Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
3:15 am
March 29, 2017

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

Gator Bay Bar and Grill

Gator Bay Bar and Grill

Writer: James Combs Photo: Fred Lopez Fun, sun, and food well done. A cool breeze coming off the water blows softly on the back of my neck. Palm trees sway gently, while classic rock plays in the background. Gator Bay Bar and Grill, tucked away off County Road 44 near Haynes Creek, allows visitors to enjoy outdoor dining in a secret oasis. Accessible by automobile…
Cedar River Seafood

Cedar River Seafood

Story: Leigh Neely Photo: Volkan Ulgen Cedar River Seafood on U.S. Highway 441 has long been a favorite of locals, and I freely admit, it’s one of my regular go-to places. The fried grouper is heavenly, the catfish is light and flaky, and the tilapia is wonderful. You can get any entrée broiled or fried, and the deliciousness is equal both ways. To make it…
Sunrise Grill: Get a rise

Sunrise Grill: Get a rise

Story: Theresa Campbell Sunrise Grill has been a favorite diner for 21 years for many Tavares residents, snowbirds, and others who make a stop in the Winn-Dixie plaza where the diner makes its home at 452 E. Burleigh St. “Where Friends Meet Friends” is the eatery’s motto and Sunrise Grill is typically packed with regulars and families—an excellent sign of a popular place. It’s known…
Night Owl: It’s a hoot

Night Owl: It’s a hoot

Story: Theresa Campbell It’s always good to be pleasantly surprised by delicious foods, and the colorful Night Owl Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant does just that—treats diners to the flavors of Jamaica right in the heart of Eustis. The $5.99 Tuesday-to-Friday lunch special is a hearty bargain, where diners choose from curry chicken, fried tilapia, jerk chicken, fried chicken, or brown stew chicken, each served with rice…
So Me Hibachi

So Me Hibachi

So Me…More for Me Writer: Debbi Kiddy Don’t be fooled by the humble setting of the So Me Hibachi restaurant at 248 W. Ardice Ave., Eustis. The food is definitely first class. I recently visited the Chinese Sushi/Hibachi/American restaurant and was immediately greeted with a huge smile from Sandy Zhao. Sandy waited on me from behind the walk-up counter, where I ordered my lunch of…
saigon fusion: saigon meets mount dora

saigon fusion: saigon meets mount dora

Story: debbi kiddy photos: fred lopez Mount Dora now has a great place to enjoy authentic Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine. Saigon Fusion, conveniently located at 16700 U.S. Highway 441, offers a variety of quality Asian dishes including pho, hibachi, and sushi. My daughter, grandson, and I decided to have dinner here after working up an appetite with a morning of shopping. We were not disappointed.…

801 City Grille: Get grilled

Story: Theresa Campbell photos: fred lopez the heart of Clermont’s historical downtown district sits 801 City Grille, which provides a pleasant ambiance and beautifully warm décor that immediately sets the tone for a relaxing experience. My dining companion and I wished the background music had been just as soothing. The restaurant’s gorgeous atmosphere begs for classical music or strings rather than the slightly distracting radio…

old time diner dine back in time

Story: leigh neely photos: fred lopez Open the door to the Old Time Diner in Leesburg and step back into the world of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and skinny Frank Sinatra. Black and white photos line the walls of these wonderful stars of the 50s along with many others. The familiar black-and-white tiled floor reminds you of “Happy Days” and their favorite hangout. When we had…
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