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  • Bartow Restaurant's Fare Big on Southern Staples

    Bartow Restaurant s Fare Big on Southern Staples

    Most days, Shayann Brookins Jones is at work before sunrise, stirring things up in her restaurant kitchen to feed Bartow a king-size breakfast of buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, blueberry flapjacks and fried pork chops. Jones opened her downtown...

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  • 99 Bottles: Extra Pale Ale

    99 Bottles  Extra Pale Ale

    Minnesota's Summit Brewing Company has been making its flagship Extra Pale Ale since 1986. It was noteworthy then, and now, having garnered a silver medal in this year's World Beer Cup.

  • 99 Bottles: Dubhe

    99 Bottles  Dubhe

    In more ways than one, Uinta Brewing Company delivers a stellar take on a black IPA with Dubhe, doubling the strength and loading up on hops.

  • Nibbles Spotlight: Champs Sports Grill

    Nibbles Spotlight  Champs Sports Grill

    CUISINE AND ATMOSPHERE: We visited the Champs location on South Florida Avenue, a double stone's throw from Mulberry. With sports on 19 TVs, it's hard to find a seat in this spacious tavern where you can't see a handful of games. Fortunately, our...

  • Sandwiches Are Divine at Divicious Eateries

    Sandwiches Are Divine at Divicious Eateries

    The menu's simple, mostly sandwiches and coffee, at this new, corner deli in Downtown Lakeland, sister to the first Divicious that appeared a little more than three years ago at Lakeland South Shopping Center.

  • What Are You Eating, Polk?

    What Are You Eating  Polk 

    Whatcha eating?
    If you want to know what Polk folks are eating, visit www.theledger.com/polkeats and check out what we've been cooking and ordering at restaurants around town.

  • Bring Your Own Boat to These Waterside Eateries

    Bring Your Own Boat to These Waterside Eateries

    Bring Your Own Boat, and Grab a Beer and Grub at These Bars/Eateries

  • Order, Snap, Post, Eat

    Order  Snap  Post  Eat

    Makes us hungry just looking at all the mouth-watering photos you've shared the last few weeks ... pizzas, baked goods, ice-cold beers! Keep snapping photos of your eating and cooking adventures and sharing them on Instagram. Tag them with #polkeats...

  • Mexican Comfort Food Prepared With Love

    Mexican Comfort Food Prepared With Love

    Nearly a dozen years have flown by since Publix Super Markets shuttered its Wabash Shopping Center store. The vacancy has since been filled by two distinctly different food purveyors, the discount grocer Save-A-Lot, and Mega Mercado, which caters to...

  • Tsumami Sushi in Winter Haven Brings Flair to Japanese Fare

    Tsumami Sushi in Winter Haven Brings Flair to Japanese Fare

    CUISINE AND ATMOSPHERE: Tsunami Sushi serves Japanese food with flair. Nibbles, along with a friend, visited the restaurant on a recent weekday. Tsunami Sushi looks like a place more suited for lunch than dinner. It features light wood tables and...

  • Auburndale Diner Shines With Southern Staples

    Auburndale Diner Shines With Southern Staples

    If it's sophistication you seek, then just toddle on past the Main Street Diner, whose motto -- "where friends meet friends" -- reveals much of the ethos of this informal cafe situated on the edge of Auburndale's downtown business district.

  • The Insider: New Veg-Am-Euro Fusion Eatery Coming to Downtown Lakeland

    Mahan's Eatery, owned by 44-year-old Stefan Mahan, is slated to open in mid-July, said Mahan, owner and chef. The menu of the restaurant, 246 N. Kentucky Ave., will read as contemporary American cuisine with European influences.

  • Tried-and-True Steakhouse Offerings at LongHorn

    Tried and True Steakhouse Offerings at LongHorn

    Cowboys, and girls, love their steak, and I'm guessing that when dinner time rolls around out there on the dusty trail, no one's fussing with the cook.

  • Restaurant Spotlight: Honeybaked Ham Company

    Restaurant Spotlight  Honeybaked Ham Company

    CUISINE AND ATMOSPHERE: Most people are familiar with a big part of HoneyBaked Ham's business, selling whole hams, turkey and other products. Nibbles visited HoneyBaked Ham in Lakeland on a recent Saturday. The place is spacious, much bigger than...

  • Take a Tasty Trip South of the Border at Abuelo's

    Take a Tasty Trip South of the Border at Abuelo s

    It was a mob scene -- Cinco de Mayo at Abuelo's. The margaritas were flowing like Niagara. Overflow crowds supping and rocking out to live music beneath a tent on the parking lot.
    What was I thinking?

  • Post Your Dining, Cooking Photos With #PolkEats

    Post Your Dining  Cooking Photos With  PolkEats

    We're loving all the food photos you're tagging on Instagram!
    Keep posting those delicious-looking dining, cooking and imbibing photos with the hashtag #PolkEats.

  • Winter Haven Eateries Hit Rough Patch as Three Close for Business

    Winter Haven Eateries Hit Rough Patch as Three Close for Business

    A rash of restaurant closings in the past week or two has created something of a stir in Winter Haven. Facebook is abuzz with speculation over the recent demise of Johnson Barbeque, which apparently shuttered over the weekend.

  • Golden Plate Awards 2014

    Golden Plate Awards 2014

    More than 2,500 of you told us what you liked to eat when you're out.
    That's how many people voted in the final round of the Ledger Media Group's third annual Golden Plate Awards.

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