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Sep 27, 2010 01:30 PM

Fort Myers, Cru changing again, etc etc

Things are pretty dull on this board for old Fort Misery. News today is Shannon is opening his own place (we could have seen this coming) in the space formerly held by Cin Cin and the momentary home for Cabascas (major flop). Calling it Lush.
Now, I've been called a Lush, but I believe he is still trying for his Lush Wines, and whatever Food. Going to be Tapas style casual place. I hope the plates are more interesting than the Cru Tasca bar.

Anything interesting going on.

In the past week I've had very good meals at: Blue Pointe (at Bell Tower) and Cafe Cibo... and a boring, indifferent meal at Stonewood with miserable wine selection.

Cafe Cibo
12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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  1. Appreciate the heads up.
    Yes, I knew Shannon would branch out as soon as his non-compete clause expired from (dead) Bacchus. No moss grows on that man's knives!

    I loved Cin Cin and their tapas were tops. Not enough business to keep it going. What will Shannon do different there with his tapas, to have Lush succeed in this economy? Nearby competitor Prawnbrokers is often full, and their food is not my favorite..

    Been to Twisted Vine (old H2) or Morgan House's new spot yet?

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    1. re: An Insatiable Appetite

      No surprise there when it comes to Shannon. I think we all knew that ego of his wasn't going to let him stay somewhere and share the kitchen with another Chef. I too loved Cin Cin and was so sad to see it close.
      Had a nice dinner at La Trattoria Caffe' Napoli the other night. Can't wait for the expansion of the place to open.

    2. Repeat on the no surprise that Shannon is planning another new opening. I am certain he will make it work there - will spread the news to the old Cin Cin gang... have been mourning the loss of a place to hang and be a lush...

      Heading out to Matlacha and a fund raiser for breast cancer this afternoon. At Miceli's on Pine Island Rd. Online menu looks interesting. A combo of seafood and Italian. Will post comments.

      Miceli's Restaurant
      3930 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993

      1. Shannon is a copy kat,what does he knows about tapas ?,the tapas as he named at Cru are very mediocre .Also La Trattoria cafe napole open a wine/tapas bar ,food is tasty ,the paella is delicious as is everything else.Looking forward for the new tapas bar.

        La Trattoria Restaurant
        524 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

        1. Found Shannon outside his new haunt and was told will open in about 2 weeks. He is doing some cosmetic updates to the bar area...

          1. Lush is Open! They opened up on Tuesday Nov. 16, I am looking forward to going on Saturday night.