OPENINGS: Look for The Glass Knife, a swanky new café/pâtisserie, to open this Friday on South Orlando Avenue in Winter Park ... The folks behind the Tamale Co. food truck will open Tamale & Co. Take Out in the former Kalienne's Bakeshop space in Altamonte Springs ... The Patina Restaurant Group will launch three concepts in Disney Springs early next year: Maria & Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte ... Noodles & Rice will open an outpost in Avalon Park sometime next year ... Grills Restaurant Lakeside hopes to open on the west side of Fairview Shores by the end of the year ... Buda Libre, by Iron Chef America contestant Roberto Trevino, is poised to open any day now on Church Street ... Over in Lake Nona Landing, Urban Hibachi will open their third restaurant later next year ... See's Candies has opened a pop-up "holiday gifting center" in the Mall at Millenia. The center will be open until Dec. 27 ... Frank Anderson, who ran the kitchens at James Beard Award-winning Animal and Son of a Gun in L.A., has been named culinary director for the Rez Grill, opening Dec. 14 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ... Chianti's Pizza and Pasta will open a 120-seat restaurant in Longwood Village in the space that previously housed Carmela's of Brooklyn.
CLOSINGS: Nova Restaurant in Ivanhoe Village has closed ... The Farmacy has ceased its organic grocery operations inside the North Quarter Market.
NEWS: Growing Orlando, a nonprofit urban farm initiative, needs your help. Last month, thieves stole many of the farming tools and equipment they need to run their South Street Garden. Go to growingorlando.org/donate to make a contribution ... Hawkers Asian Street Fare will move its headquarters and test kitchen to Church Street, and will utilize the glassed-in covered bridge as a mock dining/bar area as well as for special tasting events.
EVENTS: Kevin Fonzo (formerly of K Restaurant) pairs up with Kathleen Blake for the Feast of Fonzo Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Rusty Spoon. Cost for the four-course dinner with wine pairings is $65 ... A Taste of Dr. Phillips, with 22 Orlando restaurants participating, is Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Dellagio Town Center. Cost is $70.
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