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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fork on The Road

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. …
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…
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