

Rising stars and established excellence serving the cape

28 Food Power

Florida MicroGreens pack a nutrient-rich punch

34 Queen of Cakes

Local rock-star baker takes prestigious award

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

SPIRO & ASSOCIATES EARNS 18 EXCEL AWARDS FROM SOUTHEAST BUILDING CONFERENCE & FLORIDA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Brand Architecture won 18 Excel Awards presented during the 2017

Spiro & Associates is one of Southwest Florida’s largest marketing, advertising, public relations and brand architecture firms. The company serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, residential and commercial real estate, law, marine, business and residential services, the arts, government, healthcare, contractor services and property management. Online at SpiroAndAssociates.com or call 239.481.5511

BESPOKE HOME BUILDER PGI HOMES HONORED WITH SIX AURORA AWARDS Continuing their award-winning tradition, PGI Homes was honored with six prestigious Aurora Awards July 28th during the 36th annual Aurora Awards held at the Gaylord Palms Orlando. The Auroras are presented to outstanding builders, developers, architects, and design professionals throughout the Southeastern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Southeast Building Conference on July 27 at Gaylord Palms Resort &

PGI Homes, the ultimate bespoke home builder, earned Auroras for:

Convention Center in Kissimmee.

• Best Single Family Detached Home 2500-2999 sqft - Yachtsman

Among the awards presented by the Southeast Building

model home in Punta Gorda Isles

Conference and Florida Home Builders Association were Marketing

• Best Single Family Detached Home 3500-3999 sqft - Casa de

Director of the Year for Rebekah MacFarlane Barney, COO of The

Nautica showcase home in Tarpon Estates

MacFarlane Group, LLC, and Sales Manager of the Year for Michael

• Best Kitchen $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 - Casa de Nautica

Polly, President and Managing Broker of Royal Shell Real Estate. Both

• Best Single Family Detached Home 4000-5000 sqft - Casa de

awards were entered by the agency to represent renowned clients.

Antigua showcase home in Tarpon Estates

The Brand Architects were also presented with the following awards on behalf of: • Frey & Son Homes, Inc. - Best Overall Advertising or Marketing Program • Frey & Son Homes, Inc. – Best Television Commercial for a Builder

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• Frey & Son Homes, Inc. – Best Logo Design for a Builder

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ognized with these Auroras."

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MARVIN DEVELOPMENT BREAKS GROUND ON FUNKY FISH HOUSE IN CAPE HARBOUR

• Catch the Vision Book (Storm Smart) – Best Magazine Ad for an Associate

Marvin Development has broken ground on a new home in the

• Koogler Homes Inc. Bluefin Bay – Best Magazine Ad for a Builder

Funky Fish House Village at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. This one-

• Frey & Son Homes, Inc. – Best Brochure for a Builder

of-a-kind neighborhood of waterfront Key West-style beach cottages

• The MacFarlane Group Holiday Card – Best Direct Mail Piece for a Builder

includes 18 single family homes that incorporate the luxury and laid-

• Frey & Son Homes, Inc. – Best Corporate Video for a Builder

back ambiance of coastal living in Southwest Florida. Home and

• Campo Felice Retirement Living – Best YouTube-Type Video

home site packages start at $650,000.

• Frey & Son Homes, Inc. – Best YouTube-Type Video

Marvin Development is the preferred builder in the Funky Fish House

• Eat.Clay.Love. Event – Best Special Event/Charity

Village. “We are excited to work with Richard Durling and the team at

This year’s Excel Awards were based on 2,500 entries of the best

Marvin Development on the construction of this home,” said Stephanee

in residential and commercial construction within the State of Florida

Wallace, owner of the 12 remaining home sites in the Fish House Village.

and beyond. The criteria included superior, innovative and creative

“Marvin has built more than 3,000 homes in Southwest Florida and has

sales, as well as marketing.

an excellent reputation for superior quality and customer satisfaction.”

“To say we are proud would never do justice to the level of emotion

“The Fish Houses sit on one of the most unique and special pieces of

our Agency experienced last month,” said Christopher T. Spiro, CEO &

property in Southwest Florida,” said Wallace. “The property lines extend

Chief Creative Officer. “To continue to break records year in and year

approximately 25 feet over the water, allowing for personal slips that will

out suggests that our agency’s marketing initiatives will only continue

accommodate boats up to 55’ and large decks that sweep out and over the

to blossom, especially since we have the privilege of working with

water to maximize the enjoyment of the natural surroundings of this neigh-

people like Rebekah MacFarlane Barney and Michael Polly.”

borhood. Each fish house is different and can be built up to four stories high.”

