Food & Drink » Tip Jar

The return of Pom, Cask & Larder has growlers, new restaurant openings and more

by

comment

After spending time in St. Pete helping to open an outpost of Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria, Pom Moongauklang is back in Orlando with plans to open a commissary-slash-cooking school near the original Pom Pom's. Could the secrets of the Fu Man Chu be yours? "As soon as the city approves the plans, I would love teach private cooking classes," Moongauklang says. "[It'll also be] an open forum for others in the industry to teach courses."

Now that the Florida Legislature has joined us all in the 21st century (on the topic of beer sales, at least), Cask & Larder is offering 64-ounce growlers of their Citra Hopped IPA, as well as their Lone Palm Golden Ale, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

And remember: In these early days, many breweries are BYOG (bring your own growler), so don't show up sans vessel. Find out where to buy your own at our Salivation Army blog.

Dining in the Dark, benefiting Lighthouse Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank, is July 16. The meal will be served by members of the Orlando SWAT Team – they'll be equipped with night-vision goggles, but you won't. Wear something stainproof.

OPENINGS
You've seen the food truck, now get ready for Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream's brick-and-mortar store, in the former Ice Cream Treats and Eats space in Audubon Park ... Itar Bistro Market, in MetroWest's Veranda Park, will specialize in Argentine and Italian cuisine and also house a market and wine bar ... Look for Da Vi Vietnamese Cuisine to open on East Colonial Drive near Hampton Avenue ... Another Zaza New Cuban Diner will open in the old 100 Montaditos space at Waterford Lakes ... Tavistock Restaurant Collection plans a dinner-only, seafood-inspired lakeside resto in Lake Nona's Laureate Park ... A third area Total Wine & More has opened in Altamonte Springs ... Fans of Turkish food and hookahs might want to give Café 34 Istanbul on I-Drive a try ... Morimoto Asia opens in September at Disney Springs ... Sushigami conveyor belt sushi is coming to the Florida Mall (yes, they're trying the concept again) ... The Swirlery Wine Bar at Michigan and Fern Creek is in soft opening mode ... Tom + Chee has opened in the Crossroads Plaza in Lake Buena Vista – soft opening started July 3; grand opening is July 10.

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.