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wine tasting evenings add to the convivial atmosphere. Those who prefer to stay home can find all the fixings for a gourmet meal at specialty markets such as Downtown Produce and Petty’s in Suntree. Family-owned Downtown Produce, a “farmers’ market with a gourmet touch,” stocks fresh produce from around the world, plus an extensive collection of more than 800 bottles of wine and beer selections representing some of the world’s best breweries. Gourmet sauces, spices, salsas and pastas are always available. Full-time chefs daily prepare a delicious array of ready-to-eat meals, making it very easy to eat well at home without resorting to the same-old boring take-out. Also a hometown tradition is Petty’s Meat Market. Don’t let the name fool you, for meats are only part of the story at this Suntree and Melbourne specialty food stores. In addition to options that include grass-fed, USDA Choice Angus and a full-line of natural, hormone-free beef and poultry, Petty’s also features oven-ready dinners, a generous seafood section, more than 50 homemade salads, gourmet sausages, wines, beers, soups, bakery items, domestic and imported cheeses, epicurean delights, dips and hot daily specials. Are you hungry yet? n

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