OPENINGS: Tre Bambine will serve Italian street food out of the old Spice Modern Steakhouse space on East Central Boulevard later this summer ... Two vegan food trucks specializing in Mexican cuisine – Mission Kitchen and Jacked Up Tacos – have rolled into town. Mission Kitchen celebrates its grand opening March 30 at 1322 25th St. and offers a seating area, while Jacked Up Tacos (they've got vegan elotes, BTW) serve things up Tuesdays at the Milk District's Tasty Takeover as well as Truck Stop Restaurant in Thornton Park ... Foxtail Coffee opens its Altamonte Springs location April 4, complete with drive-through ... Sus Hi Eatstation will open later this spring in Lake Nona Village in the old Maki Sushi space. Look for one to open near the Mall at Millenia, too ... Aspendos Turkish Cuisine has opened in Lake Mary ... The Windermere outpost of Hawkers Asian Street Fare opens April 18 at the Grove, which sits adjacent to the Isleworth Golf & Country Club ... Look for Orlando's first Buffalo Wings and Rings to open on Westwood Boulevard near SeaWorld ... Maryland-based Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes will open on Palm Parkway, Florida's first.
NEWS: Chef Jamie McFadden, founder of Cuisiniers and Snowbirds Vintners, has released the 2015 vintage of Snowbirds' Gewürztraminer (just in time for spring).
EVENTS: Taste From the Seas of Japan, an educational seminar/tasting that's part of Morimoto Asia's Sakura Festival, goes from 4-6 p.m. March 30. Cost is $45 ... The World Food Festival featuring, you guessed it, food from around the world, goes from noon-7 p.m. March 31 at Cranes Roost Park. Admission is free ... Also on March 31, the 16th annual Taiwanese Food Festival takes place at the Florida Chinese Business Association. Cost is $10 and includes $10 in food tickets ... Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will host a TasteMaker Dinner April 5 at the Dr. Phillips and Lake Mary locations, and April 6 in Winter Park. The five-course dinner will feature wines from acclaimed winemaker Joe Wagner, including the Belle Glos pinot noir. Cost is $95 ... The Taste of Winter Park is April 18 at the Winter Park Farmers' Market featuring more than 40 vendors. Cost is $65 ... On April 19, the Taste of College Park takes place at the Taproom at Dubsdread with a dozen restaurants participating. Cost is $70.
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