Kevin Fonzo visits NOLA, Matthew Cargo leaves Prato, and 5 new restaurants

Kevin Fonzo visits NOLA, Matthew Cargo leaves Prato, and 5 new restaurants
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Chef Kevin Fonzo (K Restaurant) flies to New Orleans in November to take part in the annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer festival, joining 50 other chefs, bourbon specialists and beer brewers. Tickets are $99, available at boudinbourbonandbeer .com.

Chef Matthew Cargo is leaving Prato, the Italian "bistro" he created under the mentorship (and ownership) of Luma chef Brandon McGlamery, to join rising young chef Tim Hollingsworth in his first solo venture, Otium, in Los Angeles.

The former Cityfish space currently being renovated is slated to open in early October (though based on what we know of restaurant timelines, that may prove ambitious). Chef Greg Richie has reconceptualized the Thornton Park room as an Asian gastropub, with a lower-priced menu than his adjoining Soco.

Sunny's Egg Café & Sushi Bar (you read that right) has opened in the former Chef Henry's location in Longwood ... Braccia Pizzeria & Ristorante has opened in the former NOPA Grill spot in Winter Park ... Look for Smith & Adams Confections, specializing in chocolates, to open next to Gigi's Cupcakes in the Colonial Plaza in November ... Hummus House is open next to the First Green Bank on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park ... Oudom's Thai & Sushi is open in the former Prickly Pear/Graze space in Thornton Park ... Sizzling Grill in Longwood has closed.

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