New buns, new burgers and new brunch: the latest Orlando restaurant openings and events


King Bao, which we can only hope is a gustatory shrine to our very own Bao Le-Huu, will move into the former Raphsodic Bakery space on Mills Ave. They will also serve steamed buns.

Plancha Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort will serve Sunday brunch beginning March 13.

Nine of Disney's top chefs gather for the Third Annual Field to Feast Dinner Saturday, Feb. 20. The casual walk-around dinner at Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora is limited to 250 tickets. Cost is $195 with proceeds benefiting the Kids Cafe Program at Second Harvest Food Bank. Visit for more.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has opened at 3200 S. Orange Ave. in Downtown South.

  • image courtesy Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Jamaica will represent at this year's Epcot Flower & Garden Festival with an Outdoor Kitchen ("La Isla Fresca") featuring braised beef with pigeon-pea rice, jerk-spiced grouper, and chicken with mango salsa. The festival takes place March 2-May 30.

The newly renovated Melting Pot in Dr. Phillips will reopen March 10.

Chuy's has opened a Tex-Mex outpost near Waterford Lakes.

Itta Bena pairs up with Sonoma's Adobe Road Winery for a four-course wine dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. Cost is $115; call 407-757-2910 to book.

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