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Restaurants/Bars Fort Myers to Naples

Thanks to all above for your recs. We got back from FL yesterday and had a great trip. Did not get to do all we wanted, but... did get to Grimaldi"s in Bell Tower. Happy to report that the Pizza was fantastic !! Rec's for all who may be waiting to try a new pizza place. Great outdoor/indoor seating well trained staff. Like the family style bowls of salad, easy to share with a pizza. Pep w/ Onion was great, will go back and try the white and then the chicken w/ pesto. Bone Fish will be tried on my next trip. Am aware of Steve Tomatos and agree it is good. Tues is half price pizza there, with fun live trivia. Big Al's shares the parking lot and is also very good. Understand there is a family connection there, some-how?. Good compitition between the two results.
Later.. and thanks to all !!

Feb 24, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Restaurants/Bars Fort Myers to Naples

Thanks... will be sure to drop in there. As I remember they have a very good "sginature" chicken app.

Feb 11, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Restaurants/Bars Fort Myers to Naples

I've heard about a pizza joint at Bell put did not know the name, so thanks. DaRuMa sounds different anyway so will give it a look see.

Many thanks.

Feb 11, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Restaurants/Bars Fort Myers to Naples

Thanks.Looks a little formal, but... I'll check it out.

Feb 11, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Restaurants/Bars Fort Myers to Naples

Looking for recs on fun places with good food and drinks.

My wife and I are new home owners in South Fort Myers, near Daniels and Interstate 75. We are visiting for 10 days this month. Have been know to sit at tables, but... much prefer the social interactions we find while roosted at the restaurant bar. Food interests span all ethnic culinary delights!

Feb 10, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Crab Cakes

If having trouble holding together refrig them for an hr prior to cooking.

Feb 09, 2011
Dirty Ernie in Recipes

Restaurant in Puerto Banus, Marbell...

SnackHappy,

This Pizzeria Picasso is a wonderful place. I am so glad to see that it still operates. I have e-mailed them my request for the information on the hot oil branding. I hope that it works, and I get a return e-mail. Thank you for your assist.

Regards.

Dec 21, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Restaurant in Puerto Banus, Marbell...

Thank you very much... that is the restaurant. Do you know if it is still in operation?

Dec 20, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

Thank you all... I have posted a simpler request for the name of the establishment.

Dec 19, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Restaurant in Puerto Banus, Marbell...

Looking for the name of the restaurant in that location that served a great thin sliced pizza. They provided a bottle of oil at the table, that was hot... but very flavorful. It was about 15 years ago that I was there, so the establishment might be long gone. The restaurant was in the same row as Sinatras, Salduba, and Jacks?

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Dec 19, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

PhilD and monchique,

I would like for my name to remain Dirty Ernie not Dead Ernie... :)

So know I am back to trying to find out the name of the pizza joint that we ate at in Spain so I can locate that original source. I suspect that the oil was not exclusive to that restaurant. Here in USA they do not have flavored oil on the table to apply to pizza when it is served. Perhaps the title of my question should have been Puerto Banus pizza restaurant... so I could have an assist with the name of the establishment that served the oil.

Anyone know Puerto Banus?

Dec 18, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

Good thought... I will just be sure to keep the oil level higher than that of the herbs. Now I just need to find the correct combination of peppers, herbs, etc.

Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

Monchique,

Thank you for your comments. I worry that I might be creating something that would spoil over time, especially if using fresh rather than dried herbs. Do you know if there is concern for mold or rot, etc?

Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Rocky Mountain Oysters. No bull!

justan...

That 's a ridculously very cool site. Was that Tony- the-Tiger in the lead spot on the menu? Hate to think that I would be chewing on his package!

Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Ernie in General Topics

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

Thank you for your kind words... yes there was red pepper very visable in the oil as were dried herb leaves on the vine. I have tried to make my own and was not very successful with matching the unique flavor of that oil. Regards

Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Olive Oil for drizzle on hot pizza slices...

Friends in Spain... I am in the USA and have many fond memories of a long ago visit to you beautiful country. Of all things that have become stuck in my mind... is a restaurant in Puerto Banus. I will never forget the delight of eating pizza at an indoor/outdoor business and enjoying my first encounter with a serving of a bottle of "pizza oil" . I was so impressed with the complimenting flavor that it added to very good thin crust pizza... that I actually paid a bartender to smuggle me a bottle, which I was able to take home to the USA.

It's been more than 15 years now but would still love to find a source for purchase of that pizza oil. Not remembering the name of the establishment... I only have clues to offer in finding the name of this oil.

My wife and I were in Puerto Banus, Marbell and it was a row of restaurants on the water, among them was... Sinatras, Salduba Pub, and perhaps Jacks??

I know this is a long shot and that the establishment might be long gone, even so... I would love to find a source for this wonderful pizza oil. I remember someone at the establishment said that the oil may have been imported from a source in France.

Sorry for the long rant... please help with the name of the restaurant and/or the pizza oil... if you are able. REGARDS.

Dec 17, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Spain/Portugal

Montgomery County Maryland Eats...

New to this site so perhaps I've just not caught on yet.. but, I don't see any posts or other comunications regarding the MCM area. Any hounds out there making REC's for this area. If I've missed something please point me in the right direction.

Dec 16, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Mid-Atlantic

Dinner near Florida Ave/ Galludet Metro

Not the best area to look for fine dinning... do yourself a favor and cab it over to 8th street, SE (just a couple of miles) and take your pick from a dozen really nice options.

Dec 16, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lunch near spy museum?

Chop House. A plus to the great food is the home brew micro beer. I love the old style bar and good groups of local office staff that are dropping in after a 9-5.

Dec 16, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fort Myers Beach recs

Doing you a big favor here... going over the bridge from Fort Myers go south at the Gulf, about a 1/4 mile on the left... The Surf Club. My wife and I stopped in a few weeks ago one evening, She the cuban me the Wednesday meatloaf special. Meatloaf was good, but my wife's cuban sand was to-die-for. She afforded me a bite and I can not wait to get back in the area to go again and order my own cuban sand. We are back in MD now... if you see the owner (Paul) tell him the couple from MD said hello... we happened to sit next to him at the bar and chatted it up for a time. ENJOY!! He might remember the conversation about the fried turkey testicals that we missed by about a week.

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Surf Club
1167 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Dec 13, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Florida

Butchers in Maryland close to MoCo NoVa ok too

Laurel Meat Market in Laurel, MD. It's on Main Street and if you see the big cow out on the sidwalk... that means their open for business. They have a web-site and will take orders by phone. Found them to be very personable offering good quality special cuts. 301-725-5855

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Main Street Cafe
317 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Dec 13, 2010
Dirty Ernie in Washington DC & Baltimore