OPENINGS: the Social House Dairy, a concept by Foxtail Coffee partners Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle, will open in August at 201 N. Bumby Ave. in the Milk District. The food/bar venue will include Cicchetti, a Venetian-style bacaro from Bruno Zacchini, Bagel Bruno (also from Zacchini), Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Itsa Chicken, Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. and Foxtail Coffee, plus Milkhouse Beer, Wine & Spirits operated by the Courtesy Bar.. . Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will also open in August at Icon Park on I-Drive… Bubble & Co tea bar. opened in the Village Plaza shopping center in Maitland, offering fresh baked goods (including croissants) as well as cakes, teas and coffee. Oh, they also do high tea…
Space 220, the Epcot restaurant that places diners in a space station setting with panoramic views 220 miles above Earth, is now slated to open this fall, perhaps in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary in October… The local pizza bar will move into the old Magnolia Space Market downtown later this summer… Souvenirs from India reopened in a new location – the former Darbar Indian Restaurant at 12185 S. Apopka Vineland Road… Two years after a fire virtually destroyed Shin Jung on East Colonial Drive, the Korean restaurant has entered the first phase of its reopening offering takeout. The dining room is open to guests who choose to eat inside the restaurant, but no table service will be provided.
NEWS+EVENTS: After a summer break — a week of paid vacation for their employees — Maxine is on Shine will reopen on July 8… Sushi will reopen on July 11 … Former iron boss Roberto Trevino (El Buda, Don Julio’s Mexican Kitchen) is now the culinary director of the Spanish restaurant Tapa Toro on I-Drive. Trevino says he will tweak the menu in addition to hiring an executive chef… Smoked meats + dishes will be hosting pop-ups every Friday this month at 5 p.m. at
Whippoorwill beer house Go’s Bottle Shop on Virginia Drive. (An earlier version of this story stated the location incorrectly; July’s Smokemade pop-ups will take place at GB’s Bottle Shop.)
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