Orlando Dining News Round-Up Sept 23, 2016: 4 Rivers, Da Kine Poke, Gringos Locos

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

4 Rivers Smokehouse Vegetarian Quesadilla

Up until now, the only vegetarian options at 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations were the delicious sides like collard greens and baked cheese grits. Now the brand has added five new options for those who don’t want meat.

Enjoy a Smoked Portabello sandwich, Vegetarian Quesadilla, Veggie Plate over baked cheese grits, Vegetarian Sideboard feat 3 sides with a homemade biscuit, and a Smokehouse Salad that can be made vegan by omitting the cheese and picking a vinaigrette dressing.

The new Vegetarian menu is available at all Central Florida 4 Rivers locations, except for downtown Orlando.

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Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will be expanding with its new location in Lake Nona. The restaurant will open on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 9470 Narcoossee Road (just south of S.R. 528).

There will be free gifts to guests the first four days. Sept 27, the first 100 guests will win free chicken salad (the very first customer will win a free pound a week for a year). Sept 28, the first 50 to purchase a Chick Special get a branded tumbler. Sept 29, the first 100 guests will receive a punch card good for one free scoop a week for 16 weeks. Finally, on Sept 30, the first 50 will receive a Chicken Salad Chick mini cooler and koozie.

The brand has several other Central Florida locations.

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Da Kine Poke truck is opening a permanent location inside the Local Butcher (formerly The Meat House) in Winter Park. According to their Facebook page, they are putting the finishing touches on the space, and plan to open next month.

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Holler & Dash Biscuit House, a fast-casual concept of Cracker Barrel, is rumored to open this October on Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. in Celebration. It will be open for breakfast and lunch, featuring a biscuit-centric sandwich menu.

The brand currently has two other locations in Alabama, with a third opening soon in Tennessee.

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Gringos Locos is opening a third location in the Downtown South area of Orlando. It will be located at 517 E. Michigan St, in the former home of My Family’s Chicken. No word when this new location will open, but in the meantime you can get your burrito fix at their Downtown Orlando and Milk District locations.

h/t: Bungalower

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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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