Food And Drinks

Get ready for Monroe, the Good Salt Group’s newest restaurant opening May 11th. Tip Jar | Orlando


OPENINGS: Monroe, Jason and Sue Chin’s restaurant and bar, serving modern comfort dishes by Chef Josh Oakley, will open on Tuesday May 11 at 448 N. Terry Ave. Opened at Creative Village Steps from Valkyrie Donuts near UCF … Pattie Lou’s Donuts finally opened downtown just steps from the Orlando Weekly offices … Bambu specializing in chè or sweet drinks Vietnamese-style, opened on Westside Cross the plaza on West Colonial Drive. Teas, Vietnamese coffee, smoothies and fruit juices are also served … Next door, the wonderfully named Happy Tasty has moved into the room that was previously occupied by Joyful Garden …

Bubble & Co., an eco-friendly tea bar, is moving from International Drive to Maitland this month and moving to Village Plaza, which is home to jazz tastings and the Copper Rocket. They’ll be serving everything from loose leaf and bubble tea to pastries and bubble waffles this week … Foxtail Coffee will be opening their location in the Howell store this week with Kelly’s homemade ice cream. Foxtail Coffee’s new drive-through SoDo location has already opened … Taffer’s Tavern, a concept by Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue, will open an outpost in Orlando. Taffer is currently looking for locations with local franchisee Nil Patel.

NEWS + EVENTS: The St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival will be held at the World Golf Hall of Fame this weekend, May 6-9. General admission is $ 75. The Hall of Fame Winemakers Dinner with Chef Maneet Chauhan is $ 200. Held May 13th at Venue on the Lake in Maitland, Corks & Forks features dishes from local restaurants, wine and live music. Tickets are $ 45. The proceeds will go to the venue at Lake Lily (formerly Maitland Civic Center). The $ 28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund accepts applications for grants at … Git-N-Messy Chef Chuck Cobb died on April 29 in a motorcycle accident. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

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Janet Smith