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Black Rooster Taqueria opens in Mills 50, TastyChomps’ Ramen Rumble, and more in local foodie news



Austin Boyd (Seito Sushi), Greg Richie (Baoery Asian Gastropub) and Chau Trinh (Sushi Pop) get into a noodle throwdown in TastyChomps' Ramen Rumble at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7. Paying guests will sample a tasting bowl of ramen from each chef, a draft beer and dessert. Cost is $30, with proceeds going to the winning chef's choice of charity.

Cask & Larder and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park collaborate again on a limited edition beer release: The 2016 Brandenburger Bock debuts during a party at Cask & Larder from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, with a bratwurst grill station (cash only) outside and a special German-themed menu inside the restaurant and bar.

The trio behind Kappo will open a Japanese convenience store in the East End Market next month, but they'll also open a 15-seat restaurant in a new space somewhere in Audubon Park or Mills 50 later this year.

We reported back in November that the Winter Park Distilling Company and Bear & Peacock Brewery would open a first-of-its-kind-in-Florida "brewstillery" on North Orange Avenue in Winter Park. You can add Create Your Nature, the first açai cafe and oatmeal bar in the city, as well as Foxtail, a coffee shop, to the list of tenants moving into the former State Auto Body space. Winter Park Distilling and Bear & Peacock expect to open in April.

Black Rooster Taqueria is open to the general public at last ... Swine & Sons is now taking online orders ... F&D Cantina, a "food-centric Mexican gastropub," will open next month in Waterford Lakes ... After delays in the planning phase, Amarena Old Fashioned Gelato is slated to open in the Oviedo Mall May 1.

Chamberlin's is closing in Winter Park Village and moving to the Herndon Village Shoppes on East Colonial Drive, near Fashion Square Mall. Look for a spring opening ... Lido's Italian Restaurant on South Orange Avenue in Downtown South will close this April ... Fulton's Crab House in Disney Springs will also close in April for a six-month renovation. According to a Disney rep, the "Fulton's" name might be changing.

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