Food And Drinks

Sushiman is changing teams again, Margaritaville Resort Orlando is hosting the Appetizer Challenge and Chicago Dog and Co. is finally open. Tip jar | Orlando


OPENINGS: Chicago Dog & Co., which serves smashburgers, Italian beef sandwiches and (what else?) Hot dogs, has opened in Altamonte Springs at 1113 W. State Road 436 … Maki Hibachi, the Japanese Swish Lake Nona Joint Opened The second location on the corner of Colonial Drive and Magnolia Avenue … Illume, the ninth floor rooftop restaurant specializing in contemporary Japanese cuisine, opens May 8th at the new JW Marriott Bonnet Creek. Yoshi “Sushiman” Pintar, who recently was slicing fancy fish at Lombardi’s Seafood, will be the sushi chef …

Mediterranean Fast Casual Concept The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill was launched on Monday at SkyHouse Orlando, the high-rise apartment community at 335 N. Magnolia Ave. in downtown Orlando. PF Chang’s will open PF Chang’s To Go this fall at the Pixon Apartment Complex in Lake Nona. The takeaway concept is smaller than the full size restaurant and offers the same “authentic” menu items … Marlow’s Tavern in Pointe Orlando will reopen for happy hour and dinner on April 22nd.

EVENTS: The Best of Challenge: Appetizer Edition with appetizers from 11 restaurants in the entertainment complex will take place on the promenade on Sunset Walk in the Margaritaville Resort Orlando (Pooh) on April 17th at 12.00 noon. (Good thing they’re just starters because after saying the venue name, you may be too tired to eat a full meal.) The event is hosted by Jim Colbert of 104.1-FM’s “Jim Colbert Show” moderated. A VIP ticket for a limited tasting is $ 15 … The spring edition of the Curated Experiences series at the Grande Lakes Resort, April 23-25, features a variety of intimate, interactive culinary events featuring industry giants. The cost is $ 750 for the full weekend experience, but other packages are available. If you’re just interested in the Saturday night wine dinner with James Beard Prize winners Melissa Kelly, Kevin Fonzo, Kathleen Blake, and Eddie Nickell, you will be making $ 300 … Orlando Taco Week is in full swing through Aug. May there are taco specials valued at USD 5 in numerous participating restaurants.

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Janet Smith