Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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March 29, 2017

Quick Bites

Five Guys and a Burger

Five Guys and a Burger

Leesburg is getting a new hamburger joint! Five Guys, with its handcrafted burgers and mega servings of fries, is coming to the Lakefront City in the space where Bojangles was for a short time on U.S. Highway 441. If that doesn’t excite you, developer Hill Gray Seven is also going to put a Chipotle there along with space for a dental office. Guess that means…
Fine Dining in Fruitland Park

Fine Dining in Fruitland Park

The Rose Plantation is newly opened in Fruitland Park. The 100-year-old Pine Eden Estate is being renovated to be an upscale steakhouse. James Dwight built the home in 1917 for his wife, who hosted a variety of parties, galas, and balls as most women from prominent families did. In addition to the commercial kitchen, the restaurant now has central heat and air. However, the original…
Going for the Green

Going for the Green

St. Patrick’s Day means a good time around town, and, of course, eating the Irish favorite—corned beef and cabbage. The traditional meal came about when early Irish immigrants ate it to remind them of the homeland. According to most stories, many Irish don’t even eat it these days. However, it’s still a very popular American tradition, and you can eat it every day (sans the…
Something wonderful is brewing 

Something wonderful is brewing 

Mount Dora Brewing and Rocking Rabbit Brewery, 405 South Highland St., Mount Dora, recently expanded and continues to grow in popularity as a “go-to” place that serves beer brewed on site with organic ingredients. It’s also drawing crowds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Among the breakfast offerings are special omelets including Hollandaise Shrimp Omelet filled with tender bay shrimp with tomato and mozzarella cheese topped…
That’s a Big-a Meat-a-ball!

That’s a Big-a Meat-a-ball!

March 9 is National Meatball Day, and you can now get Mama Mancini’s Meatballs at Publix! Whatever meat you prefer in your meatball—beef, turkey, chicken, pork—you can find them fully cooked and ready for your table. All you do is heat them up, maybe add some of Mama Mancini’s Slow Cooked Italian Sauce and your favorite pasta for meal the family or any single person…
The Apple of My Eye

The Apple of My Eye

Certain foods have been historically considered to incite passion and attraction. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was the symbolic way of declaring love and catching it meant the reciprocal feeling!
A Wish or Two Ago French Bakery and Market Place

A Wish or Two Ago French Bakery and Market Place

The enticing aroma of all-natural, fresh-baked breads, assorted pastries, and sweets fills the air at French Bakery and Market Place, A Wish or Two Ago, 13810 County Road 44, Grand Island. Kathleen Farrugia and husband, Philip, a master French baker from France, enjoy sharing healthy baking ingredients and the process involved in making their breads. God’s Bread (whole wheat flour and a bit of rye…
The Great American Pizza Bake 

The Great American Pizza Bake 

The second week of February is the time to get in the kitchen and bake your own homemade pizza. And when you make your own, you control the ingredients by adding vegetables, lean meat, low-fat cheeses, whole-grain crust, as well as decrease the amount saturated fat and salt. Ingredients: 1 refrigerated pizza crust, 12-inch diameter 3/4 cup canned tomato sauce 1 teaspoon oregano leaves 1/2…
Chocolate: the love drug 

Chocolate: the love drug 

Chocolate is touted as the “love drug” since it gets right to the heart of sexual pleasure by increasing the brain’s level of serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical. Drexel University noted chocolate may raise libido since consuming it also causes your brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, which may put you in the mood for love. The best ways to benefit from the heart-enhancing effects…
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