Monday, July 6, 2015

Grilled cheese, ice cream, and other summer delights: new restaurants open now/opening soon

Posted By and on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO OF THE "MAC + CHEE" SANDWICH COURTESY OF TOM + CHEE
  • photo of the "Mac + Chee" sandwich courtesy of Tom + Chee
click image PHOTO VIA KELLY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream on Facebook

Tom + Chee
 ("Grilled CHEEse & TOMato soup for the kid at heart") opens in the Crossroads Plaza in Lake Buena Vista July 3; grand opening is July 10.

You’ve seen the food truck, now get ready for the brick-and-mortar storefront. Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream is open in the former Ice Cream Treats & Eats space in Audubon Park.

Itar Bistro Market, in MetroWest’s Veranda Park, will specialize in Argentine and Italian cuisine and also house a market and wine bar.

Look for Da Vi Vietnamese Cuisine to open on East Colonial Drive near Hampton Avenue. Because there just aren't enough Vietnamese restaurants in Mills 50.

Tavistock Restaurant Collection plans to open a dinner-only, seafood-inspired lakeside resto in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park.  

click image PHOTO VIA CAFE 34 ISTANBUL ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Cafe 34 Istanbul on Facebook
A third area Total Wine has opened in Altamonte Springs. #drank 

Fans of Turkish food and/or hookahs might want to give Café 34 Istanbul on I-Drive a try. #swank

Morimoto Asia will open in September at Disney Springs. This will be Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's first pan-Asian restaurant, featuring flavors from across the continent, as well as exhibition demos on things like how to carve Peking duck or make dim sum. 

Another Zaza New Cuban Diner will open in the old 100 Montaditos space at Waterford Lakes.

Sushigami conveyor belt sushi is coming to the Florida Mall (yes, they’re trying the concept again). 

The Swirlery Wine Bar at Michigan Street and Fern Creek Avenue is in soft opening mode. Go, swish, spit (or swallow).

click image Ruben Perez, chef-owner of Zaza New Cuban Diner, was profiled in the 2014 issue of BITE magazine. - PHOTO BY ROB BARTLETT
  • photo by Rob Bartlett
  • Ruben Perez, chef-owner of Zaza New Cuban Diner, was profiled in the 2014 issue of BITE magazine.

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