NEWS: Pom Moongauklang, of Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria, makes an appearance on Guy's Grocery Games featuring, yep, Guy Fieri, but don't hold that against her. The show airs March 11 at 8 p.m. on the Food Network ... The Inquisitor, a new wine label by Orlandoans Laura Fletcher and Christie McLeod, has been released with six wines in its portfolio ... Victoria & Albert's has been given the coveted 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award in addition to the AAA Five Diamond Award ... Create Your Nature has added smoothies to its lineup of açai bowls and oatmeal bowls.
OPENINGS: 1803 Pizza Kitchen will move into the O'Stromboli's space in Audubon Park. Look for it to open this month ... Another Foxtail Coffee Co. (with drive-through) will open soon on State Road 434 near State Road 436 in Altamonte Springs ... Domu's quick-serve concept called Domu Chibi Ramen will open this winter in the Waterford Lakes Town Center ... Look for a steakhouse by 310 Restaurants (working title: "Bovine") to move into the old Park Plaza Gardens space on Park Avenue ... Just up the street, Choulala Fine Pastries hopes to open this month ... Latitude & Longitude, the newest restaurant inside the Marriott World Center, features Southern-inspired cuisine utilizing local, seasonal ingredients from area farms and vendors. The hotel's hydroponic garden is scheduled for completion this spring ... The Nook on Robinson is now open for business in the Milk District.
EVENTS: Cress Restaurant hosts a Heritage Pork & Wagyu Beef Dinner March 16 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $75; $105 with wine pairings ... Tickets are still available for the Women in the Kitchen: Legends, Mentors and Friends event March 18 at Lake Meadow Naturals. The Rusty Spoon's Kathleen Blake hosts numerous JBF Award-winning chefs in the event supporting the James Beard Foundation's work in advancing women in the culinary industry. Tickets are $150.
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