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It's Dine Around with Jeanne Kapps as your host.

Come join us for cocktails at 5:00pm and dinner at 5:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month.  RSVP to Jeanne and John Kapps at 941.575.9966 or jrkapps@embarqmail.com.

 

DINE AROUND EVENTS FOR 2016:   

 Please remember that a reservation is a commitment.  If we continue to have no-shows we will not be welcome.

 

February 16th:  Carmelo's

January 19th:  Lemoncello's

 

 

 

DINE AROUND EVENTS from 2015:

  • November 12th -  Nino's:  Taste of Chicago $10 all you can eat.

  • October  20th - Itlaia

  • September 22nd - Howard's Restaurant, Englewood:  Specializing in Seafood and Saute Dishes

  • August 18- Italia at River City Grill

  • July 21st -  Limoncello

  • June 16th-  Smokers Pit BBQ

  • May 19th - Smugglers Grill

  • April 21st -   Farlow's on the Water

  • March 16th - ***  Kumo's,  North Port

  • February 17th - Carmello's, Olympia, 5:00 Cocktails, 6:00 Dinner

  • January 20 - Captain's Table, Fisherman's Village, 5 p.m.

 

DINE AROUND EVENTS from 2014:

September 16 - Sandra's, 111 W. Olympia, Punta Gorda;

August 19, 2014 - Ice House, 408 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda; 5:30 PM for Happy Hour and 6 PM for Dinner.  Reservations are due to Peggy at pamodglin@hotmail.com by August 18.

July 15, 2014 - Portifino's, 5:30 PM for Cocktail Hour

June 17, 2014, - Bubba's, at 5:30 PM, 121 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.  Take Burnt Store Road to the popular Bubba's which is next to the German Club. Wed. night is the not to be missed Rib Special. You will love the price, the food and the down home atmosphere. It's worth the drive.

May 20, 2014 - Jack's, 5:00 PM

February 18, 2014 - Laishley's Crab House, at 5:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy sunset over the harbor.  RSVP to Jim Mays at jimbobmays@gmail.com.  Don't forget if you do make a reservation and have to cancel, be sure to contact Jim so that he can update our local businesses or give those on the waiting list opportunity to participate. 

 

DINE AROUND EVENTSfrom 2013:

November 19, 2013 - At Visani Dinner Show in Port Charlotte at 5:30pm.  The cost is $37.50 and must be paid by Nov. 6th.  The price includes $12 Show Ticket, Dinner, Tax and Tip.  The show, Marcy Downey "Here's To The Divas and Dames", is a tribute to the most popular singing Divas of our time, and the Dames that made you smile and laugh! Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Connie Francis, Lily Tomlin's 'Ernestine the Telephone Operator', 'Marge, the Red Hat Lady' and MORE including songs of the ‘60’s Soul Sisters’.  The show is at 7:30 but need to arrive at 5:30 for dinner and the 2 for 1 Happy Hour till 6:00.  Your menu for this special event includes:  Pork Scaloppini Marsala, Eggplant Parmegiana or Chicken Francais.  Also includes the House Salad, Chocolate Mousse for Dessert and choice of Coffee, Tea or Soda.  (Additional Premium Menu Options will also be available).  VERY IMPORTANT - All reservations must be prepaid by Wednesday November 6 with NO EXCEPTIONS.  Make your check payable to Jim Mays, 611 Bal Harbor BL, Punta Gorda 33950.  Initial reservation is for 50.  Additional seating (over 50) will be limited as the date gets closer.  Make your reservation early, this Show is expected to SELLOUT!  Contact Jim Mays to confirm at 843-238-5268 or jimbobmays@gmail.com.

October 22, 2013 - At Phil's 41 in Punta Gorda at 5:30.  To sign up contact Jim Mays at jimbobmays@gmail.com. Watch PineappleGrams for more information.

September 24, 2013  -  At The Torch.  A special $12.00 menu is being offered to our group.  Diners can choose from a choice of the following entrees: prime rib; meatloaf; lasagna or baked stuffed flounder.  A sign up sheet will be available at the Meet and Greet Thurs. evening, or you can contact Jim Mays at jimbobmays@gmail.com.

August 20, 2013 - At Jacks on Marion.  Make you reservation with Jim and Kathy Mays, kathymays530@gmail.com or call 979-2480.