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Picnic Key model includes three levels on the water’s edge with a dock on the rear of the property. The ground floor all-purpose room is the perfect place to relax after a day of boating and includes space to store fishing equipment. A private second level master suite with glass sliders and balcony provides views of the dock and waterway. The master bath has a free-standing tub and shower. The third level living area includes a guest bedroom and bath,

Destination Boat Clubs

the great room and kitchen with 10’ and cathedral ceilings, expansive sliding glass doors and a covered patio that extends over the water. The location is within walking distance to the first-class amenities of Cape Harbour including the marina, shopping, restaurants, pools, and fitness facilities and has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

THE ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE TO BOAT OWNERSHIP

As an industry leader on a local and national level, Marvin Development has been building homes in Southwest Florida’s finest communities for 45 years and is one of less than 50 builders in the country to receive the Diamond Builder Award. Owner Richard F. Durling has been named Florida Builder of the Year, and is a Florida Housing Hall of Fame inductee. Marvin Development is a preferred builder at Parrot Cay in Naples Reserve, Caloosa Preserve in Alva, and The Funky Fish House Village. Marvin Development also builds custom homes on your home site. For more information about Marvin Development, visit Marvin-homes.com or call 239.433.1112.

SCOOTER’S COFFEE, THE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED COFFEE SHOP KNOWN FOR ITS SPECIALTY COFFEE AND FRESHLY HAND- TAMPED ESPRESSO, IS CELEBRATING ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. “We are so thankful to the community of Cape Coral for welcoming us with open arms,” stated Pat Thomas, who owns and operates the location with his wife, Suzi Thomas. “We brought this brand to the Cape because we believe in the quality product and the emphasis on creating the best customer experience. It has been so reward-

Dirk Werner, Owner

As a member of Destination Boat Clubs, you have unlimited access and the freedom to choose from a variety of late model boats that we own for cruising, fishing and water sports for a one-time initiation fee and affordable monthly dues thereafter. The responsibility of ownership, storage, maintenance, cleaning, repairs, depreciation and insurance costs are all no longer a concern. That is ours. “Just get a boat and go.” Simple! All the fun of boating, without the hassle and expense of ownership!

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ing to live in this community and to meet people who tell us that our coffee is the best in the Cape!” Since opening their location in July 2016, the

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for their coffee, but also have focused on giving back to the community. During their Grand Opening, they raised nearly $3,000 for the Gulf Coast Humane

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Society, and they continue to make regular donations to this organization from customer donations for their popular “Puppuccino,” a fido-sized treat featuring whipped cream and a special doggy bone. They have also donated to area schools and plan to enhance school partnerships this year. “Owning a Scooter’s allows us to live our passion every day, while also making a difference in the Cape Coral community,” stated Suzi Thomas. “We are extremely blessed to be in this business, and we are looking for-

Seagra In addition to a $100 gift card, the prize package will include exclusive Scooter’s ss Swag, including travel tumblers, mugs, single serve cups, bagged coffee and a coffee grinder. The winners of Sweepstakes in the Table Cape will be announced via social media the week of August 21. Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped Chair espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features signature drink, $129.2 the CarameliciousÒ. Scooter’s roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation. The company added depth to its product 7 profile last year with a new line of hot and iced organic teas, single-origin ward to bringing more of our best to the Cape in years to come.

coffee and Cold Brew & Cream. This year, some of Scooters’ latest product

Queen Bed

innovations include Shaken Refreshers and Tropical Red BullÒ Infusions.

GATHER TO OPEN AT TARPON POINT IN EARLY OCTOBER Building on the phenomenal success they have brought to Cape Harbour

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Marina, the people behind Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are set to launch a new dining concept at beautiful Tarpon Point Marina. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, a full bar and picnic lunches for boaters, Gather is expected to open in early October and is currently hiring for several positions, including line cooks, servers and bartenders. Benjamin Voisin, Valeria Zanella Voisin, and Meredith and Timothy Hoffman, partners in HGH LLC, who travelled from the Caribbean to open their popular Cape Harbour restaurants, are proud to continue their collaboration with the launch of Gather.

