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We have a new restaurant to add to the Citrus County restaurant list: Crumps Landing. The weather was perfect and so we along with the Evans thought we would try Crumbs Landing on the Homosassa River. We were very pleasantly surprised at the setting of this outdoor restaurant with tiki bar, large tiki hut seating, casual sitting area and plenty of seating on the water. There’s a playground for the children-a pirate ship with swing and slide. You can play corn hole (toss a bean bag) while you wait too. Live music-adds to the setting and it’s not too loud. You feel you’re on a tropical resort vacation. It’s a great place to take some visitors who know Florida for the water. And of course, we enjoy being near the water too—we don’t have enough restaurants with views like this! The service was unexpectedly good- despite the crowd. (Ample parking too) AND the food, although it’s a food truck restaurant noted for fried foods, was reasonably priced and tasty. My shrimp basket (including cole slaw and fries) was good. Both Art and Mike’s grouper basket were judged as good. Karen liked her shrimp tacos-could not eat all three-need to add the sauce to them to turn up the taste. The other things on the menu include burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, etc… A glass of wine is $5.50 and a bottle of beer is $3.25. We will go back! (no bugs!) 11210 West Halls River Road. 352-765-4942.
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More Waterfront dining at:
Marguerita Grill has been rebuilt and re-opened. Now that the bridge is opened to two way traffic it is easier to get to. Always noted for the large drink…they have large menu and have early bird specials. If the seafood selection includes trigger fish: TRY IT! I like it and I am a picky fish eater! 10200 W Halls River Rd, 352.628.1336.
The Freezer is a favorite of locals: prices are cheap–menu is limited: cole slaw, chips and salsa, hotdogs… but great peel and eat shrimp and seasonal catches: Alaskan king crab legs, blue crabs and stone crabs. Try the steak (thin) night on Wednesday. Don’t dress up to dine here; this is a warehouse with a boat dock with boaters and locals coming in and out. 5590 South Boulevard, 352-628-2452.
Seagrass Grill Waterfront Dining and Tiki Bar Nice to eat on the porch. Right on the Homosassa River. Have not been there is awhile the food and service was okay. Menu has a number of items. 10386 W Halls River Rd, (352) 503-6808.
Greenhouse Bistro and Market CLOSED- 2019
Fat Daddy’s Roadhouse has some bbq but the menu has a nice variety of southern dishes. Our meal was okay. 352-794-6012 1470 S. Suncoast Blvd.
The Wildfire Cafe is a breakfast and/or lunch place with a continually changing menu and freshly made food. Portions are ample-but no brewed iced tea! Very small eating area with a nice gift shop and two shopping places next door for stained glass and pottery. 10823 Yulee, 352-628-5222.
Michael Anthony’s: Carry out and eat-in business. They accommodated a large group very nicely and the food is excellent. Some authentic Italian dishes and desserts. Worth the drive there if you love Italian. 3938 S. Suncoast Blvd, 352-628-7827.
http://www.michaelanthonyspizza.co/ ; https://www.facebook.com/MichaelAnthonysPizza/
Biscuit Barn 3297 Hwy 19, 352-765-4727 Breakfast Station 7781 S Suncoast Blvd, (352) 503-2031 both franchises are located in several Citrus County cities including Homosassa and are nice places for breakfast and lunch.
Riverside Crab House-RESTAURANT BEING REBUILT
ALSO CLOSED: NEON LEON ZYDECO STEAK HOUSE
Citrus County Upcoming events:
November 10 Dragon Boat Festival 8 AM to 5 PM Hernando Lake
November 10 & 11 Old Homosassa Crafts and Seafood Festival Homosassa Civic Club Festival Grounds 550 S. Mason Creek Rd. Sat. 9-5 Sun. 9-4:30
VALERIE THEATRE SCHEDULE:
November 9 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies***
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (R) (stylized as This Is Spin¨al Tap) is a 1984 American mockumentary directed and co-written by Rob Reiner. It stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, and Reiner as Marty Di Bergi, a documentary filmmaker following the band on their US tour. The film satirizes the behavior and musical pretensions of rock bands and the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries such as Gimme Shelter (1970), The Song Remains the Same (1976) and The Last Waltz (1978). Most of the dialogue was improvised, and dozens of hours were filmed. This is Spinal Tap received positive reviews. In 2002, it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry.
November 10 @ 7:30PM ***SOLD-OUT!***
LANDSCAPE of GUITAR
The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art & music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling guitar rivers and vivid guitar worlds in stunning HD. Award winning singer-songwriters Patchouli & Terra Guitarra create a live symphony of color & sound to “inspire the human spirit” Chicago Tribune. Experience the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitars of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.
November 11 @ 3PM
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (G) is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film’s screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical’s book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg, Austria in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing and teaching love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with the children they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith. The Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film also received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical. In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) listed The Sound of Music as the fifty-fifth greatest American movie of all time, and the fourth greatest movie musical. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
November 18 @ 3PM
ANATOMY OF A MURDER (G) is a 1959 American courtroom drama crime film produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Wendell Mayes was based on the novel of the same name written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver. Voelker based the novel on a 1952 murder case in which he was the defense attorney. The film stars James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Arthur O’Connell, Kathryn Grant, Brooks West (Arden’s husband), Orson Bean, and Murray Hamilton. The judge was played by Joseph N. Welch, a real-life lawyer famous for dressing down Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings. This was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass’s most celebrated title sequences, a musical score by Duke Ellington, who also appears in the film, and has been described by a law professor as “probably the finest pure trial movie ever made”. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
November 25 @ 3PM
THE WIZARD OF OZ (G) is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it is the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It was directed primarily by Victor Fleming (who left production to take over direction on the troubled Gone with the Wind production). It stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe and Clara Blandick, Terry (billed as Toto), and Singer’s Midgets as the Munchkins.
A December event reminder:
December 8 @ 7:30PM
VOCAL FLASH HOLIDAY SHOW
December 15 @ 3:00PM ***SOLD-OUT!***
THE DITCHFIELD FAMILY SINGERS