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In the Kitchen: Stepping up to the plate

In the Kitchen: Stepping up to the plate

Restaurateur and cook Amanda Walsh adds a creative touch to popular dishes.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Cheeser’s Palace owner Amanda Walsh receives nonstop praise for nearly every item on her menu. The only complaints occur when some customers learn what’s not…
Spirits: Taking the town by storm

Spirits: Taking the town by storm

Restaurateur adds brewery, more nightlife on tap for downtown Leesburg. Photos: Douglas Tyler The owner of Pint Sized Pub, Main Street Cantina, Brick and Barrel, and the former 24 Tap Room is again bringing events and nightlife to the City…
For on the Road: Raising the (tiki) bar

For on the Road: Raising the (tiki) bar

Great food and drinks served with stunning views in Minneola. Photos: Douglas Tyler Waves crash against a sandy shoreline. Rays from a beautiful sunset reflect off the water’s surface. Spanish moss dangling from oak trees blows gently in the wind.…
Spirits: Not for the weak of heart (or liver)

Spirits: Not for the weak of heart (or liver)

The strong drinks and countless options at Crafted Concoctions in Tavares will have you coming back for more.  Photos/Videos: Nicole Hamel Craig Williamson and Rebecca Doherty, owners of BTW (Burgers, Tacos, Waffles) in Tavares, decided to branch out, about three…
Fork on the Road: Blowin’ smoke

Fork on the Road: Blowin’ smoke

Three Generations BBQ pitmaster continues proud family tradition. Photos: Nicole Hamel Standing outside on a sizzling summer day, an enthusiastic pitmaster slides a shovel under a pile of burning oak wood and scoops up a few small pieces. With shovel…
In the Kitchen: Breaking bread

In the Kitchen: Breaking bread

Chef Gary Appelsies: ‘Cooking for people makes my heart sing. I love how it encourages conversation among strangers, helps people become friends.’  Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s something heavenly about savoring a delicious meal to the last crumb, and for Gary…
Fork on the Road: Summertime on a bun

Fork on the Road: Summertime on a bun

Let’s Do a Maine Lobster Roll brings tasty New England coastal food classics to Lake County. Photos: Nicole Hamel Sweet, delicate, chilled chunks of lobster—the delicious delicasy from Maine—lightly tossed with mayonnaise is the star of the Maine lobster roll,…
In the Kitchen: Mostly surf, a little turf

In the Kitchen: Mostly surf, a little turf

With fish and shellfish galore, seafood lovers won’t lack choices at Cedar River Seafood. Photos: Nicole Hamel For Cody Yon, Cedar River Seafood was his first experience cooking for more than just his family. The now 23-year-old started at Cedar…
Spirits: Cold and Bold

Spirits: Cold and Bold

Mystic Ice Cream constructs alcohol-infused creamy concoctions while building relationships.  Photos: Nicole Hamel It’s hot. It’s August, the infamous dog days of summer. A time of the year when a scoop or two of cold, creamy, made-from-scratch delicious ice cream…
Bella Nonna Pizzeria

Bella Nonna Pizzeria

There’s a reason Bella Nonna Pizzeria and More has developed a loyal following during the coronavirus pandemic. This family-owned and operated restaurant offers a variety of scratch-made, New York-style, brick oven pizzas to include Amore Pepperoni, Bianco, and BBQ Chicken.…
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