America’s First 2D Noodle Bar Opens on I-Drive, an NA Bar Coming to Ivanhoe Village This Spring, and Much More Local Food News | Tip jar | Orlando
OPENINGS, CLOSURES + TRAVEL: Twenty Pho Hour, billed as “America’s first 2D noodle bar”, opened on I-Drive. It is inspired by 2D Café in Tokyo, with an interior resembling a coloring book. It’s wild … The Bandbox, a 1920s spiritless underground bar, inspired by Art Deco, will open next to Boom-Art in Ivanhoe Village this spring. Along with craft cocktails without alcohol, the bar will feature NA tonics, wines, shrubs, spirits, beer, CBD drinks and appetizers, as well as take-out drinks … Gentle Supper Club to take over the old Chela Tequila & Tacos space in the city center. DSC promises to be a “modern day dining club” offering “a one-of-a-kind experience that encompasses some of the best aspects of cooking, mixology, modern art and entertainment in a living and comfortable space. “. Expect it to open in late summer / early fall … popular birria food truck Quesa Locomotive opened a permanent space in the same plaza as Mediterranean Deli at 971 W. Fairbanks Ave. near College Park … Dolce, an intimate restaurant and dessert bar celebrating the Roaring Twenties, opened in the former Eden’s Fresh space at 500 E. Central Blvd. in Thornton Park …
Chef Mike Collantes to smoothly open his Filipino-American restaurant taglish 2 in University Commons plaza near UCF next month. The menu here, as well as the original location inside Lotte Plaza Market, has been reworked with an emphasis on Filipino-style burgers and fried chicken sandwiches. F&D Cantina to open smoothly next to Ootoya Sushi in Thornton Park any day now … Fork and Flora Latin Bistro, offering a menu of Puerto Rican and Cuban fare, opened at Lakeside Village in Windermere … Nearby, the original location of Windermere, a quick and relaxed vegan restaurant humble closed. They still serve at The Hall on The Yard on Alden Road … Catrina canteen, Día de los Muertos themed Mexican restaurant has opened at Florida Mall … Another Mexican restaurant, Cocina Maya Mexican Grill & Mezcaleria, opened in Lake Mary … Key West Pillar Sloppy joes opened an outpost in Icon Park.
NEWS / EVENTS: The Heavy in Winter Park will host its “Supper Club” January 20 at 7 p.m. with a five-course menu designed by Bruno Fonseca foreign experience and Bruno Zacchini by Pizza Bruno. The dishes will be accompanied by beers provided by Ravenous Pig Brewing Co., Sideward Brewing, Oviedo Brewing Co., Gatlin Hall Brewing and Redlight Redlight. Tickets cost $ 75. Visit exploretock.com/theforeigner to learn more … It’s strawberry picking season. Head to one of the many local pick-your-own farms and pick some plump.
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