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SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OPENS IN LA PLAZA GRANDE The Seafood Galley opened in mid-April in La Plaza Grande near Belk Department Store. Bill Schrader, the owner, brings more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry to his first Villages business venture. “We saw a need for independently owned restaurants in The Villages. A place where we could be very hands-on and provide the highest level of service and quality food,” Bill said. “We created this place just for The Villages.” Bill is joined by his son, Bill Jr., who serves as the restaurant’s head chef. Bill Jr. is an accomplished chef with a variety of culinary skills from seafood to pasta to pastries. “We are a fish restaurant, but our whole menu is strong,” Bill said. Seafood Galley’s menu will include: clam chowder, shrimp, haddock, cod, flounder, salmon, crab, oysters, sea scallops, lobster and other fish. A specialty seafood item is whole belly clams, called Ipswich in New England. “People from New England will be really excited about Ipswich clams. They are very hard to find around here,” Bill said. Another popular item is the lobster. “We will serve cold water lobsters,” Bill said. The diverse menu of seafood is rounded out by Go & Do Retail Briefs steak, pork, chicken and pasta entrées. All dinner items are offered with two choices of side dishes and Bill Jr.’s homemade bread, baked fresh that morning at the restaurant. The restaurant will offer most of their desserts homemade at the restaurant site. “We want our food to speak for itself,” Bill said. The Seafood Galley has draft and bottled beer and an inviting selection of wine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. BAKING SWEET TREATS AND FRESH WHOLESOME BREAD Great smells are wafting through Buffalo Ridge Plaza as Old Towne Bakehouse bakes fresh breads and a variety of delicious pastries every day. Owners Lesley and Peter Cornforth, from Great Britain, have joined forces with Joe Hammill, an experienced baker with more than 30 years in the trade, to open this business located on County Road 466 near Starbucks. “We are offering made-on-site-from-scratch bread — six different varieties a day. We have muffins, bagels, fruit turnovers, croissants, cinnamon rolls, biscotti, eclairs, brownies, cookies and cakes,” said Lesley. “We will marry traditional baking methods with our state-of-the-art technology oven.” Joe said the bakery offers small loaves of artisan bread with natural starters and specialty flours. MAY 2008 56

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - May 2008

The Villages - May 2008
Watch Stars Under the Stars
Latin Dancing Makes for Fun Fitness
Villagers Become Dragons
Eyes on the Prize
Making Graceful Moves in the Water
Students Create Culinary Ecstasy in Pizzas
Summer Plants and Flowers
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - May 2008