Pucker up for kumquats

Every year when the calendar rolls up against the Dade City Kumquat Festival, I can’t help thinking about a scene from “Doc Hollywood” — the Michael J. Fox movie in which an aspiring Beverly Hills plastic surgeon gets waylaid in tiny Grady, South Carolina (played convincingly by Micanopy, just up the road). While he’s there waiting for repairs to his wrecked Porsche and serving community … [Read more...]

Cigar lounge opens in Dade City

Rolando’s Cigar Lounge is a place where people pause and enjoy leisure time with friends. A glass of wine or beer, and if desired, a hand-rolled cigar, awaits. In the evening, a disc jockey plays music for listening and dancing, from salsa to jazz. There are friendly games of pool or billiards, too. And, on football nights, a flat screen television is on view. On some occasions, … [Read more...]

Celeb waiters to raise money for CARES

Kafe Kokopelli in Dade City will have some popular faces among its waiter staff Wednesday when local "celebrities" put on aprons to help raise money for senior citizens. The event, which has already attracted waiters like state Sen. Wilton Simpson and Zephyrhills interim city manager Steve Spina, starts at noon July 23 at the restaurant, 37940 Live Oak Ave., in Dade City. Proceeds will … [Read more...]