Lakeridge Winery in Clermont hosts its annual stomping of the grapes June 9-11, along with live music, food, winery tours, and wine tastings. A portion of the $3 admission goes to Cornerstone Hospice.
Highway 441 Diner, 381 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Owner Billy Nasralla says, “We’re a nice ’50’s-style diner that features a car show the first Wednesday of every month. People enjoy eating here. It appeals to those who come here to settle down and retire in the area.”
Cereal for breakfast is a time-honored tradition for most people. However, according to a recent survey by Nielsen Marketing, as the population ages, they’re reaching for eggs, yogurt, and whole grain hot cereals. Source: Nielsen all outlets combined
Red Lobster offers a Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie with a molten chocolate center, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce that takes the beloved cookie to an all-new level. Yum!
Love onion rings and chocolate eclairs? Then mark the calendar for June 22—it’s billed as National Chocolate Eclair Day and National Onion Ring Day.
If your next pizza delivery comes with a hero, that’s not a sandwich. Clermont police and Flippers Pizza are conducting “Hero Deliveries” to households throughout the city. Officers are delivering pizzas while also dispensing crime prevention tips and promoting the program’s concept, “Families that eat together, stay together.”
Panera Bread is rising at the Shoppes at Eustis, which opened late last year at 17325 U.S. Highway 441. A May/June opening was expected for the new Panera, says a spokeswoman for owner Covelli Family Limited Partnership, of Maitland. Panera’s menu features fresh-baked bread, pastries, sweets, bagels and breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and pasta.
Valentina’s Sandwich Factory opened recently in Eustis. They have a wonderful variety of salads, soups, sandwiches, even a cheese plate. There also are desserts, an array of teas, and French and Italian wine, along with live music on Fridays. 132 E. Magnolia Ave., 352.408.9608.
Ketchup or catsup? That’s the dilemma copy editors across the country will face June 5, when they edit stories about National Ketchup Day. Or is it National Catsup Day? Catsup is the more prominent term in some Southern states, and that spelling first appeared in 1730 in a Jonathan Swift story, according to foodimentary.com. Either way, it tastes good on a hot dog.
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.…