Food And Drinks

A quick, casual Moroccan restaurant opens near Valencia. A popular bagel delivery service is stationary and much more in our local food news summary. Tip glass | Orlando


OPENINGS: TajineXpress, a Moroccan restaurant serving halal food, has opened on North Goldenrod Road near Valencia College Lane … Swine & Sons will open a new location in the beer garden of Tuffy’s Bottle Shop in Sanford. Owners Rhys and Alexia Gawlak will add snacks in the bar to their existing menu to complement Tuffy’s list of homemade drinks. Future plans include a fully functional smokehouse with live fire that provides above-ground pits for barbecues, sausages, and more … Double O’s Coffee from father-son tandem Kurt and Colby O’Brien will open a trio of drive-through Beach-themed coffeehouses in Apopka, Ocoee, and East Colonial Drive near UCF … look for the SASA Sushi Garden, which opens later this month at the Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel in celebration … Jeff’s Bagel Run, the delivery – Jeff Perrera’s only concept is to open a stationary location in Ocoee at the Maguire Crossings Mall. They have a Kickstarter campaign to help them buy a commercial oven and refrigeration … Kelly’s homemade ice cream is going to open a counter in the upcoming Foxtail Coffee Shop on Howell Market Lane in Winter Park … The Oliv Die Bar, a micro martini bar, was located in a room at 745 N. Magnolia Ave. opened. … Bites & Bubbles will operate from their current location at 912 N. Mills Ave. Taco Kitchen and Belicoso Cigars move to the former home of Segafredo Espresso, Four Rebels, in Mills Park in May. Last day of service at the current location is April 10th.

EVENTS: Orlando Brewing is hosting Vegan Brews & BBQ from 3pm to 7pm this Sunday … Soul Food Festival Taste of Soul takes place in Festival Park from 11am to 7pm on April 24th. Admission is free … This year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival takes place from July 15th to November 20th.

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Janet Smith