College Park happenings: The Pie, offering "fast-fired pizza," will move into the old Yogen Früz space on Edgewater Drive sometime this month; the (relatively) new owners of Jade Sushi & Asian Bistro have given the restaurant a complete makeover to go along with the new name (it used to be known simply as Jade Bistro); and Jimmy Johnston (Prato, Maddey's Craft & Cru, Osprey Tavern) has been named executive chef at Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen.
Kadence is the official name of the Kappo owners' long-rumored "Project X." It opens in the former Winter Park Beer Co. space in November, and will seat just 20 people for two different types of of omakase-style lunch and dinner.
Bulla Gastrobar will bring a little elBulli flair to Winter Park when it opens this fall at Lakeside Crossing. Chef Miguel Rebolledo, who spent time working under Ferran Adrià at the legendary elBulli as well as with José Andrés at Bazaar Meat, will work with Bulla Winter Park chef-partner Felix Plasencia on developing the menu.
OPENINGS 1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora has set an opening date of Aug. 16. Also in Mount Dora, Wayback Burgers has opened in the Walmart plaza ... Newk's Eatery will open next week on North Alafaya Trail near Waterford Oaks ... Sonoma Kitchen has been purchased by the owners of RusTeak and is now the Stubborn Mule. It's currently in soft opening mode with an official opening slated for Sept. 1 ... Flying Fish has reopened on Disney's BoardWalk ... Look for California Tortilla to open soon at 55 W. Church St.
CLOSING/OPENING Al Fresco in Winter Garden has closed, and Market to Table Restaurant will open in its stead in October.
NEWS/EVENTS Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week runs through Aug. 13 with more than 40 restaurants participating ... Marlow's Tavern Winter Park hosts a Funky Buddha Beer Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Cost is $45 ... The Ravenous Pig showcases a selection of Spain's most acclaimed wines at the four-course Grandes Pagos Wine Dinner Monday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $100.
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