Lunch with Friends at Ford's Garage and Dessert at Norman Love

Florida Fort Myers Hitty Gale

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty

What could be more fun on a sunny, 78 degrees day in Southwest Florida than lunch at Ford's Garage? We have three Ford's Garage restaurants in our area and my adopted humans have eaten at each of them but yesterday we chose the Miromar Outlets location.

Ford's Garage Miromar Outlets Estero Florida

Ford's Garage Miromar Outlets Estero Florida

Ford's Garage serves American Style food in a vintage atmosphere reminiscent of a 1920's service station.  Your table service comes wrapped in a blue "shop rag" and a clamp napkin ring.  The signature burgers are named after local celebrities.  

Ford's Garage Signature Burger Photo by Sam

Ford's Garage Signature Burger, Photo by Sam

Ford's Garage Outdoor Seating, Cape Coral Florida

Ford's Garage Outdoor Seating, Cape Coral Florida

Ford's Garage Bathroom Sink

Imagine my surprise when we made a trip to the bathroom!

After lunch with our Indiana friends, we walked around the fountain at the entrance to Miromar Outlets to enjoy another SWFL favorite, Norman Love Confections.  

Norman Love has been producing beautiful handcrafted chocolate in Fort Myers, Florida since 2001.  He has been named the best premium chocolate company six times since 2006.  It is no exaggeration to say that the chocolates from Norman Love are beautiful and yummy.  Shirley should know.  Her husband, David, treats her to this delicious luxury often.  

Norman Love Confections Brochure

A few of the unique flavors available. Photo is a Norman Love Brochure which is included with each gift box. Lucky for my readers, you don't have to live in SWFL to indulge your sweet tooth.  You can shop online at

Hitty at Norman Love Confections

Our dessert of choice was gelato! Yummy for sure!

Ford's Garage now has a new location in Indiana!  Ford's Garage Noblesville is located in Hamilton Town Center. Phone: 317-878-3673.  To learn more about Ford's Garage and to find a location, visit

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