Bullet Point Buffet: Openings? A Slew.

Bullet Point Buffet: Openings? A Slew.

Puck rendering

It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about restaurants that have closed, it’s nice to be able to report a slew of openings.

  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is expected to officially open at Disney Springs Monday. Puck had previously had Wolfgang Puck Cafe when the area was known as Downtown Disney West Side, but that’s another story. It was a good restaurant when it opened in 1997, with an upstairs dining room that was meant to more closely approximate the culinary experience at the celebrity chef’s popular Spago. Then Levy Restaurants bought the Wolfgang Puck brand and took over the restaurant. How much did the restaurant change? Puck once told me that he considered asking Levy to take his name off of it. Puck, I’m told, is in control of the new restaurant, so let’s keep a good thought.
  • F&D Woodfired Italian Kitchen has opened at 2420 Curry Ford Road, taking the place of Peppino’s Organic Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, which operated in that building a very short time. This is the area that the developers have dubbed the Hourglass District. The city’s Main Streets program would rather you call it Curry Ford West (never mind that it’s on the east side).
Tony Roma
  • Over in the Thornton Park District (that’s TPD on the Main Street’s website), the Menagerie Eatery & Bar is open and, presumably, keeping regular hours, though those hours don’t include Mondays or Tuesdays. It’s from the operators of RusTeak and the Stubborn Mule, just across the way on S. Eola Avenue.
  • In downtown Orlando, in the undistricted area near the Orange County Courthouse, the Ramen has opened. That’s its name: The Ramen. It’s owned by Suichi Tanida, former chef at Mitsukoshi restaurant in the Japan pavilion at Epcot. It’s in the former Philly Connection space at 480 N. Orange Ave.
  • À La Cart has opened in the Milk District and no, Cart is not misspelled. The concept is sort of an open-air food court, with food trucks and carts (not cartes) ringing a green space. Beer and wine are available from a central pavilion.
  • Jumping over to Lake Nona, Park Pizza & Brewing is now serving in the Lake Nona Town Center. This is the third local brand from Orlando based Tavistock Restaurant Group. Even though it is open now, the grand opening isn’t scheduled until January.
  • Ford’s Garage, a Florida chain that started in Ft. Myers in 2012, has opened a location at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. It’s in a freestanding building that sort of looks like a garage. It’s a perfect name for a greasy spoon diner, but burgers and beer are the specialties.
  • La Boucherie, which bills itself as “France’s most popular steakhouse,” has opened a restaurant in Bayhill Plaza at 7625 Turkey Lake Road. It’s in the space that most recently was a Graffiti Junktion and, if I recall, the original location of Memories of India.
  • And because the news can’t all be rosy, Kokino, a tapas restaurant also in Bayhill Plaza, has closed.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4563-bullet-point-buffet-openings-a-slew


Here are the Finalists for Best Burger Foodster Award 2018

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It was another hotly contested category but we have the finalists for Best Burger in our Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Check out the list below and place your ballot.

You may vote for only one restaurant, and please vote just once.

After placing your vote, leave a comment below telling us why you like your selection (be sure to mention the name of the restaurant in you comment otherwise we won’t know which one you’re talking about). We may use your comments when we announce the winners.

Please note: Even if you placed a vote during the nominating phase, you must vote for your favorite in the finals; all the votes received during the nominating phase have been zeroed out. 

Voting ends Nov. 28. The Winners will be announced in the Nov. 29 edition of Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide’s eletter. To subscribe, text SJO to 66866.

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/foodster-awards/vote-now/4559-here-are-the-finalists-for-best-burger-foodster-award-2018


More on the Dexter’s Saga

Dexter lake maryNew information coming in on the status of the four Dexter’s restaurants. As reported earlier, and confirmed in this story, Greg Peters, founder of Graffiti Junktion, is part of a partnership that took over the Thornton Park and Winter Park locations.