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Fathoms General Manager Kathy Stephan and The French Press Manager Sue McCormick, along with Jeremy Vincent, Fathoms’ famed senior mixologist, helped spearhead the Gather concept and will oversee its operations. Fathoms Executive Chef Fabrice Deletrain and Chef Benjamin Voisin will develop the menu and take an active role in training, hiring and kitchen management. Gather will offer indoor seating for 67 diners, plus several tables outdoors. Diners can look forward to healthy, organic-option breakfasts to fuel their

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day, plus the European-style pastries that have made The French Press a foodie mainstay. Lunch and dinner will introduce a new concept in the Cape with an international gastrobar menu and craft cocktails. Chef Ben Voisin said, “Gather is a culmination of our team’s desire, passion and drive to develop a new concept that combines the best of The French Press and Fathoms to achieve a unique waterfront dining experience. This wouldn’t have happened without our talented team and the support of Tarpon Point.” About Gather: Gather is the new waterfront dining concept from the partners at HGH LLC, who brought Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press to Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral, and also developed Black Salt Catering. Gather will open in October 2017 at beautiful Tarpon Point Marina.

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Giving Back

BE BRAVE! U NCOMM O N FRI E NDS FO UNDATI O N PROMOTE S CH A RAC TE R ED UC ATI O N IN SC H O O L S A

ARTICLE PATRICIA WESTBROOK

Uncommon Friends is a book written by

and honors those educators who stand out

James Newton who befriended Thomas

in their use of the character education curric-

Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr.

ulum with their students.

Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh. Newton

Transparency, the Golden Rule, a high level

documented their relationships in the book,

of self-control and the traits common to the

which became the inspiration for the non-

five friends provide the basis for Ethics in any

profit with the same title many years later.

successful organization. Nelson embraces a

The Foundation reflects the same spirit of

philosophy of employee loyalty before cus-

adventure along with a strong sense of pur-

tomer loyalty as a key part of the Uncommon

pose these five friends exuded throughout

Friends curriculum, which is available for pub-

their lives and in their business endeavors.

lic, private and home schooling.

Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in

Uncommon Friends reflects these core

1993, dedicates its mission to promoting char-

beliefs throughout their organization. Two

acter education in schools, business ethics in

of Nelson’s goals are sustainability, which

the workplace, and historic preservation of the

includes recording stories for future genera-

Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.

tions, and partnering with other communities

bout four months ago, someone told

The Burroughs Home, leased to Uncommon

to expand the reach of Uncommon Friends.

Jennifer Nelson she would be perfect

Friends, brings in revenue for the nonprofit.

The Uncommon Evening Gala is the

as Executive Director of Uncommon Friends

Uncommon Friends Foundation has cre-

Foundation’s Annual Signature Event, an

Foundation. Nelson prayed for a sign while

ated an endowment at Florida Gulf Coast

enjoyable way to spend an evening raising

attending church one Sunday.

University (FGCU). As a result, all FGCU

funds to ensure the mission continues to be

A written message, “Be Brave!” made its

business majors must take classes in ethics.

fulfilled. This year’s event, “Starry Starry Night,”

way into her hand from a member of her

The Foundation’s character education pro-

will be held November 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m.

congregation. She received the message

gram teaches such traits as honesty, integrity,

until 9:00 p.m. Support of sponsors and indi-

clearly and embraced it fully. She hasn’t

friendship, cooperation, and perseverance.

viduals throughout our community is vital to

looked back.

Each

year,

the

Uncommon

Friends

the success of this empowering nonprofit.

Nelson radiates true passion while

Foundation scholarships recognize deserving

Help someone else “Be Brave!” For

speaking about this self-supporting 501

people who have a financial need, the poten-

more information, contact the Foundation’s

(c)(3) nonprofit. Three parts make up the

tial to succeed in school and who demon-

office at 239.337.9503 or email Executive

foundation: Scholarships, Business Ethics

strate the personal traits of the Uncommon

Director

and Historical Preservation.

Friends. The Foundation annually recognizes

UncommonFriends.org.

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CATCH THE VISION SEE WHAT 2018 HAS IN STORE FOR THE CAPE!

