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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Downtown Orlando's Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant closes permanently

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 4:32 PM

In what may be one of the first of many difficult decisions to come for Orlando restaurants, the owners of Ceviche Tapas Bar announced today they would close permanently. Posted on the restaurant's Facebook page was this statement: “It has been our honor to serve the people of Orlando for...

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Osprey Tavern in Baldwin Park restructures and transforms into a seafood restaurant

Posted By on Sat, May 30, 2020 at 2:12 PM

Back in March, when COVID-19 brought our restaurant industry to its knees, Jason Chin, who runs Osprey Tavern, Seito Sushi Baldwin Park and Reyes Mezcaleria with his wife Sue, told me it was without a doubt the most extreme and trying times they'd ever experienced and that it had...

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Friday, May 29, 2020

You can eat your Buffalo Wild Wings at select locations starting Friday

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 2:26 PM

If you love Buffalo Wild Wings, this one's for you. "B-Dubs" is reopening select Orlando-area locations on Friday, giving you another spot to watch dozens of enormous TVs and eat slightly better-than-average wings. And you once again have a place to bring your dad. They're taking the usual new safety...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

First Florida location of NYC juice bar Pure Green to open in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 4:52 PM

Time to give your lockdown diet a fresh twist. A lot of us have put on roughly (COVID-)19,000 pounds thanks to not walking anywhere besides the fridge, stress-induced comfort food binges and way more takeout than usual. But there's a new player in town that may help mitigate the...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

KFC is testing a new chicken sandwich exclusively in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM

KFC announced Tuesday they are testing a larger, "more premium" chicken sandwich in Orlando. The fried chicken peddlers will first deliver the new product to select frontline workers chronicled in the Orlando Sentinel’s Pandemic Portraits, including teachers, auto mechanics, police officers and others. Calling it "bigger and better than KFC’s...

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Dovecote Brasserie's Clay Miller is the new executive chef at the Ravenous Pig

Posted By on Sun, May 24, 2020 at 7:38 AM

Since opening in the summer of 2016, Dovecote Brasserie has arguably been the anchor of downtown Orlando's restaurant scene thanks to chef/founder Clay Miller's exquisite "French-inspired" dishes. Now, less than four years later, Miller is leaving the restaurant he established to join his good friends and confidantes James and...

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Taco Bell releases pineapple drink resembling Disney's famous Dole Whip

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 6:19 PM

Walt Disney World's famous Dole Whip frozen pineapple beverage has been considered a park favorite for years, but now it faces new competition from your local Taco Bell drive-thru. The Bell rolled out its new beverage on May 21, just as theme park fans have grown thirsty for their...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hispanic supermarket chain Sedano's now delivering groceries in Orlando

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:40 PM

Things are about to heat up in the kitchen, with Central Florida Sedano's locations now offering grocery delivery via the Shipt website and app. Founded in Hialeah in 1962, Sedano's Supermarkets is America's largest independently owned Hispanic supermarket, with a selection of flavors that blows the cans off the "ethnic...

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Spoleto Italian Kitchen appears to have closed all Orlando area locations

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:03 PM

Spoleto Italian Kitchen, an Orlando haven for fast-casual Italian done right, has apparently closed all their locations in the city. Local writer Scott Joseph reported on his Orlando Restaurant Guide that all of Spoleto's Central Florida locations appear to be closed, with telephones disconnected and their website down. This news...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson left a $1,000 tip at a Florida restaurant

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson (he legally changed his last name in 2008 to reflect his football number, 85, later changing it back) is spreading some positivity amid the coronavirus pandemic, showing some love to a restaurant in Florida with a rather hefty tip and well wishes....

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