The Genesis of Jim Bixler

In the double life department, Jim Bixler, the well-known and highly accomplished Third Street South horticulturist, is also a talented vocalist who sings with the much-respected choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church and is a member of the newly established Genesis Ensemble, which was recently profiled by the Naples Daily News. The Genesis Ensemble has just recorded [...]

The Genesis of Jim Bixler2017-08-11T10:34:34+00:00

Wine Spectator Recognizes Excellence on Third Street South

Four restaurants on Third Street South have received the coveted Award of Excellence and Best of Award of Excellence recognition for 2017 from Wine Spectator. Nationally, fewer than 2500 restaurants across the country qualify for the Award of Excellence and only just over 1100 are designated as Best of Award of Excellence. Third Street South’s awardees [...]

Wine Spectator Recognizes Excellence on Third Street South2017-07-30T22:07:19+00:00

Dog-Friendly Third Street South

Third Street South’s D’Amico’s The Continental has been named by Travel + Leisure a Top Dog Friendly dining destination in the country. Well-deserved, The Continental welcomes dogs in their outdoor courtyard at any time, and also annually plays host to the Bow Wow Brunch, an event that benefits the Naples Humane Society. While not listed on [...]

Dog-Friendly Third Street South2017-07-30T21:58:31+00:00

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples

A small, and utterly divine, slice of Miami’s charming Coconut Grove has arrived for a brief stay on Third Street South. A pop-up shop is currently in residence behind the Old Naples Pub and John Craig Clothier, occupied by the Polished Coconut and POOL LabShow. Dubbed the Voyage on Third, these two stunningly curated shops, and [...]

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples2017-03-02T10:16:44+00:00

Gardening Hints: Container Gardens

Whether you’re looking to enhance a small space or colorfully accent a larger one, container gardening is a terrific way to introduce new design elements to an outdoor area. Jim Bixler, horticulturist for Third Street South, was recently interviewed by Naples Daily News about his recommendations on how to optimize your container gardens. All along Third [...]

Gardening Hints: Container Gardens2016-12-20T15:20:14+00:00

Some Classics Never Go Out of Style

On October 4, 1971, Chef Tony Ridgway, currently of his eponymous Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tony's Off Third on Third Street South opened The Wurst Place on 12th Avenue South. Still on the menu, 45 years later? Our chicken and grapes salad, and famous carrot cake! In a notoriously fickle industry, where romantic visions of [...]

Some Classics Never Go Out of Style2016-11-27T17:30:46+00:00

Friendly Burds

David and Jenny Burd are among the founders of the Third Street South Farmer's Market, loyal and popular vendors since the market's inception some 22 years ago. David at times refers to himself as the "Mango Man," known as he is for carrying myriad varietals of mangos in season, and knowing them all by name. In [...]

Friendly Burds2016-11-04T18:00:45+00:00