Orlando Dining Round-Up December 26, 2015: California Grill, McFadden’s, Whole Foods

In this week’s dining news round-up, Disney offers a new brunch, McFadden’s closes, a slew of new openings, plus much more. Ready?

California Grill, at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World’s California Grill, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is now offering “Brunch at the Top” on Sundays.

Dishes include Pan-Fried Buttermilk Organic Chicken Cutlet, Poached Lobster Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Soft Poached Eggs, and Chef’s Frittata. Appetizers include charcuterie, sushi, house-made breakfast pasteries, and more. There is also a Bloody Mary Bar, full bar, and dessert options.

You also get the chance to interact with the culinary team in the open show kitchen. Cost is $80 per adult; $48 ages 3-11. Reservations can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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Open for less than a year, McFadden’s Orlando has already closed for business. Sitting in the shadow of The Orlando Eye, they held their grand opening in April of this year. Their food was good but a little pricey, even by tourist standards, and their position as a nightlife venue never seemed to take hold with locals or tourists. No word on what will be going into the now-vacant stand alone building.

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Whole Foods Market will open their third Orlando-area location in Altamonte Springs on January 20, with the company’s “bread-breaking” ceremony at 8:45am.. The new location is at 305 E. Altamonte Drive (Hwy 436), and in addition to groceries, will feature a juice and coffee bar, a pizza station as well as the standard selection of grab-and-go foods such as salads and sandwiches.

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Greens-n-Grains Organic Cafe will host their grand opening in downtown Clermont on January 6, 2016. Located at 658 West Avenue, the menu includes all-day breakfast, soups, salads, and flatbread pizza. They are currently open for business.

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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine will open its third Orlando location in Lake Nona sometime in 2016. It currently has locations in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips.

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Tampa-based Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana will open its second Orlando-area location in 2016, also in Lake Nona. It currently has a location in Winter Springs.

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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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