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Chef and I scallops

This episode of Compliments of the Chef could be titled Compliments of The Chef & I as Chris Rains, chef/owner of The Chef & I at Hall on the Yard in Ivanhoe Village, demonstrates his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops.

Risotto is labor intensive, but Rains gives some useful tips on making the rice dish. And he shows how to beautifully sear the scallops.

Watch the video below and then give the recipe a try.

 

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Chef and I scallops

This episode of Compliments of the Chef could be titled Compliments of The Chef & I as Chris Rains, chef/owner of The Chef & I at Hall on the Yard in Ivanhoe Village, demonstrates his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops.

Risotto is labor intensive, but Rains gives some useful tips on making the rice dish. And he shows how to beautifully sear the scallops.

Watch the video below and then give the recipe a try.

 

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Chef and I scallops

This episode of Compliments of the Chef could be titled Compliments of The Chef & I as Chris Rains, chef/owner of The Chef & I at Hall on the Yard in Ivanhoe Village, demonstrates his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pan-seared Sea Scallops.

Risotto is labor intensive, but Rains gives some useful tips on making the rice dish. And he shows how to beautifully sear the scallops.

Watch the video below and then give the recipe a try.

 

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Kung fu tea

Kung Fu Tea is the business that will replace Too Much Sauce at Mills Park in the Mills 50 district. KFT is a franchise that started in Flushing, Queens, in 2010. It specializes in Taiwan-style bubble tea and claims to be the largest bubble tea brand with over 350 locations across the U.S. “[a]s one of the OGs of bubble tea...”

Just curious – how much longer do we have to put up with businesses and menu items being labeled as the OG? For those not wishing to Google it, OG stands for original gangster and its provenance, you shouldn’t be surprised, is in gang culture. Cute, huh?

A tenant has been found for another vacant space, this one in downtown Orlando. Solita Tacos & Margaritas will move in to the former Wahlburgers on the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue. Solita is from Xperience Restaurant Group, which also owns, among other brands, Chevys Fresh Mex. Wahlburgers, which opened in 2016, closed permanently in June 2020. Solita is coming this fall.

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Outdoor dining

Here are the finalists for the 2022 Best Outdoor Dining Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants.

You may vote for one restaurant by ticking the box next to its name and then clicking the VOTE button.

After you vote, leave a comment below telling us WHO YOU VOTED FOR and why you think your choice should win. Be sure to mention the name of the restaurant in your comment – we can’t see who you voted for. Tell us what you like about the restaurant and its outdoor dining. We may use your comment if your choice is declared the winner.

Voting will continue through Sunday, July 17.

Here are the finalists: