The Villages Voice - July 2016

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by Staff

As a new feature in the VHA Voice, one of our participating merchants in our “Merchants to Members” program will be highlighted each month.  These participating merchants are listed in our monthly newsletter and on our website along with the discounts and special offers they provide to VHA members.   SWEET TOMATOES   For the last six years Sweet Tomatoes has provided Villagers with the freshest, most wholesome, and delicious salads, soups and entrees.  In a unique all-you-can-eat dining experience, you can create a meal tailored just for you.  They have over 45 feet of fresh salad ingredients and 10 house-made dressings where you can build your own salad masterpiece.   In addition, they serve a wide selection of homemade soups, pastas, baked breads and muffins, desserts and more. The Villages Voice sat down with the Lady Lake location Restaurant Manager Carlos Gonzalez to better understand the Sweet Tomatoes approach to dining.  “Let's just say that within 24 hours of being in the ground, it's on a refrigerated truck and on its way to us. Our food is made from scratch every day. Our salad bar buffet features over 50 fresh ingredients, including specialty tossed and prepared salads. We also serve original recipe hot pastas, hand-crafted soups, scratch-made muffins, and Focaccia breads in our hot buffet” While we were there, we had the opportunity to speak with a long time customer and VHA member, Charlie Porter who stated;  “Kathy and I love to eat here. The food is always fresh and the staff is always friendly.  We would highly recommend Sweet Tomatoes to everyone.” If you’re having a party, Sweet Tomatoes will make custom platters and bowls of your favorite dishes and they also offer Gift Cards for that hard to buy for special person.  HUNGRY ?  Fresh fruits and veggies, pasta , chicken and vegetarian fare,  made-from-scratch soups, bakery treats, breads and desserts. And if that’s not enough to entice you.   Sweet Tomatoes offers a Monday to Thursday $7.99 Senior Special from 2-5 p.m., which includes a beverage.    And if you show your VHA Membership Card you will receive a 20% discount for up to 4 adults (not valid on beverages, cookies, kids prices or to go a la carte) or you can eat anytime on Sundays for just $8.00. Sweet Tomatoes is located at 508 US 27/441, right across from SAM’s Club.  They are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  For more information or to order take-out platters, call them at 352-751-2500.