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A kombucha bar comes to Ivanhoe Village, Ben & Jerry's opens on Park, plus more in local foodie news 


Ben & Jerry's has opened on South Park Avenue in Winter Park, just in time for Free Cone Day: noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at all Ben & Jerry's shops ... Zoë's Kitchen has opened in the Winter Park Center, aka the old Kmart Plaza at 501 N. Orlando Ave. ... The Polite Pig will open in early April, according to owners James, Julie and Brian Petrakis ...  After some delays, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine's owners say their Lake Nona restaurant will open this weekend ... After some delays, Mesa21's VIP opening party is March 24, with the lakeside Mexican restaurant opening to the public a week or two later, according to the owners ... Look for Humble Bumble Kombucha to soft-open in the old Retromended space in Ivanhoe Village on March 24 ... Look for the Nest at Colibri, a craft cocktail bar, to open next to Colibri Mexican Cuisine in Baldwin Park soon ... Huey Magoo's will open any day now in the Plaza Venezia in Dr. Phillips.


SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival is expanding from a Saturday-only event to a daily one from now through April 16. Guests can sip and sample "street food" inspired by the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Brazil and Polynesia ... DoveCote Brasserie teams up with Halter Ranch Vineyard for a four-course wine dinner Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65 ... The 12th annual Taste of Lake Mary goes from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Lake Mary Marriott courtyard. Cost is $45 ... The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The dine-around event features games, dancing and live/silent auctions. Tickets are $250 ... Jason Lett of Eyrie Vineyards hosts a wine dinner Thursday, April 6, at 1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora. Cost is $100 ... The 10th annual Reading Between the Wines event put on by the Adult Literacy League will see James Beard Award-winning chefs Art Smith and Norman Van Aken engage in a lively discussion moderated by local author Bob Morris. The event is Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and tickets are $90.


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