Get ready for holiday cheer and get out your wallets. MountDora is getting ready for the Holiday Season tourist.
This year there will be some distinct changes to our mountain dining selection.
Eduardo's Station,Home of the best drinks and worst mexican food in Florida will be closing this Holloween. This marks the end of an era. Gone will be the only reasonably priced drinks in downtown Mount Dora. You will have to pay at least $5 for a cocktail if you want one downtown from now on. Eduardo's is being taken over by it's freindly neighboor accross the street, The Frosty Mug. The Frosty Mug plans to turn the entire bottom floor into a big Icelandic Pub with a Jazz club in the upstairs lounge. I can't wait to see the end result! Thora and Maria run a decent operation when they get good help! The prices however, will be much higher.
I am still waiting to hear who will be taking over their old space in the basement of the renisance bldg.
Another change this season will be the opening of Fiesta Grande Mexican. They will be occupying the space that housed Molly Mallone's. Molly Mallone's is now in Deland.
Fiesta Grande will hopefully give MountDora a good place to eat mexican. They have already put a menu on their door and the prices look reasonable,,Especially at lunch. The menu doesn't feature many authentic dishes,,like fried talapia or breaded steak. Hopefully they'll know enough to use real mexican farmers cheese instead of colby or chedder to suit us gringo's. Hate it when people use cheddar cheese in mexican dishes!
Bella Dora is still closed with a "For Sale sign" and so has Cafe Stella on 441.
Picies Rising,The Gables,Palm Tree Grill and The Lakeside Inn are all expected to raise their prices after Oct. 1st, so get here now if you want a better priced meal in Mount Dora.
See you on the Mountain!