At Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes, the Butterfinger isn't a candy bar?it's a cupcake. A vanilla one, to be precise, filled with peanut butter, frosted in cream-cheese frosting, and topped with chunks of its namesake candy. Creative cupcakes like these have earned the bakery myriad press mentions. The culinary team whips up new cupcakes daily, too, crafting fresh-baked treats in flavors ranging from banana to red velvet.
We are a Gourmet Bakery offering the best Cupcakes, Cakes and several other pastry products. We have a store in Cape Coral as well as 3 Cupcake Trucks which can be tracked with GPS on our Website. Everyone knows us as the "pink" Cupcake Truck and the "pink" Bakery. We hope to see you soon.
Having trained with chefs throughout the world's top exporter of samba melodies and top importer of World Cups, chef-owner Ana Davis has brought her passion for her native cuisine home to Café do Brasil. Whether they appear for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch, visitors may marinate their teeth in the company of shrimp, tilapia, scallops, and Cuervo tequila sauce with the martine ceviche ($8.95) before settling into the ham-and-turkey cultural exchange hosted by the Brasillian mufalleta sandwich ($8.25). Dinner bell first-responders, meanwhile, can try the Brazilian national dish of feijoada, an alluring stew of beans, sausage, and pork that is cooked by repeatedly shouting "Goool!" at it for minutes at a time, then served with collard greens and roasted ground yucca ($19.95). The kitchen sweetens departures with the marachoco-mouse de maracuja, which intertwines flavors of passion fruit and chocolate mousse in a loving, dancerly embrace ($5.75). Café do Brasil's culinary alchemists also conjure a number of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Brother and sister team Anne Shomberg and Otis Mehlberg create their fresh, flavorful spice blends in small batches to render home cooking simple, healthy, and tongue-tantalizing. Each gourmet spice symphony enlivens platters without the addition of artificial ingredients, sugar, gluten, MSG, or exuberant triangle players. Begin with the Basiks' original blend ($12 for four-ounce tin), an all-natural mix of Mediterranean sea salt, garlic, basil, Spanish paprika, and citrus peel designed to spruce any dish. Or spice a few cider brews with the holiday mulling blend ($12 for four-ounce tin), which doubles as a fragrant potpourri or still-life muse. Basiks also proffers signature and infused extra virgin olive oils like tuscan herb and light blood orange ($20 each). Mix oils with aged balsamic vinegars in traditional, pomegranate, and blackberry ginger flavors ($20 each) for an easy salad dressing or exotic bread dipping experience.
Sandy Stilwell is a Fort Myers native, and as such she has a passion for pouring her time back into the community—she serves on the advisory board for Gulfshore Life Magazine and is the former chairwoman of the Salvation Army's Christmas drive. Sandy brings the same altruistic vision to Sunshine Grille, one of the many local eateries she and her family maintain that give back through organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House.
Sunshine Grille serves its customers first and foremost, offering a menu of wood-fired steaks and seafood. From grilled filet mignon to sesame-crusted salmon and veggie-loaded flatbreads, most of the eatery's cuisine bursts forth unto the palate with a signature smoky flavor. The restaurant's voluminous wine list emanates sweetness, as do the live musicians that coax jazz-inspired harmonies from saxes, guitars, and keyboardists seven nights a week. These musicians work their melodic magic under soft lighting and between walls of auburn and stones stacked like the hundred-dollar bills that form the walls of the US Mint.