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August 30 2017

“Books without illustrations leave more to the imagination.”

– Anonymous

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Big Dawgs Naples

July 26 2017

Naples Florida is a beautiful city on the Gulf Coast; it is almost perfect. One of the things that round out the lifestyle here in Naples is the plethora of eating establishments. The depth and breadth of cookeries, cuisines, and cafes are astounding, rivaling much larger cities throughout the world.

Trulucks is a fabulous fine dining establishment, catering to discriminating tastes with few rivals. You’ll be hard pressed to find better Cuban fare north of 217 miles south of Fernandez the Bull. If it’s Pizza (and other Italian delicacies) you are hankering for, look no further than Cosmos Italian Cafe & Pizzeria.

So let’s talk hot dogs.

There’s nothing quite like an authentic Chicago-style hot dog. You may think a trip to Chicago is in order to get one of the most perfectly crafted hot dogs ever invented. But no, Right here in Naples we have Big Dawg Naples, the go-to place for a scrumptious lunch Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM. Owned and operated by Bryan Ullom. Bryan has been serving hot dogs to Neopolitan’s on the corner of Airport-Pulling Rd., and Estey Ave. for the last three years. Mr. Ullom always greets you with a joyful smile and be sure to watch as he masterfully and happily crafts each dawg ordered.

I’m leaving now to get a hotdog for lunch.

Oh, and as for Naples being ‘almost perfect’, the only thing we need down here to bring it to perfection? White Castle.