All the drama surrounding Dexter's New Standard — the walkouts, the chef departures, the eviction notices — has officially (and finally) come to an end.
That's because Anejo Cocina Mexicana, an outfit out of Ponte Vedra Beach with additional locations in Jacksonville, Yulee and Daytona Beach, will move into the space at Winter Park's Ravaudage complex.
Dan Bellows, owner of the Sydgan Corporation (which operates Ravaudage) confirmed to me that the lease had been signed and the deal done. No word yet on exactly when Anejo will open, but if you asked me to guess, I'd say sometime in the first quarter of 2022.
The upscale concept by Jesus and Blanca Valencia will feature a bevy of traditional Mexican fare along with a sizable list of tequila and cocktail offerings.
The Valencias also operate Salsas Cocina Mex, Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant and 904 Tacos & Tequila. A Salsa Cocina Mex opened in Oviedo in early 2020.
Who knows if the live music stage will stay or not, but it does seem ideal for a mariachi band, no?
Anejo will join Orlando Meats and Miller's Ale House as the three amigos of Ravaudage. Three's a decent number, but it's not quite a plethora.
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