The return of Tony Adams, a fancy farm dinner, and a slew of openings 

Tip Jar: local food news

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Primo’s Melissa Kelly and Lake Meadows Naturals owner Dale Volkert team up this Saturday at Volkert’s Ocoee farm as part of the movable feast known as Outstanding in the Field. For the third consecutive year, the star chef will cook up an elaborate meal at 2 p.m. with wine and beer pairings, for a mere $190 per person. Visit for more.

Tony Adams (Big Wheel Provisions and Food Truck) will be a regular fixture this month at East End Market, teaching classes on how to butcher a chicken (Jan. 16) or a whole hog (Jan. 23), as well as hosting a food truck pop-up dinner Jan. 19, a whole-hog dinner Jan. 25 and a three-course family-style feast Jan. 26. Visit for more. Also at EEM, Txokos Basque Kitchen will finally open its doors next month.

College Park happenings: It’s no French bakery, but Trevi Pasta will move into the Delights of Benezit space and offer artisanal pasta, panini and gelato; they’ll also be open for breakfast … Look for PR’s Taco Palace to move into the old Taste space sometime in February … Every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Infusion Tea, the College Park Makers Market features artisanal foods, local produce, vintage/handmade goods and the odd food truck.

Fans of Italian beef sandwiches, Italian Beefstro needs your help. Owner Bonita Celenza may shutter the five-year-old sandwich shop if business doesn’t pick up. Head over to the corner of Colonial Drive and Parramore Avenue and show some love.

Bar openings: In the same speakeasy vein as Hanson’s Shoe Repair and Pharmacy, Don’t Tell Anyone Bar has opened in Thornton Park … After the closures of wine bars Tastings and One Eleven, Therapy Brew Bar has moved into the Aspire Building at 111 E. Washington St.


Chuy’s Tex-Mex will open its second location at the I-Shops development on International Drive and Sand Lake Road … Sushi Lola should reopen in the next few weeks, according to owner Aaron Pak … Holy Smoke BBQ on Curry Ford Road has closed … The Taste of DeLand goes this Saturday from 1-4 p.m.


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