PHOTOGRAPHY DANOVISION PRODUCTIONS

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he 7th Annual Catch the Vision Real

newest commercial corners being devel-

Estate

coming

oped and who is moving into your neighbor-

soon! Our new format “Live from Cape

hood. Catch the Vision is open to the public,

Coral—it’s Tuesday Night” news show was

we encourage all residents to attend and

received by the audience very well. This

learn all they can about the City they have

year promises to bring more excitement to

chosen to live in. The entry ticket includes

the event with our News Cast team roam-

a color resource information book with all

ing the City for more in depth stories of

our sponsors, valuable information from the

future development in our City. Expect to

City of Cape Coral, including land use and

hear some of the Success Stories we told

zoning maps, flood maps, city directories

you would happen over the last few years,

and much more. All proceeds after expenses

a new segment of Fake News (Fact of

will be donated to the Cape Coral Caring

Fiction). We will have a food segment, our

Center for their Holiday Food Drive. Event

roving reporter will show us that there is

information and tickets may be purchased

Night Life in Cape Coral and more on the

on line at CatchTheVisionCapeCoral.com

way. Catch the Vision will showcase new

For more information please contact Linda

developments and New Jobs coming to

Biondi or Gloria Tate 239.542.2254 or linda@

Cape Coral. Be the first to know some of the

rasorealty.com and gloria@rasorealty.com.

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escorted into either the funky, happening tiki hut patio dining

Chef Mike has been with the restaurant, "from the ground

area and bar, or into the colorful, but slightly more sedate

up." His extensive experience in the food service industry

indoor bar and dining room. "We used a little more restraint in

is evidenced in FINS' menu, which includes, among other

the dining room," said co-owner Kelly Feather. A large, enthrall-

delectable bites, their renowned Fried Seafood Baskets and

ing fish tank aquarium separates the dining room from the bar.

the Diver Down Scallops.

"Dive Bar," is a play on words when applied to FINS. The

Katrina Sell and her husband, Henry became permanent

casual atmosphere offers a bright, spacious, clean and

residents of the Cape 4 months ago. FINS has become one

inviting environment. Throughout FINS, the vibrant, tropical

of their favorite restaurants. "The crab cakes! Now we're

theme includes carefully placed objects associated with

talking! There's so much more crab than stuffing!" said

scuba diving, including a stuffed mannequin diver and a

Katrina. "We like the food and the atmosphere. The wait staff

vintage diving helmet.

is so friendly and helpful."

There's no end of delightful eye-catching art at FINS.

"Our seafood comes fresh out of Pine Island. We filet

Kelly's mother, Bev Feather, created hand painted wooden

it here," said Mike. "If you don't care for seafood, you can

wall hangings and added other artistic touches consistent

grab a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich or a big ol' burger."

with the tropics. Some images from the wall art have been

Also listed on the menu is an extensive selection of salads,

digitally reproduced and incorporated into the table tops.

among which is the Key West Grilled Chicken Salad.

Co-owner, Richard Goodrick, contributed artifacts he's

Special events have added to FINS' success. "Fun is

collected over the years. One of his contributions is a life-

the idea," Mike explained, "including Florida style eats and

sized Santa Claus statue that stands just inside the entrance.

drinks. Flip flops and T-shirts are welcome. FINS collabo-

"I found it at a swap shop," said Richard "It came from the Key

rated with Wicked Dolphin by throwing a "Christmas in July"

West Hard Rock Café. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it!"

party. Kelly recalled, "We had a packed house. Everybody

Kelly and Bev had reservations about this one, "But then…it

had a blast." Bar Manager, Tom McGregor, whipped up

kinda worked. Now, everyone loves it." said Kelly. She added,

some special Christmas cocktails, like the Mo-Ho-Ho-Jitos.

"Well, everything doesn't have to make sense."

FINS got together again with Wicked Dolphin in August for

We are offered a glimpse into Kelly and Richard's history

National Rum Day, and threw a "Pirate's Day" party.

when the phrase, "We're from Maryland," sneaks up on

Chef Mike's experience is also manifested in his com-

you a couple of times on the menu, next to the Steam Pot

mitment to providing excellent service to the customer. In

and the highly acclaimed Maryland Crab Cakes. Kelly and

addition to on the job training, new employees receive FINS’

Richard have known each other for 35 years. Kelly worked

49 page training manual, Steps of Service. "This is my second

for Richard at two of his food and drink establishments in

day on the job," said 22 year old Kimmy Kania. "I have lots of

Baltimore. Then, Kelly left to attend college. Over time, they

studying to do. I have a test tomorrow." The exam consists

lost touch with each other. Richard retired to Cape Coral in

of 100 questions.

