Orlando Dining Round-Up November 6, 2015: American Q, Dragonfly Orlando, Feast of Fonzo, and More

In this week’s dining news round-up, we bring some tasty news about a sushi class, some new eateries, and sadly a closing, plus much more. Ready?

American Q at the B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World

One of my favorite BBQ places, American Q at the B resort & spa, has closed for good. The food was great, but it just didn’t seem to catch on with the locals. I’m told Chef Leo will stay with the hotel when it rebrands and opens with a new concept down the road. Hopefully they’ll find a way to keep the Swine Candy on the menu.

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Dragonfly Orlando in Dr. Phillips is hosting Behind the Knife: Sushi Class on Saturday, November 14. Chef de Cuisine David Song, and his Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi staff will teach you about the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques, then help you make rice and prepare your very own sushi.

Cost is $60, and the clas includes complimentary sake sangria and small hors d’oeuvres. Check-in is at 11:30am, with the class at noon.

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In honor of George Strait’s new album, Cold Beer Conversation, Chuy’s has teamed up with King George to bring you a Happy Hour, featuring Shiner Bock Beer and a limited edition Frozen Blackberry Margarita. Enter to win an autographed guitar from George Strait by sharing a photo on Instagram by Sunday, November 8, while enjoying Chuy’s Happy Hour and tag #ChuysColdBeerConvo.

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According to Orlando Weekly‘s Faiyaz Kara, Paxia, a Mexican restaurant in College Park, is under new ownership, and will tranform itself into a new eatery called Peppy’s Bistro over the next few weeks. The new owner is Gerald Peppy.

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Chef Kevin Fonzo’s annual Feast of Fonzo is coming up November 19 at 6:30pm. Served as a family-style supper, the dinner features multiple courses of the classic Italian dishes born from his coveted family recipes. Wine pairings will be from Linda K. Sullivan of Noble Wine Estates. Price is $75 excluding service and gratuity. Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling 407-872-2332. Fonzo is the the powerhouse behind K Restaurant, so this is a great chance to see him shine.

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries have plans to open a new location at 8324 International Dr, in the Twin Peaks Plaza. No word on when it will open.

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Gourmet foodies will want to check out the new Vom Fass store in Winter Garden. It’s a German retail concept that offers oils, vinegars, wines and spirits from small producers in Europe and the U.S. The had their grand opening last week.

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Cupcake show LA Sweetz will open in early 2016 at The Fountains Shopping Center at 7535 W. Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips. The Miami-based chain was founded by Letty Alvarez, an alum of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. The Orlando location will include a bakery and a party area, decorated in bright colors.

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Speaking of Dr. Phillips, get a taste of the area’s restaurants during A Taste of Dr. Phillips on Sunday, November 8, from 1-4pm. The event will take place at the Dellagio Town Center on Sand Lake Rd, and feature eats fromRocco’s Tacos, Morton’s, Dragonfly, Roy’s, and more. Cost is $60 per person.

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That’s it for this week. If you have any Central Florida dining news to share, 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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