You won’t want to miss Karioke nights, the live entertainment or the spirited debates brewing on any given night at Shantell’s Just Untils Restaurant and Lounge. Located just twenty minutes north of the City Beautiful, in Sanford, Florida. Shantell’s features a made-from-scratch menu of healthy alternatives for the soul food lover in you. A veteran executive chef and restauranteur, Shantell Williams, using whole wheat pastas, unbleached flour and no preservatives, has garnered several awards for her culinary offerings. While there’s something going on at the Lounge on most nights, every Wednesday is Steak & Cigars night and you can bring your own whiskey! Shantell’s only requirement is that you “bring enough for her”. The address is 503 Sanford Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771. Visit the website at for directions and more details or call 407-878-7785.

The following is a public service announcement: You can enjoy “RED SOLO CUP NIGHT” every Wednesday night with ALL YOU CAN DRINK BEER for $10 at BETH’S BURGER BAR located downtown at 24 East Washington Street from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. By the way, the burgers are good too! Contact Beth or Gerry 407-650-4950 for additional information.

If you haven’t yet experienced Leu Gardens, Friday night, August 3rd will be a good time to visit. It’s movie night which makes for a great date night. The feature, if you missed it or just want to re-visit it, is the box office blockbuster Black Panther. Experience this phenomenal movie outdoors in Orlando’s most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see any classic or current feature film. Movie goers can bring dinner picnics including alcohol, chairs and blankets and then relax and enjoy the fun of an outdoor movie.   On all movie nights, Leu Gardens opens at 6:00 pm so movie goers can leisurely tour the 50 acre gardens before the show. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando.

About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


Leave your comment

%d bloggers like this: