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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

KrungThep Tea Time to open vegan kitchen in downtown Orlando for takeout and delivery

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Attention, herbivorous foodies. Winter Park's KrungThep Tea Time will be spinning off a new vegan kitchen "sister restaurant" with a projected opening date of the end of January. The unveiling of Plant Based Krungthep Tea Time came last week on KrungThep's social media channels. The dishes will come out of a downtown...

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South Orange Provisions food hall to open in downtown Orlando this year

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 12:04 PM

There's a new food hall coming to downtown Orlando this year. South Orange Provisions will soon(ish) be occupying the ground floor atrium of the old SunTrust building downtown at 200 S. Orange Ave. The upscale 10,000-square-foot food hall will host a planned nine food stalls and feature a shaded...

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Hot dog! Chicago's Portillo's to open first Orlando location in March

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Hot dog! Chicago wiener chain Portillo’s will be opening an Orlando location in March. Joining Central Florida outposts in Tampa and Brandon, the Chicago-based hot dog purveyor will be opening the doors to this new Orlando location at the Village at O-Town West in the Lake Buena Vista area...

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Shake Shack's first-ever drive-thru is coming to a West Orlando shopping center

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 5:21 PM

The first ever Shake Shack drive-through will open at Vineland Pointe later this year, announced the shopping center Friday. The shopping plaza is located just west of SeaWorld on I-4, and is in phase three of its opening plans. The plaza has already opened several retail stores like Burlington, Marshall's and...

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The Gnarly Barley celebrates nine years of beer in South Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:47 PM

The Gnarly Barley is celebrating its ninth anniversary on Saturday with a pig roast, music and, of course, beer. The roadhouse bar announced the celebration on its Facebook page. It said in the event description that will do it the same way they opened — "with a pig roast...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Universal Orlando announces new ‘International Flavors’-themed Mardi Gras celebration

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Mardi Gras in New Orleans may be canceled this year, but Universal Orlando is going ahead with a heavily modified version of their own annual Mardi Gras celebrations. Pivoting away from the usual live music events to a more foodie-friendly affair, Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval will...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Uno Pizzeria and Grills in Central Florida offering discounted pizzas to restaurant workers in January

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Boston-based pizza chain Uno Pizzeria & Grill is offering discounted pizzas to restaurant industry workers in January and Central Florida locations are taking part. The Uno's restaurants in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Melbourne and Winter Garden will be offering $5 pies — individual deep dish or Chicago thin crust — on Mondays, Tuesdays...

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There's still time to celebrate Milk District eatery Pom Pom's anniversary with bargains all week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Milk District sandwich haven Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria has been celebrating their 15th anniversary with 15 days of bargains since the tail end of December, and there are still approximately a week's worth of deals and promotions left for us late starters. Here's the final stretch, starting today:...

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Foreigner, by chef Bruno Fonseca, will open this spring in Audubon Park

Posted By on Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Nothing's come easy for Bruno Fonseca. The 45-year-old chef has scratched and clawed his way through the restaurant world and, in the process, garnered a wealth of experience. Fonseca has worked at high-end restaurants from Norman's to Bern's Steak House; operated the 5 Gastronomy food truck; taught at Le...

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Orlando chef Alfred Mann is relaunching his famed Munchies Live BBQ stand at a lakeside spot in Gotha

Posted By on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Chef Alfred L. Mann is relaunching his famed BBQ stand, Munchies Live BBQ, as an immersive, interactive experience in Gotha, Florida. Chef Mann says, "It all started an idea, tent, table, wood and a grill ... We’ve come a long way since then. Looking forward to seeing our regular guests,...

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