Orlando chefs Kevin Fonzo (K restaurant) and Jamie McFadden (Cuisiniers Catering) and other members of the Central Florida hospitality community will host Food & Wine Unite, a fundraiser to benefit the staff and volunteers of the Center of Central Florida, which was an invaluable resource immediately following the Pulse massacre.
I wish there were more independently owned restaurants than bars — and someday there may be — but in the meantime, the best we can hope for is that some of these bars take it upon themselves to also serve decent food.
Dapper Duck is one of those striving to do just that. D.D. occupies the space that many longtime residents will remember as Dan’s Sandwich Shoppe. That was so long ago that I think people still spelled it shoppe.
At first glance, the menu doesn’t look very promising.
It has taken a while to come together, but it’s now official: Circo is coming to Orlando.
As I first told you in December of 2014, talks have been underway with the restaurant group that owns and operates the legendary Le Cirque Restaurant Brands in New York, including Le Cirque, Circo and Sirio Ristorante.
Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria, which brought a touch of chic casual dining to the Edgewood area, has closed.
The restaurant opened in 2013 at 6327 S. Orange Ave., Orlando,and was favorably reviewed for its pizzas that were cooked in a woodburning oven with a platfrom that rotated and rose to cook the pizzas to a delightful crispness in seconds. Tartini had also attempted a second location in Apopka a couple of years ago.
At the end of my first review, I said that Tartini deserved to do well. Pity to see it closed.
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