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The former Coytown Winn-Dixie is set to become an Asian supermarket, plus more in our weekly food roundup



Restaurant ASH, by Hell's Kitchen contestant and Funky Monkey (Pointe Orlando) chef de cuisine Ashley Nickell, will open in the former Funky Monkey (Mills Avenue) space this May. "ASH" is an acronym for "Artisanal, Sustainable, Harmonious."

SugarCanes, a Caribbean- and South-American-inspired restaurant and rum bar, will open next weekend on I-Drive. They'll stock rum varieties from 30 different countries.

The former Winn-Dixie store in the Coytown Shopping Center will soon morph into Mia Supermarket, stocking Asian grocery items. (Signage has already gone up.) There will be an on-site bakery, as well as Cantonese barbecue.

D-Luxe Burger will offer gourmet burgers when it opens this summer at the still-under-construction Town Center at Disney Springs. The Town Center, a neighborhood done up in Spanish Revival style, will also house a Sprinkles cupcake ATM.

The venerable Venetian Room at the Caribe Royale resort is now the Venetian Chop House.

Jake Krausz, estate director and owner of Napa's Arkenstone Vineyards, hosts a tasting event at Wine Barn Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. Cost is $25.

The four-course North Quarter District Progressive Dinner is Saturday, March 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Quarter Tavern and ending at Citrus. The ticket price of $50 includes wine pairings.

Also March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Ravenous Pig holds a pig roast in celebration of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Cost is $17 for a plate of pork and Southern sides, plus dessert.

The Coop's Low Country Boil (shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes) on, yep, Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will feature a craft beer bar from Orlando Brewing Co. along with live music. Admission is free; the food and drink isn't.

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