Morimoto Asia’s street food window reopens, Restaurant ASH opens in Mills 50, Poutine Palaooza and more in local foodie news

Chef Ashley Nickell
Chef Ashley Nickell

After opening briefly during the holidays and St. Patrick's Day, Morimoto Asia's street food window reopens May 15 with a revamped menu. In addition to sushi and onigiri, on-the-go guests can sample bao tacos, donburi rice bowls, sticky ribs, takoyaki, taiyaki and various other snackables.

Yours truly and Kristen Manieri of Orlando Date Night Guide, both of us Canadian expats, host the first-ever North of the Border Bash & Poutine Palooza at K Restaurant on Victoria Day (that's May 23 to all you non-hosers). Cost is $30 ($35 at the door) with all proceeds benefiting the Kevin Fonzo Foundation ... Leguminati, the vegan food truck, will sling brunch from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays at Artichoke Red Vegan Market in College Park ... Osprey Tavern teams with Paul Hobbs Winery for their first wine dinner – five courses on Sunday, June 5; call 407-960-7700 for reservations ... Throughout May, guests donating $2 or more to No Kid Hungry receive a voucher for a complimentary hand-spun shake as part of Shake Shack's 5th Annual Great American Shake Sale.

College Park continues its string of restaurant openings, the latest being the Doghouse, a tot-and-hotdoggery located in the same building (and owned by the same folks) as the Soda Fountain ... More College Park news: Caliente Spicy Cuban Fusion on Edgewater Drive is on hold for at least six months, says owner Jim Lakey ... In Mills 50, Restaurant ASH, by Hell's Kitchen contestant Ashley Nickell, has opened in the old Funky Monkey space ... Next! Clermont's Wallace Grill says it will open a second location in the former Fifi's Patisserie/Nick's Italian Kitchen space in the Sanctuary condos on South Eola Drive ... 4 Rivers Smokehouse will open an outpost in Kissimmee later this summer on Osceola Parkway near the Loop ... Puerto Rican restaurant La Isla Restaurant Bar & Grill has opened in Sanford.

Propagation, the furniture/coffeehouse on Mills Avenue, will close at the end of this month.

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Faiyaz Kara

Orlando Weekly restaurant critic since 2006.
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