Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
7:52 pm
August 18, 2017

Quick Bites

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…
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.…
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.
Nutrition that’s gold

Nutrition that’s gold

Tavares High School graduate Cara Fitch (pictured) and her husband Ryan recently bought the nutrition shop inside the former Gold’s Gym in Mount Dora. The facility is now Fitness Central Florida. With family roots firmly entrenched in Lake County, the newlyweds are delighted to own their first business in Lake County. “We are beginning to market outside gym members,” Cara says. “We want to let…
A taste of Mount Dora

A taste of Mount Dora

The third annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival, set for Aug. 26-27, offers a Landlubber Seafood Tasting Tour. For $38, seafood lovers can sample delicacies at 10 downtown restaurants from 11am-5pm Aug. 27. For tickets and information, go to mountdoraseafoodfestival.com. The festival is a free event staged on the shores of Lake Dora in Elizabeth Evans Park and Gilbert Park, and features seafood, music, kids’ activities,…
The hospitality fruit

The hospitality fruit

The Pineapple Place is a new tavern in Mount Dora, featuring a full bar, gourmet burgers, and entrees garnished with savory pineapple (chutney or salsa). 322 N. Alexander St., 352.729.2661
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