I confirmed that John Hoffmeister, who was one of the partners with Dexter Richardson and Adrian Mann, has retained the Lake Mary store. In a phone conversation Friday morning, Hoffmeister said that he isn’t sure if he will hold on to the restaurant or sell it. “Right now, I am currently back in control of everything,” he said. “I’m possibly selling everything but now 100 percent sure.” He said that if he did sell to a party that has shown interest, he would likely stay on as the general manager to run things. “I expect to be here another five to 10 years,” he said.

Hoffmeister started as a dishwasher at the Dexter’s on Fairbanks Avenue 30 years ago and worked his way up through the kitchen and into management.

Hoffmeister also confirmed that the owners of the Windermere Dexter’s are Tom and Holly Ziupsnys, who also own a restaurant called Dulcetto in Championsgate. The Ziupsnyses have not returned repeated calls.

As I told you in my article Thursday, the Thornton Park and Winter Park Dexter’s will bring back some old items that had been taken off the menu over the years, including the Chicken Tortilla Pie.

Hoffmeister said that he does not plan to make any big changes at Lake Mary. “We’re killing it up here,” he said.

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4562-more-on-the-dexter-s-saga


Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar

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Ever since I first reviewed Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar, in October of 2006, I’ve considered it to be one of the finest Italian restaurants in the area. And since I don’t get the chance to return often enough, I jumped at the invitation to dine there recently to try some of the dishes that owner Rocco Potami rotates through his menu.

Roccos burrata1

Potami started by serving my guest and me an appetizer of Bresaola, the air-cured beef that is a specialty of Northwest Italian, and fresh Burrata, often known as a creamier mozzarella. The cheese was topped with shaved Parmesan and fresh arugula leaves. Potami admonished us not to put any pepper on the burrata, which I probably would have done to perk up the mild cheese. But with the peppery notes of the arugula, nothing else was necessary.

Tony Roma

Roccos agnolotti1

Next came Agnolotti, similar to ravioli, filled with delicious short rib meat and coated with a creamy pesto.

Roccos risotto1

Paired on the plate was a Scallop Risotto with saffron and asparagus. The nutty rice had bay scallops mixed in and the presentation was topped with a tender bay scallop, perfectly seared. (We were served tasting-size portions.)

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The main course was a Filetto with porcini mushrooms and grape tomatoes. The mushrooms were sauteed in white wine, created and proper sauce for the perfectly grilled beef.

Roccos dessert

For dessert there was Italian Cheesecake with that wonderfully crumbly texture, and a well-executed Tiramisu.

Roccos dining room

Service, as it has always been, was first rate. The main dining room is subdued elegance, with tables covered with fine white cloths and set with classy stemware. (Have your server fill one of the stems with some Falanghina del Sannio DOP Janare, an Italian white with a forward tastes of apples and citrus.)

When the nearby Mount Vernon Inn and its Red Fox Lounge were razed to make way for the myriad chain restaurants that line the boulevard, Potami started hosting Red Fox entertainers in his lounge. So on the evening we dined we could hear the music of a singer at a piano and see couples dancing. That’s the kind of relaxed atmosphere Rocco’s offers, and that’s the kind of gracious host Potami is.

Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar is at 400 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. It is open for dinner Monday through Saturday. The phone number is 407-644-7770.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/reviews/recent-reviews/61-italian/4560-rocco-s-italian-grille-bar


Sale of 2 Dexter’s Restaurants Finalized

dexter pie

As I first reported last month, the Dexter’s restaurants in Thornton Park and Winter Park have been sold to a group that includes Graffiti Junktion founder Greg Peters. Peters confirmed Wednesday that the sale had been finalized.

Drew Weisner, who has been with Dexter’s for several years, will oversee the operations of the two restaurants, Peters said. Speaking by phone, Peters said that they plan to restore the restaurants to their earlier, more popular days and will bring back some old menu favorites, including the Chicken Tortilla Pie. (The Chicken Tortilla Pie, shown above, was always a guilty pleasure of mine.)

Other key staff members are expected to be kept on, and guests probably won’t start noticing any changes for another month, I’m told.

