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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

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…
Fork on the Road: Hola, Leesburg

Fork on the Road: Hola, Leesburg

Main Street Cantina serves up tacos, margaritas and an authentic Mexican vibe.  Main Street Cantina brings a fun, late-night party atmosphere to downtown Leesburg as well as a cool lunch hangout for fresh nachos and tacos, house-made guacamole, salsa and…
A house becomes a home

A house becomes a home

Chop House turns fortunes at revolving-door location in The Villages. The restaurant at 1045 Old Camp Road in The Villages seems to change hands with the regularity of a busboy clearing tables. The building has been home to TGI Friday’s,…
Barbies and beer cheese

Barbies and beer cheese

Uniques Antiques & Eats offers up shopping with a homemade meal. At Uniques Antiques & Eats, customers can shop till they drop … or till their food is ready. The homestyle diner in Mount Dora is brimming with exactly what…
Imported from Italy

Imported from Italy

Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria brings the old country to The Villages. Story: Victoria Schlabig ≈ Photos: Anthony Rao Since Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria opened in July, it has been averaging about 600 customers a day, even during the first week.…
It’s only opening and closing remarks

It’s only opening and closing remarks

There is no trial to eating at Courthouse Subs and Pub, but the verdict may be guilty of filling you up! Story: Leigh Neely Food Photos: Anthony Rao There’s nothing illegal about eating at Courthouse Subs and Pub, but you’ll…
A Whiff of success

A Whiff of success

Green Mountain Pizza’s key ingredients include friends, family—and special dough. Story: Chris Gerbasi // Photos: Anthony Rao The sense of smell may be the strongest sensory trigger for memories. As Roberto Del Verme pulls another pizza out of the oven…
Vegging out

Vegging out

While its plant-based menu continues to grow on diners, the Loft Café also serves options for meat lovers.  Mark Powers, of Eustis, has been a strict vegetarian for 40 years. His wife, Shawn McMalis, is a proud carnivore who could…
Itadakimasu

Itadakimasu

An essential phrase to the Japanese, Itadakimasu means “Let’s eat,” or “Thanks for the food.” You’ll be saying both at Ikaho. Story: Leigh Neely // Photos: Anthony Rao Ikaho Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Groveland has a tasty and varied menu.…
Nancy’s place gets  a makeover

Nancy’s place gets a makeover

The restaurant has a new look, a great chef, and excellent service. When you step into the newly remodeled Legacy Restaurant at the Nancy Lopez Country Club in The Villages, you feel like you’re a world away from life’s stresses.…
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