Bacchus Vino Etcetera: A Wine Lover’s Delight

Celebrating wines from around the world in Downtown Clermont | By Larry Oskin | Once upon a time, Clermont did not have a wine shop. What began as a simple concept in May 2004 developed into Bacchus Vino Etcetera, a cozy, popular store in Downtown Clermont. (You’ll find it at 692 W. Montrose St., next to the Clermont City Center.) Bacchus, named after the Roman God … Continue reading Bacchus Vino Etcetera: A Wine Lover’s Delight

Pumpkin Consumption 101

How to healthfully enjoy everyone’s favorite fall flavor | By  Jamie Rametta| September stirs Fall excitement. And Fall equals pumpkin paradise! We load up on pumpkins for decoration, pumpkin pie, pumpkin frappuccinos and pumpkin spice scents. As for this foodie dietitian? My pumpkin excitement centers around all the vitamin A, fiber and taste this fall vegetable can deliver. In only 3 tablespoons of this orange … Continue reading Pumpkin Consumption 101

‘Grape’ Review of Lakeridge Winery

Don’t miss the Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12 | Story by Domonique Jenkins | Photos by @justshoot84 | What’s to love about Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards? Everything! Lakeridge, the largest winery in Florida, is located in beautiful Clermont. It offers winery tours, complimentary wine tastings, events and wine festivals throughout the year. I can’t wait to come for the 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12. It’s … Continue reading ‘Grape’ Review of Lakeridge Winery

Must-Haves for a Healthy Lunchbox

| By Jamie Rametta | When I think of August, I think of back to school. Even if we’re not currently students, we feel the energy change with the start of each academic year. Advertisements flood our email inboxes and mailboxes with sales on colored pencils and 3-pronged folders, traffic patterns change and we see children waiting at bus stops in our neighborhoods. As a … Continue reading Must-Haves for a Healthy Lunchbox

Cheeser’s Palace Cafe: A Clermont Staple

| By Larry Oskin | For Amanda Walsh, owning restaurants runs in the family. The Cheeser’s Palace Cafe restaurant owner’s love for the culinary world began early, as she grew up helping her parents with their shops. They purchased The Galley Restaurant when Amanda was 2, nestled in the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. By age 5, Amanda and her brother, Brad, would peel potatoes … Continue reading Cheeser’s Palace Cafe: A Clermont Staple

3 Reasons to Love Clermont’s New Cooking Shop

This Honest Food opened June 28 in the Clermont Landing Plaza. | By Kathryn Deen | If you love to cook or want to learn– if you eat healthy or want to start — there’s a new shop for you! This Honest Food opened its doors on June 28 in the Clermont Landing Plaza, at 2419 S. Highway 27. It’s a holistic teaching kitchen and … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Clermont’s New Cooking Shop

Twisted Flavors: A Twist on All Things Sweet

| By Larry Oskin | One whimsical shop has put a new twist on all things sweet in Clermont. A unicorn pony welcomes visitors in to try hand-dipped ice cream, cupcakes and edible cookie dough. Large ice cream sprinkles dot the brightly colored walls. You have arrived at Twisted Flavors Baked Bar. The store opened in October 2017 downtown at 763 Montrose St. (It was … Continue reading Twisted Flavors: A Twist on All Things Sweet