Once again, residents of Mount Dora’s Northeast Community have a local business to serve their area. Regal Shop, a general merchandise store, recently opened at 1345 N. Grandview Street and offers customers everything from snacks and treats to incense, hardware and household items. The store also sells a range of party goods including helium balloons, cards and small gifts.
Early in 2022, the owner, Porshia Blackmon, plans to serve house-made burgers and wings from Regal’s small commercial kitchen. Blackmon, a Mount Dora High School alumna who relocated the store from Clermont, also plans to sell a variety of beauty supplies in the adjacent space.
For years, T & N Market had provided convenience and essential goods from the same location to Mount Dora’s Northeast Community. That store abruptly closed following the double murder of its beloved owners Kheim (Ken) Ba Trinh, 56, and 47-year-old Minh (Tina) Nguyen. The crime occurred over a year ago and is still under an active investigation. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-423-TIPS and can remain anonymous.
With its dozens of restaurants that span every ethnic cuisine, somehow it’s been years since downtown Mount Dora had a pizza spot. Well, that’s about to change!
Later this month, Back Porch Pizza Bar will open in the former space of Cecile’s French Corner and fire-up a variety of gourmet pizzas from scratch, along with providing a full bar and high-quality craft cocktails.
Back Porch’s pizzas menu includes: Fungool Sliced creminis, fermented black garlic, Danish fontina, ricotta, porcini & morel ragu. Topped with baby arugula and white truffle drizzle.
Doraritta Fire roasted marinara, Buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomato, and micro basil. Drizzled with pesto.
Aloha Luau Grilled pineapple, crispy spam, Danish fontina, pina colada bechamel. Topped with micro cilantro and tossed coconut flakes.
Prosciutto & Blue Shaved parmesan, gorgonzola crumbles, baby spinach, fermented black garlic brandy, honey soaked sundried tomato and fire roasted marinara. Topped with aged balsamic drizzle.
Dees Way Fire roasted marinara, Danish fontina and buffalo mozzarella, nitrate free pepperoni, nicoise olives, and sliced creminis.
Say Cheese Fire roasted marinara, Danish fontina, ricotta and buffalo mozzarella, dusted with shaved parmesan and chili flake.
Pepper Mi-Roni Fire roasted marinara, nitrate free pepperoni, chopped pepperoncini. Topped with shaved parmesan and micro basil.
I'm Not Garbage (Vegan) Fire roasted marinara, cremini mushrooms, heirloom tomato and garlic spinach. Topped with shaved vegan parmesan.
For patrons wanting more than just pizza, the casual restaurant will also offer a variety of fresh poke bowls and keep their kitchen open later on weekends to provide late-night diners an option to satisfy their cravings.
Back Porch Pizza Bar is the latest Mount Dora eatery by Joshua Jungferman, proprietor of Pisces Rising Seafood Restaurant on 4th Avenue and McDonald Street, as well as Pisces Rising Catering on Grandview Street. Back Porch will open at 237 W. 4th Avenue in downtown Mount Dora. Stay tuned to Mount Dora Buzz's Facebook page for an opening date.