July 22, 2013 - At River City Grill at 5:30.  This popular downtown destination is offering Buy One Get One Free on the entire menu for the summer.  Also they serve half price drinks until 6:00. How can you top that?  Make you reservation with Jim and Kathy Mays, kathymays530@gmail.com or call 979-2480 before July 21.

June 5, 2013 -  At 5:00pm at Bubba's Roadhouse, 2121 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.  Take Burnt Store Road to the popular Bubba's which is next to the German Club. Wed. night is the not to be missed Rib Special. You will love the price, the food and the down home atmosphere. It's worth the drive. Sign up with Linda Supakoff, supakoff@aol.com or call 637-4887.

April 25, 2013 - At 5:00PM at Wally's Southern BBQ, 3591 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.  Wally's was voted #1 BBQ in Charlotte County.  To signup contact Linda Supakoff at supakoff@aol.com or 941-637-4887 or Darlene Rosen at standar125@aol.com.

March 19, 2013 - At Visani.  This will be dinner and a show.  Dinner is at 5 pm with the show to follow.  The show is Marcy Downey doing "Here's to the Dames and Divas" .  The show is $10 per person and tickets must be purchased from Linda in advance. To signup contact Linda Supakoff at supakoff@aol.com or 941-637-4887

February 20, 2013 -  At the Royal Thai Restaurant on Route 17 in PG. Call Linda Supakoff at 637-4887 or via email at supakoff@aol.com to reserve your place at the table.

January 20, 2013 - Try a New Restaurant.  Dine Around is the perfect Floridian event to help you achieve this resolution.  Darlene Rosen is pleased to announce that we will visit the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, 3651Tamiami Tr., Port Charlotte.  Cocktails at 5:00PM with dinner at 6:00.  They feature authentic Caribbean cuisine and were recently featured in Harbor View Magazine.  RSVP to Darlene at 941-505-1492 or standar125@aol.com.

 

Dine Around Eventfrom 2012:

November 27, 2012  -  At Paris Saigon Bistro in Ft. Myers Cocktails at 5:00pm and Dinner at 6:00.  The restaurant is behind Outback located in the PINEBROOK PLAZA, just north of the TOWNE CENTER SHOPS, just off Hwy, 41 in Ft. Myers.  A great menu is being compiled and will be announced in Pineapplegrams.  Sign up with Darlene Rosen, standar125@aol.com or call 505-1492.

October 15, 2012  - At Portofino, 23241 Bayshore Rd., Port CharlotteCocktails at 5:00pm and Dinner at 6:00.  This is a premier restaurant overlooking gorgeous Charlotte Harbor. Portofino's is offering two for one drinks and a dinner special where the first Entree is full price, but the second Entree will be half price and the discount will be applied to the less expensive Entree. As in all of these reduced offers, the tip should be for the full amount.  Sign up with Darlene Rosen, standar125@aol.com or call 505-1492.

September 18, 2012  -  At Bema J's, 3515 Bobcat Village Center, North Port, 941-257-8036.  Cocktails at 5:00pm Sign up with Darlene, standar125@aol.com or call 505-1492. Watch PineappleGrams for more information.

August 18, 2012 - Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Ft. Myers.   "Caught in the Net" Saturday Matinee.  The Buffet starts at 11:45am and the Show at 1:15pm.  The cost is $42.00 including tax and is due by Aug. 13th.  A cash bar is also available. The tip is not included.  This is an hysterical sequel to last summer's hit comedy, "Run For Your Wife".  Two timing taxi driver, John Smith, keeps two separate wives and two separate families.  The mayhem begins when a teenage boy from one family meets a teenage girl from the second family online and they agree to meet in person.  The price includes a bountiful buffet with several choices of entrees and many sides, salad, and rolls.  Hot coffee and tea is served at the table.  There is a separate dessert area with a variety of cakes and pies to choose.  You are also welcome to make your own sundae with a variety of toppings.  Productions at the Palm Dinner Theater are always top notch.  All seats have an unobstructed view and the sound system is excellent.  This is a great way to beat the Aug. heat.  Sign up with Darlene, standar125@aol.com or call 505-1492.  The check should be made out to Darlene Rosen and mailed to 2602 Magdalena Dr, Punta Gorda 33950, or brought to the Pizza Party on Mon. Aug. 13.

