Updated on April 25, 2017
Plenty of restaurants serve breakfast and lunch, but how many serve brunch? As it turns out, there are a quite a few fantastic establishments in Naples that do! Grab some delicious food between breakfast and lunch. Here are some of the best brunch restaurants in Naples, Florida as suggested by us here at DeVoe Cadillac. Enjoy!
- Blueberry’s – A touch of country living and homemade meals go hand-in-hand at Blueberry’s. The restaurant offers a wide variety of breakfast foods, including French toast, eggs, and nearly a dozen types of pancakes. Best of all, you can get breakfast and lunch together!
- Breakfast Plus – Located near the Marco Town Center, Breakfast Plus features a long list of house specialties. Breakfast items include grits, bread pudding with hot lemon sauce, and Texas French toast. Breakfast runs until closing time at 2:30pm and lunch starts at 11am.
- Old 41 Restaurant – Open for breakfast and lunch with a closing time of 3pm, Old 41 Restaurant is the near-definition of brunch. Delightful dishes include Boar’s Head hoagies, fresh-ground Columbian coffee, and Philly Breakfast with Taylor Pork Roll!
Anyone can sleep late and still wake up in time for some delicious breakfast food. Stop in Naples, Florida for some delightful brunch dishes influenced by cities and countries from around the world!
Posted on April 25, 2017
The 2017 Cadillac CTS is a performance car that’s as safe as it is luxurious, but it’s getting even safer. The automaker announced that the CTS would see additional safety technology. As it turns out, that safety technology is Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications. The innovative technology is the first step to safer roads. Cadillac is the first brand to implement the technology.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle safety technology essentially allows vehicles to communicate with one another. Vehicles can be up to 1,000 feet away and exchange up to 1,000 messages per second. Put simply, the new technology allows cars to detect hazards that it can’t see.
“V2V essentially enables the car to sense around corners. Connecting vehicles through V2V holds tremendous potential, as this technology enables the car to acquire and analyze information outside the bounds of the driver’s field of vision,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac global director, Product Strategy.
The new Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology can operate without cellular coverage, good weather, or a clear sight line. Multiple vehicles create a wireless network all on their own.
The new technology is a standard safety feature in the 2017 CTS and joins active safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation. Cadillac plans to roll out the technology to the rest of the lineup, starting with the 2018 ATS and XTS.
We here at DeVoe Cadillac are happy to see the luxurious Cadillac CTS getting more standard safety features!
Updated on March 22, 2017
Here in Florida, we get to enjoy nice weather nearly all year long. Because of that, Florida is the ideal place for golf courses and has some of the best and most beautiful in the country.
Here are the top five golf courses in Naples, Florida.
This beautiful course was designed by Jed Azinger and Gordon C. Lewis. It is a 6675-yard, par-72 course ideal for championship golfers. The course is located within a home community and more than half of the site is dedicated to preserving wetlands, lakes, and wildlife corridors.
This course is frequently rated one of the best in the country. In fact, in 2016, it was ranked #1 in the country for Best Course Conditions by Golf Advisor.
This course will both wow you with its challenges and amaze you with its beauty. The course was redone by famed designer Robert Cupp, Jr.
This exclusive members-only course has 10 impeccably laid-out holes that seem to grow naturally out of the landscape.
This course located at the Ritz-Carlton features two 18-hole championship courses.
Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we love a good game of golf when we can get one. What is your favorite course here in the Naples area?
Updated on March 22, 2017
The Cadillac CT6 was just introduced for the 2016 model year. Now, the stunning flagship sedan is becoming even more versatile with the addition of a CT6 Plug-in Hybrid model. This new fuel-efficient model will be coming to DeVoe Cadillac this spring.
Cadillac has said that drivers can expect a range of about 31 miles using electric power only. Once that is depleted, the CT6 will have a total driving range of more than 400 miles. With a fully charged battery, the CT6 should get an EPA-estimated 62 MPGe.*
“The CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, and by far the lightest car in its class, making it an ideal platform for electrification,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced Plug-In system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”
Powered by a both a high-output 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a Two Motor Electric Variable Transmission (EVT) system, the CT6 Plug-In delivers a combined 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque. With this power, the CT6 can accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 5.2 seconds.
If you’re looking for sophistication matched with efficiency, be sure to experience the 2017 Cadillac cT6 Plug-in hybrid coming to DeVoe Cadillac soon.
*Estimates only. Actual efficiency may vary.
Posted on February 17, 2017
The Cadillac BOOK program is an innovative way to experience driving like never before. BOOK by Cadillac is the first-ever luxury vehicle subscription service, letting you pay a flat fee for access to the most popular Cadillac models. Unlike leasing, financing, or buying, BOOK lets you drive without making a long-term commitment.
According to GM, this program is the first of its kind. This app-enabled on-demand program lets you access the best premium models on the market. Each vehicle is driven to your door by a special concierge service, and cars can be exchanged whenever you like. Plus, you simply pay a monthly fee for BOOK instead of signing a lease or making any long-term commitment.
“BOOK by Cadillac is an innovative new option targeted at a growing class of luxury drivers searching for access to various cars over time, dependent on their individual needs, coupled with a hassle-free white-glove exchange,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac chief marketing officer.
In addition, the other major advantages to BOOK include maintenance, insurance, and detailing. All of this is performed by Cadillac as part of your membership. This program will launch in New York first, and will likely extend across the country in the coming months. We can’t wait to see the new BOOK program revolutionize the way we drive.
Updated on February 17, 2017
Groundhog Day is a tradition that dates back several years, and it happens every February. However, this got us thinking: How did it start? That’s why we’ve created a post on the history of Groundhog Day. Hopefully it’ll answer any questions you might have about the holiday, too.
