A Guide to Din­ing in SW Florida

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KEY: B= BREAK­FAST, SB= SUN­DAY BRUNCH, L= LUNCH, D= DIN­NER

FORT MY­ERS

Blu Sushi: Cobalt Cool. Start with . . . well, start with what­ever the chefs de­cide to send you. In fact, just put the menu down and tell the chefs to bring what they sug­gest. In their hands, you can­not pos­si­bly go wrong. They’ve proven this ( again) with one of their new cre­ations— the TOTI. com Sushi Roll. It’s packed with fla­vor, just like the mag­a­zines. Next, or­der a nice bot­tle of chilled sake ( think dry white wine), kick back, and en­joy the flashy flir­ta­tious show. The lava drops are sur­real. 13451 McGre­gor Boule­vard, Fort My­ers, 239- 489- 1500; 10045 Gulf Coast Drive, Fort My­ers, 239- 334- BLU3, blusushi. com. L. D. Cristof’s on McGre­gor: Old Florida Charm. De­signed to re­sem­ble a de­light­ful, Old Florida– style home, and sur­rounded by vi­brant land­scap­ing, Cristof ’ s on McGre­gor has quickly be­come a lo­cal hotspot. Owner and chef Cristof Danzi has brought to life a care­fully crafted menu that in­cludes a va­ri­ety of dishes, from light ap­pe­tiz­ers and sand­wiches to filet mignon and scrump­tious seafood. Made with toasted sour­dough bread, vine- ripe toma­toes, gar­lic, fresh herbs, and Parme­san cheese, the br­uschetta is burst­ing with fla­vor. The home­made lump crab cakes served with a sa­vory pas­sion- fruit coulis are made to melt right in the mouth. Gen­er­ous por­tions are com­pet­i­tively priced, with im­pec­ca­ble pre­sen­ta­tion and high- qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. 10231 McGre­gor Boule­vard, Fort My­ers, 239- 791- 8473. L, D. The Prawn­bro­ker: Agent Fish. With their salad, fish, steak, and pasta, they have been pleas­ing palates since 1982 in a taste­ful, nau­ti­cal am­bi­ence. Start with raw oys­ters Romanoff topped with caviar and sour cream. Then, choose from a scrump­tious se­lec­tion of shrimp dishes or a grilled filet mignon. Soup or salad ac­com­pany all din­ners, just like in the good old days. Early din­ers can catch good deals from 4 to 5: 30 p. m. 13451- 16 McGre­gor Boule­vard, Fort My­ers, 239489- 2226, prawn­bro­ker. com. D. Sun­shine Grille: A Sunny De­light. Ex­pe­ri­enced restau­rant owner Sandy Stil­well makes it easy for her guests to feel at home with a warm and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere at her Fort My­ers restau­rant. It em­braces you right away and stim­u­lates the senses— sunny col­ors, classy live mu­sic, and the fra­grance of a wood fire. The great menu fea­tures wood- fired spe­cial­ties and seafood, such as the duck breast with roasted corn and Por­to­bel­lomush­room rel­ish and the pan- seared Florida red snap­per pic­cata. For lunch, try one of their fa­mous flat­breads, the que­sadilla of the day, or the pe­can- crusted goat- cheese salad. The bar is invit­ing and as long as the wine list, which of­fers

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