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Monday, July 26, 2021

Fork on the Road

Tasty insights and observations

Down on Main Street: Two 09 West Main

Down on Main Street: Two 09 West Main

A menu that features deviled eggs as appetizers, and biscuits and gravy and avocado toast for brunch means great variety and flavor. We thought the restaurant that was formerly Evander Lee had new owners, but it turned out it’s just…
Cuban cuisine at its best: Havana 1959

Cuban cuisine at its best: Havana 1959

Owner serves up authentic national dishes. Havana 1959 opened in May 2018 in Tavares, and owner Luis Tejada was elated when his restaurant won the Best Entrée plaque at the recent Taste of Tavares showcase of restaurants. With more than…
It’s a wrap: Marinated Olive Bistro

It’s a wrap: Marinated Olive Bistro

Leesburg hidden gem offers a delicious alternative. People seldom see my adventurous side. One day recently, it was on full display at Marinated Olive Bistro.  Going there wasn’t the adventure; I walked only several blocks. The adventure was finding the…
Fresh, classic cuisine: Root & Branch Bistro and Bar

Fresh, classic cuisine: Root & Branch Bistro and Bar

Chefs’ ingredients are fresh from farms within a 200-mile radius. A bit of rustic décor and tables set with linen and brown paper provide a warm welcome at Root & Branch Bistro, where guests are treated to a delightful dining experience.…
Delectable delights: Bluefin Grill & Bar 

Delectable delights: Bluefin Grill & Bar 

Scratch-made sauces add special touch to delicious entrées.   Bluefin Grill & Bar is a tantalizing treat for the taste buds and the eyes. Its contemporary and classy décor is very appealing in colors of turquoise and gray, and the…
Elegant dining: The Rose Plantation 

Elegant dining: The Rose Plantation 

A historical home is lovely for a fine night out.   The Rose Plantation was built in 1917 as a winter retreat for newspaper publisher William Dwight. Though there have been changes, the structure is still a majestic piece of…
Taste of Italy: Chefs of Napoli

Taste of Italy: Chefs of Napoli

Chefs of Napoli serves up authentic Italian food.   While working in the kitchen of a Wildwood restaurant, chef Salvatore Demenico makes occasional phone calls to his mom in Italy. He might ask a question about an ingredient or how long…
Country cooking at its best: Rainbow Family Restaurant

Country cooking at its best: Rainbow Family Restaurant

For more than five decades, a Mascotte restaurant has served tasty eats.   The Rainbow Family Restaurant in Mascotte is a family-owned restaurant that’s been in business since 1964, serving delicious Southern comfort foods at reasonable prices. My friend and…
First Watch

First Watch

Delicious coffee and foods from scratch  Daytime cafe is where diners can enjoy breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast.   It all started with the coffee. We were immediately hooked. First Watch does coffee right.  It’s nice that diners…
The bavarian hous 

The bavarian hous 

[row] [column lg=”4″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [/column] [column lg=”4″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [/column] [column lg=”4″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] [/column] [/row] Photos: Anthony Rao A taste of Germany Restaurateur stays true to his German cuisine roots.   At…
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