Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Hot List

They’re the best people, place, & things in Lake and Sumter counties. The readers have voted and Style presents this year’s hot list. No doubt, you’ll find some of your favorites on this amazing list!


Hair Stylist 

Dina Simpson, Renew Day Spa, 20.13%

Runner up: Danielle Daugherty, Mia Bella, 18.01%

Massage Therapist

Nicki Lord, Nikki’s Therapeutic Massage, 34.77%

Runner up: Dawn Couillette, Mia Bella Salon Spa, 17.50%


Joyce Huey, Two Old Hags, 37.08%

Runner up: Chelsea Harkness, 1884 Restaurant and Bar, 20.69%

Food Server

Rita Mansour, Magnolia’s Oyster Bar & Cafe, 32.18%

Runner up: Shelley Jagger, 1884 Restaurant and Bar, 22.99%


JMATT Maddox, Southern Gourmet, 37.75%

Runner up: Jack Branton, Turners, 31.32%

Financial Advisor

Elizabeth Cornell, TB Financial Group, 32.70%


Tessa Hibbard, United Southern Bank, 27.96%

Runner up: Lori Pratt, Wells Fargo, 27.90%

Personal Trainer

Sidney Gray, Anytime Fitness, 28.78%

Runner up: Tyrell Rachel, Infinity Fitness, 23.49%


Lena Williams, Morris Realty, 31.93%

Runner up: Linda Grizzard, ERA Grizzard, 31.82%


Jayme Johnson, 37.28%

Runner up: Rayna Moore, 26.81%


April Von Maxey, 44.59%

Runner up: Kelly Guthrie Raley, 35.34%


Sheldon Walker, First Academy, 33.00%

Runner up: Pat Burke, Hoops, 26.89%


JT Smalley, 36.38%

Runner up: L’ren Knorr, 25.70%

Local Band/Musician

Leesburg Blues Brothers Tribute, 24.19%

Runner up: Tyler Haney, 14.81%


Rob Hicks, Leesburg, 30.76%

Runner up: Kyle Moore, Leesburg, 26.96%


Brian Gamble, Lake County FD, 38.00%

Runner up: Justin Richey, Leesburg FD, 22.19%


Bob Bone, Mayor Leesburg, 39.88%

Runner up: Josh Blake, Lake County Commissioner, 28.97%


Sierra Ford, Sierra Ford Photography, 29.37%

Runner up: Bonnie Whicher, 27.95%


Leesburg Regional Medical Center, 41.87%

Runner up: Florida Hospital Waterman, 39.66%

Eye Care Provider

Mid-Florida Eye, 33.09%

Runner up: Lake Eye Associates, 32.80%


Burry’s Pharmacy, 41.08%

Runner up: Bay Pharmacy, 29.27%

Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery

Bosshardt & Marzek Plastic Surgery Associates, 40.46%

Runner up: Central Florida Plastic Surgery, 20.88%

Healthcare Provider

Joanne Keller, ARNP, Women’s Health and Wellness, 40.26%

Runner up: Lori Esarey, ARNP, Total Nutrition and Therapy, 33.00%


Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Glover Chiropractic, 17.66%

Runner up: Dr. Maen Hussein, Florida Cancer Specialists, 16.72%

Dental Practice

Main Street Dentist, Leesburg, 34.27%

Runner up: Lakeview Comprehensive Dental, Tavares, 15.95%

General Medical Practice

Lake Primary Care Associates, Tavares, 47.35%

Runner up: Total Nutrition and Therapeutics, Lady Lake, 31.22%

OB/GYN Practice

Lake OB/GYN Associates of Mid Florida, Leesburg, 37.74%

Runner up: Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leesburg, 33.97%


Dr. Jeffrey Glover, Glover Chiropractic, Leesburg, 50.44%

Runner up: Dr. Kim Etheredge, Etheredge Chiropractic, The Villages, 33.63%

Guys’ Hot Night Out

24 Tap Room, Leesburg, 30.20%

