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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bar Rescue is reportedly 'rescuing' Copper Rocket in Maitland

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 5:23 PM

Bar Rescue, a reality show where host Jon Taffer viciously rips bar owners a new one on a weekly basis, is reportedly "rescuing" The Copper Rocket in Maitland at this very moment. A source close to the show told Orlando Weekly that Jon Taffer – a man who doesn't...

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Redlight Redlight hosts next pop-up dinner event with Papa Llama, May 31

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Last month, we reported about Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour's first pop-up dinner featuring Swine & Sons' Rhys and Alexia Gawlak. It went so well, they're doing it again, this time with Papa Llama's Peruvian cuisine. On Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m., a whole host of Andean bites and craft...

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Commemorate National Brisket Day on May 28 with specials at 4 Rivers Smokehouse this week

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:56 PM

This coming Sunday, May 28, is National Brisket Day, but since 4 Rivers Smokehouse isn't open on Sundays, they've decided to offer specials featuring their signature protein all week long through Saturday, May 27. Specials include: John's "Big Dog" Loaded Chili-Cheese Brisket Burger ($8)I mean, do you really need to...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New pop-up kitchen concept moving into former Graffiti Junktion space in Thornton Park

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Last year, Graffiti Junktion's Thornton Park location moved down the street to the former Wildside Bar and Grille space. Now, we finally have a tenant for the vacant location at 900 E. Washington St. Chef Greg Peters will return to his old haunt with a new permanent pop-up kitchen concept called...

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Too Much Sauce opening on Mills Avenue

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Evan Dimov, the man behind popular sandwich joint Hot Krust Panini in Dr. Phillips, is opening a rice/quinoa/salad bowl joint in Mills Park. The quick-service concept will move into the space previously occupied by Giraffas Brazilian Grill in the Fresh Market Plaza. While the focus of the offerings will be...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will open new location this summer

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub will be reopening on Curry Ford Road near Bumby Avenue later this summer. Orlando Weekly restaurant critic Faiyaz Kara informs us that the new stand-alone building, which is located at 2421 Curry Ford Road, should open later this summer, possibly by July. Claddagh Cottage was...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. and Tamale Co. coming to the new 'Hourglass District'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Two real estate professionals have grand plans for a parcel of land southeast of downtown. Husband-and-wife tandem Giovanni Fernandez and Elise Sabatino, who own real estate brokerage and property management firm National Real Estate, are in the process of transforming the Curry Ford Road/Bumby Avenue corridor into what they're dubbing the "Hourglass District" – so named...

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Starbucks is finally doing what Brooklyn Water Bagel figured out long ago

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The word circulating around business and barista circles is Starbucks finally figured out what we all knew about ice cubes: They dilute coffee. The chain is now testing frozen coffee cubes that won't water down your cold brew at some stores in Baltimore and Philadelphia, but here's the kicker: There's...

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New rooftop bar M Lounge officially opens Wednesday in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Ivanhoe Village's first rooftop bar will officially start pouring drinks to the public Wednesday night. M Lounge, located at 2000 N. Orange Ave. on the third floor of the former Orlando Surgery Center, will celebrate its grand opening party beginning at 4 p.m. You might want to bring a poncho. The...

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Get Your Jazz On returns for a party in the Alfond Inn's courtyard

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 8:41 AM

The Alfond Inn’s swanky outdoor jazz concert is only half of the fun for these nights. Make sure you come on an empty stomach, because you’ll probably want second helpings of the included award-winning roast pig, to say nothing of the wine and craft cocktail selections. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday; The...

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