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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Taste of Africa festival comes to Eagle Nest Park this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 3:21 PM

While popular images of Africa tend to focus on poverty and starvation, the Taste of Africa festival is here to disabuse you of those notions. The festival, taking place at MetroWest’s Eagle Nest Park, features a “village market” where attendees can sample tastes from across the second-largest continent, along...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Ramen is now open in downtown Orlando

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Chef Suichi Tanida's new ramen shop, The Ramen, opened today in downtown Orlando. The former Disney chef left his post at the Mitsukoshi restaurant in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot to open his new restaurant in the old Philly Connection spot at 480 N. Orange Ave. As for what...

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You can now book private parties at the Taco Bell in Ocoee

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Looking for a way to think outside the bun for your next party? From Nov. 24 until Dec. 22, select Taco Bells are offering a new pilot program called "PARTY by Taco Bell," which allows customers to reserve VIP seating for up to 10 guests for $25. Each reservation comes...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen is now open in Orlando's Hourglass District

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:41 PM

Adding to the Hourglass District's ever-expanding restaurant roster, F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen is now officially open. Located at 2420 Curry Ford Road, the locally owned F&D opened their doors on Monday, Nov. 12. The new neighborhood addition specializes in woodfire-cooked pizzas, obviously, but they also dish out other classic Italian staples,...

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A new nitrogen ice cream parlor is now open in Winter Park

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM

South Florida-based Phenomenom Nitrogen Ice Cream and Bake Shop is now open and freezin' in Winter Park. The new location, which opened Oct. 27, is sandwiched between the Michaels and the Petco in the plaza at 501 Orlando Ave. If you've never had nitrogen ice cream from Phenomenom, it comes...

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Menagerie Eatery & Bar is now open in Thornton Park

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Menagerie Eatery & Bar is now in soft opening in Thornton Park. The new concept is located across from Stubborn Mule in the former Muddy Waters/Mucho's location, at 101 S. Eola Drive. Menagerie offers up a hefty cocktail menu, as well as a pretty eclectic food menu, centered on...

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Park Pizza & Brewing Co. opens in Lake Nona tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:16 PM

New Lake Nona eatery Park Pizza & Brewing Co. will open its doors tomorrow. The new spot officially opens Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Lake Nona Town Center, located at 6941 Lake Nona Blvd. As the name suggests, the main event at Park Pizza & Brewing Co. is their  house-brewed beer...

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Every Orlando restaurant we know of serving Thanksgiving dinner this year

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:57 PM

We get it: We can barely bring ourselves to look away from the political dumpster fire long enough to plan Thanksgiving ourselves. Luckily, there are plenty of Central Florida restaurants offering to-go or to-stay Turkey Day meals that will deliver just the kind of comestible comfort we're craving. This...

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Friday, November 9, 2018

A Ford's Garage restaurant is opening in Orlando next week

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 2:26 PM

A Ford Motors-themed restaurant chain is opening its first Orlando location next week. Ford's Garage, a Tampa-based "American comfort food" chain, will open Monday, Nov. 12, at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. The restaurant's interior is modeled after a 1920s service station, displaying vintage Ford vehicles. Menu items are...

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À La Cart food truck park opens in the Milk District Nov. 18

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:48 PM

The food truck park we told you about back in May is poised to soft open next weekend. À La Cart (Facebook | Instagram | Web) will bring five mobile food vendors — Poke Kai (poke), Adao Pastel Gourmet (Brazilian-style empanadas), Steak It Easy (Brazilian-style skewered meats), Vinny &...

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