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Ocean Sun Brewing celebrates its grand opening Monday, March 21, in the former Southern Moon Smokehouse space on Curry Ford Road. La Fiesta Mexican Grill will make their move into the shared space sometime in April.

Duck Donuts, a chain out of North Carolina, will open four donut stores in the Orlando area. Specific locations have yet to be disclosed. The chain is named for the Outer Banks town of Duck, North Carolina.

The Sweet Shop, 4 Rivers Smokehouse's in-house bakery, has received a refresh with more than 30 new and updated desserts and treats. Brown butter strawberry shortcake and salted caramel bourbon-and-maple cookie, here I come!

Yuhi Fujinaga, former executive chef at New York City's Sea Grill, has been named executive chef at Morimoto Asia.

Speaking of, Morimoto Asia will collaborate with the Crooked Can Brewing Company on a five-course beer pairing dinner Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Cost is $85 ... The Winter Park Sip, Shop & Stroll is also March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Park Avenue. Cost is $25 ... The 22nd Annual Taste of Oviedo goes from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Oviedo Mall.

Look for Misho's Ristorante & Pizzeria to open in the Lake Mary Pointe Plaza in April ... iPho Noodle House will open its second area location in the former Brown's Deli space in Maitland. A location currently sits on Lake Mary Boulevard ... Sweet on Park Dessert & Wine Bar will open this April in the former Metropolitan Dog Spa on the corner of East Washington Street and Rosalind Avenue. You'll recall that Brix Eurobistro occupied the space before that ... Meanwhile, work continues to progress at the new Gnarly Barley location on Virginia Drive in Ivanhoe Village. Look for them to open this summer.

RanGetsu, the longtime sushi joint that started off on I-Drive in late 1980s and moved to Maitland in 2011, will close its doors Saturday, March 5.

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