Towering seafood dishes, a new brewery in the former Eola Panera space, and more Orlando food news

Expect seafood towers at YH Seafood Club that resemble those at Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant
Expect seafood towers at YH Seafood Club that resemble those at Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant Photo via Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant/Facebook

OPENINGS Russell's on Ivanhoe has commenced its remodel in the old Mesa 21 space and will open by the first week of January. The name "Russell" is a reference to George Russell, who purchased the land on which the restaurant sits in the late 1800s, then built an amusement park on its shores called Russell's Point ...

YH Seafood Club will bring dim sum and seafood towers à la Toronto's Fishman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant to the old O'Charley's space in the Phillips Crossing Plaza next spring ... In other Phillips Crossing news, it looks like a Korean concept called Babbi Fresh Korean Kitchen will take over the Pei Wei space ... Korean Gogi Grill will move into the space recently occupied by World of Beer in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips ...

First Watch will relocate from Maitland to the 4,500-square-foot building that recently housed Cinco Tacos + Tequila in Winter Park. The move is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of next year ...

DeLand's Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. will take over the ground floor restaurant space of the Eo Inn and turn it into a brewery and restaurant ... Tin & Taco continues its expansion and will move into the space recently vacated by Little Blue Donut Co. on Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park ... Vietnamese noodle house Pho Huang Lan has opened in the old Pho #7 space on East Colonial Drive near Mills Avenue ... Mamak Asian Street Food will open a second location in the Pei Wei space at the University Shoppes plaza near UCF early next year ...

Bolay will open on Alafaya Trail near Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo Nov. 8 (a day earlier than we previously reported) ... Loading Zone Philly Steaks has opened in the old Beth's Burger Bar space on East Washington Street downtown ... Over at Pointe Orlando, Brazilian steakhouse Rodizio Grill will open in the old Copper Canyon Grill space this December. Early in the new year, Carolina barbecue joint Brother Jimmy's will open in the old Adobe Gilas space on the second floor. This is in addition to the "counter-service" Brother Jimmy's slated to open in the old Which 'Wich space in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips ...

Krave Tea, serving boba, matcha, milk and cheese teas, has opened next to Moe's Southwest Grill on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park ... Just up the road, Dexter's New Standard has soft opened ... Cupcake joint Jillycakes has closed its Winter Park shop and will move into the Wheelhouse Market food hall at Icon Park on I-Drive ... Hemingway's at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has reopened with a revamped menu and look ... The Rusty Spoon under new owner Michelle Lagerweij has officially transitioned over to Elize Restaurant.


After 46 years in business, Hoover's Market in Altamonte Springs will close for good on Oct. 30 ... Six months after opening, Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House in Thornton Park has shuttered. Next! ... Bite ("Be Inspired to Eat") on North Magnolia Avenue has closed.

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This story appeared in the Oct. 23, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.

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