Runner up: World of Beer, Paddock Square, 27.33%

Girls’ Hot Night Out

Two Old Hags, Leesburg, 36.28%

Runner up: Sip Restaurant Jazz and Wine Bar, Leesburg, 19.00%

Date Night

The Goblin Market, Mount Dora, 37.51%

Runner up: Turner’s Kitchen + Bar, Leesburg, 28.88%

Family Night

Ramshackle’s, Leesburg, 49.58%

Runner up: Via Port Entertainment, Leesburg, 36.68%

Golf Course

Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, 43.92%

Runner up: Harbor Hills, Lady Lake, 24.84%

Movie Theatre

AMC Theatre, Leesburg, 49.14%

Runner up: Barnstorm Theatre, Paddock Square, 42.66%

Performing Arts Theatre

The Melon Patch Theater, Leesburg, 31.18%

Runner up: Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages, 29.25%


Via Entertainment, Leesburg, 32.49%

Runner up: Break Point Alley, Tavares, 25.90%


Black & White Gala, Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, 33.88%

Runner up: Strut Your Mutt, Best Friends Animal Society, 23.21%


Leesburg Bike Fest, 50.60%

Runner up: Mount Dora Arts Festival, 27.79%

Wine Bar

Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe, Leesburg, 49.56%

Runner up: Maggie’s Attic, Mount Dora, 17.70%

Cigar Bar

Hemingway’s Wine and Cigar Bar, Tavares, 64.80%

Runner up: GarVino’s Cigars, Fine Wine & Gifts, The Villages, 35.20%

Sports Bar

Cousin Vinnies Family Sports Restaurant, Leesburg, 27.09%

Runner up: Tiki West, Tavares, 22.70%

Lake for Boating

Lake Harris, 54.35%

Runner up: Lake Dora, 27.60%

Lake for Fishing

Lake Harris, 44.52%

Runner up: Lake Griffin, 23.85%

Water Park

Leesburg Splash Park, Leesburg, 46.50%

Runner up: The Children’s Splash Park, Tavares, 42.76%


Venetian Gardens, Leesburg, 43.77%

Runner up: Wooten Park, Tavares, 26.01%


Babette’s Furniture & Home Shoppe, Leesburg, 62.24%

Runner up: Bargains and Blessings, Wildwood, 15.53%

RV Dealership

Camping World, 51.89%

Runner up: Alliance Coach, 24.19%

Boat Dealership

Nobles Marine, Leesburg, 52.66%

Runner up: Holiday Marine, Leesburg, 17.38%


DoggiBags, Leesburg, 29.66%

Runner up: The Salty Mare, Eustis, 26.08%

Auto Dealerships

Phillips Toyota, Leesburg, 28.53%

Runner up: Vann Gannaway, Eustis, 23.19%

Motorcycle Dealers

Gator Harley-Davidson, Leesburg, 67.94%

Runner up: Lucky U Cycles, Wildwood, 22.66%

Sporting Goods/Outdoors

Rural King, Leesburg, 41.81%

Runner up: Pat’s Pawn and Guns, Leesburg, 21.62%

Dry Cleaners

Superior Cleaners, Leesburg, 60.66%

Runner up: Pugh’s Dry Cleaners, Eustis, 31.88%

Bank/Credit Union

United Southern Bank, 26.84%

Runner up: Citizen’s First Bank, 21.89%


Rennigers Antique Mall, Mount Dora, 38.86%

Runner up: Victoria’s Antique Warehouse, Leesburg, 30.01%


Gold In Art Jewelers, The Villages/Mount Dora, 42.45%

Runner up: Merry Jewelers, Eustis, 29.08%

Pet Items

Piglet’s Pantry, Mount Dora, 31.55%

Runner up: Leesburg Pet Center, Leesburg, 26.93%

Gift Shop

Alada’s China & Gifts, Leesburg, 41.99%

Runner up: Peddler’s Wagon, Eustis, 25.21%

Health Foods

The Health Basket, Mt. Dora, 39.98%

Runner up: Jeff’s Health Foods, Leesburg, 30.21%

Home Builder

