Lasso’s Steakhouse takes over SmokeHouse location


Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.

Lasso’s Steakhouse opened Jan. 28 at 104 S. Main St., the former SmokeHouse.

Owners Derrick and Wendy Bannister also own The Porterhouse steakhouse in Lake City.

Wendy Bannister said dinner can cost between $10 to $25 and is served 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The restaurant also serves lunch until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with most dishes costing less than $10.

LL’s Bar-B-Que

Louis Lee Jr., former chef for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity at the University of Florida, opened his own barbecue restaurant, LL’s Bar-B-Que, on Feb. 2 at 3807 E. University Ave.

The restaurant showcases Lee’s signature dish - his barbeque calzone filled with pulled pork, pulled chicken and pulled brisket - that he learned at a summer camp in Portland, Maine, and developed over his 32-year career. Lee said ribs are his top seller.

LL’s serves breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. He is considering opening on Sundays in response to requests for after-church dinners.

SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard

SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard opened Feb. 1 at 505 NW 13th St., the former Book Lover’s Cafe.

This is the third location of the sandwich, salad and frozen custard shop in Florida.

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