In Ridge Manor on the corner of State Road 50 and 301 sits a culinary gem called Southern Harmony Cafe. It is a true family restaurant that fuses Cracker and Cajun cuisine. The family works together in the kitchen, at the counter and serving. They have been open a little over a year.
Monticello's Pizza is located in Ridge Manor at the Sunrise Plaza near Winn Dixie. In addition to pizza they serve subs and a number of other Italian favorites.
Kevin's Way Station is located on 98 a little north of where it crosses Lake Lindsey Road. It used to be a truck stop when the mine was open.
I like to try restaurants that are unassuming from the road. My Nanny’s Restaurant fits that requirement. It is located on the west side of US-19, across the road and a little north from Golden Corral.
They have been open for 7 years. The food is a great value. You can get a hamburger for under five dollars. They serve Greek and American diner fare.
Mykonos II is located on east Jefferson Street across from Brooksville Lanes. The building is set back off the road a bit, in a red and white building with a sign saying Mykonos II on the front of the building.
Chefs of Napoli turns out an impressive menu; the marinara is just perfect and the seafood is not only fresh but cooked perfectly thanks to the culinary skills of Chefs Antonio Cacace and Luigi Barile who grew up in Italy in the coastal town of Pozzuoli close to Naples.
I started with Carpaccio — an Italian term for raw beef filet. Yes, raw but so delicious. The beef is chilled and then sliced paper-thin and served with shaved Parmesan, capers, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. It's a classic.
Whether you’re a football fan or not, the 51st Super Bowl is coming up so you should prepare. Our tradition for the Super Bowl Sunday menu is found mostly in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store.
Some of my favorite football foods are onion rings, nachos, jalapeno poppers, coconut shrimp, pigs in a blanket, hamburgers, chicken wings with blue cheese sauce, cheese sticks, potato salad, spring rolls, a rack of ribs and save some room for ice cream.