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The Local

Shelly Heck The Local The Local Naples The Local Restaurant

The Local

  Your first thought may not be to visit a restaurant called The Local, which is hidden in the Bed, Bath and Beyond plaza, next to Michaels and The Home Depot. It wasn’t ours, but we were up for the challenge. When you walk through the doors you will find the decor simple yet sophisticated with tall ceilings buffered by large panels.  We decided to have lunch at the bar and were pleasantly surprised that the staff was active, yet attentive. The bar manager, Casey, was extremely helpful about the beer selections and had an in depth knowledge of the South...

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Fine Folk Pizza Gateway Florida

John L

Fine Folk Pizza Gateway Florida

For a late afternoon Valentine's lunch we decided to try out a new place, aptly named, Fine Folk Pizza. As the sign says, "Come in, We're Awesome" and they are. The owners Michael and Brie were on site and gave us a brief history of how they started and how the restaurant was decorated. These twenty somethings are a hard working couple with the most incredible pizza. Michael spent the last 12 years running the pizzeria with his Dad in New Jersey and Brie finished school in Orlando and they united here in Fort Myers.  Their fusion of ingredients left our...

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Bodhi Eats in Search of the Best Southwest Florida Diners, Restaurants, Pubs and Breweries

Shelly Heck

Bodhi Eats in Search of the Best Southwest Florida Diners, Restaurants, Pubs and Breweries

While Bodhi Leaf Market inspires to bring unique crafts to Florida locals and visitors, Bodhi Eats blog will inspire followers to check out local unknown and known hotspots. Partners John and Shelly dine out weekly and will showcase one outstanding restaurant or brewery per week.  Including our local food trucks! John's experience in the culinary world started in his teens and then later progressed into supporting the start up of Yakitori Den-Chan, which was one of the most successful Japenese restaurants in Atlanta. John has traveled internationally for both businesss and pleasure and has developed a taste for worldwide cuisine....

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