MOUNT DORA NEWS

Mount Dora actor savors 'Summer of 84'

Orlando Sentinel

 
In a thriving career, Mount Dora actor Caleb Emery is mighty proud of “Summer of 84,” which will bring him to Enzian this weekend.

“I play the lead in that movie,” said Emery, 24. “It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s my first lead as a full feature. I’m excited for people to see it and especially for my hometown of Orlando to get to watch it.”

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Save the date: Mount Dora Seafood Festival is Aug. 25-26

Orlando Sentinel

 
Expect food and specialty items, crafts, pirates and live music in the Festival City about 35 miles from Orlando. Admission is free, but some events such as the Landlubber Seafood Sampling Tour have a fee. 

Activities are centered around Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, and     11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 26. 

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From food truck to restaurant, Barnwood thrives on sauce

Daily Commercial


MOUNT DORA — Dan and Elaine Backhaus had no idea that the response to their award-winning barbecue sauce would one day turn in to a full service restaurant — but that’s exactly what happened. 
They began distributing their sauce in 2007 to stores in Ovideo, Orlando and Jacksonville as well as online. They also invested in a food truck and began catering throughout central Florida, which they still do a few days out of the week.

In 2013, the Dan and Elaine opened their first restaurant in downtown Eustis. Earlier this year they expanded, opening Barnwood Country Kitchen and Smokehouse off Old Highway 441 in Mount Dora.

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