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4561-sale-of-2-dexter-s-restaurants-finalized


Brio Bravo Parent Moves Headquarters to Downtown Orlando

FoodFirst LogoAnother restaurant brand is moving its headquarters to Orlando. To downtown Orlando, yet. What’s more, it’s moving into the same building that already is home to a global restaurant brand. And neither one has a restaurant in the downtown area.

FoodFirst Global Restaurants, Inc., is the company that is moving in. You probably don’t recognize that name, but you’re likely familiar with Brio Tuscan Grille and Bravo Cucina Italiana, two Italian brands with locations in the area. (Well, there was a Bravo at the Dellagio plaza but it closed about a month ago.) FoodFirst is a new company that formed in Columbus, Ohio, which is where Brio and Bravo got their starts. Currently, those two brands are the only ones in FoodFirst’s portfolio, but that’s almost certain to change.

That’s because FF’s Founder, Owner-Partner, Chairman & CEO is Brad Blum, who for many years was an executive with Darden Restaurants and was president of the Olive Garden division. After leaving Darden, Blum had stints as CEO of Burger King and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. He was also the owner of Dogmatic, an upstart hot dog concept on E. 17th Street near Union Square in New York that is closed.

But throughout that time, Blum has kept his home in Winter Park. Thus the move from Columbus to Orlando. Another reason: Columbus vs. Orlando.

Tony Roma

“As a long-time resident of Winter Park, FL, I have been an admirer of the way in which the greater Orlando area has grown,” Blum said in a press release. “Our new company headquarters will be an excellent environment as we work together to foster innovation. It is a diverse community and has a great deal of international tourism.”

FoodFirst is slated to move into downtown’s CNL building, which is also home to Red Lobster’s corporate offices and test kitchen. You’ll recall that Red Lobster was originally a Darden brand that was spun off a few years ago.

FoodFirst has said it will build a test kitchen facility but it isn’t clear at this time if it would be in the CNL building or elsewhere. Red Lobster has an elaborate state of the art kitchen facility there as well as a mockup of a Red Lobster restaurant for training — it is not open to the public.

The two Brios in the area are at Winter Park Village and Mall at Millenia. The new parent company will focus on growing its two current brands. It will also be changing their names to Brio Italian Mediterranean and Bravo Fresh Italian. According to the statment, FoodFirst will maintain the support center in Ohio.

Besides Darden and now FoodFirst, Orlando and Central Florida are also home to headquarters for RomaCorp, Tony Roma’s and TR Fire Grill; Earl Enterprises, parent of Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwish and Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, among others; Hard Rock Cafe; Tavistock Restaurants; Ruth’s Hospitality Group; Sonny’s Barbecue; and the quicly growing 4R Restaurant Group.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4558-brio-bravo-parent-moves-headquarters-to-downtown-orlando


Our Top 20 December Family Events for Central Florida

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Light Up UCF is one of our favorite events of the year. Enjoy ice skating, a few carnival rides (including a ferris wheel), a carriage ride, outdoor holiday movies and LIGHTS! It’s great fun for the whole family. More…

2. Community Light Up Events

Check out a light up event in your community. From tree lighting to carolers to carriage rides and more, just about every community in Central Florida offers a light up event. More…

3. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

What’s more merry than Mickey? From snow on Main Street to a castle lighting, fireworks, parades and more, this event is sure to thrill the kiddos (if they can stay up that late)! More…

4. Dr. Phillips Center White Christmas

The Dr. Phillips Center is bringing SO many holiday events to Central Florida families. From ticketed events to free concerts and shows, check out all that Dr. Phillips has to offer this holiday season. More…

From lighted Christmas trees to Santa, you can enjoy some free holiday fun at Disney Springs Santa’s Chalet. What’s best…you can put in your name to see Santa and they’ll alert you when your time is up so you can enjoy shopping and fun while you wait. More…

Enjoy frigid temps, ice tubing, sculptures and more with Gaylord Palms ICE. Also, be sure to check out the other holiday offerings at Gaylord Palms because there is so much to do this season. More…

