A new Vietnamese restaurant is coming to the pho-starved Central Business District. LePho plans to open in the downtown Chase Plaza building in early September ... Teak Neighborhood Grill is really, truly, for-reals open in Maitland. At last, a Spicy Veronica burger without the drive to Metrowest. BTW, ask for the "password-only underground burger menu" ... Mo-Chica Ceviche Peruvian Grill has opened on International Drive ... The old Coffee Garden space on Fern Creek Road and Kaley Avenue will be home to a second outpost of Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream sometime in November ... The Pharmacy in Dr. Phillips has reopened after closing temporarily, thanks to an injection of cash from new owners.
Wild Rice Buffet on Lee Road has closed. There's a new sign reading "El Palacio" on the space, but no word yet on whether it will be another location of the South OBT Latin buffet.
Wild Ocean Seafood hosts a shrimp boil at Redlight Redlight from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 – chomp local shrimp, clams, sausage, corn and potatoes, with the option to add blue crab for an extra $2 ... Bulla Gastrobar celebrates one year here with a First Birthday Bash all day Thursday, Sept. 28, offering happy hour prices all day and a paella tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. ... Millenia 106 may not technically be a part of Magical Dining Month, but chef Bruno Fonseca is offering a $35 prix fixe menu for the month of September, along with wine pairings for just $15 more.
Denver-based national chain Smashburger, which recently opened a third Orlando-area location, has been smacked with a lawsuit by In-N-Out Burger. The Californian cult-favorite claims trademark infringement over Smashburger's "Triple Double," saying it's too similar to their own trademarked Double-Double and Triple Triple burgers. Get it while you can, meat-lovers – it's on Orlando menus, but who knows for how long.
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