keith eats at sea salt in Naples

I have a long history of trying out Cobb Salads in various cities around the country. It all started at the Beverly Hills pool. Lucky me on trips to LA to shoot commercials for our clients at N.W. Ayer I…

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keith eats at Casa Hernandez Thanksgiving

My wife, her sister and I spent a bacchanal Thanksgiving weekend at our niece and nephew the Hernandez’s home in Weston, Florida. A spectacular dinner consisting of each cook’s specialty dish. Preparation was a ballet in action as Carolyn, imitating…

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keith eats Sushiato

keith eats Sushiato

This is a sushi restaurant on Weston Road in Weston,Florida unlike any I have ever encountered. I am used to Sushi Yasuda in New York City, a famous classical restaurant. Fresh fish all by itself. Sushiato is an amalgamation of…

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keitheats under the tuscan sun

keitheats under the tuscan sun

Well,eating under the Tuscan sun is one thing, getting there is something else. After an exhausting nine hour overnight flight from New York City we finally landed in Rome, and entered the busiest airport on earth. We took a taxi…

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PARIS REDUX

It was almost a year since we last visited Paris. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. This trip we decided to actually make an effort to do more than just find great restaurants. We explored museums…

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keitheats at the Red Pheasant

We first experienced the Red Pheasant in Dennis many years ago after having seen a movie at our favorite movie theatre on the Cape, The Cape Cinema. You simply drive your car out of the parking area, make a left…

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keitheats at the Rock Harbor Grill

I wrote previously about the Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans on Cape Cod but last night we had a salmon dish that deserved a post of its own. Chinese 5 Spice Glazed Faroe Island Salmon pan seared and served over…

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Keith eats at Mom and Pops in Chatham, MA

My wife and I just drove from our home in Naples Florida to our summer home in Chatham on Cape Cod. A trip of over 2000 miles. Along the way we passed on every highway in every town a diner,…

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Keith eats at Sally’s Apizza in New Haven

Keith eats at Sally’s Apizza in New Haven

The last thing Sally’s needs is another restaurant review. Every day of the week the lines start at exactly 5PM rain or shine.The locals know that they should expect a long wait as there aren’t a whole lot of tables.…

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keitheats at Celeste in New York City

We left the warmth of our Naples home a couple of week ago to visit friends in New York and catch up on some culture. It was a week of winter hell. We were staying on the east side and…

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keitheats southern road trip

So, here we go in our Kia Sole named Kermit for a four day drive from Naples Florida to Charleston, SC. It’s a 10 hour drive if you’re crazy enough to do it in one day. But this is a…

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keitheats at The Pewter Mug

keitheats at The Pewter Mug

Let’s assume it’s your family from everywhere in the country come to visit. Where to take them for dinner if you need a table for twelve. Or three tables. Uncle Jack only eats meat. Aunt Cora is on a diet…

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Keith eats at Mi Ranchito of Immokalee

Keith eats at Mi Ranchito of Immokalee

Searching for authentic Mexican food in Naples Florida took us eventually on a one hour drive to the town of Immokalee. A town I discovered is 57% Mexican. Who knew. Mi Ranchito is as authentic as Oaxaca. The only place…

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keith eats at 21 spices in Naples

/>Coming from New York City where there are Indian restaurants in every direction and Indian neighborhoods from Jackson Heights to 2nd Avenue and 24th street I was excited to find one in Naples Florida where there are about three. 21…

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Lovin’ the Local

Lovin’ the Local

In Naples during the season if you want to eat out do not wait until the very day you want to go. Naples on the west coast of Florida is known for three things, more peaceful than its East coast…

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ALICE SWEETWATERS NAPLES FLORIDA

ALICE SWEETWATERS NAPLES FLORIDA

You couldn’t exactly call me a food critic. I only write about restaurants that I truly like. And, generally they fit into a defined category. Seldom part of a celebrity chef’s vast empire. (With the exception of Bobbie Flay’s new…

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Keith eats at Midtown in Naples

Keith eats at Midtown in Naples

As I’ve said before, in Naples, Florida there are basically two major activities, restaurants and shopping. The competition in dining is formidable. There are so many delicious options to choose from. During the season it is a blood sport to…

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keith eats at Jack’s Outback

A few years ago my wife and I and our friends took a drive over to Yarmouth Port to visit the Edward Gorey house and museum. We were overwhelmed by the number of Gorey’s possessions including his drawings, various skeletons,…

