Orlando Dining Round-Up February 12, 2016: Swine & Sons, Frog Song Organics, Fulton’s Crab House, Tijuana Flats

In this week’s dining news round-up, a chef’s dinner, a remodel, new menu offerings, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Swine & Sons has teamed up with Frog Song Organics

Swine & Sons has teamed up with Frog Song Organics as an official pickup site for their Community Supported Agriculture, where community members can pick up tasty and seasonal produce.

In celebration of the new partnership, Swine & Sons is hosting a three-course dinner on February 17, at 6:30pm. It’s priced at $50 (plus tax/gratuity), and guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne, meet Frog Song Organics owners/farmers, John and Amy, and learn more about having a CSA membership.

Reservations can be made by calling 407.636.7601.

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Fulton’s Crab House at Disney Springs has announced it will be closing in April 2016 for a planned six-month renovation. According to the Orlando Sentinel, 214 employees are expected to be laid-off during this time period, with first rights of rehire when the restaurant reopens.

The remodel is expected to bring Fulton’s in line with the 1920’s stylings of Disney Springs. No word if the remodel is interior only or will affect the exterior of the boat that holds the restaurant. There are also rumors the name might change as well.

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For a limited time, Tijuana Flats is now offering seasoned ground turkey as a protein alternative for all items offered on the current menu, including burritos, tacos, chimichangas and more. The turkey is a healthier, lower calorie, leaner meat that will provide guests with a new, fresh choice, and is available at all locations.

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Sugar Factory Orlando at I-Drive 360 is now serving a weekend brunch from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy menu items like banana split waffles, cookies & cream pancakes, Manhattan eggs benedict, and smoked salmon croissant.

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Paramount Fine Foods, which serves Lebanese and Middle Eastern food, will open its newest location in Lake Mary’s Colonial Town Park this April. The eatery plans to open in other locations in the near future in Orlando and Winter Park. It currently has a location at I-Drive 360, next to The Orlando Eye, and a butcher shop in Avalon Park.

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The space formerly occupied by Doc’s Streetside Grille in SoDo will be replaced by The Delaney, a 54-room boutique hotel with restaurant. The eatery will be called Delaney’s Tavern, and will feature gastropub fare with a twist, served with craft beers and spirits. The hotel and restaurant will be eco-friendly and LEED-certified. Look for this project, located across the street from Orlando Health, to open sometime in 2017.

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Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ is coming to downtown Orlando, as part of the Ace Café complex project. The eatery, born from the owner split of the original Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City, will serve smoked meats such as brisket, turkey, bologna, and sausage. No date has been given for an opening, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear of one.

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That’s it for this week. If you have any Central Florida dining news to share, drop it in comments or send it to us via our contact form. We’ll credit you if we use it.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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