Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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October 21, 2017

Quick Bites

Dinner at the diner

Dinner at the diner

Though The Villages lost one of its Perkins restaurants last year, the building will now house the Metro Diner. With a long history that began in Jacksonville in 1938, Metro Diner now has 17 restaurants in various states. Known for its unusual offerings, at the Metro Diner you don’t just get chicken and waffles, you get half a fried chicken and a waffle with strawberry…
Make eating-in a habit

Make eating-in a habit

Americans are eating out more than ever, according to a recent report by the Nutrition Journal. Busy schedules, after-school activities, and working late all make it more difficult to prepare a home-cooked meal. But spending time on food preparation and cooking may improve the health of the whole family, American Journal of Preventative Medicine reports. The journal offers these tips: Plan ahead: Have the family…
5 Healthy Halloween Tips

5 Healthy Halloween Tips

Instead of candy, hand out healthier treats like granola bars; snack packs of trail mix, raisins, crackers, or pretzels; and 100 percent juice boxes; or non-candy Halloween items such as stickers, bookmarks, tattoos, erasers, and pencils. Serve a nutritious meal before going trick-or-treating so children are not hungry. Limit the number of treats your child can have each day. Decide the appropriate number ahead of…
As sweet as honey

As sweet as honey

You say beekeeping is none of your beeswax? Actually, it is. Honey lovers can learn how beekeepers produce honey and beeswax while providing a valuable service to farmers during a seminar at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension Center. “Sweet as Can Bee” is scheduled from 6-8pm Oct. 17 at the center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The $10 cost includes…
Flipping over pizza

Flipping over pizza

Flippers Pizzeria has opened its third location at 2957 Traverse Trail near the Brownwood area of The Villages, and the casual pizza chain noted for its brick-oven pies and other Italian dishes also can be found at The Villages’ Spanish Springs Town Square, 986 Alverez Ave., and at Clermont Crossings, 2523 U.S. Highway 27 and Steve’s Road, Clermont. Flippers offers more than 20 pizza choices,…
Sabroso! (Tasty!)

Sabroso! (Tasty!)

Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant, 346 Shopping Center Drive, Wildwood, is generating raves for its Mexican, Southwestern, and Latin fare. Among the unique menu items are Sincronizada, a grilled tortilla sandwich stuffed with beef or chicken, cheese, onions, sliced jalapeños, chopped avocado, and rice. There’s also the Pollo Tapatio, grilled chicken breast strips cooked with mushrooms, spinach, and onions, smothered with cheese sauce, and served with…
Help at the dinner table

Help at the dinner table

South Lake Hospital gets in your kitchen, so to speak, with monthly educational outreach programs. The Eating Well with Diabetes class is scheduled from 9:30am-noon Oct. 4 at the National Training Center education rooms, 1935 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont. The free community class is led by a registered dietitian who will teach diabetics and pre-diabetics about proper nutrition and provide tips on eating well. For…
This day stinks!

This day stinks!

Everybody knows that the month known for Halloween and Oktoberfest includes Pumpkin Pie Day (Oct. 12), National Kegger Weekend (second weekend), National Pizza and Beer Day (Oct. 9), and American Beer Day (Oct. 27), right? But here’s something you may not know: Oct. 9 also is…wait for it…National Moldy Cheese Day. We don’t know why. Seems like it should come at least a couple of…
The daily special

The daily special

Do you remember when eating out meant “a meat and three” or a “blue plate special”? The good news is there are places in the area where you can still get the home-style meat and two or three vegetables just like Mom used to make:   Cottage Inn Restaurant 340 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake 352.753.3533.   Betty’s Greenhouse Grill 3725 W. Old U.S.…
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