The formidable trio of James and Julie Petrakis and Clayton Miller (he of Thomas Keller's French Laundry and Michael Mina's Wit & Wisdom) will be chef-partners at the DoveCote, a modern brasserie to be located on the ground floor of the postmodern eyesore we call the Bank of America building. The Orange Avenue space, which once housed Harvey's Bistro and, more recently, Terrace 390, will be redesigned in proper brasserie fashion by Drew White of Lot1433, who also designed the Courtesy Bar. Gene Zimmerman, owner of the Courtesy Bar, will head the beverage program as well as collaborate with Cask & Larder head brewer Larry Foor on DoveCote's craft beer offerings. Opening is slated for late spring 2016.
TR Fire Grill opens Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Winter Park's Ravaudage complex at the intersection of 17-92 and Lee Road. The original location on South Semoran Boulevard and Lee Vista Road was used to test the concept; it closed Tuesday, Sept. 8, and all employees will be transferred to the Winter Park locale ... Another Noodles & Company opens Tuesday, Sept. 15, on South Orange Avenue ... New Moon Juice will open on Edgewater Drive in College Park this fall. Apart from cold-pressed juices, the bar will offer superfood smoothies, salads, wraps and plant-based desserts ... After months of anticipation, Morimoto Asia, part of the Landing at the new Disney Springs, opens Wednesday, Sept. 30. The menu will reflect chef Masaharu Morimoto's eclectic take on a wide range of Asian flavors.
Hannibal Square's Mi Tomatina paella bar has closed ... Almost a year after opening in the North Quarter, Green Day Café has closed. Their Lee Road location remains open.
Port and madeira expert Bartholomew Broadbent and Emeril's chef de cuisine Doug Brasselman will host a five-course wine dinner at Emeril's Orlando Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity ... The Columbia Restaurant in Celebration rolls back its prices Sunday, Sept. 20, to celebrate "1905 Day" (1905 being the year the original Columbia Restaurant opened in Ybor City). That means $2.95 will get you arroz con pollo or beef boliche, and a glass of sangria can be had for just 95 cents.
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