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

‘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

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

Corelli’s Brings Old Italian Flavors to 2nd Location

| By Larry Oskin | Corelli’s Italian Restaurant is bringing old Italian flavors to a second location. Corelli’s Italian Pantry opened last month in downtown Clermont, at 732 Montrose St. You can expect many successful years of family tradition, popular recipes, delicious sauces and scrumptious New York style pizza. Owners Giuseppe and David Affrunti started their first Clermont restaurant and wine bar in 2013 in … Continue reading Corelli’s Brings Old Italian Flavors to 2nd Location

Q+A with Upcoming Amish Pretzel Shop

Food truck to open first storefront October in Clermont | By Kathryn Deen | Would you like your pretzel stuffed with philly cheese steak or pepperoni pizza? Those will be among the decadent options at a new pretzel shop opening this summer in Clermont. You may have seen Amish Pretzel Shop’s food truck tootling around Central Florida. But you won’t have to chase them down … Continue reading Q+A with Upcoming Amish Pretzel Shop