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Spirits: Creating a buzz

Spirits: Creating a buzz

Jose Villafana, Jr. taps into the increasingly popular craft beer scene. Photos: Nicole Hamel Pam Gordon remembers the first time she saw the dark brown liquid cascading into a glass with milky white bubbles rising to the top. She brought…
In the Kitchen: Pasta-tively Amazing

In the Kitchen: Pasta-tively Amazing

Bernie Germeroth keeps family tradition alive each Christmas by making homemade noodles with her kids and grandkids. Photos: Provided by Bernie Germeroth Bernie Germeroth recalls the tradition of making noodles for Christmas starting about 20 years ago, in the garage.…
Fork on the Road: Downtime destination

Fork on the Road: Downtime destination

3 eateries inside Suncreek Brewery offer familiar favorites with an upscale twist.  Story: Roxanne Brown and Theresa Campbell Photos: Nicole Hamel Downtown Clermont has been on the rise with a fresh revitalization, which includes a fun hangout to visit and…
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,…
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