Gator ribs, spiced corn tomato clam chowder and tuna steak are some of the items available on the new menu at Cap'n and the Cowboy restaurant in Port Charlotte, Fla. This summer, the restaurant received a whirlwind makeover from Food Network's television show, "Restaurant Impossible" with host Robert Irvine. All it took to refurbish the interior and menu was two days, $10,000 and manpower. Of course, determination, perspiration and inspiration had to be part of the recipe, too. Patrons who have dined at the restaurant prior to the makeover and who have had the opportunity to experience the "new" eatery after Irvine's visit seem impressed. Jen Wulf, reporter for The Sun (Port Charlotte), wrote about the restaurant's $4 cup of spiced corn tomato clam chowder saying it is "fabulous." Tune in to Food Network on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m., to catch Restaurant Impossible and see the transformation of Cap'n and the Cowboy. Then, visit Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands and check out the restaurant for yourself. Cap'n and the Cowboy 2200 Kings Hwy Unit 3 N Port Charlotte, Fla. Tel: (941) 743-3969 Hours of operation: Opens at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tue - Thu: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sun: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast
Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.