My family and I happened upon a new restaurant called Pizza Mia Ristorante that opened today (July 6), so we decided to give it a try.
Pizza Mia Ristorante is located at 12640 S Orange Blossom Trail, near South Chase. This place has a family history about it. The owner’s father, and Uncle have pizza places in the New York City area, and this is the first location in Florida.
Swine & Sons Provisions, the latest food undertaking from Cask & Larder’s James and Julie Petrakis, opens to the public on Friday, April 3.
The dining menu consists of made-to-order sandwiches, like Pimento Grilled Cheese with bacon and pickled green tomato, and a Southern Cuban with country ham, roast pork, collards, pepper jelly, and swiss cheese. The house-made meats will also be sold by the pound to take home.
Tin Roof Orlando, a new live music joins serving food and drinks, has announced they will soft open in time for those looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
It’s located in the new I-Drive 360 complex at 8371 International Dr, and they will open to the public December 30 from 8pm to midnight, with live music from BlackWater Trio. They will also be passing out samples of their food, and have a full bar available.
They will be open December 31, for those looking to ring in the new year here. There will be live music from The Unfair Advantage, champagne toast at midnight, a confetti canon, balloon drop, party favors and more. Doors open at 8pm, with free cover for the first 100 people. After that, it’s only $10 to party into 2015. VIP tables are available, too.
The owners of the popular Smiling Bison food cart announced this week that they will be setting up shop at the former location of Redlight Redlight.
Located at 745 Bennett Rd (near Orlando Fashion Square Mall), the new restaurant is projected to open August 1, 2013. To start, they will be open for dinners and late night Tuesdays through Saturday.
Their menu will include the same handcrafted sausages they serve on their food cart, along with craft beer and wine.
With the opening so close, they are currently looking for servers, bartenders, assistant front of house managers, line cooks and dishwashers. Apply in person from 2pm-6pm, or message them via their Facebook page.
The will be keeping the food cart running around town, as well, including their weekly Monday night stops at the Audubon Park Community Market.
One of my favorite west coast restaurants is about to open an Orlando outpost this week.
Hash House a Go Go will be opening their newest location on International Drive on April 16, 2013, near Festival Bay and Premium Outlets-International Drive.
HHaGG serves up what what they call “twisted farm food” and it is indeed hearty fare. Everytime I’ve dined at one of their locations, I’ve always left with a to-go container of leftovers.
But it’s not just that they serve huge portions, their food is delicious, too. My favorite meal there is breakfast (I love their brown sugar banana flapjacks the size of a plate), but their lunch/dinner items are equally good. Favorites among friends are the Sage Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict and the 1-lb Stuffed Burgers.
Prices for most entrees are in the $9-$15 range, and as I mentioned earlier, portion sizes are huge.
Hash House a Go Go is located at 5350 International Drive in Orlando. You can call them at 407-370-4646 and also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HashHouseAGoGoOrlando.
South Florida’s Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar is set to open their first Orlando location in mid-September, with a VIP Opening Party on September 13, 2012.
As the name implies, the restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine. Guests can get tacos filled eight different ways, and served alone or as a platter combo. The menu also includes quesadillas, burritos, tortas, and more.
The bar menu has 225 varieties of tequila, available by the shot, starting at $7, going up to a sipping variety of Patron that costs $85 per serving.
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar will be located at 7468 W. Sandlake Rd, in the former location of the Samba Room. Phone is 561-659-1940.