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Taco Tuesdays at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 7 new restaurants and more in local foodie news



From Feb. 10-15, Capa Steakhouse at the Four Seasons Resort offers Matsusaka wagyu beef to guests in a tasting menu dubbed "From Matsusaka With Love." Cost is $250 per couple and will feature a trio of 3-ounce cuts (ribeye, tenderloin, strip loin). Taco Tuesdays at 4 Rivers Smokehouse will get you three brisket tacos and a drink for $6.99. At the Coop, three fried chicken or three fried catfish tacos and a drink will cost you the same. Happy National Meat Month! 

Restaurant impresario Jason Chin (Seito Sushi, Osprey Tavern) and chef Joseph Cournoyer-Burnett (Osprey Tavern) host Beard in Baldwin April 9 – a "food and wine fest-style" event on Baldwin Park's lakefront. Expect top chefs from Central Florida to take part (Kevin Fonzo has already committed) in this Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Cost is $75, $150 VIP ... Speaking of Kevin Fonzo, he teams up with Geraldine Fowler to present a French wine dinner Thursday, Jan. 21, at K Restaurant. Cost is $65. Fonzo also hosts a Wild Game Night dinner Feb. 1 ... Café de France in Winter Park hosts a four-course wine dinner with Rhône region pairings Thursday, Jan. 28. Cost is $69... On Feb. 4, Ravello at the Four Seasons Resort hosts a five-course dinner with pairings from Markham Vineyards. Cost is $175 ... Create hygiene kits for Clean the World, an Orlando-based NPO, then learn the art of wine blending as part of Do Good Date Night Feb. 11 at Quantum Leap Winery. Tickets are $25.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign! Marquees for Black Rooster Taqueria and the Tako Cheena satellite space have gone up in Mills 50. Look for the former to open sometime next month, and the latter in a couple of months ... Armando's in College Park has a new awning, but the restaurant is still a couple of months away from opening ... There's live crawfish to be had at Cajun Hotspot Seafood and Sports Bar on West Colonial Drive near North Hiawassee Road ... Oklahama Joe's BBQ will be a part of the ACE Café project downtown when it opens later this year ... Look for the second area outlet for popular Puerto Rican chain El Meson Sandwiches to open in Kissimmee in late spring.

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