Orlando Dining Round-Up April 22, 2016: The COOP, Bad As’s Sandwiches, Four Seasons Orlando

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, cocktail dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chef John Rivers will be joined by Chef Greg Richie at The COOP

Chef John Rivers will be joined by Chef Greg Richie (of Soco Thorton Park and Baoery Asian Gastropub) for the next installment of The COOP‘s Chef Series on Wednesday, April 27.

The interactive demo will include Chef Richie’s Chicken Fried Steak with Truffled Pan Gravy and Chef Rivers’ Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding. Samples of the demo dishes will be served, and each guest will leave with recipe cards.

The event is complimentary and open to all. I suggest arriving early, though, as the event is sure to fill quickly. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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The American Pie Council will host the 2016 Give Kids The World Pie Party on Saturday, April 30. Pie slices are 2 for $5, with proceeds benefiting the charity. The event will run from 4-7pm at Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a Spring Cocktail Dinner at its locations on April 28. The menu features hand-crafted cocktails paired with each course of a five-course dinner. Cost is $95 per person. Visit ruthchris.com for full menu and more details.

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Bad As’s Sandwiches food truck will soon have a brick-and-mortar location. Chef John Collazo says he will be taking over the space that formerly housed Se7en Bites in the Milk District. The restaurant will feature a similar menu to the food truck – sandwiches, salads, and soups – and plans are for it to open Fall 2016.

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Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is moving into Central Florida with several locations set to open. The location is already open at 434 Gateway Dr in Altamonte Springs (near Seminole State College), and a second one is planned for 12234 E. Colonial near UCF.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shops offer a fast-casual Baja-style Mexican menu, and most locations offer a selection of beer, wine, margaritas and other specialty cocktails.

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Four Seasons Orlando Resort is hosting a Barista Bootcamp on Sunday, April 24, at Lickety Split. Learn to make the perfect cup of coffee. Cost is $75. To register, call 407-313-6161.

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Also at Four Seasons Orlando Resort, PB&G is now offering dinner from 6-9:30pm. The menu includes dishes such as ahi tuna nachos, a chopped seafood cobb salad, coffee-crusted rotisserie ribeye, and a smokehouse burger. Call 407-313-6161 for reservations.

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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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