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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Ivanhoe Village's The Pinery to open on Monday

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Ivanhoe Village's newest restaurant, The Pinery, will open its doors on Monday, June 21. The Pinery is part of the neighborhood's ongoing modernization. The new restaurant sits in the ground floor of a luxe high-rise built on the edge of Lake Ivanhoe. But the team behind it are hoping...

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Central Florida's Girl Scouts are sitting on 214,000 unsold cookies (not literally)

Posted By on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 12:07 PM

The local Girl Scouts of Citrus have an astronomical amount of cookies on hand. Even though the number of cookies unsold has dwindled since we last checked, the group is still sitting on 214,000 boxes. Now that the season of cookie sales has been extended, they have a couple...

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Universal CityWalk's newest restaurant is serving interesting takes on bao

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 3:07 PM

A new quick-service Asian fusion restaurant is coming to Universal CityWalk. Bend the Bao will offer strollers in the theme park a strange take on the traditional steamed, filled buns. According to a press release from Universal, the bao restaurant will offer fillings ranging from kimchee and pork belly...

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Portillo's opens Orlando location tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 2:21 PM

The first Portillo's in the Orlando area is finally, mercifully, opening its doors tomorrow. On June 15 at 10 a.m., the Italian beef and hot dog chain will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and officially welcome Orlandoans in. The chain restaurant was originally scheduled to open in March, though that...

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White Castle reopens ghost kitchen in Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Just over a month after it unveiled its Orlando mega-location, White Castle has reopened its takeout-only ghost kitchen. The ghost kitchen allows customers to place up to 10 online orders at a time without having to wait in line at the main location, which is the largest White Castle in...

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Rich folks' mall in Winter Park to include upscale Tex-Mex restaurant Superica

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:38 AM

The influx of moneyed people into Florida, and the reaction when they bump up against the swamp folk and beach rats who traditionally called it home, has created a weird liminal space for capital. There's a lot of money with nowhere to go in this state and no established...

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Central Florida staples PDQ and 4 Rivers are joining forces for a new chicken sandwich

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 10:37 AM

PDQ and 4 Rivers Smokehouse are teaming up for a good cause–proceeds from the sales of a new chicken sandwich created by both restaurants will benefit the nonprofit 4Roots. The sandwich–made of “PDQ’s fresh crispy chicken breast dipped in a blend of 4 Rivers signature and mustard BBQ sauces,...

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pop-up Jam Hot Chicken finds permanent home in Winter Park

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The hot chicken pop-up Jam Hot Chicken has been showing up wherever there's space since 2017, but its days of traveling around the Orlando area are over. According to a report from the Orlando Business Journal, the chicken spot will open up a brick-and-mortar shop in Winter Park this...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Luma on Park files lawsuit against former landlord seeking return to restaurant space, potentially millions in damages

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 10:54 AM

Beloved and shuttered Winter Park institution Luma on Park is far from your typical coronavirus closure. In a new lawsuit filed against their one-time landlord, the culinary crossroads of the Orlando area laid out a wild story, claiming they were forced out of the space by a "diabolical" patriarch...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Winter Park city commissioners weigh effects of purchasing property that includes Austin's Coffee, Vine & Forks

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 2:48 PM

Earlier reports on the future of Austin's Coffee seemed grim. The Winter Park City Commission looked determined to purchase the stretch of Fairbanks Avenue on which the long-running shop sits and raze it to make way for a traffic lane. However, it appears the commission are pumping the brakes a...

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