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keitheats at L’Alouette

keitheats at L’Alouette

We have driven past L’Alouette on Rt. 28 in Harwich Port at least twenty times and, for whatever reason, never went for dinner. What a mistake. We took friends with us and words spoken were over the top. “Best meal…

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My 9 best eats on Cape Cod

We have lived summers at the Cape for twenty one years and recently the quality of restaurants have changed for the better. All of a sudden chefs, some of them formerly from big city places, are opening their own restaurants…

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Bubba Goldstein’s Southern Rib Recipe

Bubba Goldstein’s Southern Rib Recipe

Joel Goldstein’s old family southern rib recipe. This recipe (circa 1800). has been passed down to me from “Bubba” Goldstein, Johnson City Tenn. Put the south in your mouth! Put rub on ribs about 4 hours before: Rub: 1 cup…

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Sandwich overload. But, who cares.

My wife and I, tired of our boring sandwiches for lunch, went exploring for something different. We arrived at the Brewster coffee shop on main street. It’s been in the family there for years and now under new management. We…

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The Chatham Inn and Wine Bar

Chatham is one of the most beautiful towns on Cape Cod but, with the exception of a few, not that many great restaurants. Jonathan Haffmans who owned the tiny restaurant VERS below the Orpheum movie theatre is now the Culinary…

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Pattini Guest House, Milan

We just returned from Italy. One of our favorite cities to visit is Milan, a city where virtually everywhere you look there is design perfection. My wife found the Pattini Guest House run with exceptional taste by the charming and…

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THREE60 MARKET. Much more than a sandwich

After eating one evening at the Real Macaw in Naples we drove past a lovely looking market on the bay. “Looks nice,” I said to my wife. “We ought to go there sometime.” Well, the sometime was yesterday and what…

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Naples Caribbean Gem

From October through April the number one activity in Naples Florida is eating out. This becomes an aggressive blood sport event. Although there are dozens of restaurants on every inch of land you must wait for a table. I thought…

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EATIN’ DOWN HOME IN CHARLESTON

THE GLASS ONION in Charleston, SC is the personification of the local comfort food southern restaurant. The chef owners Sarah O’ Kelley and Chris Stewart from the deep southern states of Georgia and Alabama have created a simple gourmet masterpiece.…

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Give your taste buds a present at Bill’s Cafe

Give your taste buds a present at Bill’s Cafe

My wife had breakfast the other day in yet another neighborhood in Naples that I’ve never heard of, 3rd Ave N, just east of Tamiami. She found this incredible tiny breakfast/lunch place with only six tables. Bill’s Cafe. She ordered…

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The Rumba Cuban Cafe, Naples, Florida

The Rumba Cuban Cafe, Naples, Florida

While driving down Airport-Pulling Road in Naples looking for a restaurant, your head is in constant motion spinning from left to right passing one strip mall after another. I felt like the girl in “The Exorcist.” We were searching for…

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The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich in Naples, Florida. Sunburst Cafe

The Best Chicken Salad Sandwich in Naples, Florida. Sunburst Cafe

As I’ve said many times in my past blogs, I seem to eat the same thing in every restaurant every time I go. Why not? There are enough great restaurants in the world to allow me variety in my diet.…

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The Extraordinario Bellini

The Extraordinario Bellini

My wife’s niece and her husband, Carolyn and Raphael Hernandez, have twice taken us to their favorite restaurant Bellini in Weston, Florida. I’m quite sure you will read my review and say keith eats is exaggerating. Exaggerating is simply minor…

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The Pasta Shop Ristorante

The Pasta Shop Ristorante

If you read that Frank Sinatra’s favorite pasta could be found at The Pasta Shop Ristorante in Henderson, Nevada wouldn’t you give it a try? Well, you bet. Frank was not easily pleased but when David Alenik,the chef at the…

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Our annual Cheese Fest

Our annual Cheese Fest

Every Thanksgiving my family therapist daughter, Amy Forton, invites her friend and colleague Sharon Jones Forrester, a clinical neuropsychologist and her husband Paul to join us all for dinner. Sharon fortunately for us has a split personality. Psychology and cheese,…

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Yabba, Yabba, Yummmm!

Yabba, Yabba, Yummmm!

