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Friday, April 28, 2017

Every dish we had at Kabooki Sushi's 17-course omakase dinner

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:02 PM

The city's sushi cognoscenti may not know this, but Henry Moso, arguably Orlando's most creative sushi chef, and certainly one of our best, offers omakase experiences at his perpetually hopping sushi hot spot Kabooki Sushi. And they're nothing short of sugoi! The omakases run anywhere from $150 to $250 and...

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'Shark Tank' winners Bantam Bagels now available at Starbucks

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Let me just preface this by saying that Bantam Bagels did not invent the cream-cheese-stuffed mini "bagel bomb." Christina Tosi, the sugar savant behind Momofuku Milk Bar, starting making these little stuffed puffs in the late 2000s, when David Chang's empire was but a small blossom. Since then, a company...

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New downtown Irish pub celebrates grand opening tonight with open bar

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Arguably the best way to debut a new watering hole in downtown Orlando is with an open bar, which is exactly what Irish Shannon's Local Pub (41 W. Church St.) is doing this evening. The new Irish pub will host their grand-opening party at 10 p.m, with live music and...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Waterfront opens in the former Julie's Waterfront space tonight

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Those who visited Julie's Waterfront of late likely weren't surprised when the mainstay on Lake Jennie Jewel shuttered earlier this year. But a new and dedicated group of investors is poised to erase those memories of mediocrity by opening the Waterfront tonight. The kitchen, headed up by chef/partner Pat...

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It's now up to Gov. Rick Scott if liquor will be sold in Florida grocery stores

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Owners of small liquor stores want Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure narrowly approved by the House that would allow retail giants to stock liquor on the shelves alongside groceries and other goods. The House on Wednesday voted 58-57 after spending more than four hours over two days dissecting the heavily...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orlando Science Center becomes an adult playground for the Science of Wine fundraiser

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Orlando Science Center turns into an adult playground with tons of food and wine stations, interactive exhibits and more during the annual Science of Wine fundraiser. Enjoy samples from some of the area’s best restaurants, paired with a variety of fine wines. Then learn (or attempt to learn) about oenology...

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New downtown restaurant Reyes Mezcaleria shooting for May Day opening

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Jason Chin may have single-handedly injected new life into the gastronomic heart of Baldwin Park with Osprey Tavern and Seito Sushi, but his wife Sue Chin took restaurant interior design in that neighborhood to new levels. Now the savvy pair are out to tackle the North Quarter and if these photos...

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Get a jump on celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Florida Salsa Festival

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:12 PM

If you usually find yourself dancing, eating salsa and boozing during the weekend, or you just can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo to put on your best sombrero, this event could be for you. The annual Florida Salsa Festival is back and ready to ring in Cinco early with unlimited...

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Play cards, eat well and support iDignity at DoveCote's 'Casino Night' fundraiser

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Gambling isn't legal in Florida, but if you consider yourself something of a card shark, you won't have to go to Vegas to flip the chips this weekend. DoveCote, the French brasserie that's created quite a stir in the Bank of America building downtown, is hosting a philanthropic Casino Night...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mucho in Thornton Park to close, reopen as New Orleans-inspired concept

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Out with quesadillas and in with seafood boils: the Thornton Park Mexican restaurant and bar Mucho Tequila and Tacos is getting a Louisiana makeover. A New Orleans-inspired restaurant called Muddy Waters will soon take over the space occupied by Mucho, according to a statement from the Beacon Hill Group, Mucho's...

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