Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:36 pm
September 19, 2017

AROUND THE TABLE

No need to whine on Wednesday

No need to whine on Wednesday

1884 Restaurant and Bar knows how to make hump day a little easier—Wine Down Wednesdays! “We give a free bottle of house wine with the purchase of an appetizer and two dinners,” owner Leigh Ann Teems says. “Or you can get 5 percent off any bottle or $3 a glass during happy hour.” Wine Down Wednesdays is from 5-11pm at 1884 Restaurant and Bar, 12…
A simply delicious idea

A simply delicious idea

Food lovers can celebrate Florida foods, cultures, and recipes through a book and an educational course. “Simply Florida: A Taste of Flavors from the Sunshine State” is available for $12 from the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences website, ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu. “Simply Florida” also is featured in the UF/IFAS Extension Service’s yearlong Roots Up series, which explores the journey food takes on its way…
Treat yourself and lose weight

Treat yourself and lose weight

Slimming World is a company that works on the premise that people can lose weight by making simple lifestyle changes. These three unconventional strategies were inspired by members of Slimming World: Fill up on pasta! Though it has become the enemy, pasta is filling and helps people avoid reaching for less nutritious options later. Try this tasty recipe for green bean pasta, slimmingworld.com/recipes/green-bean-pasta, and enjoy…
Party in the train car 

Party in the train car 

Magical Meat Boutique, a trendy British pub and restaurant at 112 W. 3rd Ave., Mount Dora, has a new addition on its property—a refurbished train car hailed as the Flying Scotsman, which pays tribute to the express passenger train service that operates between Edinburgh and London, the capitals of Scotland and England. “We just want it to be super fun,” says Kate Barnard, who owns…

Calling cookbook lovers 

Love collecting or browsing through cookbooks? Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 1103 North Blvd., Leesburg, is a great place to find a variety of cookbooks at a great price—many for under $4, including “Against the Grain” by Nancy Cain, which features extraordinary gluten-free recipes made from all-natural ingredients.
Savor cup of joe 

Savor cup of joe 

Sept. 29 is “Coffee Day” just in case you need an excuse to get out of bed to savor the most beloved beverage enjoyed worldwide. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies show coffee may have health benefits of protecting against Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes, and liver disease, including liver cancer. Coffee also appears to improve cognitive function and decrease the risk of depression.
Heart-healthy eating class

Heart-healthy eating class

Proper nutrition and eating habits that promote a healthy heart are the focal points of periodic community classes at South Lake Hospital. The free classes are led by a registered dietitian, and guest speakers may include registered nurses talking about cardiovascular health or exercise physiologists demonstrating heart-healthy exercises. Spouses and caregivers of visitors are welcome. The next class is scheduled from 9:30am-noon Sept. 19 at…
Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

The second-largest vine grower and producer of premium wines in the U.S. is Washington state, where a new winery opens every 30 days. The full-bodied wines are an unpretentious and delicious surprise for wine lovers looking for good values. Washington state doesn’t look like wine country. After all, the vineyards around Seattle are clustered around Ponderosa pine forests and farmland. Yet, Columbia Valley—the state’s second-oldest…
Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi

Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi

Raves at the Wave The look of amazement on my sushi-loving friend’s face said it all. James was delighted when our sweet server, Courtney, of the Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi in Mount Dora, brought out his Wave Sushi Burrito, two oversized sushi rolls with tempura shrimp, marinated spicy tuna, lettuce, carrots, cucumber, avocado, masago, eel sauce, and spicy mayo. “It’s an artistic culinary masterpiece;…
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