July 23, 2012 - Dine Around & Out and About are combined this month.  Dinner and cocktails are at 5:00PM at River City Grill and Picadilly Circus at the Charlotte County Event Center at 7:30pm. Circus Two for One Tickets for $32.00.  It is July and the Circus is coming to town. How exciting is that! For the first time in its 20 year tour the Picadilly Circus will be performing in Punta Gorda. There will be Elephant Acts, Motorcycle Madness, My Little Pony on Parade, a White Tiger Spectacular, Acrobats, Clowns and Cirque Arts. This one and a half hour performance will bring back all of your fond memories of the Big Tent in the Air Conditioned comfort of the Event Center.  Enjoy Buy one Entree-Get One Free at the River City Grill, along with half price drinks until 6:00, before the show.  Contact Darlene at standar125@aol.com to sign up or call 505-1492 for more information.

June 26, 2012 - Dine Around at 5:00pm at Jimmy's Grill, 2664 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.  Cocktails at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:00.  Jimmy's has two for one drinks and Early Bird Specials. But even the regular menu has reasonable prices for good food and hearty portions, all within a short drive from home.  Make your reservation with Darlene Rosen at 505-1492 or standar125@aol.com.

May 29, 2012 - The Floridians will head to Bianca’s in North Ft. Myers.  Cocktails at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:00.  Bianca's is located on rt 41 in N. Ft. Myers. As soon as you pass the Shell Factory look for a small strip mall on the right. The restaurant is in that shopping area. If you have never eaten at Bianca's you are in for a delightful surprise. If you have eaten there your mouth is already watering for their fine Italian selections. This month make your reservation with Diane Lowy at 347-8900 or lowy53@comcast.net

April 15, 2012 - Travel to Venice to Althea’s place, 220 Miami Ave West, on Sunday, April 15th.  Take time out at 5 p.m. to enjoy exceptional food at reasonable prices.  Make your reservation with Darlene Rosen at 505-1492 or standar125@aol.com.

March 11, 2012 - The French Bistro at Jacks. Cocktails at 5:00pm with Dinner at 6:00.  Make your reservation with Darlene Rosen at 505-1492 or standar125@aol.com. Watch PineappleGrams for more information.

February 29, 2012 - Sandra's in Punta Gorda.  Happy hour is from 5-6 with dinner at 6pm.  Domestic Beer $2.;  Imported Beer $2.50;  House Wine $3.;  and Imported Wine $5.  The choices for dinner are:   Jäger Schnitzel with 2 sides $13.99;  Pork roast with 2 sides $10.99; Goulash with spätzle $11.99; and German Bratwurst Dinner $9.99.  Celebrate Sadie Hawkins Day with fellow Floridians! Make your reservation and menu choice with Darlene Rosen at 505-1492 or standar125@aol.com.

January 18, 2012 - Heron's Creek Golf and Country Club, 5201 Heron Creek Blvd. off Sumpter Blvd., North Port.   Cocktails at 5:00pm.  The Twilight Menu is $16.95.  We will be offered three entrees, 3 courses each.  That menu will be forthcoming in another e-mail at which time you will select your choice of a dinner item so that we can pre-order.  This method worked very well for the staff the last time we were there.  This will be their Twilight Dining menu, offered to their members and outside guests for $16.95.  At our previous visit, the food and service was excellent and of course, the company is always great !!!  To make reservations, contact Jeanne and John Kapps at jrkapps@embarqmail.com or 941-575-9966.  They will be back in Florida on January 11th and reservations can be phoned after that date.  DIRECTIONS:  Take U.S. 4l north to intersection of 4l and Sumpter Blvd.  On right hand side of that intersection is a large sign for SABAL TRACE GOLF COURSE.  Turn right at this intersection onto Sumpter Blvd. past Sabal Trace Golf Course to the sign for Heron's Creek Golf and Country Club.  Turn left.  Identify yourself to the attendant that you are attending the Floridian (Dine Around) function. Continue on a short distance to the club house.

 

Dine Around Event sfrom 2011:

November 8, 2011 - Farlow's on the Water, 2080 S. McCall Road, Englewood.  Cocktails in the Garden at 5:00pm.  Dinner on the Patio at 6:00pm.  This is a delightful Englewood restaurant noted for its Tropical Cuisine. There will be a wine special. Make your reservations with Jeanne and John, jrkapps@embarqmail.com or call 5759966.

