Orlando Dining News Round-Up November 11 2016: 1921NVA, PizzeRizzo, Baoery

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new openings, new brunches, special dining events, and a couple of closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13.

1921 by Norman Van Aken will start Sunday brunch service November 13. The menu is a la carte and features dishes such as Corn Tamale Scramble, Acorn Squash Salad, Chicken & Waffles served with Asian spiced syrup, and the Full Moon Saloon Fish Sandwich with frites.

Hours are 11:30am to 2pm, and reservations are suggested. The restaurant is located at 142 East 4th Avenue in Mount Dora.

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Bite30 Offers Orlando Dining Deals in June

Bite30 Offers Orlando Dining Deals in June

Once a year, the Orlando Weekly produces a culinary event called Bite30, that offers great prix fixe deals at select restaurants for an entire month.

From June 1-30, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches or dinners at a set price. Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree, and restaurants get to showcase their specialty dishes.

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Join Great Orlando Chefs at Beard in Baldwin on April 9 to Benefit The James Beard Foundation

On April 9, join a bevy of the best Orlando chefs in a celebration of the Orlando culinary scene at Beard in Baldwin, hosted by the Osprey Tavern.

Beard in Baldwin Culinary Benefit in Orlando

The evening will feature a food-and-wine walk around on the lake with a VIP cocktail event taking place simultaneously inside the Osprey Tavern.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up October 31, 2015: East End Market, Smiling Bison, Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa, and more

In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about a sandwich meet-up, special dinners, some openings and more.


Deli Fresh Threads will be hosting a special “National Sandwich Day” edition of their monthly #SandwichEatUp on November 3 at Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa on Mills Ave. It’s free to attend; you only pay for what you order. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Orlando Dining News Round-up for October 16, 2015: Saint Anejo, Lafayette’s Orlando, Bistro Le Coq au Vin and More

In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about a new Mexican restaurant, new happy hours and lunch/brunch offerings, other new openings, and more…

Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria
Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria has set November 9 as their soft opening date at their Winter Springs location (5248 Red Bug Lake Rd). The Mercado style demo kitchen will offer a 360 degree view of fresh food being prepared right in front of your eyes.

The food is traditional Mexican, drawing from all the regions of Mexico like street corn from Guanajuato to 24 hour slow roasted XX Equis Carnitas from Michoacán and Habanero Spiked Short Rib from Mexico City.

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Orlando Has Six Eateries on Urbanspoon’s America’s Top New Restaurants of 2013 List

The popular dining review site Urbanspoon has issued their list of America’s Top New Restaurants of 2013, and six Orlando restaurants made the list.

UrbanspoonThe list is compiled from more than 46,000 restaurants that were added to the site in 2013, based on the most viewed, reviewed, and liked, as well as trends shaping the industry.

Here are the places that made the list:

If you’ve eaten at any of these places, let us know what you think of them.

Southern Fried Sunday’s End of Summer Shake-Up on Mills Ave Takes Place on Sept 15

Southern Fried Sunday Orlando

It’s not often that you can get a day long music festival and a great BBQ dinner at a low dough price, but this Sunday, you can do just that.

This month’s installment of Southern Fried Sunday is their “End of Summer Shake-Up on Mills” and features three venues full of regional and local music, plus dinner, for the price of $10 in advance/$12 day of.

Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, to help them purchase a new box truck to pick up donations of furniture and household items so they can continue to serve Central Florida families transitioning from shelter living into their new homes.

Will’s Pub, Lil Indies & The Peacock Room will play host to over 20 bands. Those attending will also get to enjoy a Southern Style BBQ Dinner prepared with help from Tako Cheena and Smiling Bison. The event starts at 4pm, and it is 21 and over.

For more information, a listing of bands, or to purchase tickets, visit the SFS Facebook page.

Smiling Bison Food Cart to Take Up Residence at Former Redlight Redlight Spot in Orlando

Smiling Bison bratThe 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.

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