Orlando Area Dining News Roundup April 7, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Lion’s Pride, DOMU, and More

Tijuana Flats burrito with beans and rice.

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

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Tijuana Flats will open a new location in Windermere on April 9, 2018. The new store is located at 6527 Old Brick Rd. in the Westside Shoppes Plaza on SR 535.

To celebrate the grand opening, Tijuana Flats is hosting several in-store events, including a meet-and-greet with Orlando City’s Joe Bendik from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 11.

On Saturday, April 14, 20 percent of all sales will be donated through the Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation® to Orlando After School All Stars, Summer of Dreams program that gives homeless children in Orange County a safe place to go during the summer months.

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Lion’s Pride Soccer Club and Grill downtown on Church Street will be offering a special $30 all-you-can-eat-and-drink tailgate party with endless draft brews, sangria, hors-d’oeuvres and more during all Orlando City home games. For away games, Lion’s pride will offer a buy one in the first half and get at halftime promotion on Heineken drafts.

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DOMU has been just full of news lately, and their recent newsletter dropped two more surprises: their expansion will include a new Southwest Orlando location in 2019 (location to be determined), and their main location at East End Market will soon offer LUNCH service!

From the newsletter: “Our team is putting together a game plan to provide our customers with a FAST-CASUAL style lunch with counter-service ordering, self-service + seating, and disposable + recyclable bowls/cups/utensils. While this will be a test trial for us, the menu will be very limited with just select ramen + rice bowls and no cocktails but we’ll be able to whip up a quick lunch for those in a hurry or those who just need their ramen.”

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1000 Degrees Pizza will open a second Central Florida location in Winter Garden at 13599 W. Colonial, near Culver’s, Wendy’s and Wawa. The restaurant specializes in thin-crusted, Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizza, but it also serves Roman-style thick-crusted pizza, fire-roasted wings and create-your-own salads. Customers can build their own pizzas, which are then fired up at temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees in a Neapolitan brick oven.

Projected opening is August 2018. They currently have a location in Oviedo.

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The Melting Pot will be celebrating National Cheese Fondue Day on April 11 (and 12) with World Champion Cheese fondues, featuring Roth® Grand Cru® Surchoix, the 2016 World Championship Cheese winner. For only $4.11 per person, have your choice of recipes – Original World Champ, Bacon & Mushroom and Sherry Cherry. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested.

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Edible Education Experience is hosting Chef Night with K Restaurant’s Chef Ryan McLaughlin on April 26, 2018. He’ll demonstrate a few recipes for hot and cold soups. Cost is $65 adults and $25 kids. Visit edibleed.org to reserve or for more info.

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Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs will host The Agave Experience: A Master Class featuring mixologist Art of Drink, on Wednesday, April 11 at 2pm. Cost is $85 plus tax and gratuity. Email lacavadeltequila@me.com to RSVP.

Come out to Frontera Cocina on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. for The Agave Experience: A Master Class featuring…

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A new Sushi Pop will be opening at 115 East Lyman Ave in Winter Park. Plans are to open sometime in July.

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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.

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