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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

spirits

Spirits: A ‘Dam good time

Spirits: A ‘Dam good time

Well-known local businessman looking to spice up downtown Leesburg with fun, music, beer, and a little Dutch flavor. Photos: Douglas Tyler While visiting downtown Leesburg, one might notice love locks secured to a post like typically seen at bridges throughout…
Spirits: Cheers to the protectors!

Spirits: Cheers to the protectors!

A former 1942 Leesburg furniture warehouse now turned social club, offers drinks, food and fun—all to benefit veterans and first responders. Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s a place at 312 2nd Street in Leesburg John Sokol calls one of the area’s…
Spirits: Mad for margaritas

Spirits: Mad for margaritas

A popular Mexican restaurant in Clermont decided to take the party outside with a recently planted Margarita Garden. Photos: Nicole Hamel The words “Don’t drink the water, Drink Tequila,” are very colorfully and brightly lit on a sign attached to…
Spirits: Wine not?

Spirits: Wine not?

A unique storefront on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Eustis is known for its magical transformation from flowers by day, to wine (and beer) at night. Photos: Nicole Hamel A florist and owner of Terri’s Eustis Flower Shop since 1979, Terri…
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…
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