2005. Coincidentally, Kelly and her husband also moved to

The manual stresses, among other things, cleanliness,

the Cape in 2005. It wasn't until they happened upon each

protocol, timing, knowledge and understanding of the menu

other on Facebook that, "We realized we lived in the same

and cocktails. Emphasis is placed on knowing your cus-

town! We all got together. Richard and my husband hit it off

tomer and how to enhance the customer's experience. One

right away and became friends," said Kelly.

sentence from the manual sums up Chef Mike's, and the

Richard decided he wanted to open a restaurant in the Cape. He and Kelly devised a plan to  establish a seafood restaurant. FINS Seafood & Dive Bar opened 8 months ago. 18

A key player in making this happen was Mike Cass, General

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owners' philosophy, "Remember, every restaurant owes its existence to its customers." Facebook.com/FINSSeafoodDiveBar

CONTINUED >


FINS owners, Kelly Feather and Richard Goodrich

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POINT 57 One can't help but notice the man who continually

Arnold focuses on small plates, primarily dishes with a

stands in front of Point 57's open kitchen. "He's always

southern flair, but not like you've seen or tasted before; Sweet

there," said staff member, Gail Stefanski. "Chef Arnold

Tea Brined and Smoked Chicken, Crispy Pork Shank, Shrimp

wants to see every meal before it's served."

and Grits, Beef Stroganoff, Steak Frites, Blackened Catfish, and

From the street, Point 57's appealing exterior resem-

Black Eyed Pea Cakes are some of the most popular items on

bles a white, metal roofed antebellum cottage nestled

the menu. Growing up, Arnold lived close to his grandmother,

near the beach in old Florida. The outdoor dining area is

Ruth Arnold. "She was my inspiration. She cooked hams, grits,

more like a front porch than a deck or patio.

corn bread, fried green tomatoes…the list goes on."

A closer look, outside and inside the restaurant,

Recently, Point 57 hosted a Sparkling Wine Dinner event. The

reveals a contemporary environment that conveys com-

event was sold out. Twenty six attendees enjoyed five courses

fortable, unpretentious sophistication. Trimmed in white,

of savory gourmet dishes served with sparkling wine. As each

the open concept, spacious dining areas reflect colors

course was presented, wine representatives Megan Kieffer and

in rich browns and soft shades of tan and gray. Varying

Heather Smith described the wine. Chef Arnold explained how

styles of modern, hanging pendant lamps and stunning,

each dish was paired with its accompanying wine.

super-sized windmill ceiling fans add eye-catching

For days ahead of the dinner, Chef Arnold, Executive

notes to the décor. Co-owner and Chef, Matt Arnold

Chef, Bobby Bowman, Beverage Director, Sanders along

grew up in Missouri around water pump windmills. He

with Kieffer and Smith, spent hours tasting the wines,

saw photos of the windmill fans in a catalog. "I had to

determining what food combinations would best comple-

have them!" he said. 

ment each wine. Californian, Italian, French, Spanish and

"Fully stocked" is an understatement when referring to

Greek wines were offered at the dinner.

Point 57's splendid bar. Beverage Director, Jay Sanders,

Hans Meller and his wife, Michaela attended the din-

has gone beyond the call offering top shelf wine and

ner. "My wife doesn't care for oysters, but she likes these!

spirits, and an extensive craft drink selection with infused

Our friends have been to this restaurant and told us we

flavors made from scratch.

had to try it. We're glad we did," said Meller.

Co-owner, Cory Royer, and Arnold met when they were

The oysters were part of the second course, "Oyster,

students at the University of Kansas. Rory has lived, or

Egg 3 Ways, Hollandaise." The cooked oyster was served

vacationed, in Cape Coral for years. His interests lie in real

in its half shell and topped with hollandaise and caviar,

estate and investments. Arnold's full attention is given to

then garnished with finely grated, cooked organic quail

Point 57, its bar and restaurant and especially…its kitchen.

eggs obtained from Circle C Farms. The dish was served

Early on, in Lawrence, Kansas at Tellers restaurant, "When

with a golden raisin green salad and paired with Ronco

I saw what my mentor, Chef Don Fortel,  could do with

Calino Franciacorta, an Italian wine.

food, It was like a light went on. I wanted to know every-

"We wanted Point 57 to be a craft restaurant, a real

thing," said Arnold,.who went on to receive formal culinary

from scratch restaurant. We think of our place like a home,

training at  New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier,

and we are throwing a party for our friends every night.

