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Newk’s Eatery closes in Waterford Lakes, new Habit Burger in SoDo, plus more in our weekly food roundup



OPENINGS: The Tea Spot, a new boba joint, will open next month in the 1st Oriental Supermarket plaza on West Colonial Drive, next door to Sapporo Ramen ... Selera Singapore, promising authentic Singaporean cuisine, has opened on Plant Street in Winter Garden ... Hops Boss, offering Eastern European eats and beer produced "in compliance with the Bavarian Purity Law" from their on-site brewery, has opened in the old Hotto Potto space in Winter Park ...

Look for another Habit Burger to open in the SoDo District, on the corner of South Orange Avenue and East Muriel Street ... Your Pie is now open on the ground floor of the SkyHouse ... Tex-Mex joint Uncle Julio's has opened on International Drive ... Look for Spice Indian Grill to open at the end of August on North Alafaya Trail near UCF ... A space-themed restaurant operated by Joachim Splichal and Nick Valenti's Patina Restaurant Group will open adjacent to Mission: Space at Epcot in 2018.

CLOSINGS: Newk's Eatery near Waterford Lakes has closed.

NEWS/EVENTS: Blue Bird Bake Shop celebrates its seventh anniversary Saturday, July 29, with $2 cupcakes. Wear a Blue Bird T-shirt or a top hat that day, and you'll receive a free cupcake ... Matt Hinckley, of nose-to-tail butcher shop Hinckley's Fancy Meats, has started a Kickstarter campaign to expand operations to allow him to ship his meats nationwide ... 4 Rivers Smokehouse has rolled out its new food truck, which will make regular stops at various locations throughout Central Florida including Full Sail University and New Smyrna Beach, as well as farther reaches like Coral Springs, Gainesville and Tallahassee ... Deadly Sins Brewing holds a paella and beer pairing dinner Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. Cost is only $5, which gets you three different paella samples with three different beer pairings ... Main Streets Restaurant Week goes Aug. 4-12 with participating restaurants offering $5, $10, $20 and $30 prix fixe menus. Visit for more.


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