In the last month, we ventured out to several eating establishments in the area and thought you might like to hear about our adventures to Flavor C Asian, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Avery Cheesecakes (Pies) and Ford’s Garage.
I saw an article in the paper about Avery Cheesecake and Pies. Love cheesecake but cannot eat one myself, so I decided to try their pies.
We have now tried these pot pies: seafood, turkey, chicken, vegetable and beef pie. And found them to be very delicious and at five dollars apiece, they’re a real economical, delicious dinner. Avery also sell cookies, but since I had already baked, I didn’t buy any cookies… I forgot to ask about the fruitcake and I hope to venture out there this week to try one of the fruitcakes- if they have any left! We also tried the three berry pie and it was yummy. Avery’s store was a little tricky to find. It is located on Hwy 19 in Homosassa… very close to the car dealerships: 1821 S. Suncoast Boulevard. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5:30 and Sunday from 10 till two. You can call ahead and order and their number is 352-212-3132. By the way, our friend Mike also liked the seafood pot pie.
Our friend Annie recommended to us the Asian restaurant in Inverness-fairly new- called Flavour C. It’s contemporary Asian on Main Street in the former Rustic Ranch location: 104 South Florida Ave. (just past Apopka.) The menu is very interesting. We convinced Mike and Karen to go with us and we all ordered several different things, so we could have a great taste test. I checked to make sure they did not prepare their food with MSG. And was assured they did not. We found the food to be tasty. However, the service was very different. I ordered three things, all considered appetizers: the dumplings, lettuce wraps with chicken and a bowl of the soup sweet-and-sour seafood. However, we sat there for 45 minutes and they finally brought my dumplings. The portions are HUGE and easy to share, thank goodness with that wait time! After the dumplings, we waited…and then out came my soup and my lettuce wraps. I ordered the soup even though I am not a fan of sweet and sour and of course, I did not care for it, but Annie loves it! Loved the lettuce wrap, brought most of it home for a delicious lunch with the fried rice. We waited some more… and they brought out Art’s wonton soup. After a time, came Art’s entre which was Chicken with Hot Chili & Pepper and fried rice. We waited some more and they brought out Mike’s pork pearls (fried with sauce) appetizer. YUM! We waited some more and they brought out Mike’s main course which was Capital Crab and Shrimp. Tasty. And then finally, they brought Karen’s pineapple shrimp and fried rice. Shrimp was tempura fried and sauce okay. We were there for a long time and is a good thing we were among friends so we could share each other‘s food. Never had a restaurant serve appetizers as well as some entrées one at a time. Everything is definitely freshly prepared. They were not busy that night either-2 other tables. The wonton soup okay but quite frankly, we are avid Bankok Thai wonton soup fans. In fact, all four of us prefer Bankok Thai. CALL FOR RESTAURANT HOURS!
A week or so ago we ventured to Spring Hill to have Art’s truck “decaled.” And we stopped at a Brooksville restaurant called Cheddars Scratch Kitchen-it was recommended by the vendor. And we had a very interesting lunch. The onion rings are delicious but there are so many of them for two, and of course, they do not heat up when you bring them home. But they are very good as are their french fries. Art’s chicken noodle soup was delicious. We shared a Monte Cristo sandwich: Smoked ham, smoked turkey, two cheeses, battered and fried until golden, with raspberry preserves and dusted with powdered sugar. Found it very filling. We would try the restaurant chain again—quite a menu! This restaurant is located on 50 so if you are at the Sam’s Club there or the other stores, you are not far. There are other locations in Tampa, Lutz and Ocala.
This last Friday Art and I decided to go check out the new Costco which is about an hour and 15 minutes from here near Citrus Park. And of course, the store was not very busy; it was a rainy day and so we breezed in and out of there in time for lunch! We stopped in the same shopping complex at a restaurant called Ford’s Garage. We found the decor fun being from Detroit. See pictures at the end. They have excellent steak-type french fries. The fish and chips (cod) was very good…huge piece of fish. Art enjoyed his meatloaf and his macaroni and cheese. They are noted for their hamburgers. Again several locations in the Tampa area.
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Talk to you after the first of the year with a real estate update!