I remember how charming I thought Sanford was the first time I visited the historic town. Their main street in town offers a lot and makes for a nice afternoon of exploring. A fun way to get around this town is with Limo Cycle Tours. Grab some friends and enjoy some beers as you peddle your way around Sanford.
Imperial at Washburn Imports in Sanford. The setting for this bar is one of a kind. The bar makes for a great place to enjoy the sights in this furniture store while enjoying your handcrafted cocktail.
Another place in town that is a visual delight is Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Local folk artists display their work in a market like setting. Enjoy exploring in the gallery during the monthly Art Walk held the 4th Friday of each month.
If you're coming to Sanford you've got to stop at Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café. Folks have enjoyed delicious German food at the Willow Tree since 2001. Willow Tree is more than just dining it's an experience.
There is patio seating out front where you can take in the view from downtown Sanford. Inside the restaurant they offer German entertainment that takes place Thursday - Sunday evenings.
I wanted to dine at the Willow Tree Cafe for some time. I came to Sanford with friends, but we didn't have time to wait for a table. We've tried planning trips up to Sanford just to dine here, but something always came up. I was excited to be offered an opportunity to dine as a guest. I went with a group looking to experience some fun food and activities in Seminole County.
Theo welcomed us into his restaurant. We felt right at home with him all night long. It was a wonderful dining experience to hear Theo talk about his food and hear fun stories about the restaurant.
|Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen|
After we enjoyed our beer with soup and bread Theo brought out Das Boot. This 3 liter glass boot is filled with German beer and is to be shared with friends. You take a sip and pass it along till it's all gone. They say "Drinking Das Boot is about sharing the joy of life with friends" It was definitely a joyful & tasty experience!
I was pleased with all that I tried. My favorite was the Chicken Schnitzel and Potato Dumplings. I would suggest going to the Willow Tree Café with friends and ordering a bunch of menu items and enjoy them family style. There is so much good food and it's nice to be able to sample the variety of German dishes served at the Café.
After indulging on some great food we had little room for dessert. We couldn't resist and sampled the Apple Strudel and Black Forest Cake.
What a fantastic dining experience. Theo was a gracious host who showed a lot of passion not only for his restaurant, but also Sanford. He has a sense of pride showing off this charming town. When you are able to live and work in a place you enjoy it shows.
The town of Sanford is enough to draw folks in. If you're looking for even more fun in Sanford check out some of their regular events that they host such as:
Saturday Farmer's Market - 10am- 3pm
Alive After 5 - 2nd Thursday of each month 5pm-8pm
Sanford Art Walk - 4th Friday of each month 6pm-9pm