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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

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…
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,…
Fork on the Road: Relishing a tradition

Fork on the Road: Relishing a tradition

  The (hot) dog days of summer are alive and well at Duke’s Dogs in Mount Dora.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Paul Ottum and his wife, Sondra, love hot dogs. It’s not just the taste. For them, the food is strongly…
Fork on the road: Sauce up your taste buds

Fork on the road: Sauce up your taste buds

Homemade sauces and gluten-free choices make the Salted Fry the perfect grab-and-go option. Photos: Nicole Hamel As a longtime visitor of Mount Dora from Pennsylvania, Dale Duffy had a thought about what the area needed, particularly during events and shopping.…
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…
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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