Our first trip to the Yabba Island Grill on 5th Avenue South in Naples was a monumental surprise. What I expected was a full fledged tourist trap. Instead it was totally outstanding. The Caribbean atmosphere at first seemed slightly overkill…

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BREAKFAST. HERE. THERE. AND EVERYWHERE

If I could have only one meal a day, it would without any hesitation be breakfast. I go to sleep at night and think, “What will I have for breakfast?” Photos of food flash through my mind on a never-ending…

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The Cove Inn and Coffee Shop

The Cove Inn and Coffee Shop

If it weren’t for our upstairs neighbor’s washing machine flooding through our ceiling we might never have found the delightful Cove Inn on Naples Bay. What drove us out of our apartment was the addition of sixteen massive fans drying…

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A SMALL TASTE OF THE CAPE

The first thing you see as you drive over the Sagamore Bridge on to Cape Cod is a sign printed in bold caps. “NEED HELP? DESPERATE? CALL THE SAMARITANS.” Surely this has caused an influx of depressed people from the East Coast.…

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The Red Cottage

The Red Cottage

The Red Cottage at 36 Old Bass River Road, in South Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts has been in business since 1951 and we just discovered it.(thanks to the pure accident of driving by) The most recent owner’s family has been…

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Breakfast at the Chew.

Breakfast at the Chew.

I hesitate to recommend Cafe Chew because it’s so popular already there won’t be room for me anymore. My wife and I for years stopped on the way to our home in New York City from our house on Cape…

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The Art Cliff. A Diner’s Diner.

The Art Cliff. A Diner’s Diner.

Often, when we are at our house in Chatham, MA. we take the ferry to visit friends in Martha’s Vineyard. We make very sure to take a ferry that will arrive in time to meet Joel and Susan for breakfast…

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The incomparable, towering, unparalleled lobster roll.

The incomparable, towering, unparalleled lobster roll.

After two decades it has finally happened. The search on Cape Cod for the lobster roll of my dreams. Take a beautiful drive to Dennis and you’ll find The Sesuit Harbor Cafe. First enter the shack and order from a…

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Italian Pizza vs American Pizza

Italian Pizza vs American Pizza

My blogging guru without any hesitation is David Lebovitz. On our last trip to Paris his blog “MY PARIS” was our everyday guide. So, yesterday when I received an e-mail from a friend which included Lebovitz’s latest blog on Cape…

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Giulia, Cambridge. The ideal restaurant.

Giulia, Cambridge. The ideal restaurant.

We seem to be the very last people visiting Boston to discover Giulia’s, a restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square and Porter Square. But, discover it we did. From the minute you enter you know this is a restaurant…

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The Knack, Orleans, MA

The Knack, Orleans, MA

If you were to look up the word “Knack” in a thesaurus it would be defined as expertise, flair. quickness or know-how. All the right words to describe this perfect roadside shack just above the rotary in Orleans. The post…

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Laura Baldwin’s Bucatini All’Amatriciano

My daughter-in-law, Laura Baldwin and her husband, my son, Sam, are visiting us and came fully prepared to surprise the family with their extraordinary culinary skills. Top of the list so far is Laura’s version of Bucatini All’Amatriciano.  INGREDIENTS For…

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Rock Harbor Grill

Rock Harbor Grill

When you walk into the front door of the Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans, MA. you find yourself in what could be an American Legion Hall filled with folks from the neighborhood. But, the food belies the image. This is comfort…

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Enjoy The Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs

Enjoy The Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs

When you enter The Sweet Life you instantly feel that that you’re a guest in a friend’s home. The six of us were seated on a private porch facing the outdoor veranda. The waitress read off the specials of the…

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A Burger made in Heaven. Local Break, Eastham, MA.

A Burger made in Heaven. Local Break, Eastham, MA.

Local Break, The kind of place that you end up to when you don’t have to think about what you’re going to order. You know before you leave your house what you want to eat. The house burger and a…

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A LITTLE BIT OF CUBA IN NAPLES, FL.

href=”http://www.keitheats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/blue-truck.jpg”> You can’t miss Captain Marco’s seafood restaurant’s colorful truck.[/caption] There are 210,248 Cubans living in Naples, Florida. You can be sure that these folks are looking for authentic Cuban cooking when they go out to eat. CAPTAIN MARCO’S SEAFOOD…

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Doing the Charleston

If Rhett Butler, one of Charleston’s noted inhabitants, were alive today, he would be savoring the flavor of the low country of South Carolina to the fullest. Imagine him in an Armani suit, with Ashley Judd at his side, leaving…

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