OFF THE SIDELINES

Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, Panagiotis (Panos) Iakovidis took quite a leap. “I decided to venture to the United States,” he says, a glimmer of exci...

sweet starts

From mall carts to storefront, Gourmet Goodies has become a beloved bakery in the heart of downtown. Famous for their cupcakes, they have expanded not only thei...

Dave’s Coffee

Before Starbucks and coffee shops took up every half mile of town, Richard's Fine Coffees was introduced to the city ... though its founder and owner goes by a ...

Piquancy

Most all of us are at fault for falling back on reliable dishes that have fed us up to now. Chef Rex Harris creates a flavorful menu that makes us reconsider ou...

Leed The Way

Archival Drawings & Photos provided by the Gene Leedy Estate Most people do not know Winter Haven, Florida, from Adam — let alone realize that the town was...