Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
7:49 pm
August 18, 2017

AROUND THE TABLE

Happy happy hour

Happy happy hour

1921 by Norman Van Aken is offering a special Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30pm in the bar/pub/deck only. Enjoy a special menu of delightful food like beer battered fish tacos on corn tortillas with avocado and Zellwood corn relish. Special prices on wine, beer, and cocktails and house spirits! 1921 by Norman Van Aken, 142 E. 4th Ave., Mount Dora, 1921NVA.com or call 352.385.1921.
New on the menu 

New on the menu 

Chef Brenton Hillman of the charming Goblin Market, 33 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, says two new dinner entrées are drawing raves. “There has been a lot of excitement about our prime ribeye and also the Scallop Culatello dish,” the chef says. “They’re both selling like hotcakes.” The 16-ounce char-grilled steak is enhanced with wild ramp butter and charred onions, and the Scallop Culatello is…
Her passion blooms

Her passion blooms

A stay-at-home mom finds success as an organic gardener and writer of entertaining children’s books about garden adventures.  Dianne Venetta relishes serene early mornings in the 1,000-square-foot garden behind her Leesburg home where she grows Hungarian wax peppers, sweet onions, tomatoes, potatoes, okra, corn, carrots, cabbage, and many other vegetables for her family of four to enjoy. “The sweet onions are delicious, and the potatoes…
23rd annual Grape Stomp 

23rd annual Grape Stomp 

It’s harvest season at Lakeridge Winery, 19239 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, which means it’s grape-stomping time. This family-friendly event, which will be held from 10am-5pm Aug. 19-20, draws thousands of visitors. For the grape-stomping contests, participants of all ages stomp their bare feet in a grape-filled barrel for two minutes. The person with the most juice at the end of the round wins a small prize.…
Naples Italian Restaurant

Naples Italian Restaurant

Cucina deliziosa (English translation: delicious cuisine) Naples Italian Restaurant, tucked in a Leesburg shopping center strip, has a simple, unpretentious homey atmosphere, yet it has been drawing diners since 1986 with appetizing, made-to-order traditional Italian dishes and pizza. The restaurant’s reasonably priced lunch specials are among the best around, including two slices of cheese pizza with a soft drink for $5.49, or the following dishes…
cuban & bbq 2 go

cuban & bbq 2 go

BBQ-uban: A Leesburg restaurant offers the best of both worlds for those who love Cuban-style sandwiches and barbecue. The personable service delivered by Tajanita Rainey is enough to make customers become regulars at Cuban & BBQ 2 Go. “My husband has always wanted to open a barbecue restaurant, so when we opened this we put a twist on it by offering Cuban food, as well,” Tajanita…
Grab and go!

Grab and go!

If you’re tired of the lunch rush and too much greasy fast food, there’s an easy alternative and it’s just as quick. Every day at lunchtime, workers make their way to Publix locations for an array of delicious choices: salads, lasagna, pasta, mac and cheese, chicken wings and strips, chili, ready-made sandwiches of turkey, roast beef, ham, and Cubans, special subs such as Mojo Pork…
Calling catfish lovers

Calling catfish lovers

Catfish lovers, this month is for you! August is National Catfish Month, and food reviewers at Lake & Sumter Style have savored the tasty catfish at Bubba’s Catfish House, 1800 S. Highway 27, Clermont. Now there’s more to love at Bubba’s. “Come and try our flavored catfish,” says owner Rhonda Callahan, who noted the restaurant has expanded its offerings. “We have four different flavors of…
You want crickets with that?

You want crickets with that?

Bugs sometimes may fly into your mouth, but did you ever think they may be tasty? Learn how insects affect agriculture and sample creepy crawlies that may be the protein of the future for humans during “Creature Cuisine.” The class is from 11am-1pm Aug. 19 at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Cost is $10. Register at ufrootsup.eventbrite.com or the center.
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