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Bubbles and Brunch at Morimoto Asia, Park Plaza Gardens closes for good and more in local foodie news

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NEWS/EVENTS: Mia Supermarket, on the corner of Bumby Avenue and Colonial Drive, has changed ownership and is now called iFreshTaverna Opa celebrates its 10th anniversary with 10 days of dining/drink specials and giveaways from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4 … On Aug. 24, half of every check total at Orlando-area Chipotle Mexican Grills will go to support Longwood-based charity Feeding Children Everywhere

Morimoto Asia and Moët stage Bubbles & Brunch inside Morimoto Asia’s Forbidden lounge Aug. 27 at noon. The menu will pair modern Pan-Asian brunch dishes with a variety of vintage Moët. Cost is $60 … The Great Irish Hooley, featuring Irish bands, dancers, performers and fare is Sept. 1-4 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant The Dinner Party Project celebrates its 3rd anniversary Sept. 9 at the newly opened Venue 1902 located at Preservation Hall in Sanford. Cost is $100.

CLOSINGS: After 36 years on Park Avenue, Park Plaza Gardens in Winter Park has closed.

OPENINGS: The owners of King Bao have abandoned their plans to open Colonial Lobster and will, instead, open a poke concept called Poke-Hana on Colonial Drive near Mills Avenue … Orange County Brewers, located inside the former Fiat building on North Orange Avenue downtown, is in soft opening mode. Look for the grand opening next week … Wine Bar George has pushed back its Disney Springs debut to “early 2018” … Progress continues on the Glass Knife in Winter Park. The café/pâtisserie on South Orlando Avenue is slated to open mid-Autumn … City officials say they are working to open a new Saturday farmers market in Parramore by late October …Chicken tender joint Huey Magoo’s has opened at the Gardens of Millenia … Over in Lake Nona: PDQ, also known for their chicken tenders, has opened on Narcoossee Road … Look for Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza and Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to open in the Lake Nona Landing plaza … Bonchon, the temple to Korean fried chicken, has finally opened on Gateway Village Circle near the airport. Two additional locations will open by 2019 on I-Drive and in downtown Orlando … Septuagenarians rejoice! The spiky-haired schlock jock of cookery, Guy Fieri, is opening his Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar in the Lake Sumter Landing in the Villages.

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