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NEWS + EVENTS: Some terrace-friendly news: Luke’s Kitchen in Maitland has installed a retractable awning on the terrace, and the Ravenous Pig has installed heaters in its recently opened beer garden … Speaking of which, the pig will host a pig roast and movie night in said beer garden Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th. Dinner will be served between 5pm and 6.30pm with the movie Elf starring Will Ferrell from 6.30pm. The cost is $ 35. Visit for tickets … Knife & Spoon, the new steakhouse with top chefs John Tesar and Gerald Sombright, has a Christmas takeaway dinner for four to six people for $ 450, highlighted by a 60-day prime Rib. Add $ 75 for black winter truffles. Orders must be placed before December 22nd and picked up between 10am and 3pm on Christmas Day at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes. Call 407-393-4034 to order.

OPENINGS: Mexican food arrives at Thornton Park: the owners of the burgeoning F + D chain (F + D Woodfired Italian, F + D Kitchen and Bar, F + D Cantina Lake Mary, etc.) announced their intention to launch another F + D to open Cantina in the old Baoery area in Central … Mamak Asian Street Food has opened its second location in the old Pei Wei spot on Technological Avenue near UCF … Island Fin Poke has an outpost in Windermere opened. Look for another to open in the New Year in the former First Watch area at 434 West State Road in Longwood … Aurora Restaurant in the newly opened Celeste Hotel on North Alafaya Trail now serves an ambitious menu of global dishes . A new Mexican restaurant will move into the short-lived 6 Cafe & Lounge building in Altamonte Springs …

Blue Star, the godmother of the local burlesque scene, has opened HAEOS on Church, a two-story restaurant / venue in the old Lion’s Pride area on Church Street. The kitchen is occupied by chefs Michael Magonigle and Andrew Jones from Kres Chophouse. Check out the Facebook and Instagram pages for a calendar of events … CFS Coffee, the Colombian coffee house that started in Hannibal Square, has opened its fourth location in the old OK, But First Coffee area on Fountains Plaza on West Sand Lake Street . Are you looking for a fifth cafe opening next year in Lake Nona …

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Janet Smith