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Cakes Y’all!

Cakes Y’all!

Among the charming appeals of Miz Kathi’s Cotillion Southern Café and Sweetery are beautifully decorated cakes lined across an antique buffet and the words “Cakes Y’all!” on a blackboard that lists cakes of the day. Photos: Fred Lopez Southern cuisine reigns at the 101 N. Main St., Wildwood eatery, for lunch or dinner at Miz Kathi’s wouldn’t be complete without a slice of one of…
We’re Still In the Kitchen with Miz Kathi

We’re Still In the Kitchen with Miz Kathi

We couldn’t fit all the wonderful recipes in our article in May issue of Lake & Sumter Style, so we decided to add these two on the website. Enjoy! Miz Kathi’s Homemade Vanilla Extract 1.75-liter vodka 12 Madagascar vanilla beans Pour some of the vodka out of the bottle so there is room for the vanilla beans. You can just put the beans in the…
Norm’s Palette

Norm’s Palette

Story: Leigh Neely  // Photo: Fred Lopez Nestled in the center of North Baker Street, Norm’s Palette just may be Mount Dora’s special secret, but it’s definitely “a destination for the senses.” Norm’s Palette is cozy and welcoming. You can lounge in a seating area while having wine with friends or sit at the bar and talk with Norm while enjoying a beer. The menu always…
Sushi Storm Thai and Japanese Restaurant

Sushi Storm Thai and Japanese Restaurant

Story: James Combs // Photo: Fred Lopez When dining out, I rarely venture outside my comfort zone of Mexican food, cheeseburgers, and seafood. However, there are those rare occasions when I actually expand my culinary and cultural horizons. Dining at Sushi Storm Thai and Japanese Restaurant was one of them. This restaurant rocks…and rolls! Located in Clermont, Sushi Storm features table seating, as well as a…
Where the food feeds your soul

Where the food feeds your soul

When you hear the words “Angel’s BBQ,” you know you’re in for some good eating. It’s been around the area for a while. The food at Angel’s BBQ & Fried Chicken, 1322 N. 14th St. in Leesburg, is known as “real home cooking that’s good for the soul” and receives rave reviews and comments from visitors that this is some of the best BBQ around.…
Enjoy the best of both worlds on Cinco de Mayo

Enjoy the best of both worlds on Cinco de Mayo

It’s no secret that most Cinco de Mayo celebrations eventually wind up at the nearest watering hole, where favorite Mexican and American beverages flow freely. For the holiday, why not combine two of those favorites into one drink: beer margaritas. And it’s so simple: Prep time is five minutes, and the beer margaritas are ready in five minutes. This doesn’t require a mixologist. Ingredients 1…
The romance of rosé 

The romance of rosé 

Summer is just a few weeks away and it’s a wonderful time to stock up on rosé wines. The refreshing wines are food-friendly and low in alcohol content. And, we should mention, they can be quite romantic for summertime picnics.   Story: Mary Ann Desantis, WSET Few places inspire passion in wine lovers like Provence, France. Sitting in sun-drenched cafes, eating aromatic Provençal cuisine, and…
New York Cafe

New York Cafe

Story: Theresa Campbell // Photo: Fred Lopez Tucked at the end of Sorrento Hills Village in Eustis sits New York Cafe, where bagels, omelets, and the chef’s breakfast specials are available for morning diners. Pitas, salads, wraps, penne pasta, and cold and hot sandwiches are the lunch/dinner menu choices. Decisions, decisions. My friend and I had a difficult time choosing, but we agreed the house…
Little Something Sweet

Little Something Sweet

Lake & Sumter Style food reviewers dine at great restaurants in the area, and it’s enjoyable to finish a meal with a sweet treat that makes us swoon. Among some unforgettable desserts:  Banana pudding and Peach Snickerdoodle Cobbler at Bubba’s Catfish House, 1800 S. Hwy. 27, Clermont. Brownie Bites at Ramshackle Café, 1317 N. 14th St., Leesburg. Bourbon Pecan Pie and Chocolate Trilogy at Palmer Legends…
KAT’s Grill is a family affair

KAT’s Grill is a family affair

Tom Wagenhauser’s family made the move to Lake County from Indianapolis, and recently purchased the former Sinbad’s Bar & Grill on U.S. Highway 441 on Lake Eustis in Tavares. “I love food and I love beer,” Tom says of the inspiration to buy the eatery. “I always wanted to own a little restaurant, and this has a gorgeous view.” KAT’s Grill is named after his…
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