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When John Ritter thinks back to 1948, he can almost taste the frozen treats he churned out during his after-school job at the local ice-cream parlor. Now, after a 35-year career as a film animator, he helps others to enjoy similarly sweet memories at Ritter's Frozen Custard. Here, friendly staffers handcraft each batch of frozen custard, an ultrapremium ice cream as smooth as a jazz record dipped in chocolate. At the counter, guests can sample the flavors of the day, which range from tart blueberry to gooey, crunchy mocha-almond fudge. Scoops of classic vanilla—along with more than 25 toppings—fill specialty creations such as brownie sundaes, hand-dipped malts, and freezer-ready ice-cream sandwiches.
7205 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach,
FL
US
Sand Bash showcases the shaggy sculptures of eighteen master sand sculptors from across the globe competing for sun-drenched glory. Enjoy good eats and drinks while surveying towering sand sculptures ranging from traditional castles to entire fiefdoms erupting from the flat surrounding beach. Sculptors, working in teams of two, will dig, dust, pat, and smooth sandy creations throughout the festival, with a final judging on Sunday afternoon by a celebrity panel. While not making scale replicas of the entire Andromeda galaxy, sculptors can participate in Friday and Saturday night "Quick Sand" competitions, in which beach covering works of art are whipped up in a mere 10 minutes.
6890 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach,
FL
US
For more than a decade, Pelican Larry’s has sizzled and slurped freshly caught fare amid lively music and entertainment. Pelican Larry’s menu makes a salivary splash with savory salads, sandwiches, and stomach quenchers served fresh from the sea. Salty scents and crunchy breading inundate the tongue in every bite of raw, steamed, still swimming, or flaky fried fish. Steer jaw jets into a platter of a dozen steamed clams ($10.95) or a half-pound of steamed shrimp ($8.95), or immerse incisors in a jerk chicken salad ($9.95) or pineapple salsa-topped mahi tacos ($11.95). DJs provide entertainment on weekend evenings starting at 10 p.m., while live music resonates through the Davis Boulevard location after 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, shining a bright beam into the ear tunnels of auditory adventurers.
20041 S Tamiami Trl
Estero,
FL
US
Blue Water Bistro ensnares an entire underwater ecosystem in its sprawling menu of recently netted seafood and steak, doled out in a bustling eatery fit for couples or entire crews. Embark on a hunger-fueled treasure hunt for Mahi Mac ($22.70), a culinary crown jewel embedded with macadamia-nut and panko gems shimmering in grilled pineapple-togarashi sauce. Mango-infused california rolls ($9.50) put a tropical spin on a sushi staple, and chipotle-barbecue baby back ribs ($22.50) can be used to build a flaming xylophone. Guide conquering chompers through the Chicken Shanghai's ($16.90) open noodle gates, guarding thai basil and broccoli stir-fry infused with a peanut soy sauce fiery enough to melt chocolate-sculpted cabanas. The bar's cascade of fruity libations paints a breathtaking Caribbean Sunrise ($10.50) across palates amid the eatery's wooden floors and illustrious swordfish sculptures.
23151 Village Shops Way
Estero,
FL
US
You won't be disappointed at Bon Appetit French Bistro in Estero, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Bon Appetit French Bistro, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Bon Appetit French Bistro is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Bon Appetit French Bistro. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Bon Appetit French Bistro, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Bon Appetit French Bistro to create the perfect night. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Bon Appetit French Bistro. Parking is available at an adjacent lot. Meals at Bon Appetit French Bistro are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
10801 Corkscrew Rd
Estero,
FL
US
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Grape At Coconut Point is a local favorite. The weekends are for going out for amazing combinations. Save the salad for the weekday and come grab a meal at Grape At Coconut Point. Grape At Coconut Point is a prime location to dine with a group. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Can't get enough of Grape At Coconut Point's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Avoid circling the block and keep your car with the valet service at Grape At Coconut Point. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Grape At Coconut Point for a great bite. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Grape At Coconut Point's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
23161 Village Shops Way
Estero,
FL
US
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