There are ice skating rinks popping up all over Central Florida. While Winter Park isn’t offering one this year, you can find them in Celebration, UCF, Mt. Dora and more. Take the kids to enjoy ice skating…while it lasts! More…

Enjoy snow falling from the sky every single night during the holidays in Celebration! Enjoy sounds of the season and more while your kids can enjoy the snow fall every hour on the hour from 6 PM to 9 PM. More…

There are parades throughout Central Florida. From floats and cars to boat parades, your family can enjoy some holiday fun with different parades around Central Florida. We enjoy the Winter Park parade. More…

There are now events such as SnowFest at RDV, Snow Mountain in Oviedo, and more. Let the kids play in ACTUAL SNOW this holiday season with fun-filled snow event! More…

There are so many opportunities to dine with Santa. From The Florida Mall to local church breakfasts to restaurants and hotels like Alfond Inn, your kids can enjoy some time with Old St. Nick at breakfast time. More…

Enjoy a day at the Central Florida Zoo with Santa and celebrate the holidays with your favorite zoo animals. More…

For some free holiday fun (and time with Santa), check out Bass Pro Shops Christmas Meet and Greet! More…

Enjoy ELF at the Orlando REP Theatre this December. Your kids will love this made-for-kids production of the holiday favorite film! More…

For a day trip outside of Central Florida, check out the Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida. It makes for a day of fun in historic St. Augustine, but also an evening of festive fun too! More…

Freeform is offering all of your favorite holiday movies (and some recent other movies too) through November and December. Light the fire, make some hot cocoa and enjoy these movies in the comfort of your own home. More…

There are outdoor holiday movies coming up at events like Light Up UCF, but also in Downtown Orlando and in communities throughout Central Florida. Enjoy the cooler weather and bring your blankets, coolers and camping chairs too! More…

18. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Get out and check out some incredible holiday lights at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! We love this event each year and we know your family will too! From ice shows to Christmas lights and, of course, your favorite sea animals, check out this holiday event. More…

While we haven’t been yet, it’s on our list for this year to check out the Daytona Magic of Lights. This event has been going on for a few years and we wanted to add it to the list for you to check out too! More…

There are some fantastic holiday concert events. From free concerts in Altamonte Springs to Dr. Phillips Center and communities throughout Central Florida, get in the spirit with a concert near you. More…

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Cinco Tacos + Tequila

Cinco exterior

I’m not going to use valet service to go to a taco joint. I’m just not.

But twice when I first tried to visit Cinco Tacos + Tequila, a Winter Park restaurant that includes actor Mario Lopez and former NSYNCer Chris Kirkpatrick among its backers, valeting was the only parking option. All available open spaces were blocked off so that dropping the car off was the only option. I don’t care if it’s complimentary — it’s a freaking taco joint.

So I waited until the newness wore off (it opened in late July) and made a midweek visit when there were some self parking options. There was still a valet guy there but he looked bored. Probably because the restaurant was nearly empty. Had the newness worn off that much? Or had the people who jammed it on those opening weeks come to realize what I soon would, that you can get better tacos and variations on Mexican food elsewhere?

Tony Roma

Cinco 5

Cinco wall

CT+T took over the building that was vacated in January by Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar. The interior has been completely redone and somehow seems smaller. That might be due to a rather blocky rectangular cuboid that defines a center row of booths, the canopy of which appears to be artificial turf strewn with stones. (The wall on the outside of the building appears to be in need of mowing, too.) The room is not unattractive and is minimally decorated, if you overlook a huge Aztecan mural on one wall. The designer made better use of brick walls and lighting and a large but subtle 5 etched into frosted glass inside the front door.

The menu makes no claim to authentic Mexican cuisine, or even Tex-Mex. Thankfully, not even Flori-Mex (am I the only one who doesn’t miss Paco’s?). Instead, it offers Cali-Mex.

What’s the difference? It’s debatable but in general you’re probably not going to find melted cheeses on top of entrees. Also, as has become stereotypical of California cuisine, the ingredients might tend to be more healthful, or as healthful as a taco can be.

