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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

Fork on the Road: To tapa things off

Fork on the Road: To tapa things off

Mount Dora eatery offers tasty introductions to exotic foods and faraway cultures. Photos: Nicole Hamel Rodrigo Morocho and Mario Penaherrera go back a long way. They were roommates more than 25 years ago, and today, not only are they still…
More than a meal

More than a meal

Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar offers an array of hearty dishes. Photos: Nicole Hamel  Dining at the Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar in downtown Mount Dora offers a chance to savor a variety of fresh dishes, everything from…
Fork on the Road: South for the mouth

Fork on the Road: South for the mouth

New Clermont restaurant serves scratch recipes for tasty Southern experience. Photos: Nicole Hamel After the pandemic closed the doors to Darren and Karen Johnson’s corporate events business, a window of opportunity opened wide when a newly vacated restaurant building in…
Fork on the Road: Is this heaven?

Fork on the Road: Is this heaven?

Newly opened Tavares diner making a name for itself with biscuits. Photos: Nicole Hamel To all you “mamas” out there, consider this fair warning. A slap may be coming your way should your children eat at the Twisted Biscuit Diner…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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.…
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…
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