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All the new restaurants coming to Orlando in 2019 that we know of so far 

Wild game, gourmet vegan, natural wines, clubby chophouses, build-your-own doughnuts, and noodles on noodles on noodles

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click to enlarge Proper & Wild - PHOTO BY ROB BARTLETT
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  • Proper & Wild

Proper & Wild
Vegans were champing at their plant-based bits for Chelsie and Jamie Savage's Winter Park resto to open off Park Avenue and, when it did in late January, they reveled in indulgent meatless fare (no, that's not an oxymoron) like "heartcakes" fashioned from hearts of palm, wild-grain risotto with cashew cream and roasted oyster mushrooms, and black gnocchi with activated charcoal. (Open; 155 E. Morse Ave., Winter Park;

The Ramen
Chef Shuichi Tanida left Epcot's Mitsukoshi restaurant to open this no-nonsense ramen shop with an equally no-nonsense moniker. Seven ramens, including a vegan tofu ramen, grace the menu alongside donburi bowls, a few appetizers and a couple of desserts (get the dorayaki pancake). (Open; 486 N. Orange Ave.;

Sanctum Coffee & Juice Bar
It'll be a busy 2019 for Chelsie and Jamie Savage. Parenting a newborn and running an already-busy café aside, they've opened their upscale vegan resto Proper & Wild in Winter Park, and will open this bean-and-bev bar in Altamonte Springs as well. Sandwiches, salads, wraps, breakfast items (including at least one hot option), açai bowls and baked goods will be served. (Opening February; 1150 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs;

Sanford Brewing Co. Bistro
The Maitland City Centre outpost of the Sanford original will serve a slightly more upscale rendition of its Southern gastropub fare along with its full lineup of beers (and a couple of special Maitland-specific brews). Opening spring; 190 Independence Lane, Maitland;

Va and Trina Gregory-Propst's rustic Italian concept could very well break the Brian's Restaurant jinx that befell Stir, Nova and Elliott's Public House before it. With house-made pastas and a hodgepodge of comforting fare (rustic stews, hearty risottos), the dinner-only restaurant is poised to be a curse-free fixture in Ivanhoe Village. (Opening March; 1409 N. Orange Ave.;; website goes live in February)

Slice by Pizza Bruno
According to Bruno Zacchini, his Mills 50 pizza joint will be the only shop in the state offering naturally leavened slices. His starter is about five months old (it's a myth a starter needs to be ages old to be any good) and he'll do an in-house ferment for 24-48 hours. Bottom line: Expect a superbly flavorful crust, creatively topped. (Opening April; 1011 N. Mills Ave.;

Sus Hi Eatstation
With "dojos" in Altamonte Springs, UCF, Lake Nona and Millenia, this ninja-themed build-your-own sushi joint will soon slice and dice for the Mills 50 set when they move into the old Mai Bistro space. (Opening February; 1830 E. Colonial Drive;

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