I would think, though, that even in trying to be less gloppy, Cinco would strive to make its food more flavorful. And although healthful might also be interpreted to mean smaller portions, it shouldn’t have to mean chintzy. Unfortunately, much of what I had on my dinner visit was unexciting and bland. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good, like fill-the-parking-lot, wait-listed good.

Cinco has adopted the decidedly Tex-Mexican practice of offering complimentary chips and salsa upon seating. Chips were plain but ungreasy; the salsa could have used some oomph.

Cinco fundido

My friends and I started with an appetizer of Queso Fundido con Chorizo, a blend of chihuahua and white cheddar cheeses with a few bits of sausage. Too thick for a dip, it’s meant to be spooned onto warm tortillas. More than two tortillas would have been nice for our table of four.

Cinco belly

We shared an assortment of tacos. The Korean BBQ Pork Belly was the table’s favorite. The pork belly had a pleasant unctuousness, and the pickled onions and gochujang sauce made it the most flavorful thing we tasted.

Cinco shrimp

The Baja Fish tacos were shrimp, two to a tortilla, with a cilantro-lime slaw. The protein seemed insufficient.

Cinco carnitas

The Carnitas Tacos were a study in minimalism. Each order of tacos (3 for $15) came with a side of rice and beans. Black beans, because Cali-Mex doesn’t recognize refried beans and its lard.

Cinco rita

Tequila being the plus in the name, I also tried the Cinco Rita, one of 11 ritas, marga on the drinks list. Made with Hornitos Plata tequila and Patron Citronge, it was nice and tangy thanks to a lime squeeze.

Our server was pleasant but seemed cautious when replying to questions. Management was present but I don’t think it was either Lopez or the boyband boy. Can’t be sure. Lopez has been to the restaurant at least once since it opened, and he tweeted to his followers about “my new restaurant” when it opened. But the celebrity association is kept low key.

Then again, so is the food.

Cinco Tacos + Tequila is at 140 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. The phone number is 407-725-7100.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/categoryblog/399-tacos/4557-cinco-tacos-tequila


Cows ‘n Cabs 2018 Biggest Ever

Cows Cabs Pig

The eigth annual Cows ‘n Cabs was held in Winter Park’s West Meadow on Saturday, Nov. 3. Organizer John Rivers said it was the biggest ever in terms of attendance and participating restaurants. And, potentially, monies raised for the two charities it benefits, After School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando. Highlights included Kathleen Blake’s Smoked Mullet Dip from Rusty Spoon and Frank Galeano’s Pork Belly Matambre from Tapa Toro. Most unusual dish was from Camilo Velasco of 1921 Mount Dora who offered breaded and fried (and spicy) Frog Legs. 

Watch the video below for some of the sights and sounds of the event:

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/videos/4554-cows-n-cabs-2018-biggest-ever


Pan Asian Planned for Pointe

Lotus Asia House booths

More Asian food is scheduled to come in off the street when Lotus Asia House opens at Pointe Orlando next year. The new restaurant will take over the space formerly held by RA Sushi.

Lotus Asia House is being developed by restaurateur Karim El Sherif along with chef/consultant Scott Drewno. El Sherif’s Linkedin profile says that he has been owner of Lotus since July of this year. Previously, he was director of food and beverage/taskforce consultant at the Waldorf Astoria, The Roosevelt in New Orleans.

Drewno is the chef-owner of Chiko in Washington,D.C., and previously worked with Wolfgang Puck at various restaurants, including The Source.

In a statement provided by Pointe Orlando, El Sherif said of Lotus Asia House, “We want to make this an area where people will want to sip creative cocktails and sample Pan-Asian cuisine, inspired by street food vendors found all over Asia.”

The menu will offer Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines as well as sushi. The decor, shown here in artist renderings, will feature a sculpture of Buddha at the entrance to the lounge, because, you know, it’s Asian. Seating will be at large round booths and communal tables. There will also be an indoor-outdoor sushi bar. Outdoor sushi is fun in the Florida summers.

