Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken and Mission BBQ coming this August, plus more in Orlando food news

Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken and Mission BBQ coming this August, plus more in Orlando food news
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OPENINGS: Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken has announced an opening date at last: They hope to open by Aug. 14 on Semoran Boulevard, just north of the Beeline. After that, a downtown location is planned ... Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen & Bar, promising "an unapologetically American taco experience," will move into the old Segafredo Zanetti space in Mills Park ... Jennifer Moon will open a second location of New Moon Market in the old Swalstead Jewelers space in the Citrus Center building downtown ...

Miami-based watering hole Shots Bar & Kitchen will open next month on Pine Street downtown ... Pepe's Cantina is now open on Church Street ... Look for Blazing Tomato, a create-your-own pizza, pasta and salad restaurant, to open by Aug. 15 on I-Drive ... A healthy dose of patriotism will be served with your pulled pork when Mission BBQ "all-American food" opens Aug. 7 on West Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo ... Opening right next door will be 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza ... The Pizza Press, a newspaper-themed pizzeria, has opened in Celebration. And no, that is not fake news.

CLOSINGS: Vita Luna Cafe has closed inside Lil Indies. Owner Danny Alvarez says he'll build out a new storefront for his coffee shop (location TBA) but will continue staging pop-ups around town ... Scratch on Fairbanks Avenue has closed.

EVENTS: Tacos & Tequila is July 15 at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church Street. Cost is $25, or $55 VIP ... Paris in the late 1940s will be the setting for the Burlesque Wine Dinner at Maxine's on Shine July 18. The four-course meal will also see the ladies of the Peek-a-Boo Lounge getting saucy.

NEWS: Kevin Fonzo has sold K Restaurant to Chad Phelps, who'll take ownership July 14. The name, concept, menu and workers will remain the same ... Krispy Kreme celebrates its 80th birthday July 14. Guests can get a dozen original glazed doughnuts for 80 cents ... Four Seasons Orlando participates in Charc Week July 24-29 by offering charcuterie specials at the Lobby Bar ($15) and Capa ($25). One dollar from every charc plate ordered will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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