Kevco Builders, 33.57%

Runner up: O’Kelley Homes, 23.64%

Commercial Builder

Lee Woods Construction, 34.56%

Runner up: Emmitt Sapp Builders, 30.77%

Pool Contractor

T & D Pool & Spa Service, 46.24%

Runner up: Blue Moon Pools, 39.73%

Roofing Contractor

Scott’s Roofing, 53.58%

Runner up: Bone Dry Roofing, 22.82%

Electrical Contractor

Lenhart Electric, 51.06%

Runner up: Jimmy Electric, 21.20%


The Floor Shoppe, The Villages, 34.28%

Runner up: DCO Flooring, Leesburg, 33.71%

Lawncare Services

K B Lawn & Landscaping, 52.01%

Runner up: Craig Williams Lawn Care, 32.21%

Private School

First Academy, Leesburg, 59.67%

Runner up: Mount Dora Christian Academy, 24.67%

Day Care

First Academy Preschool, Leesburg, 40.31%

Runner up: First Steps in Learning, Eustis, 22.46%

Gym/Fitness Center

Anytime Fitness, 28.37%

Runner up: Planet Fitness, 21.38%

Hair Salon

Michael’s Couture Salon, Leesburg, 22.11%

Runner up: Nicki’s Hair Salon, Leesburg, 19.43%

Barber Shop

Bob’s Barber, Eustis, 24.02%

Runner up: Country Barber Shop, Leesburg, 23.54%


Renew Day Spa, Leesburg, 22.34%

Runner up: SalonGolden Nail’s and Tan, Leesburg, 20.35%

Day Spa

Renew Day Spa, Leesburg, 46.22%

Runner up: Essential Therapies Garden Spa, Mount Dora, 27.65%

Event/Wedding Venue

Mission Inn Resort, Howey In The Hills, 40.83%

Runner up: Tavares Pavillion On The Lake, Tavares, 35.84%


Southern Gourmet, 32.74%

Runner up: Gourmet Today Inc, 26.50%

Real Estate Agency

ERA Grizzard, 39.90%

Runner up: Morris Realty, 25.08%

Insurance Agency

State Farm, 36.77%

Runner up: Lassiter Ware, 27.03%

Law Firm

McLin Burnsed, 33.99%

Runner up: Hunt Law Firm, 25.26%

Accounting Firm

Hartman, Hartman, and O’Brien, 66.51%

Runner up: Crippen & Co., 33.49%


Sakura, The Villages, 31.28%

Runner up: Thai Jasmine & Sushi House, Tavares, 18.00%


Ramshackle’s Café, Leesburg, 30.44%

Runner up: Square 1 Burgers, The Villages, 18.69%


La Palma Mexican Grill, Leesburg, 37.56%

Runner up: Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill, Mount Dora, 32.35%


Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill, Leesburg, 40.74%

Runner up: iBar-b-que, Fruitland Park, 25.36%


Texas Roadhouse, Lady Lake, 45.26%

Runner up: The Goblin Market Restaurant and Lounge, Mount Dora, 21.84%


Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill, 38.78%

Runner up: iBar-b-que, Fruitland Park, 23.96%


Ramshackle’s Café, Leesburg, 43.19%

Runner up: Cousin Vinnies Family Sports Restaurant, Leesburg, 26.59%


Bonefish Grill, The Villages, 28.69%

Runner up: Tiki West Raw Bar and Grill, Tavares, 24.74%


Twistee Treat, Tavares, 36.56%

Runner up: Bloom’s Baking House, Leesburg, 26.73%


Sip Restaurant Jazz and Wine Bar, Leesburg, 25.12%

Runner up: Ruby Street Grille, 22.88%


One Flight Up Café, Mount Dora, 45.54%

Runner up: Wild Bear Coffee, Tavares, 28.19%

Sweet Tea

Sonny’s BBQ, Eustis /The Villages, 33.19%

Runner up: The Mason Jar, Umatilla, 23.20%


Stavros, Leesburg/Eustis, 23.88%

Runner up: Mom and Dad’s, Lady Lake, 20.96%


Stavro’s, Leesburg, 34.18%

Runner up: Mount Dora Pizza, 18.43%