No date has been set for the opening, but expect it early 2019. The previously announced Hopdoddy Burger Bar, which is going into the former Funky Monkey Wine Company space, should open shortly after the New Year if not before.

Lotus Asia House Rendering bar

Tony Roma

 https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4548-pan-asian-planned-for-pointe


Bullet Point Buffet: Cake, Wine, Beer and Noodles

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  • TastyChomps, the Ricky Ly-led blog, has announced plans for its second Ramen Rumble in association with Osprey Tavern. Ramen Rumble 2 will take place Dec. 10 at the Baldwin Park restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m. The rumbling chefs this time around are: Yuhi Fujinaga, Executive Chef Morimoto Asia at Disney springs; Kevin Kel Phanhvilay, Chef/Owner Sticky Rice Lao Street Food; and Travis Cliff, Head Chef Jade New Asian. (No one actually rumbles but knives might be drawn.) Tickets here.
  • Congratulations to The Glass Knife on its first anniversary. I didn’t bake a cake but chef Stuart Whitfield did and he’ll share a slice with the first 365 guests Sat., Nov. 10. It’s for dine-in customers only, so don’t just hop out of the car with the engine running and expect to grab a slice to go.
Tony Roma
  • Yellow Dog Eats is celebrating its 20th anniversary, also Nov. 10, at the Gotha location. The restaurant is actually 22 years old but it’s two decades in Gotha (almost; it moved from Winter Park in 1999). There will be a $20 food special but there’s no mention of cake. But I know where they can get one.
  • Also on Saturday, at the other end of the 408, you can have a Taste of Orlando at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. It’s $15 in advance or $20 tomorrow. It starts at 11 a.m. and the site says it runs “all day,” so don’t yell at me if you get there late and it’s over. If you want to save the five bucks on tickets, click here.
  • Here’s something else going on at the Osprey Tavern. It’s the Inquisitor Wine Dinner. When? you ask. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. $95 for chef’s tasting menu and $40 for the South African wines pairings. How is it a wine dinner without the pairings? Inquisitive minds want to know. Call 407-960-7700 for the answer and a reservation.
  • If beer is more your thing, you might be interested in the 12 Beers of Christmas at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will feature multiple stations of local brewers pouring holiday themed brews paired with pan-Asian bites. Morimoto, the Iron Chef himself, will be on hand as host. $55 per person; tickets here.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/news/4552-bullet-point-buffet-cake-wine-beer-and-noodles


Nona Social Bar + Kitchen

Nona Social burger

Nona Tap Room is gone and Nona Social Bar + Kitchen has taken its place. Except for the variation of the name, I can’t see a whole lot of difference between the two.

It’s still a neighborhoody place that is more bar than kitchen. Still a bit on the small, cozy side. It still features a menu that is burgercentric. And the kitchen still can’t cook a burger to a medium-rare temperature. Or perhaps just refuses to.

Too bad because the burger I had when I visited recently, the Bacon Bleu, was a good burger than could have been better if it had been cooked properly. The patty was a decent size and had a nice char. It was topped with a smear of blue cheese that was half melted, plus a couple of thick-sliced bacon rashers. The bun was plain but fresh.

Tony Roma

The accompanying fries were better than average. I give them a B.

Nona Social Bar

As I said, the bulk of the menu is burgers, though there are also tacos, sandwiches and salads. Nona Social’s website features a photo of what appears to be a salmon entree, but I’ll be darned if I could find one on the menu.

Speaking of photos, if you were to visit the website and Facebook page you’d probably come to the conclusion that Nona Social wants to be known as a breastaurant. I thought we were entering a more enlightened age but apparently not.

Nona Social Bar + Kitchen is at 9145 Narcoossee Road, Orlando. It is open for lunch and dinner daily, including late nights. The phone number is 407-674-7818.

https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/reviews/recent-reviews/50-burger/4549-nona-social-bar-kitchen


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Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

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  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

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  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0