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Brunch N’ Munch in SWFL

For many of us, the weekend is the time to let loose and mentally prepare for the work-loaded week ahead. What better way to spend one of those days than surrounded by a group of good friends, grubbing on some insanely delicious food at a staple local restaurant? Here is a list of some of the hottest places to get your libation fix and food-induced coma on this weekend. Mimi’s – Bell Tower Fort Myers – Saturday and Sunday All Day From Quiche Lorraine to Farmhouse Tacos, to your ol’ Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, any and every taste...

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Brussels So Hard – Are brussels sprouts the new broccoli?

Popping up like wildfire across numerous restaurant menus, brussels sprouts are staking their claim to fame in all shapes, sizes and flavor concoctions. However, these ancient vegetables harbor more benefits than just the potential for heavenly human consumption. Brussels sprouts, like broccoli, are naturally high in the chemical element, sulfur. Despite the fact that sulfur can leave us with an unpleasant smell in our nostrils, it is effective in aiding the human body in natural detoxification. Combining the cleansing properties of sulfur with brussels sprouts’ phytochemicals packs a mean punch when it comes to fighting numerous types of diseases...

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Halloween treats for every sweet tooth

Halloween — a time where you can pretend to be something else and get candy, or you can have a really awesome party. Whether you’re staying in or going out, the most requested item anywhere is always food — dips, cookies, cupcakes, the whole nine yards. Halloween especially has some fun and spooky-themed treats for the occasion. From pumpkin-flavored treats to spooky chocolate, here are some fun recipes to try this Halloween. Rosanna Pansino is a 31-year-old YouTuber and the creator of her online cooking show, “Nerdy Nummies.” Every year, Pansino makes her own DIY Halloween treats. Of course,...

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Ultimate drinking game for first presidential debate of 2016

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off in the first presidential debate of 2016 on Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University. The night is sure to be entertaining. Here is Eagle News’ debate drinking game that can make it even more interesting. Eagle News does not support underage drinking. Please play responsibly. ...

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Slurpee’s Bring Your Own Cup Day (Again!)

Slurpee announces its BYOC Day again for August 19 and 20. They’re encouragingpeople to bring their own cup into participating 7-Elevens to get a discounted rate for your slurpee of $1.50. 7-Eleven is using the slogan “What will you bring?” to encourage people to bring their funniest cups. The only rules are that the cup must be food safe, less than ten inches tall and drip proof. There’s only one cup allowed per person. Bring a fish bowl, a pineapple, or even a bucket and shovel and you’re good to...

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Top three restaurant review apps for foodies

As a self-proclaimed lover of all things food, I swear by my fave food review apps to give me some insight at home and while I’m traveling. Each app offers a different feel, or an ambience, much like the restaurants they showcase. With so many options in the App Store, it can get a bit overwhelming. So, take it from a pro. These are the three apps worth riding with: Map: Yes Phone number: Yes Photos: Yes Online reservation: Yes, when allowed by business Special offers: No Menu: Yes, if available. Zomato replaces the popular app Urbanspoon, which now...

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New dining locations to arrive to FGCU fall 2016

It’s no secret that everybody loves food. We think about our next meal during lectures, meetings and, sometimes, even while we’re eating. The dining options here at FGCU have been popular hotspots to get your grub on. As of this upcoming fall 2016 semester, the campus will be hosting some of the same restaurants us returning students know of; however, new names and new options will join that group for a bigger variety of different cuisines we were missing during semesters in the past. In Howard Hall, Azul’s, named after FGCU’s mascot, will be the only restaurant to make...

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Local restaurants offer Cinco de Mayo specials

This Cinco de Mayo, local restaurants are offering special deals, from $5 burritos to $4 shots. Whether you spend today partying at the beach or in the close company of friends, take advantage of these once-a-year offers. Viva la Mexico! Bahama Breeze – 14701 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers $5 margaritas, take a selfie of you with your favorite ‘rita and post to for the chance to win a $500 Bahama Breeze gift card. Chili’s – 9980 University Dr., Fort Myers $3 Dos Equis and $5 Presedente margarita specials Moe’s – 10021 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers $5 burritos in...

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Boba is making a comeback in the U.S. and beyond

Boba tea first made its big break in the 1980s, popping up at small teacarts in Taichung, Taiwan. Now in 2016, boba is a concoction for the masses, from California to New York to Fort Myers and cross-continentally in Australia. Boba tea — also known as bubble or pearl milk tea — is a Taiwanese tea drink made with a tea base and mixed or shaken with fruit or milk. Jelly-like tapioca balls are added and come in a variety of flavors. The Los Angeles-based speakeasy Boba 7 has taken traditional boba and added a dose of hard liquor...

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Healthy meals can now be delivered to your doorstep

There’s always an excuse for choosing unhealthy meals over healthy ones. What’s yours? Is it because you don’t have time to cook or because it’s too much work or simply because it’s much easier to hit the drive-thru or stroll through the prepackaged frozen food aisle in the grocery store? With family, work, school and social life, grocery shopping and cooking for a day or days ahead doesn’t always fit in a 24-hour day. It’s easy to blame everything around you as the reason why your meals are rather on the unhealthy side. Not to mention, there aren’t many,...

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