Groundhog Day was officially founded in 1887 in Punxsutawney, PA, according to the History Channel. Many people are familiar with the holiday’s traditions because of the Bill Murray comedy of the same name. However, there is more to the holiday than you might think. It actually has its roots in the Christian tradition of Candlemas Day. This is a centuries-old holiday that involves the burning of candles to see how long winter will last. The Germanic peoples of middle Europe expanded the tradition using hedgehogs to determine the weather—a strange substitution for which there is little explanation.
For those familiar with the state of Pennsylvania, where Groundhog Day was founded, you’ll probably recognize that the area was settled by many Germans. In fact, the term Pennsylvania Dutch is actually a corruption of the word for German, Deutsch, one reason the area has the name. In short, the Germans who settled in Pennsylvania carried on the tradition in the States using groundhogs.
Although many question the accuracy of the predictions, it’s still a fun way to celebrate the changing seasons. We can’t wait to see if this year’s prediction holds true!
Updated on January 17, 2017
Ever wondered how you might handle a genuine track experience? Of course, the only way to do it is behind the wheel of a beautiful and brilliantly-engineered sports sedan. Thinking one of the V-Performance entries from Cadillac?
Cadillac is thinking the same thing. That’s why the automaker has created the V-Performance Lab at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. It’s a one-day track academy that involves, according to a journalist at The Drive, “evasive maneuvers, launch control testing, several slalom courses and braking and avoidance, and skidpad work on how to induce, hold and correct oversteer.”
If it sounds challenging, remember you will meet these obstacles commanding one of the new 2017 Cadillac ATS-V models, a 465-horsepower well-oiled machine engineered with the track in mind. Beyond the sheer power, the Magnesium paddle shifters and Magnetic Ride Control are sure to come in handy as well.
It’s all part of a new and exciting turn Cadillac is taking. From moving their headquarters to the center of style and innovation (New York City) to creating the stunning V-Performance lineup, Cadillac is clearly aiming to show us what happens when you combine the heights of power and comfort with equal measure inspiration. Find out firsthand at the V-Performance Lab at Lime Rock Park.
Updated on January 17, 2017
Our country has seen a lot of extraordinary individuals who dramatically changed the cultural landscape for the better. These people went to extraordinary lengths to organize and inspire other like-minded people. One of whom we honor on the 20th of January. Here are three ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
# 1 – Take a road trip to Atlanta. In Atlanta, you can visit the birth home of Martin Luther King, Jr., where he gained the experiences, both good and bad, that ultimately motivated him to become the influential civil rights leader for which he is celebrated. Take a stroll in the peaceful “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden and contemplate King’s difficulties and triumphs as he helped to achieve equal rights for all.
# 2 – Watch “Selma” as a family. This is a great way to become more intimate with King’s narrative. It’s also a great activity for children. The film depicts the struggles that King went through even after he won the Nobel Peace Prize, including the famous march he led on Selma, Alabama to help secure voting rights for blacks.
# 3 – Use Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a time to get more involved. Take King’s incredible achievements as inspiration to get involved in issues that you care about. Whether it’s continuing the fight for equal rights or taking better care of the environment, do it with commitment and passion, just like King did.
Updated on November 3, 2016
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with your family, but this doesn’t mean you have to stay at your house for your traditional dinner. If you don’t want to spend Thanksgiving day in the kitchen rather than enjoying your family time, then venture out and enjoy the holiday somewhere new. Here are some of the best places to spend Thanksgiving.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee: During the fall, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, turns into an autumn haven. Known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this destination is the perfect place for those that love fall foliage and family-friendly fun. There is the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show on Thanksgiving weekend from November 22-27, which means you can get a head start on holiday gifts, too.
New Orleans, Louisiana: If you are looking to escape to somewhere warmer—that also has a party atmosphere—look no further than New Orleans, Louisiana. As you might expect from the Big Easy, Thanksgiving is just an excuse for the city to enjoy delicious Creole-inspired cuisine. This city was even the birthplace of a modern Turkey Day tradition—the turducken, which is a chicken stuffed into a duck, stuffed into a turkey. Enjoy Thanksgiving in a non-traditional way in this great Southern city.
Plymouth, Massachusetts: The first-ever Thanksgiving happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts, so there’s no better place to enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. At Plymouth Plantation, you can explore live exhibits, including a 17th-century English village. This destination even has its own Thanksgiving feast, complete with a roast turkey and plenty of traditional New England trimmings.
Posted on November 3, 2016
Cadillac is known for its luxury, but it is quickly becoming the go-to name in the performance field, too. Earlier this month, this was shown when Johnny O’Connell outdid himself during the Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, bringing in a Cadillac Racing win.
O’Connell is a four-time Pirelli World Challenge Championship (PWC) GT champion and battled for the first-place position with Porsche driver Patrick Long. He started out from the pole during the October 10th race, and led the race throughout its duration, though Long did put the pressure on at some points.
For instance, Long tried to pass O’Connell on the outside of turn four after a Lap 27 restart. Luckily for Cadillac Racing, O’Connell didn’t let him, causing Long’s Porsche 911 to go off track and into the gravel.
After Long was no longer in commission, O’Connell then had to fend off Alvaro Parente in his McLaren 650S. With his veteran racing experience, Cadillac’s racer was able to hold off Parente and crossed the finish line first. His Cadillac Racing teammate, Michael Cooper, followed behind Parente in third place.
This Cadillac Racing win allowed the team to finish second in the team championship, coming in after the K-Pax McLaren team.