Vermont. "At NECI there were so many great instructors who

For that, we employ individuals who share our vision and

influenced me." Later, he cooked for restaurants owned by

passion and want to offer the best service and experience

Public Television's celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich.

to our guests as possible," said Arnold.

For approximately 10 years Arnold lived in North

At the end of the dinner, Arnold brought out all mem-

Carolina where his appreciation of the south and

bers of his team who had participated in the preparation

southern food deepened. He cooked for Ben and Karen

and implementation of the event, and prvesented them

Barker's Magnolia Grill in Durham where he "refined" his

to the dinner party. "I got tears in my eyes when he did

skills. "I was blessed to have had the opportunity to cook

that." said General Manager, Karen Morris. "He's one of

at Magnolia Grill. The Barkers had a massive influence on

the humblest, sweetest souls you'll ever meet."

my cooking career."

Point 57.com CONTINUED >

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M E R R I C K S E A F O O D M A R K E T A N D F I S H TA L E G R I L L In 1991, Joan and Richard Santorico, along with their good friends and

In order for their clientele to have a place to sit down while waiting

neighbors, Kenneth and Patty Bracher, moved their families from Merrick,

for their take-out orders, the Kriegs bought 4 tables with chairs from

New York to Cape Coral where the two couples went into business

a restaurant down the street that had gone out of business. As soon

together and opened Merrick Seafood Market. Later, the Brachers left the

as tables were in place, customers came in, sat down and expected to

business when Kenneth decided he wanted to go into real estate. Even so,

be served a meal. Others lined up, waiting for a table. "They assumed

"To this day, Patty Bracher is my best friend in the whole world!" said Joan.

we were a restaurant!. We were in shock!" said Kerry. "We scrambled

The market survived in spite of hardships and desperate times.

to accommodate them. We had no silverware, no plates or napkins.

"Richard worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week building up the wholesale

We served the meals on fish display trays and kept flipping table-

business. I took care of the store," Joan recalled. In 2004, when hurri-

cloths." Recognizing the need for a seafood restaurant in the Cape,

cane Charley ravaged Cape Coral, loss of electricity resulted in 150,000

the industrious young couple started making plans.

pounds of ruined product. Soon after, the Santoricos lost another partner who had bought into the business when the Brachers left. Back in 1991, the Santorico's eldest daughter, Kerry, was far from

In the beginning they served lunch. Later, they expanded by purchasing the space next door to the market and began offering lunch and dinner. In 2013 Fish Tale Grill celebrated its grand opening.

pleased when her parents moved the family from New York, where she

Today, Fish Tale Grill is a top rated restaurant in the area. Reviewers com-

was born and raised, to the Cape. She was 18 years old, and had just

mend the "amazing food," "great service," and "beautiful atmosphere." The

graduated from high school. "It was a difficult adjustment for a teenager

Surf and Turf Special (prime rib and lobster tail), Cranberry Macadamia Sea

and such a drastic change from New York," said Kerry. Joan tried to con-

Bass and Grouper Piccata are some of the favorites among patrons. Other

sole her daughter during their first drive down Del Prado, "Look at those

popular items include the Lobster Bisque and Seafood Cobb Salad.

beautiful palm trees and so many flowers!" The teenager was unmoved.

Outside the restaurant and market, spacious wooden decks pro-

Eventually, after working with her parents at Merrick, and holding

vide plenty of seating. Inside, the dining room reflects a contempo-

other jobs, Kerry returned to New York where she spent years devel-

rary décor: Deep blue walls are highlighted with white wave panels

oping her skills working for restaurants and catering businesses.

and stunning sea life metal art. Flowing glass waterfalls behind the

The very best result to come from going back to her home state was

bar add to the nautical atmosphere.

meeting Patrick Krieg, her future husband.

In October, 2016 Merrick Seafood Market celebrated its Silver anniver-

Patrick owned a catering business and health food store in Atlanta,

sary. Santorico family members have worked for the company throughout

Georgia. He later transitioned to New York and added to his extensive

those 25 years. The Kriegs continued this tradition at Merrick and then at

experience in the food service industry.

