Does anyone recall Coney Island?
Now we have one in Zephyrhills, and on June 7 about 10 women enjoyed this place that serves short or foot-long hot dogs, salads, chili, and hamburgers with diced onions, along with French fries and onion rings. The restaurant also serves root beer floats, shakes and cold drinks.
It sounds absolutely delicious.
Considering the fact that the snowbirds had gone back to their summer homes, this was a very nice gathering.
Upon entering Coney Island, they were escorted to a reserved table. Also, during the meal, a guest wandered in and joined the group from Grand Horizons. So, there was a nice friendly group who had a good time. The host of this lunch bunch was Diane Taggart, and our thanks — from a distance ‑go out to her for a lovely afternoon. I look forward to when we return to Florida, so I can go to Coney Island and remember the great food that we experienced in Brooklyn, New York.
On June 11, there was a crowd of people in the community center for a pancake breakfast. This breakfast was hosted by Mim and Terry Gardner, and Mim was kind enough to supply the following information. She mentioned that 53 people were served breakfast, which consisted of blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes plus French toast. She went on to tell me that there were several helpers, and in addition to Terry and Mim Gardner, there was also Jim and Judi Leitzke, plus Diane Taggart, and Terry’s and Mim’s son, Jay Gardner. All in all, it was a very nice turnout.
As previously mentioned, Grand Horizons has the first Friday afternoon of the month for the Lunch Connoisseurs, but for the month of June they changed it to Tuesday in order to take in the specific specials that the restaurant had for that day. So, on June 14, 24 Grand Horizon residents and four guests attended the luncheon and seemed to have a good time. They went to Oakwood Grill at 2 p.m., located in Lady Lake. This was quite a drive, but I understand from Sandy Lindke that those who attended had a terrific time. The lunch was cohosted by Jim and Barb Holmes, and Sandy and Al Lindke. Sandy went on to say that the lunch connoisseurs for July will be at the Wesley Chapel Cracker Barrel and will be hosted by the Lindkes.
Even though we are back in Connecticut, I will visualize the lunch and the shopping that will go on next month. Thanks go out to all our volunteers.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published June 22, 2016