Dining Out

18 East Restaurant, Revisited

Stopped by for a quick dinner last night at the 18 East Restaurant in Avon Park.  I had done a commentary on them when I made my first visit a few months ago. As a follow up, the food is excellent and there is something on their menu for everyone.  This time, I wanted to try…

The Deep South Restaurant

We have all been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Deep South Restaurant located within the strip mall just opposite from us on Highway 27. (This is the former Yanni’s, then the Fairmount Ale House location, kind of behind Publix.) The owners had a restaurant by the same name,  for one year, in Lake Placid.…

18 East Main Street

I had dinner last night at the 18 East Main Street restaurant in Avon Park.  Their hours are from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  863.453-1818. They have a creative menu, service was okay, the food was excellent.  I would give it $$$. It was very dark inside and I had to turn on my phone light to…

GC Grill House by Golden Corral

After several delays the GC Grill House by Golden Corral has reopened at 322 US 27 South in Lake Placid. We grumbled as pulled into a completely full parking lot, anticipating that we would have to wait more than we wanted to this particular evening.  Surprisingly we were seated in less than 10 minutes and…

Turn2 Brewery

After months of watching the construction of the Turn2 Brewery, Shirley Kabet and I decided to see what the fuss was all about.  (All for informing you readers, of course).The Turn2 Brewery is a local craft beer brewery located right outside our front gate, between us and Dollar General. It was a hot day,  our…

Road Trip Dining

We took a road trip well off the beaten path to Polk County to check out a long time establishment called Cherry Pocket located at the far fringes of Lake Wales.     KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:       Reservations are not accepted Lunch is served Monday-Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Dinner is served…

Maryland Fried Chicken

The newest expansion of the Maryland Fried Chicken restaurant has landed close by, at 3750 US 27 North, that’s in the Fairmount Cinema Square next to B Lov-lee.  For take out, call ahead to 863 658 2912. They have a large menu, beyond the fried chicken they’re known for. You can order anything from one…