NEWS The special cold brews at each Downtown Credo – Vietnamese at College Park, orange-mocha at Florida Hospital, Cinnamon Toast Crunch at North Quarter Market and strawberry-limeade at Church Street Exchange – were supposed to be served in June only. But they've proven so popular that they'll be extended for the whole summer ... Frank & Stein's downtown will close July 2 and reopen in August as the Market on Magnolia. The "food hall" will house Gnarly Barley, Da Kine Poke and Sauce'd Wood Fired Pizzas, a concept by the folks who run Anthony's Thornton Park.
An outpost of multinational chain Popbar has opened at the Orlando Premium Outlets, serving gelato on a stick rolled in your choice of toppings ... Duck Donuts is open in Kissimmee ... LemonShark Poke has joined the raw-fish bowl trend in Dr. Phillips ...
Trance Cafe, serving Asian snacks and boba milk teas, has opened in Ocoee ...
Vegan chef Jenn Ross is in soft-open mode with her DaJen Eats Café & Creamery, located inside a gas station at 4845 N. Orange Blossom Trail ... New Golden Sparkling Supermarket has opened on West Colonial Drive ... At long last, Orlando Meats butcher shop and restaurant is open on Virginia Drive ... Noir Cafe has opened inside the CityArts Factory ... Look for Jimmy Buffett's Landshark Bar & Grill to open in Daytona Beach in 2018.
After nearly 30 years in business, PR's Taco Palace in Winter Park has closed
Orlando Date Night Guide hosts a Girls' Night Out Dinner at Chroma Modern Kitchen Wednesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. featuring "epicurean pampering, wine savoring, and dessert indulgences" courtesy chef Jason Bergeron. Cost is $56. More at metimedinner.eventbrite.com ... Bangrak Thai Street Kitchen has gone from pop-up to semi-permanent. Find them at Swine & Sons every other Wednesday (your next chance: July 19) ... Orlando Weekly hosts Tacos & Tequila from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Cheyenne Saloon. More info at tacosandtequilaorlando.com.