Smoke and Donuts (Facebook Website), has officially opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Orlando’s Milk District.

The new location, which we first told you about HERE, is located at 601 N. Primrose Avenue [GMap], and now features one of the largest smokers in Orlando, according to a release shared earlier today.

In addition to serving all of the current favorite menu items of barbecue, sandwiches, and donuts, (including Bar-B-Cuban, brisket, and more), the expanded menu now features boards of pulled chicken, chopped USDA Prime brisket, and brown butter-braised turkey breast. The new restaurant also offers more side dishes and vegetarian options, as well as a full bar offering specialty cocktails.

“We look forward to creating new menu items to offer our guests a deeper dive into the unique, quirky, scientific, diverse cuisine that is barbecue,” said Chef Russell. “We are ecstatic to open the doors to our new home here in the Milk District and offer a table, bar stool, or picnic bench to our guests!” 

The brainchild of Chef Ian Russell and his wife, Juliana Peña, after he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors and a career in the wine industry. Smoke and Donuts first opened as a pop-up in 2016, before graduating to a food truck.

Smoke and Donuts is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Monday and Tuesday.

Brendan O'Connor

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