Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 29, 2016: Chuy’s, AbracadaBar, Bar Louie

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: lots of new openings, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chuy's Green Chile Pork Tamales

Chuy’s will open their Winter Park location on August 2, 2016. Located at 170 S. Orlando Ave, in the Lakeside Crossing shopping center. This marks the fifth Central Florida location for the Tex-Mex brand.

Others are located in the Waterford Oaks shopping plaza in east Orlando, on International Drive in the IShops, in Kissimmee west of Disney, and near the Orlando International Airport on S. Semoran.

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Walt Disney World is set to open a new cocktail lounge at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort called AbracadaBar. The backstory is that it was a former stomping ground for the famous magicians, boardwalk illusionists, and lovely magician’s assistants of the Golden Age.

One night, every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, and was never seen again …

Now reopened after seventy years, the lounge will feature enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors, to vintage props and so much more.

Is it me, or does this bar have an Adventurer’s Club feel to it? No word on an opening date, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get one.

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Bar Louie has opened up its third Orlando area location by the Orlando International Airport at 7015 S. Semoran Blvd. During happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm guests can enjoy $3.25 drafts, $4.25 wines by the glass, $5.25 signature martinis, half price flatbreads and select appetizers. There is also $5 Burger Night every Tuesday from 5pm to close.

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The Generous Pour wine event returns to The Capital Grille for the 8th year. This signature summer series will feature a collection of seven benchmark offerings from wineries who have forever changed the landscape of wine.

From July 11 through September 4, 2016, for $28 per person with dinner, guests are invited to explore and enjoy as many of these remarkable wines as they like.

For the list of wines, more information, or to make a reservation, visit thecapitalgrille.com.

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The Orlando Weekly notes that Domu restaurant will be moving into former Txokos space at East End Market. Plans are for the eatery to open sometime this fall. To get the latest news, sign up for the mailing list at domufl.com.

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The Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation Gala takes place Saturday, August 13. This event features live entertainment and an auction. Tickets start at $200, and proceeds go to the Just In Queso Foundation, which supports organizations benefiting Children and our Military. For more information, visit tijuanaflats.com.

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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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