Food And Drinks

Anna Eskamani hosts Orlando Metropolis Corridor’s first Persian New Yr social gathering, Poutine Palooza cooks and different native meals information. Tip Jar | Orlando


OPENINGS: The pace at which Sixty Vines has expanded the old Kona Grill area in Winter Park has been impressive. Larry Sinibaldi (Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar) will oversee the Napa-inspired menu at the wine-centric restaurant due to open next week … Speaking of which, Bagel World was due to open in the old Two Chefs area on North Magnolia Avenue later this year Month … Sonny Nguyen is opening Udon Fifty, a six-seat udon bar in Tori Tori on Mills Avenue. Of course the udon noodles will be homemade … Bao’s Castle will open on March 21st at Target Plaza in SoDo …

Belanger Craft Bagels serves Montreal-style bagels (cooked in honey water) in three locations: Thursdays at the Apopka Farmers Market; Lake Mary Farmers Market on Saturdays; and the Orlando Farmers Market on Sunday … Ghost Kitchen Orlando offers ready-made meal pickup and delivery … Look for the Soho Cafe & Lounge, which opens later this month on the corner of I-Drive and Universal Boulevard.

NEWS / EVENTS: A breakfast and dinner event called Brunch on the Avenue will be held on March 28th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Gaston Edwards Park in Ivanhoe Village. The four-course bottomless mimosa and Bloody Marys menu features dishes from Orlando Meats, Hammered Lamb, White Wolf Cafe and Gentry’s BBQ. Tickets are $ 50 … Florida House Representative Anna Eskamani will host the first Nowruz (Persian New Year) at Orlando City Hall on March 30th, 6pm to 8pm. The event is free and features Iranian food, music and dancing. RSVP at florida …

Boxi Park in Lake Nona and Park Pizza & Brewing Co. are hosting the Mash of the Titans Craft Beer Festival on April 4th, benefiting the Florida Brewers Guild. There will be more than 25 breweries available, many of which work with Park Brewing on unique breweries. Tickets are $ 45 ($ 60 at the door) and VIP entry is $ 70 ($ 80 at the door). Visit for more … Sincerely, Kristen Manieri of the Orlando Date Night Guide is hosting the fourth annual Poutine Palooza at the East End Market on April 5th from 3pm to 6pm. Josh Oakley (1921), Mike Collantes (Taglish), and John & Juliana Calloway (Black Rooster Taqueria) compete against each other for poutine supremacy. Tickets are $ 40 and can be purchased at

– This story will appear in the March 11, 2020 print edition of Orlando Weekly. Keep up to date with news and views in Central Florida with our weekly newsletters.


Janet Smith