Orlando Meats has closed.
The popular restaurant/butcher, which abandoned Ivanhoe Village for Winter Park in 2020, lost both its culinary director and its chef de cuisine last month when they announced they would be launching a new pop-up concept of their own called Red Panda Noodle (Instagram) – which we most recently covered HERE for a pop-up they were hosting at The Guesthouse in Mills 50.
That pop-up concept, led by Eliot Hillis and Seth Parker, has already found a permanent home in the Casselberry area sometime in the near future, though the exact location is yet to be announced as the space is currently occupied and they are letting them vacate the property before making it public.
An Orlando Meats spokesperson told us a week ago that they were actively seeking someone to take over their lease so they could close. We were unable to confirm at the time of this post if someone has already signed on to move in.
All Orlando Meats social accounts have been closed.
Some of our favorite Orlando Meats memories include co-hosting a heart-centric Valentine’s Day dinner there in January 2019 with multiple courses of hearts called “We Heart Hearts,” and selling homemade Korean rice wine kits there during the shutdown.
Afraid you’re going to miss their award-winning burger? Don’t worry about it, we have the recipe right HERE.