In this week’s Lake Highlands podcast, Ellen Raff overviews her experience with “hearty man food” at Varsity Grill, and Carol Toler tells us why she thinks Glen Lakes Grill will more than make it in our neighborhood.

We also discuss plans for 20 new homes replacing vacant retail space at Walnut Hill and Audelia, and the hope found in mums planted at the Lake Highlands Town Center site — even though real estate investors have lost their hope in mixed-use developments.

Stay tuned until the end for this week’s shameless plugs: good new for neighbors who need an emergency room, and 10 percent off groceries with purchase of a flu shot.

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