Henry and Michele Salgado have sold their East End Market restaurant, Txokos Basque Kitchen, after opening it less than a year and a half ago. The restaurant remains open, but under the new management.
Andrea Pastore, owner of the neighborhood market 903 Mills (at that address in the Lake Davis district of Orlando), is one of the new leaseholders. The name and the concept are both likely to change, but details so far have not been forthcoming. Pastore was in a meeting and was not able to immediately return a phone call.
The Salgados have moved back to New Smyrna Beach where their Spanish River Grille continues to be a popular destination restaurant. They, too, have plans for that restaurant, which they will release soon. Henry Salgado is a past nominee for a James Beard best chef award.
Txokos Basque Kitchen is the only full-service restaurant at East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando, and was a critical success when it opened in spring 2014.
This story is developing and will be updated.