Friday, July 24, 2015

Sushi, steak, beer and ice cream: 15 new restaurants and a food truck opening in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 6:16 PM

  • photo via Maki's Place on Instagram

Maki's Place, a "temakeria" specializing in temaki rolls (your local sushi joint probably calls them “hand rolls”), has opened on South Park Avenue in Winter Park

Yamasan Japanese Restaurant will open in the space next to Segafredo in Mills Park.

Rabbitfoot Records Coffee Lounge celebrates the opening of their new, larger space on Second Street in Sanford tomorrow at 5 p.m. (Saturday, July 25).

Both Braccia Pizzeria & Ristorante and Daya, a new vegan restaurant, have opened on Morse Boulevard in Winter Park. (Daya is still in soft-open phase but creating excitement among local vegans already.)

A new Gator's Dockside has opened in SoDo.

  • photo via Brewster's Chicken

Brewster's Chicken will celebrate its grand opening July 25 at the Fashion Square Mall. This image from their site sure makes it look like they're taking a run at Chick-fil-A – note the pickles – maybe they'll be a hate-free alternative sandwich? One can only hope.

Zora Grille in now serving up Persian fare in Altamonte Springs – check their Facebook page for lunch specials like "lamb limousine" and "firebird thigh."

Mach schnell to the Aug. 9 Food Truck Bazaar, where German TV channel RTL will film the opening date of the No. 1 Currywurst Truck of Orlando. Currywurst is a popular German street food, steamed and fried pork sausage doused in curry ketchup. (It's better than it sounds.)

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse will open Aug. 15 on I-Drive. Reservations are currently being taken at; start saving your pennies because that place is NOT cheap.

Houlihan's in the Colonial Marketplace will be replaced by a Miller's Ale House. Will you notice?

Itta Bena, an upscale Southern restaurant, has opened in Pointe Orlando, while Lafayette's, a live music venue and restaurant à la B.B. King's, opens there tonight, July 24.

Look for DeBary's Central 28 Beer Company to have its soft opening July 30.

click to enlarge Scenes from a grand opening party. - PHOTO VIA TEN 10 BREWING ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Ten 10 Brewing on Facebook
  • Scenes from a grand opening party.

Ten 10 Brewing Company has finally opened on Virginia Drive (remember when that space was going to be an Orange Blossom Pilsner taproom?). The raucous opening-night party had traffic snarled up and down the drive, but it might be worth it.

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream, the brick-and-mortar version of the food truck, has opened in Audubon Park, in the longtime home of Rainbo Sno-Cones that was temporarily displaced by Ice Cream Treats & Eats. Kelly's serves ice cream flights so we are pretttty, pretttty excited about this.

click to enlarge Ice cream flights in Audubon Park! Life is amazing - PHOTO VIA KELLY'S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM ON FACEBOOK
  • photo via Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream on Facebook
  • Ice cream flights in Audubon Park! Life is amazing


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