Fish Tale Grill. "Our family has been through so much together. We support

In 2010, Kerry and Patrick moved to Cape Coral from New York

each other. We work side by side, along with our fantastic staff." said Kerry.

when they purchased Merrick Seafood Market from her parents.

Kerry is chef and is in charge of the kitchen. Patrick is head of

Kerry explained, "Pat and I needed change. We were tired. We'd been

wholesale (the market currently supplies seafood for over 300 restau-

working long hours for such a long time. We were ready for a day job."

rants in the area). Kerry's sister, Amy Keen, is general manager. Amy's

Patrick focused on the wholesale side of their new enterprise. Kerry

husband, David Keen, oversees all fish purchasing. Joan Santorico is

worked in the market and prepared take-out meals. Folks could stop

still involved, "I help out where I'm needed." she said. Joan praises her

by and purchase fresh seafood, or pick up a prepared meal to take

children and their spouses, "I'm so proud of all of them!"

home for lunch or dinner. This service, which is still offered today, led

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to the market's motto, "We Make - You Bake."

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Culinary Careers ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ERIKA SMILEY

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alking into the classroom of the

Heading up the entire operation is Chef

he started washing dishes at age 12 and

Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts

Jack Elias, CEC, CCE, CFBE. He's very

was an executive chef by age 19. He cred-

program at Cape Coral Technical college, it

humble and down to earth in our interview,

its his success to having extremely high

doesn't feel like a classroom at all. There are

but my glimpse of a wall full of awards over

standards and has always held his staff,

no desk or books, but rather a fully opera-

his shoulder quickly helps me realize I'm

and now his students, to this same level of

tional commercial kitchen with all of the

sitting in the presence of greatness. Chef

quality. This is apparent by the amount of

professional stove tops, freezers, steamers

Jack has been a nationally recognized and

shiny, stainless steel and spotless floors I

and appliances you would see at a high-end

highly respected culinarian for more than

see in the classroom kitchen. Taking pride

restaurant or hotel. The students look every

40 years. He has served as a culinary arts

in cleanliness is ingrained in his students,

bit the part, dressed in professional chef's

instructor since 1993 and has been at the

and they leave with a Serve Safe Florida

attire, as they clean up from the midday

Cape Coral Technical College since its

certificate upon graduating the course.

meal. Part of the 1200 hour program (approx-

inception. He's also a member of many pro-

The college also assists with careers after

imately one year) requires feeding the entire

fessional groups including the American

graduation and Chef Jack proudly states

college each day. The students are involved

Culinary Association.

that they have over a 95% placement rate.

in each step of the process, including order-

Elias is originally from Sanibel and spent

For more information on the Commercial

ing supplies, receiving orders, food prep and

years in the hotel industry before becom-

Foods & Culinary Arts program, visit

doing dishes at the end.

ing a certified culinary educator. As a boy,

www.capecoraltech.edu.

Chef Jack Elias, CEC, CCE, CFBE

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e are constantly bombarded with conflicting information about

counterparts. USDA researchers recently published a study of 25 different

diet and nutrition and quite frankly, it is overwhelming and frus-

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with our community. We have come up with a new way to grow micro-

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family and friends back to the table, the way we remember tantalizing

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Florida MicroGreens now offers boxes of living microgreens for

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October OCTOBER 2

OCTOBER 20-22 AND OCTOBER 27-29

HOLIDAYS 4 HEROES DESIGNER PURSE BINGO

OKTOBERFEST

SWFL MILITARY MUSEUM

GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB

Each year starting in September Holidays 4 Heroes organizers search

The German American Social Club's Oktoberfest is the community's

out local soldiers to adopt. The community unites by donating and

largest event of the year! Domestic and German beer, live music on

packaging supplies and shipping them to active duty members over-

three stages, two dance floors, delicious homemade style German

seas. Local fundraisers such as Designer Purse Bingo make it possi-

specialty foods and good friends are all part of the fun. Come enjoy

ble. To date over 2600 boxes have been mailed and close to $53,000

the festivities two weekends this October!

raised to cover the cost of postage. Doors Open 5:30 Play 6:30

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OCTOBER 7 GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIE IN THE PARK JAYCEE PARK

