La Velle E. Neal III's best-of-Fort Myers dining (the list is years in the making):

Breakfast: First Watch, 7901 College Parkway. Offers more than the standard breakfast options.

Italian: Nino's, 6900 Daniels Parkway. Two words: Shrimp Aurora.

Seafood: The Lighthouse, 14301 Port Comfort Rd. A little pricey but outstanding. Yellowtail snapper!

Mexican: Cantina Laredo, 5200 Big Pine Way. Guacamole made right at your table.

Barbecue: Michelbob's, 371 Airport Rd., Naples. The ribs are from Denmark and worth the trip.

Sports bar: The Beached Whale, 1249 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Watch sunset off the Gulf, then watch the games.