September 20, 2011 - Santhino's, 615 Cross Street, Punta Gorda.  Santhino's is offering a selection of a dozen Early Bird Specials for $15.00. These Entrees come with a salad and bread. The restaurant also has a two for one special on Sangria, $5.00 house wine, and $2.00 draft beer. You can check out the menu selections on www.santhinospg.com after Sept.1. They have agreed to honor coupons. The Charlotte Sun has a coupon book which includes a $5.00 coupon for Santhino's. Or you can try www.everythingpuntagorda.com for a 10% off coupon. Make your reservations with Jeanne and John Kapps, jrkapps@embarqmail.com or call 575-9966.

August 17, 2011 - Lemoncello's in Punta Gorda.  Cocktails at 5:00 and dinner at 6:00.  Make reservations with Judy by Aug. 15th.  Lemoncello's is offering a $29.00 "Dinner Special for Two" that includes two entrees, a choice of soup or salad and a bottle of House Wine.  The entree choices are:  Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana, Egg Plant Parmigiana, Broiled Fish in Wine and Garlic Sauce, Lasagna, Penne al Forno, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, or Pasta with Meatballs or Sausage. The regular menu is also available.  RSVP to Judy at judberger60@embarqmail.com or call 624-0405.

July 20, 2011 - Bianca's in North Ft. Myers.  Cocktails at 5:00, two for one drinks until 6:30. Dinner at 6:00. RSVP to Judy at judberger60@embarqmail.com or call 624-0405.

June 14, 2011 - Luigi's in Port Charlotte.  Social hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner.  The best deal ever occurs on Tuesday nites:  choose from eight chicken dishes (salad or soup, entrée, to-die-for warm bread) for $8.88.  You have a choice of Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana, Hot & Spicy Chicken, Chicken Carnivale, Lemon Garlic Chicken, Chicken Ca All entrerbonara, and Chicken Pestonino.  The management is asking for a count by Sat. June 11 so RSVP’s to Judy Berger at judberger60@embarqmail.com or 624-0405.Watch PineappleGrams for more information.  RSVP to Judy at judberger60@embarqmail.com, or call 624-0405.

May 18, 2011 - River City GrillCocktails at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm. You will find a coupon on p.13 of the May 4th edition of Let's Go for River City Grill. Cut it out and it is good for 'buy one entree get 1/2 off'. Also Early Bird is being extended until May 31. Please note that this is not the same date as reported in the Commentator.  They still offer Half Price Drinks before 6:00. Jeanne and John Kapps will be in Illinois for the summer, so you should make your reservations with Judy, judberger60@embarqmail.com, or call 624-0405. There will be a sign up sheet at the May 9 Floridians Meeting.  Please remember to let the organizer know if you sign up and your plans change so that we can give an accurate count to the restaurant.

April 20, 2011 - Tapas One, 258 Marion St.  Cocktails at 5:00 with Dinner at 6:00.  HOT AND COLD TAPAS  are offered and can be shared.  We will dine in the garden.  If our party numbers 15 or more, we will be offered a limited menu.  More about that later after reservations begin to come in.  At any rate, come prepared for a great dining experience.  For reservations contact Jeanne and John Kapps at jrkapps@embarqmail.com or 94l-575-9966.

March 23, 2011 - Heron's Creek Golf and Country Club, 5201 Heron Creek Blvd. off Sumpter Blvd., North Port.  Wed. March 23rd. Happy Hour 5:00  Dinner 6:00.  We will be offered a reduced price Early Bird Menu and reduced price drinks are available until 7:00. The menu choices will be announced later. It will be necessary for diners to preselect their preference before the dinner. Appropriate dress is required. No jeans or shorts.  Take 41 north, past the Old World Restaurant, to Sumpter Blvd. Take a right, one mile later take a left on Heron Creek. Tell the Guard that you are attending a function at the Club House. Sign up with Jeanne and John Kapps, jrkapps@embarqmail.com or 575-9966 A reminder to all diners:  after making a reservation, if your plans change, please contact the Kapps, so they can adjust seating with the Club.

February 21, 2011 - Phil's 41, Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.  Happy Hour at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00PM.  This was one of our most popular destinations in 2010 so we are returning to Phil's for a second visit. Because of the large number of members we expect for this dinner we will order from a Limited Menu, offering a variety of selections. Phil's offers the two-for-one drinks.  Make your reservations by emailing Jeanne and John Kapps, jrkapps@embarqmail.com or call 575-9966.

