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Monday, August 2, 2021

Tabla Indian Restaurant plans to open two new locations in Lake Nona

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 2:57 PM

A beloved Asian restaurant is expanding to Lake Nona. Tabla, a restaurant featuring Indian, Indian Chinese, and Thai cuisine, is adding two more locations in the Orlando area, according to the Orlando Business Journal. The restaurant is set to open one location at 99 Tagore Place in Lake Nona,...

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Git-N-Messy to open new Sanford location

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 2:18 PM

The future of barbecue shop Git-N-Messy was up in the air after the tragic, sudden death of original owner and pitmaster Chuck Cobb earlier this year. However, co-owner Chris Poulos has carried on the Sanford shop and plans to expand into a nearby food hall. “I got a gift...

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Several Brevard County restaurants close doors temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 2:06 PM

In what feels like a sad déjà vu, a number of Brevard County restaurants have temporarily closed their doors this week due to fast-rising COVID-19 numbers brought on by the Delta variant. As reported by Florida Today, at least three area eateries — Ossorio Cafe & Bakery in Cocoa, Pizza Gallery and...

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Susuru Juju, another retro-themed izakaya from Lewis Lin, will open this winter on East Colonial Drive

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 12:16 PM

He's being coy about the location, but Lewis Lin, the man behind Susuru, Jade Sushi & New Asian, and the soon-to-open Susuru Yatai in the Bumby Arcade food hall, will open another retro-themed izakaya in town, this one on East Colonial Drive just outside the Mills 50 corridor. Just...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Downtown Orlando bar Finnhenry's to close by the end of the week

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Longtime downtown Orlando watering hole Finnhenry's Public House is set to close as soon at the week's end, a casualty of COVID-19's impact on the local nightlife and entertainment sector. As reported by the Orlando Business Journal on Tuesday, court records obtained by OBJ show that the downtown bar,...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Orlando restaurant Reyes Mezcaleria's 'En La Mesa' dining event offers up unique seasonal and local fare

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Orlando restaurant Reyes Mezcaleria will be holding this month's "En La Mesa" dining event this week, with a unique menu on offer just for the night. On Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m., Executive Chef Wendy Lopez will be whipping up a custom bill of fare with offerings changing with the...

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New healthy restaurant concept Bitebound to open in Winter Park at the end of the year

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 11:06 AM

New restaurant concept Bitebound, the brainchild of sisters Beatriz and Daniela Oruna, is coming to Winter Park at the end of this year with promises of serving up a plethora of healthy food bowl options. As reported by What Now Orlando, Bitebound will open in December of this year in the (also...

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Soupakase, a casual omakase experience, will open inside Dragon Ball Z-themed Soupa Saiyan 3 this fall

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 3:45 PM

We've got plenty of high-end omakase experiences here in Orlando — Kabooki Sushi, Kadence, Soseki, Tukumi-Tei, Sushi Pop, to name just a few — but when Soupa Saiyan 3 opens near UCF this fall, they'll offer a casual omakase amid anime surroundings. Soupakase, a sub-concept within the Dragon Ball...

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More Orlando restaurants are now offering higher wages and employee benefits

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 3:44 PM

A post-pandemic squeeze is forcing restaurants that have long relied on underpaid labor to re-evaluate their practices. Throughout Orlando, restaurant ownership groups are responding to the pressure by raising wages and adding benefits. In May, Maxine's on Shine owners Kirt and Maxine Earhart increased base wages to $10 an...

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Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month celebrates 16th anniversary with more discount offers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Magical Dining Month is back in 2021, bringing more-affordable eats from some of Orlando's most beloved restaurants. Visit Orlando's annual culinary celebration is coming back from Aug. 27 to Oct. 3 with a longer list of participating venues to celebrate their 16th year of providing Orlandoans with access to the...

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