Lotus Lounges and Honey prepare to open next week. The two restaurants will go in the space vacated by Nick's Italian Kitchen and Prickly Pear in the Sanctuary building located downtown on South Eola Dr. and Pine St. The countdown on...
WildSide BBQ on Edgewater Drive in College Park is closing on Saturday. According to a sign posted in their window, they will re-open the following Tuesday. A waitress at WildSide told us the new name will be "Hangar." Scott Joseph...
Workers begin to build out Ta-Ke Sushi Bar in the old Casa Sorrento space on Orange Ave. in Ivanhoe Village. We called the Take Sushi place in Kissimmee to see if it's the same owners. It is not. Know...
Members of the East End Market team are putting the final touches on the building before the merchants can begin moving in next week. The landscape and garden plots can be seen being added in. The actual market is...
Barnie's Coffee Kitchen is moving into the City Arts Factory Downtown. Barnie's will be located in the former Roho Coffee location. This provides them access both from within City Arts Factory and Orange Ave. Based on the signs posted...
The Five Guys on Church Street closed on Saturday. A sign posted on the door provided no further details but we've heard that Graffiti Junktion is considering a location there.
We went by the new Lotus and Honey restaurants on Sunday to see what progress was being made. As we mentioned last week both restaurants are  scheduled to open in the Sanctuary downtown this week. We didn't see any...
The owners of the Church Street Tavern which will be located inside of the old Bumby Arcade on Church Street announced on their Facebook page that they are shooting for an opening date of August 17. The Pittsburgh themed...
  The Hangar opened today after a quick transition from WildSide. The Hangar is located at 2305 Edgewater Drive. (btwn. Smith St. & Princeton Ave) in the old WildSide location. As reported the restaurant features an aviation theme. The menu...
We reported that Five Guys on Church Street closed down and it didn't take long to fill the space. The Orlando Business Journal is reporting that Graffiti Junktion owner Greg Peters is planning to open a new american cafe...
The Church Street District launched a discount card program this month. For $25 you you receive a "District Card" that provides discounts at Church Street restaurants and bars. Discounts include 10% off at Hamburger Mary's, 15% off at Kres...
UPDATE December 17, 2013: Photo Tour: The Strand Ready to Open in Mills 50 UPDATE August 22, 2013: The Strand Neighborhood Restaurant Coming to Mills 50 We noticed that there is a sign for a new restaurant at 807 N. Mills...
Mark Ferguson the owner of Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill in St. Pete plan to open a restaurant and bar in the Church Street Train Depot. In St. Pete Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill is across the street from...
We mentioned last month that Ta-Ke Sushi was coming to Lake Ivanhoe Village on 1421 N. Orange Ave. (& Ivanhoe Blvd.). Scott Joeseph reports today that the restaurant officially opened on Friday. Scott's Blog has more details on the...
We told you it was coming, posted  menus and we even gave you a peak inside and this weekend Lotus Orlando officially opened in Eola Square at 100 South Eola Drive Suite 105 (btwn. Pine St. & South St.). The...
  The Smiling Bison Restaurant & Bar opens this evening at 745 Bennett Rd (just north of Colonial). The restaurant takes over the old Redlight Red Light space. Food isn't anything new for the owners of The Smiling Bison, they've...
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (Website | Facebook ) plans to open in the large restaurant space in the front of Mills Park. The North Carolina restaurant doesn't currently have any Florida locations. This would be their first. Firebirds is owned...
The owners of a new beer and wine bar in Ivanhoe Village are building out their bar in a warehouse space off Alden Rd. The Thirsty Topher Beer & Wine Bar (Facebook) will feature an intimate environment including a...
The Imperial Wine Bar  (website | Facebook ) at 1800 N Orange Ave. is now offering food in the evening. The bar located inside of Washburn Imports in the Lake Ivanhoe Village District offers small plates in addition to...
  Brian asked Bungalower: What's happening with the old Barney's Steakhouse on Colonial. I noticed that there is a sign that says Kobe is coming soon. Brian's correct, it does say coming soon. But that sign has been there for a while...
Jedidiah Stone enjoys making juice out of his College Park home for his friends and now he's ready to open a juice shop in his neighborhood. Jed plans to open the shop called Grounding Roots in the 710 Plaza located...
Rick Frederick opened Caffé Divina (website | Facebook) back in May and already he's ready to more than double the size of the shop. The shop located at 1811 N Orange Ave. (btwn. New Hampshire St. & Vanderbilt St.) in the Ivanhoe...
Scott Joseph is reporting on his blog that Terrace 390 Bar & Bistro(Website) will reopen as Terrace 390 Rustic Bistro. When the restaurant located at 390 N Orange Ave. (btwn. Livingston Ave. & Robinson St.) closed at the end of June they...
The owners of Sushi Lola's (Website | Facebook) will close their restaurant at the end of the month. The owners of the Audubon Park Garden District restaurant are working on a new location nine doors down in the same...
UPDATE December 17 2013: Photo Tour: The Strand Ready to Open in Mills 50 One of our first posts was on The Strand in Mills 50. At the time we didn't have any information other than a sign on Mills...