Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Airport Transportation to Mount Dora.

A question I am quite frequently asked by visitors planning a trip to Mount Dora is about Airport transportation. Lake Limo has been serving in this capacity for some time and is currently running "door to door" specials for as low as $29.00 each way. Contact them here:

Lake Limo
321 Southridge Industrial Dr.
Tavares, Florida 32778

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Monday thru Friday
at 10AM

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

5th Avenue Cafe's "Chef's Table"

5th Avenue Cafe's "Chef's Table" is fast becoming a customer favorite! Each week on Friday & Saturday evenings only, Chef Jesse designs your special 3-course, wine paired dinner for two. Your only decision is the time of your reservation. Then our professional staff does the rest for you! A complete couple's dinner experience for only $75 per couple. Call 352.383.0090 for Weekly Menu & reservations.

Highlights from Mount Dora Sushi Beer Garden on Friday night.

Monday, April 27, 2009

First Friday Wine Tasting at the Wine Den...

Don't miss the "one of a kind" wine tasting event at The Wine Den this Friday evening from 7 - 9 pm.

You must RSVP and have a password to get in. Contact The Wine Den at 352-735-5594 or via Email at:

"Click on the poster for more details."

Highlights from the Murder Mystery Dinner at Wine Cellars of Mount Dora

We all visited the Happy Earth Commune on Saturday evening to figure out who killed "Big Daddy". I am happy to say that I solved the mystery and won a lifetime supply of Pinot Noir (see the picture) for doing so. At the rate I drink Pinot Noir it might last a week actually! lol

It was a great time had by all and much money was raised to support Cornerstone Hospice. Many thanks to the Wine Cellars of Mount Dora Networking Group for hosting the event. There are plans for future Murder Mystery Dinners in the works. Stay tuned for details.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sun Love Festival.

Sunday, May 3, 2009
10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Natural Health, Art, Music, and Dance.

Location: Eustis, FL. Ferran Park Downtown Lakefront.

Click this link for more information:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blues & Wine Festival

2009 Mount Dora Blues & Wine Festival.

Don't miss Florida Magazine's "Best Entertainer of the Year", T Scott Walker.

Click on the poster for all of the details.

See you at the Lakeside Inn for the shows.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Chew Chew Express Sandwich Depot

Check out the Chew Chew Express video created by our friend Vanessa from Key West while she was here in February. I helped by driving the car around for her. lol

Chew Chew Express video link...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The new CopaCobana Cuban Cafe

A little Cuban culture may be found in Downtown Mount Dora these days! Next to Painter's Daughter on Donnelly St. between 3rd Ave. & 4th Ave you will find the brand new CopaCobana Cuban Cafe. Looking forward to the outside bar, Salsa music and the Mojitos coming soon.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Highlights from Yappy Hour.

Piglet's Panty and the Wine Den have created a great little event to compliment the festivities on 3rd Friday's in Mount Dora. Yappy Hour is catching on fast so come on out next month with your dog for some tasty dog bakery treats and bring your wine ready palette to sample some of the Wine Den's finest.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blues & Wine Festival at the Lakeside Inn

Blues & Wine Festival – A fantastic 3 day event – Friday through Sunday – May 29, 30 and 31!! Listen to great Blues artists and enjoy some of the best wines in the country! The music starts Friday night, continues through Saturday afternoon/evening, and again on Sunday. The Wine Tasting is on Saturday.

3-day tickets are $48, Saturday is $38, Sunday is $18. Lodging packages for $469 include your room, two 3-day tickets, full breakfast for two each morning, gourmet dinner for two one evening (plus tax and gratuity).

LAKESIDE INN ~ 100 North Alexander Street ~ Mount Dora, FL 32757 USA
Toll Free 800.556.5016 or Local 352.383.4101

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2009 Leesburg Bikefest

April 24, 25, 26, 2009

Visit the Leesburg Bikefest home page for more details.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter at the 5th Avenue Cafe

Join us for your Easter Holiday

Bring the entire family to celebrate Easter for either:
BRUNCH ~ 10am-3pm; or
DINNER ~ 5-9pm
We're now accepting reservations. Make 5th Avenue Cafe a part of your holiday plans and allow us to make your Easter a very special celebration!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Boating with Captain Barry

Book your private cruise aboard the "Mount Dorable" with Captain's Barry & Tamara. The weather is still fabulous and the scenery is grand.

Contact "Boating with Captain Barry" at 352-383-0650.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The new 3rd Friday Yappy Hour!

Bring your pooch to The Wine Den and Piglet's Pantry on 3rd Friday's and help raise money for the Humane Society. 10% of all purchases between 6pm and 8pm will be donated.

Check it out next month on the corner of 4th and Donelly.

Visit The Wine Den website for more details and photos of recent events.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pizza returns to Downtown Mount Dora!


Pizza with crust you can't help but eat. Try it out next time you are in Mount Dora. See the PizzAmore video here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cool Dean at Mount Dora Sushi

The Beer Garden was hopping to the sounds of "Cool Dean" on Friday, April 3rd. Don't miss out as he returns to the Beer Garden on April 24th for another rendition. From Jazz to Celtic music Cool Dean will amaze you with his repertoire.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

2009 Dragon Boat Festival Highlights

It was a gorgeous day for a Dragon Boat Festival and the turnout for the event was HUGE! 30 teams and all of their fans came out to compete and spectate. There was a little something for everyone from fabulous food vendors to world class entertainment by way of the Epcot Drummers from the Chinese Pavilion.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Scenes from the 2009 Antique & Trades Fair

Lucille Ball showed up on Saturday for the Antique & Trades Fair. Thank you Grace for driving her around town in the golf cart all afternoon.

In spite of the Sunday morning downpour the entire event was a big success. This year's event featured over 95 collectors, crafters & artists displaying and selling their wares. One of my friends who makes custom jewelry sold so much on Saturday that I had to help her make more to display in her booth on Sunday. Not bad considering the current economic conditions. Thanks to all of you who braved the weather and the economic climate to come to Mount Dora for the Antique & Trades Fair.

Next year's event promises to be even bigger so stay tuned for details.


Murder Mystery Dinner to Benefit Cornerstone Hospice

"Murder at the Happy Earth Commune"
An Amateur Murder Mystery Dinner & Wine Tasting

April 25th 2009 at the Wine Cellars of Mount Dora located at 2385 W. Old Hwy 441.
Tickets are $30.00 per person and seating is limited.
Please call 352-385-0053 for tickets and information.

Hosted by the Wine Cellars of Mount Dora Networking Group.
Proceeds to benefit Cornerstone Hospice.

Sax Sensation "Cool Dean" at Mount Dora Sushi Company Beer Garden

Catch Cool Dean from 6:30 to 9:30 this evening, Friday April 3rd, at the Mount Dora Sushi Co. Beer Garden.

From Jazz, Swing, Ballads, Rat Pack and much, much more you won't want to miss this show.

"Best Sushi in Central Florida"

"Death for Dinner" Murder Myster Dinner hosted by Mt. Dora at Nite & Gables Restaurant.

TONIGHT!! Call for reservations.

Make note of April 3rd, 2009
"oCalaco Entertainment"
presents a
Murder Mystery Dinner
Hosted by
Mt Dora at Nite
at "The Gables Restaurant".