Orlando Area Dining News Roundup February 16, 2018: The Glass Knife, MidiCi, Pammie’s Sammies, and More

The Glass Knife in Winter Park is adding two Flatbreads to their menu. The Mediterranean Flatbread (pictured above) features sweet fig butter, goat cheese, Neuske’s bacon and caramelized onions topped with arugula, Gruyere cheese and is finished with a lemon white balsamic drizzle and lemon crème fraiche.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menus and a special dinner. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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The Glass Knife in Winter Park is adding two Flatbreads to their menu. The Mediterranean Flatbread (pictured above) features sweet fig butter, goat cheese, Neuske’s bacon and caramelized onions topped with arugula, Gruyere cheese and is finished with a lemon white balsamic drizzle and lemon crème fraiche.

The Garden Flatbread features house-made tomato confit, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms topped with wilted spinach, avocado, Gruyere cheese, pine nuts and is finished with a mission fig balsamic drizzle. There is an option to add roasted chicken to this.

Both flatbreads are available for lunch and dinner.

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Pammie’s Sammies is the new food option at the Dr. Phillips YMCA. It was formerly located on Turkey Lake Rd by Universal Orlando, and offers house made soups, sandwiches, fresh salads, burgers, and breakfast. Vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options available.

It replaces one of my favorites, Axum Cafe, which opened in 2016, and offered healthy options made-from-scratch. Axum Coffee is still open in Winter Garden.

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Speaking of the YMCA, they are hosting “Culinary Medicine Cooking Classes” at various Central Florida locations during the month of February. All classes are free, but space is limited, so call to RSVP. Y membership not required.

Speaking of the YMCA, they are hosting "Culinary Medicine Cooking Classes" at various Central Florida locations during the month of February. All classes are free, but space is limited, so call to RSVP. Y membership not required.

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MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company is now offering a new rewards program. My MidiCi Rewards offers 1 point for every $1 spent and a $5 reward for every 100 points, which is easy to accrue because their pizza is so delicious! There’s also a $5 bonus for signing up for the free program. Register at registrationinfo.net/midici/register.

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Chef Blake Levison has plans to open STIR Restaurant and Bar in the Lake Ivanhoe district. STIR plans to open in mid March in the old Nova Restaurant location. Menus will be released in 2 weeks with an emphasis on American fare and Brunch Cuisine on weekends.

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The H Cuisine will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Stefano’s Grill in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips. No word on a menu or opening date, but the website is up at thehcuisine.com.

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Lucky’s Market, the Colorado-based grocery store chain, has announced they will open a new location in Lake Mary. It joins the previously announced stores at Colonial Plaza, Hunters Creek, and Clermont, along with the currently open location at E. Colonial and Alafaya.

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Local food blogger/critic Scott Joseph is hosting another of his supper club events with a Pop Up Dinner at Pharmacy, which recently reopened in Dr. Phillips. The menu for this “Discovery Dinner” is being kept under wraps, but Joseph says it will include beverage pairings and a special St. Patrick’s Day drink. Cost is $115 per person. Visit scottjosephorlando.com for more details.

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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.

[Top photo courtesy The Glass Knife]

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