LemonShark Poke opens in Dr. Phillips, Market on Magnolia food hall planned for downtown, plus more in our weekly food roundup
NEWS The special cold brews at each Downtown Credo – Vietnamese at College Park, orange-mocha at Florida Hospital, Cinnamon Toast Crunch at North Quarter Market and strawberry-limeade at Church Street Exchange – were supposed to be served in June only. But they’ve proven so popular that they’ll be extended for the whole summer … Frank & Stein’s downtown will close July 2 and reopen in August as the Market on Magnolia. The “food hall” will house Gnarly Barley, Da Kine Poke and Sauce’d Wood Fired Pizzas, a concept by the folks who run Anthony’s Thornton Park.
An outpost of multinational chain Popbar has opened at the Orlando Premium Outlets, serving gelato on a stick rolled in your choice of toppings … Duck Donuts is open in Kissimmee … LemonShark Poke has joined the raw-fish bowl trend in Dr. Phillips …
Trance Cafe, serving Asian snacks and boba milk teas, has opened in Ocoee …
Vegan chef Jenn Ross is in soft-open mode with her DaJen Eats Café & Creamery, located inside a gas station at 4845 N. Orange Blossom Trail … New Golden Sparkling Supermarket has opened on West Colonial Drive … At long last, Orlando Meats butcher shop and restaurant is open on Virginia Drive … Noir Cafe has opened inside the CityArts Factory … Look for Jimmy Buffett’s Landshark Bar & Grill to open in Daytona Beach in 2018.
After nearly 30 years in business, PR’s Taco Palace in Winter Park has closed
Orlando Date Night Guide hosts a Girls’ Night Out Dinner at Chroma Modern Kitchen Wednesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. featuring “epicurean pampering, wine savoring, and dessert indulgences” courtesy chef Jason Bergeron. Cost is $56. More at
metimedinner.eventbrite.com … Bangrak Thai Street Kitchen has gone from pop-up to semi-permanent. Find them at Swine & Sons every other Wednesday (your next chance: July 19) … Orlando Weekly hosts Tacos & Tequila from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Cheyenne Saloon. More info at tacosandtequilaorlando.com.