Armando’s Cucina finally opens in College Park, Union Burger packs it up and moves back to Canada, plus more local foodie news

Armando's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria – the Winter Park location
Armando's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria – the Winter Park location Photo via Facebook

NOW OPEN
At last! Armando's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria has opened on Edgewater Drive in College Park ... Soupa Saiyan, a Dragon Ball Z-themed Asian fusion and Vietnamese restaurant, has opened on Vineland Road, nimbus clouds and all. If you can get your paws on a bowl (supplies are limited!), don't miss the deep-fried quail wonton noodle soup with quail egg ... LA Sweetz, the city's newest cupcake shop, has opened in Dr. Phillips ... Rimini, Italy-based Amarena Old Fashioned Gelato opened their first gelateria inside the Oviedo Mall this past weekend.

OPENING SOON
1921 by Norman Van Aken inches ever closer to opening in Mount Dora. Expect a June launch ... Buttermilk Bakery will open this June in the former Dylan's Deli/Le Triomphe space on North Orange Avenue in Winter Park ... Amaretto Bistro will open soon in the Florida Mall, promising authentic gelato and Neapolitan-style pizza blistered to order in 90 seconds ... Black Rock Bar & Grill celebrates its grand opening May 5 on Conroy-Windermere Road ... Tiffins, a new table-service restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom, is slated to open over the Memorial Day weekend. It's not an Indian restaurant (as the name would suggest), but rather will incorporate the flavors of South Asia, as well as Africa and South America.

CLOSED
Canadian "better burger" chain Union Burger in Lake Nona has closed.

NEWS/EVENTS
Dixie Dharma, source of the "vegan Southern vittles" at Market on South, has partnered with local meal delivery service Farm-Haus to bring vegan options to the Farm-Haus bill of fare ... Soco's Greg Richie joins the Coop's John Rivers today (Wednesday, April 27) for an interactive cooking demo dubbed A Southern Affair. On the menu: chicken-fried steak with truffled pan gravy and cinnamon-roll bread pudding ... The Science of Wine is Saturday, April 30, at the Orlando Science Center and will feature more than 150 different wines. Cost is $95; more info at osc.org ... The Pharmacy now serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays. Diners get their choice of an entree and a cocktail for $25 ... It's blueberry season, people! Go and pick some. Find out where to pick right here.

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