Quick Bites

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…
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…
Hungry for a hoagie?

Hungry for a hoagie?

If you’ve got an appetite for a good hoagie, AmVets Post 2006, hosts Hoagie Night from 5-7pm every third Saturday of the month at 500 N. Canal St., Leesburg. For the uninitiated, hoagies also are known as submarines, heroes, grinders, torpedoes, zeppelins, or simply Italian sandwiches.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo for three days

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo for three days

La Palma Mexican Grill is making Cinco de Mayo a three-day celebration this year with mariachi bands, traditional Mexican dancers, and a good time for everyone! “Anything goes during this great celebration,” says Ravdel Torres, the owner. “We’re roping off the parking lot, and we’ll have live music, lots of margaritas and beers on ice, and much to enjoy besides our great food.” Ravdel says…
wine and the blues

wine and the blues

Long to sip some wine while listening to the blues? Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 U.S. 27 N., Clermont, is the place to be from 10am to 5pm April 8, and 11am to 5pm April 9, when the area’s talented blues musicians, including Bobby Blackmon, perform on the outdoor stage. Lakeridge’s wine, beer, soft drinks, and a variety of foods will be available for purchase,…
Saved by the bell

Saved by the bell

It’s bell pepper season in Florida, and these tasty vegetables can be used in a variety of recipes. They also taste good eaten raw with or without dip. When you’re buying your peppers look for smooth skin that has a gloss and is tight. Be sure there are no watery spots or wrinkly places. Remember, green peppers are less sweet than the yellow or red…
Time for animal crackers

Time for animal crackers

April 18 is hailed as National Animal Cracker Day, according to nibble.com, and animal crackers, or cookies as we call them today, date to 19th-century England. They were initially imported, before U.S. bakers made them for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. In 1902, they were re-created as Barnum’s Animal Crackers and packaged in a circus cage box with a string—all with the idea that…
Rise and shine …any time of the day

Rise and shine …any time of the day

A popular restaurant attraction in the South is having breakfast served all day. Even McDonald’s knows that now. Dora Café opened recently and in addition to good American diner food, they are serving breakfast anytime. Don’t worry, you can also get lunch (burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc.) and they’re open seven days a week from 6am-2pm. Visit them at 3201 North U.S. Highway 19A (formerly Lisa’s…
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