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First Watch for breakfast and lunch

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the that normal toast-and-cereal breakfast that any college kid is used to. While it may be a little expensive, First Watch offers a great selection for that end of the year treat-yourself day. Open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and located in Gulf Coast Town Center, the daytime café is a chain for a health-minded breakfast and lunch. When you walk into the restaurant, you’re greeted with rustic, boarded walls, cute tables that look straight out of that fairytale café in a romance flick, and servers who are happy to...

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Know your cooking oils

Thanksgiving is officially over, and it’s finally off to the winter holidays. More often than not, Christmas, Hanukkah Kwanza and the New Year all involve some type of cooking.  Whether it’s baking, grilling or frying, we are all ready to dust off the old family recipes and get to work in the kitchen. Breaking out the butter, margarine or Crisco may lead us to heavily consider new health trends and how we make our family’s recipes. Truth be told, particular cooking oils may not be able to handle the high temperatures that our holiday cooking may require. When oils...

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The Marlin Bar blends casual dining with Tommy Bahama retail store

Tommy Bahama has done it again, expanding their original clothes-only location to include a new dining hot spot — The Marlin Bar. Located right across the street from their old location, The Marlin Bar features fabulous outdoor seating and a come-as-you-are atmosphere. The Marlin Bar mixes Tommy’s typical island style with a modern flare. The process is simple:  grab a menu, seat yourself and then order at the bar.  After your order is in, the bar’s staff will take care of your every need, including cocktail refills and bill drop-off. There are plenty of seating options at the bar,...

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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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