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Spirits: Deja “new”

Spirits: Deja “new”

Friends bring new life to familiar corner hot spot in downtown Clermont. Photos: Nicole Hamel The Southern on 8th Kitchen & Bar created quite a buzz with its ‘Eat, Drink and Be Southern’ motto within a month of opening in…
In the Kitchen: Sweet success

In the Kitchen: Sweet success

Mom and daughter rolling in dough making ‘better than mum’s’ scones and special-blend teas.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Erika Shanoff and her mother Leila Shanoff are smart, creative businesswomen. The pair found success during the coronavirus pandemic by improvising day-to-day operations…
Spirits: Cheers!

Spirits: Cheers!

Bully Brewing offers dog treats made from Leesburg brewery’s grains for your pooch and tasty craft beers for their humans.  Beer and dog lovers, Bully Brewing is for you.  Leesburg’s newest family owned and operated microbrewery is a fun, dog-friendly…
Fork on the Road: The Puck stops here

Fork on the Road: The Puck stops here

Celebrity chef’s staff serves a deliciously memorable dining experience. Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s always a debate when it comes to restaurants.  Would you prefer amazing food and poor service or mediocre food and flawless service?  Fortunately, you don’t have to…
In the Kitchen: Cooking Classics

In the Kitchen: Cooking Classics

Legendary chef Josh Oakley gets rowdy in the kitchen, says you can too. Photos: Nicole Hamel Josh Oakley’s tenure as Lake County’s top chef was like a butane cooking torch caramelizing sugar atop crème brûlée – blue-flame hot, bubbling with…
Fork on the Road: A magical move

Fork on the Road: A magical move

Visit a real British pub without leaving Lake County.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Phil Barnard clearly remembers the final evening of a vacation he and his parents enjoyed 16 years ago. They were sitting outside on the patio of a restaurant…
Spirits: A toast to creativity

Spirits: A toast to creativity

Chop House serves drinks with a shots of innovation. Photos: Nicole Hamel Everything can be improved by adding bacon.  Double cheeseburger? Add bacon. Scrambled eggs? Add pieces of bacon. A hurricane is about to ravage Florida? Add lots of bacon. …
In the Kitchen: Savories and something sweet

In the Kitchen: Savories and something sweet

From us to you, Style staffers share cherished family recipes for the holidays.  Savoring enjoyable food is one of life’s joys. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite food traditions, just in time for holiday get-togethers. We…
Fork on the Road: Oh, Pho Good

Fork on the Road: Oh, Pho Good

Pho Sai Gon brings new flavors, old family recipes to your table.  Photos: Nicole Hamel This month we traveled a bit off our beaten path – all the way to Oxford – to experience Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Sai Gon.…
Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Lakeridge offers 1,600+ reasons to visit Florida’s largest premier winery.     Photos: Nicole Hamel Jeanne Burgess’ eyes light up when she talks about wine, and her words clearly indicate she knows her stuff. That’s no surprise considering she has…
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