January 18, 2011 - The Cap'n and the Cowboy, 2200 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.  Cocktails at 5:00PM with dinner to follow at 6:00.  The prices are reasonable ranging from $10.00-$20.00.  Make your reservations by emailing jrkapps@embarqmail.com or by signing up at the Jan. 10 meeting. You can also call the Kapps after Jan.13 at 575-9966.

 

Dine Around Events from 2010:

November 16, 2010 -   Lock 'N Key Restaurant & Pub, 2045 N. Beach Rd., Englewood.  Directions:  Take U.S. 4l (Tamiami Trail) north to El Jobean/Veterans Blvd.,  turn left toward Englewood.  This is route 776 which changes names several times.  Just continue on to Beach Rd. (a long way) McDonald's is at that intersection.  Turn left. Proceed on Beach Rd. over a bridge to a round-about.  Stay right and the restaurant is visible from there.  Cocktails at 5:00PM with dinner to follow at 6:00PM at Happy Hour is in the bar.  If you choose to have a drink in there, you will be given a Tab w/3  choices.  Select a  Tab and whatever price is revealed will be the price of your drinks.  Of course, reduced prices are in order.  You could even get a drink for $.50, yes I was told, 50 cents.  Those drinks are to be consumed in the bar.  For reservations contact Jeanne & John Kapps at  jrkapps@embarqmail.com or 941-575-9966.

October 14, 2010 -  Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 South Harbor Drive  (at the Venice Fishing Pier), Venice.  Cocktails at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:00.  We will be seated on a deck overlooking the Gulf, weather permitting.  A beautiful sunset should be on the program!!  For reservations contact Jeanne & John Kapps at  jrkapps@embarqmail.com or (941) 575-9966.

September 21, 2010 - The Olde World Restaurant, 14415 S Tamiami Trail, North Port.  Cocktails at 5:00 (Discounted price until 6:00) with Dinner at 6:00.  The Olde World Restaurant features a very extensive menu and we will be able to order from the full menu. Line Dancing is the entertainment for the evening if you care to participate. Should be fun!! Make your reservations with Jeanne and John Kapps, jrkapps@embarqmail.com. Or you can call at 575-9966 by Sept.19.

August 18, 2010 - Dinner at Village Fish Market at 5 p.m. for the social hour followed by dinner.  Summer specials include a free side salad with your choice of entrée from the regular menu.  RSVP to Judy Berger at judberger60@embarqmail.com or 624-0405.

July 21, 2010 - Dinner at Torch Bistro at 5 p.m. social time; 6 p.m. dinner.  A limited menu of $10 selections has been arranged, or you can order from the regular menu.  RSVP to Judy Berger at judberger60@embarqmail.com or 624-0405.

June 18, 2010 - Dinner at Visani's Comedy Club Two for one cocktails at 5-6PM with dinner scheduled for 6PM. It’s their ever-popular Pasta Night.  There are always eight selections of delicious pasta selections for the price of $9.99. Go to www.visani.net to view the pasta selections that are being offered Friday, June 11. Next week you can view the selections that will be offered on the 18th. If none of them appeal to you, the regular menu is available at very reasonable prices. RSVP to Judy Berger at judberger60@embarqmail.com or 624-0405.

May 4, 2010 - Dinner and Theatre.  Dinner at the Morgan House Restaurant, 2207 First St., Fort Myers ( Historical District).  Cocktails at 5:15PM and dinner at 6:00PM Parking on the street no charge after 5:00 P.M. Theater:  Historic Arcade Theater, Ft.Myers. The River "Historic" District Theater faces river, on Bay St. between Hendry and Jackson, a lavender and turquoise building. The production: "Big Bang".  Book and lyrics by Boyd Graham, Music, Jed Feuer at 8PM (the theater requests that we arrive at 7:40 to be seated) Ticket price, $18.00.  Checks should be made out to Jeanne Kapps.  Please RSVP.

April 19, 2010 - The place is Gulfview Grill in Englewood.  The time has changed with cocktails at 6PM and dinner at 7PM so we can enjoy the sunset. Please RSVP.

March 19, 2010 - The place is Laishley Crab House in Punta Gorda.

February 18, 2010 - The place is Avizzano's Sassy Snapper, 70 Indiana Ave. North, Englewood, Rt.776.  Please RSVP by February 16th.

January 20, 2010 - The place is Phil's 41 at 5PM.  Please RSVP.