OPENINGS: New York-based Carolina barbecue chain Brother Jimmy's will open a full-service smokehouse in the former Adobe Gilas space at Pointe Orlando. Let the napkins fly ... A Korean barbecue joint, Kang's Kitchen, will open at 800 N. John Young Parkway, across the parking lot from Lotte Plaza Market ... Ten Ten Seafood & Grill, a Cantonese restaurant specializing in dim sum with a location in Sunrise, will open next month at the Golden Sparkling Plaza at 5600 W. Colonial Drive ... The Pinery will open next month on the ground floor of the Lake House Apartments in Ivanhoe Village. Le Cordon Bleu graduate and former Santiago's Bodega executive chef Naomi Freeman will take charge of kitchen duties ...
North Italia, a chain owned by the Cheesecake Factory that specializes in fresh-made pasta, will open in the old J. Alexander's space in Dr. Phillips that's been vacant for eight years ... Twisted Vine Winery will open early next month at Old Town off Highway 192 in Kissimmee ... The Longwood Farmers Market health food store has risen from the ashes after a fire destroyed their building last August. The new store is located at 500 Savage Court and is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NEWS+EVENTS: Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has published Volume 2 of its "Good Neighborhood Guide," and Orlando businesses the Greenery Creamery and Tori Tori Pub are spotlighted, among others ... The Brisket Burger makes a return this month only at 4 Rivers Smokehouse ... Every Monday this May, Ravello at the Four Seasons Resort will feature a childhood favorite of chefs Fabrizio Schenardi and Riccardo Sala that their mothers used to prepare for them ... The Boozy Brunch Crawl takes place Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at venues in downtown Orlando. A $20 general admission ticket includes four brunch items, discounted drinks and a can koozie. The $32 VIP ticket gets you a champagne glass, five brunch items and other upgrades. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.
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