Food Truck Fridays launches at Dr. Phil, Red Mug Diner coming to downtown, plus more in local foodie news

Food Truck Fridays launches at Dr. Phil, Red Mug Diner coming to downtown, plus more in local foodie news

Food Truck Fridays launched March 25 at the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Arts. Expect two trucks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through May 13.

Mark Dollard, former chef of Absinthe Bistro, is helming the kitchen in the soon-to-open 24-hour diner Red Mug. The diner will offer breakfast classics like hash & eggs and biscuits & gravy round the clock, as well as blue-plate standards like meatloaf and pot pie.

Good news, taco fans: Black Rooster Taqueria will now be open on Sundays.

Marc Kusche, former executive chef of Hamilton's Kitchen at the Alfond Inn, is now executive chef at the Lake Nona Country Club.

Ocean Sun Brewing has opened at last in the old Southern Moon Smokehouse and Brewery space on Curry Ford Road ... Loudmouth Burger will open soon in the former Whataburger space on John Young Parkway ... [email protected] Lake Eola will open its third location on East Central Boulevard. Other locations are in Tavares and Artegon Marketplace ... More pizza news: Cottage Inn Pizza will open in the University Shoppes near UCF this spring ... Bar Louie will open on South Semoran Boulevard near the airport later this spring ... Armando's College Park is targeting April 11 as an opening date.

Coffee Culture in the North Quarter has closed.

Pedalpalooza and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, April 9, with proceeds going to benefit Ivanhoe Village and the addition of new bike racks on North Orange Avenue. The family friendly six-mile bike ride culminates with a pancake breakfast at This N That Eats. Cost is $15 ... The fourth annual Wine & Craft Brew Festival of Winter Garden is also April 9, from 3-7 p.m., in the parking lot of Regency Wine & Liquor. Tickets are $30 ... Seito Sushi Sand Lake and Red Cypress Brewery collaborate on a six-course dinner Thursday, April 28. Red Cypress head brewer Garrett Ward will create a seasonal release specifically for the dinner, with meals being prepared by Seito executive chef Sengchan Inthisack. The $65 ticket includes an amuse-bouche reception.

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