Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

Fork on the Road: Gold star flavor

Fork on the Road: Gold star flavor

Recently opened Leesburg restaurant offers fresh to order top-notch seafood and other tasty dishes at affordable prices.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Vernell Parker says she has eaten at Five Star Seafood many times since it opened in December 2021. In fact,…
Fork on the Road: Farmshed Fresh

Fork on the Road: Farmshed Fresh

Villages diner delights with from scratch, tasty meals, using locally-sourced ingredients that enhance every dish.   Photos: Nicole Hamel Whether it’s because of the great service, fresh, beautifully prepared dishes, or a choice between lounge, formal dining room, patio, and bar…
Fork on the Road: Foodie-licious!

Fork on the Road: Foodie-licious!

Local man perfects the art of Poke bowls, a popular Hawaiian trend he dishes out in downtown Mount Dora.  Photos: Nicole Hamel While out getting their steps in downtown Mount Dora, Jayson Dagner and his mother Dixie Dagner came across…
Fork on the Road: Tantalize tastebuds

Fork on the Road: Tantalize tastebuds

The Crab Stop of Leesburg offers Maryland-style garlic crabs and hearty portions of seafood favorites.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Calling seafood lovers! If you crave and savor jumbo shrimp, seafood rice, Maryland-style garlic crabs, or other seafood favorites, than you may…
Fork on the Road: Comfort foods

Fork on the Road: Comfort foods

A Clermont couple finds great joy in serving customers heaping plates of flavorful foods with plentiful sides of friendship and the feeling of home. Photos: Nicole Hamel Marc and Brandi DeVita opened the doors to Clermont Café three years ago…
Fork on the Road: Salsa!

Fork on the Road: Salsa!

Tex-Mex restaurant in Tavares offers unique offerings aside from typical menu fare. Avocado Fries, anyone? Photos: Nicole Hamel Perusing the extensive menu at Salsa Restaurant and Bar is rather interesting to do. It’s filled with a variety of unique appetizers…
Fork on the Road: Tiny bubbles

Fork on the Road: Tiny bubbles

Magic Tea Market in downtown Mount Dora generates raves over variety of its crafted boba-inspired beverages and imported snacks. Photos: Nicole Hamel Since opening last spring in downtown Mount Dora, Magic Tea Market has drawn loyal boba tea drinkers and…
Fork on the Road: Farm-fresh goodness

Fork on the Road: Farm-fresh goodness

Local farmer takes organic farming to a higher level then serves what he reaps to the community with a side of heart.  Photos: Nicole Hamel When eating out, there’s nothing like knowing that every item on your plate was made…
Fork on the Road: For hearty appetites

Fork on the Road: For hearty appetites

When eating at Tillie’s, prepare to go big or stay home.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Chefs have the reputation of being picky eaters. Take them to a restaurant and their attitude becomes as salty and bitter as the food they’re complaining…
Fork on the Road: Good sports

Fork on the Road: Good sports

Gators of Umatilla scores lots of points on delicious food. Photos: Anthony Rao At Gators of Umatilla, the infamous Boobie’s Burger tastes as good as it sounds.  OK, get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t what you think. …
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