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OPENINGS: The VLC Vegan Eatery has opened in the Waterford Towers in Oviedo, offering a variety of Pan-Asian, plant-based dishes … Bad As’s Sandwich, the popular Sammie eatery in the Milk District, will open its second location in the stand-alone building, where Joe’s once lived Pizza and Brooklyn Pizza at 1881 W. Fairbanks Ave. in winter park. An opening date has not yet been announced … Osphere Grill and Bar, the restaurant at Oudom Thai’s Oudom Ketsatha that we told you about back in October, will open in the old Tre Bambine room at 407 E. Central Blvd. next month at Lake Eola. The restaurant will have a fully stocked bar … After temporarily closing for four months, the Franco-Korean bakery Bread & Co. has reopened as a Japanese restaurant serving yakitori, sandos, curries and, of course, okonomiyaki. Don’t worry, the luxury pastries are going nowhere … Chicken Fire, specializing in Nashville-style hot chicken, is the newest food truck company at À La Cart …

Several new restaurants have recently opened on the Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort: Estefan Kitchen (Cuban restaurant by Gloria and Emilio Estefan), Cafe D’Avignon (coffee and pastry shop in NYC) and El Jefe Tequilas Taco Cantina … Epcot’s The American Adventure Pavilion will soon be home to the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, which will replace the Liberty Inn Restaurant later this winter. Sam Eagle (from The Muppet Show) is the restaurant’s mascot … U-Roll Sushi has opened downtown at 100 E. Pine St. … Koi Sushi, which also serves ramen, curry, yakitori and grilled barbecue , opened at 3635 Aloma Ave. near Tuskawilla Road … Blake Shelton’s southern restaurant Ole Red opens on April 13th at Icon Park on I-Drive … The Brick Bar, made up of more than a million Lego pieces, opens on April 20th. Coming to Orlando March 21st. One location has yet to be announced.

CONCLUSIONS: Unless a buyer is found, K Restaurant & Wine Bar, College Park opened by James Beard nominee chef and first BITE award winner Kevin Fonzo, will be closed this weekend. Chad Phelps, who took over the restaurant from Fonzo in the summer of 2017, is closing the restaurant while tending to his health problems. K served its last regular dinner service last Saturday, but is reopening for a final blowout from Friday through Saturday, January 24th through 25th – no reservations, just walk-ins.

NEWS: Top Chef alum Gerald Sombright will be the Head Chef of Top Chef John Tesar’s Knife & Spoon when it opens in the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in May … Food Truck Duck & Drake Kitchen has taken up residence at Digress and will have their wine serve worldwide street price Thursday through Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Digress has also extended its opening hours. They are now open Monday through Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Midday to late” Friday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm. Happy hour is Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 7pm and Sunday all day.

EVENTS: The 11th annual Tables Extraordinaire fundraiser will take place from January 29th to February 29th. 1 in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity. The event is a showcase with table decorations and Greek cuisine. The cost is $ 150 … Field to Feast, the outdoor culinary extravaganza organized by Edible Orlando, takes place on February 22nd from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood. Disney’s best chefs prepare dishes from local ingredients with wine, beer and cocktail pairings. The cost is $ 175.

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– This story will appear in the print edition of Orlando Weekly January 22, 2020. Keep up to date with news and views in Central Florida with our weekly Headlines newsletter.


Janet Smith