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Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Spirits: Uncorking a wine culture

Two Old Hags creates quite a buzz in Leesburg. Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s no telling where wine connoisseurs might find their next favorite wine.  Maybe during a visit to a popular wine region like Napa Valley in California. Maybe at…
In the kitchen: Busy bee

In the kitchen: Busy bee

Sweet Bee Honey Farm’s owner feels blessed to be a beekeeper in a dying industry. The No. 1 comment beekeeper Keith Seifert Jr. hears about his work is, “You must get stung a lot.” He doesn’t deny it. “A normal…
In the Kitchen: Farm-fresh goodness

In the Kitchen: Farm-fresh goodness

Local farms offer wholesome, flavorful produce picked at peak times. Bursting with the freshest flavor and wholesome vitamins, produce grown and picked from local community farms is a healthy treat and provides sustainable agriculture for farmers. “Good ingredients speak for…
Spirits: Sunny days for beer lovers

Spirits: Sunny days for beer lovers

Tap into a variety of craft brews at a bright new spot, the Sunny Pint in Wildwood. For most people, the phrase “dream job” is an oxymoron. For beer lovers, however, you can’t beat Sue Sidoti’s job. As a beer connoisseur…
In the Kitchen: Hail to the chef

In the Kitchen: Hail to the chef

Chop House’s Charles Stadmire is a hit with customers.  Judging from the elegant ambience and classy décor of candlelit tables, white linens and cozy upholstered chairs at Chop House at Lake Sumter in The Villages, the head chef/kitchen manager had…
Spirits: Twisted vines

Spirits: Twisted vines

Lake Seneca Farms has an orchard full of fruits to make unique wines for any taste. Tim Besuden got into hobby wine about seven years ago, when he and his wife, Jane, moved from Orlando to Mount Dora. They eventually…
Fork on the Road: The leader in the clubhouse

Fork on the Road: The leader in the clubhouse

Belle Glade Country Club has a swingin’ menu and sights. The question of whether golfers prefer Belle Glade Country Club’s championship course or its first-rate restaurant has a gray-area answer. “It depends on the day,” Villagers Harold Skaggs and Chuck…
In the Kitchen: Tacos with a twist

In the Kitchen: Tacos with a twist

Papa Pineapples’ aromatic Hawaiian-influenced foods are made with ‘a whole lot of love.’ Spend time chatting with Papa Pineapples general manager Telly Carr and his assistant, Brannon DeGraw, and one can’t help but chuckle hearing about the aromatic “power” of…
Spirits: Let it shine

Spirits: Let it shine

Yalaha Bootlegging Co. is making moonshine—legally. A building made from Southern heart pine and resembling an old-time general store has become one of Yalaha’s most popular destinations. Hanging from the ceiling are nail kegs converted into lighting fixtures, and shelves…
Fork on the Road: Just like home

Fork on the Road: Just like home

Popular Rae Rae’s serves fresh comfort foods to a cast of regulars. When Christine Rohan was growing up in New England, her grandmother used to bribe the kids to go pick blueberries by telling them, “If you pick this bucket…
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