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Bullet Point Buffet: Tapas-sized nuggets suitable for sharing.

  • A full-time food-truck park to be called À La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer is planned for the Milk District. According to a press release, it will be located at 615 Irvington Ave., Orlando, which is one block east of Primrose Drive (and essentially behind Se7en Bites and Pho Hoa Noodle Soup). It will feature five full-time food trucks in an open-air pavilion with seating for 61 people. So, basically an outdoor food court? Mid summer is the target to open, so I'm guessing sometime after Labor Day and before Thanksgiving.

It's the Chow Hound Report for Friday, May 4, a roundup of the week's restaurant reviews and news from Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide.

Today, reviews of Chef Wang's Kitchen and AJ's Press in Longwood.

It's the Chow Hound Report for Friday, May 4, a roundup of the week's restaurant reviews and news from Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide.

Today, reviews of Chef Wang's Kitchen and AJ's Press in Longwood.

Bloody Mary bar
Mother's Day is May 13 (it's a Sunday this year). We're compiling a list of Mom Meals here. Click to see what's offered, and if you find soething you like, make a reservation right away. Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

And restaurateurs, if you would like to submit your Mother's Day dining info, send us a note with all the details.

AJs Press sandwich

I knew I was going to like AJ's Press the moment I stepped inside.

That's when I was welcomed, warmly and genuinely, and when, upon hearing that it was my first time there, someone shoved a Jalapeño Bacon Hush Puppy at me.

AJ's Press is, despite the name, which makes it sound like a news organization, a Longwood sandwich shop in a small strip mall near the railroad tracks. The Press part of the name refers to the device that applies heat and pressure to flatten the sandwiches, á la a Cuban sandwich.