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Spirits: Craft beer explosion

Spirits: Craft beer explosion

Taphouse Clermont offers wide array of tasty brews (even holiday-flavored beers) and delicious, made-from-scratch eats. Photos: Cindy Peterson Charles Good delights seeing customers having a good time at Taphouse Clermont and he doesn’t mind if they hang around. “Our business…
Spirits: Bubble up to mimosas

Spirits: Bubble up to mimosas

Creativity is everything for the owners of Bubbles + Juice in Mount Dora. Photos: Anthony Rao Ben and Jenny Falcone are palate pleasers.  Their first business venture took them to farmer’s markets throughout Central Florida, where they sold homemade pies…
Spirits: Raising the bar

Spirits: Raising the bar

Tasty drinks and fun times await customers at Sud’s Saloon in Clermont.  Photos: Nicole Hamel From the tap, a golden liquid flows into a glass with milky white bubbles rising to the top. Craft beer enthusiast Eric Brown brings his…
Spirits: What’s on tap?

Spirits: What’s on tap?

Nothing little about Mermaid Juice’s sea of craft beer offerings. Photos: Nicole Hamel Daneaux Narrow and his wife considered opening a collectibles and antique store until his newly-acquired interest in homebrewing led them to open Mermaid Juice, a combination brewery/antique…
Spirits: Going tropical

Spirits: Going tropical

Kalua Beach Bar provides ideal setting to chill and savor a Rum Runner, Tropical Tease, Blue Lagoon, and other drinks.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Kalua Beach Bar’s cool lakeside vibe offers the idyllic, picture-perfect ambiance to enjoy a cocktail or fruity…
Spirits: Speak-teasy

Spirits: Speak-teasy

Handlebar Lounge is bringing a new type of atmosphere to Mount Dora.  Photos provided by Anna-Marie Williams. Walking up the dark stairwell into Handlebar Lounge, located above the Mount Dora Marketplace, the entrance opens up to a cozy bar with…
Spirits: Homegrown

Spirits: Homegrown

Dragon Flower Winery uses only the freshest local fruits to make tasty wine.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Opening their own winery was a long-time dream of Maggie Peacock and Dean Gunter that finally materialized April 28, 2018.  Dean familiarized himself with…
Spirits: Deja “new”

Spirits: Deja “new”

Friends bring new life to familiar corner hot spot in downtown Clermont. Photos: Nicole Hamel The Southern on 8th Kitchen & Bar created quite a buzz with its ‘Eat, Drink and Be Southern’ motto within a month of opening in…
Spirits: Cheers!

Spirits: Cheers!

Bully Brewing offers dog treats made from Leesburg brewery’s grains for your pooch and tasty craft beers for their humans.  Beer and dog lovers, Bully Brewing is for you.  Leesburg’s newest family owned and operated microbrewery is a fun, dog-friendly…
Spirits: A toast to creativity

Spirits: A toast to creativity

Chop House serves drinks with a shots of innovation. Photos: Nicole Hamel Everything can be improved by adding bacon.  Double cheeseburger? Add bacon. Scrambled eggs? Add pieces of bacon. A hurricane is about to ravage Florida? Add lots of bacon. …
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