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Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen bids adieu to College Park this fall and more in Orlando foodie news



OPENINGS: Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen in College Park won't renew their lease when it comes up in October. A new location will be announced soon, but the new Outpost won't be in College Park ... We told you in our New Restaurants issue about the Ravenous Pig taking over the 3,000-square-foot Enterprise Rent-A-Car space next door and expanding their brewing operation. That operation now has a name – Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. The new brewery will be the production/distribution hub for RavPig and the Polite Pig and will be completed this summer. Phase 2 will see construction of an event space ... Shipyard Brewing Company is rumored to be moving into the Harmon Photo space in Ivanhoe Village across the street from the newly opened Sette. Shipyard owns the Sea Dog Brewing Company, which has a location on Palm Parkway ... A new food hall will open on International Drive, possibly at Icon Orlando 360, fka the Orlando Eye. No word as to when it will open, or what vendors have been signed on ... Todo Sushi will open next to the recently shuttered Zona Fresca at the Gardens of Ravaudage complex on the corner of Orlando Avenue and Lee Road ... Vietnamese restaurant Z Asian will open next door to Sus Hi Eatstation on East Colonial Drive in mid-April. Bonus: They'll have a full bar ... Mai Thai, from the folks behind the local Chai Thai chain of restaurants, will open in the former Artisan's Table space downtown on Pine Street this May. Artisan's Table, in case you didn't know, has moved into 55 W. Church St. ... A new crepe joint by chef Jerome Bocuse (Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul) will open in late 2021 at Epcot as part of Disney World's 50th anniversary celebrations.

CLOSINGS: Sanford bar Little Fish Huge Pond has closed after 12 years in business.

NEWS: Finalists for the James Beard Foundation awards were announced, but Orlando-area semifinalists were, once again, shut out. Better luck next year!

EVENTS: Bruno Fonseca (Millenia 106, Hunger Street Tacos) will stage the Foreigner Experience April 5 at the Heavy in Winter Park. The five-course dinner will be in the same vein as Hunger Street's "Cuate" omakase/confiance dinners that Fonseca led. Cost is $90 ($125 with wine pairings).

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