Orlando Dining News Round-Up: September 16, 2015

Here is the latest round-up of Orlando and Central Florida dining news, including free food, charity events, and waygu burgers, along with the usual list of openings and closings.

Margaritaville Orlando Volcano Nachos
Margaritaville Orlando is donating a portion of sales from its yummy Volcano Nachos to No Kid Hungry through September 30. So next time you’re out at Universal Orlando and get the munchies, dig into some Volcano Nachos and do more than your stomach some good!

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Moe’s Free Queso Day returns September 17. Yearn for that cheesy goodness? Then get to your local Moe’s for a free cup of their delicious queso. No purchase required, though they do have other tasty offerings for purchase.

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Panda Express will be bringing their food truck to Lake Eola on September 17 to hand out free samples of their orange chicken. The truck will be parked at Washington Square on the east side of the lake from 11am to 2pm. One lucky sampler will win free orange chicken for a year.

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Tijuana Flats is going pink once again for charity. Visit any location and for an extra $1 you can make your taco shells pink. 100% of the pink tortilla donations go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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The Capital Grille offers luxury burger experience with Wagyu & Wine

The Capital Grille offers luxury burger experience with Wagyu & Wine, now through November 22, 2015.For $25, guests in the lounge can choose from two different styles of Wagyu burgers, accompanied by their choice of a glass of two exceptional wines typically reserved for bottle purchases only – Justin Isosceles Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2012 and Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir, California, 2013.

“When selecting a wine to pair with our Gorgonzola and Black Truffle Wagyu Burger, we factored in the need for powerful tannins to offset the richness of the meat, which is how we came to choose the 2012 Justin Isosceles Cabernet Sauvignon,” Miliotes explained. “As for our Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg, it made perfect sense to match the texture of the egg yolk to the silky smooth 2013 Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir.”

The Capital Grille has locations at Pointe Orlando and Millenia Mall.

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Extract Juice Bar closed its Winter Park location without warning earlier this month. Last word was the downtown location is still serving.

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Noodles & Company opened their newest Orlando location on September 15, in Downtown South at 2855 S. Orange Avenue. Noodles serves up a variety of noodles customizable noodle dishes ranging from Asian to Italian, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches. A Lake Mary location is next.

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Zoes Kitchen, a Mediterranean fast casual brand, is planning to open its first Central Florida location at 5930 Red Bug Lake Rd in Winter Springs. They’re also rumored to be eyeing a Downtown South location.

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That’s it for now. If you hear any Central Florida dining news or rumors, let us know in the comments.

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