OCTOBER 21 AT 11:30 AM

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN MEETING

bring you "Movie in the Park" on our giant inflatable screen. Enjoy the

THE LANDINGS IN FORT MYERS

movie and a free family night out. Bring a blanket, chairs, and picnic din-

The featured speaker is Angel C. Duncan of the Neuropsychiatric Re-

ner. Come early for a good seat and giveaways! Movie Starts at Dusk

search Center of SW Florida who will discuss Altzheimers Disease: Facts,

OCTOBER 14 CAPE BIKE NIGHT SE 47TH TERRACE

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The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to

OCTOBER 28

bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together

20TH ANNUAL KIWANIS KIDSFEST

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American Association of University Women - Chartered in 1881, is an

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organization committed to improving educational opportunities for local

giveaways, costume contests, fire safety

women. the next meeting will be on October 15, 2017 and will feature

house, vendors w/games. A great day to

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Realty Report

Cape Coral Realty Report NEIGHBORHOOD

LIST PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

*DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

SW Cape Coral

$997,000

$953,500

95.64%

64

4

3

SW Cape Coral

$659,000

$629,000

95.45%

51

4+Den

3.5

SW Cape Coral

$565,000

$540,000

95.58%

17

3+Den

2.5

Yacht Club Area

$869,900

$857,600

98.59%

40

3+Den

3

Yacht Club Area

$560,000

$550,000

98.21%

98

4

2.5

Yacht Club Area

$349,000

$335,000

95.99%

38

3

2

Savona Neighborhood

$1,215,000

$1,125,000

92.59%

123

4

3.5

Savona Neighborhood

$459,000

$450,000

98.04%

20

3

2.5

Savona Neighborhood

$464,900

$450,000

96.80%

27

4

2

Palaco Neighborhood

$449,000

$440,000

98.00%

109

3

3

Palaco Neighborhood

$1,099,999

$935,000

85.00%

113

3

4

Sandoval

$299,900

$270,000

90.03%

22

3

2

Sandoval

$284,999

$285,000

100.00%

47

3

2

Sandoval

$334,900

$335,000

100.03%

28

3

3

Sandoval

$434,995

$418,000

96.09%

57

5

4.5

Cape Royal

$424,900

$420,000

98.85%

182

4

3

Cape Royal

$459,500

$425,000

92.49%

273

4

3

NW Cape Coral

$654,900

$659,900

100.76%

113

3

2

NW Cape Coral

$349,000

$337,000

96.56%

7

3

2

NW Cape Coral

$469,000

$449,000

95.74%

45

3

2.5

MLS Data from July 2017 *DOM=Days on Market

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Local’s Choice

Bess Charles

QUEEN OF CAKES PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

LOCAL ROCK-STAR BAKER TAKES PR ESTIGIOUS AWAR D

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since opening. The Charles and their employ-

national awards comparable to The Knot Best of

ees strive for greatness while keeping a family

Weddings 2017. LadyCakes is one of few wedding

focused vibe in the operation of the bakery.

cake bakeries in the Southwest Florida (SWFL)

ocals have known for a while. Repeat cus-

area and the only wedding cake bakery in SWFL

tomers would say, “Told you so.” Validated

BESS SAYS, “JEFF AND I ARE HAPPY TO

by the industry that now recognizes the art-

HAVE THE OPPORTUNIT Y TO DO WHAT

LadyCakes Bakery is a family owned and

istry, customer service and attention to detail

WE LOVE AND WORK TOGETHER TO

operated bakery specializing in custom cakes,

that only a family-owned business can give its

MAKE A LEGACY FOR OUR CHILDREN. WE

birthday cakes, weddings cakes, daily cup-

patrons is icing on the cake! LadyCakes Bakery

LOVE GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNI-

cakes and other artisan bakery items. The

was among only two percent of wedding pro-

T Y BUT EARNING THIS AWARDS PROVES

Charles believe in creating lasting relation-

fessionals selected for the notable award of

WE CAN DO WHAT WE LOVE, WHERE WE

ships with each of their customers and look

The 2017 Knot Best of Weddings. The Knot is

LOVE, AND KICK BUTT DOING IT!”

forward to making all celebrations memora-

the leading wedding brand and marketplace.

to receive The Knot Best of Weddings 2017.

ble. LadyCakes has won Best of Cape Coral

LadyCakes Bakery, owned by Bess and Jeff

Over the course of the past few years,

3-years in a row and was recently nominated

Charles, is now entering its third year of busi-

LadyCakes Bakery has experienced acceler-

for Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.

ness and has been awarded several honors

ated growth, and has earned many local and

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Rock on, Bess and Jeff!


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