I'm just not getting what's so rebellious about about Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen & Bar.
Whatever disruption there was to be made in the taco category has already been done, and to satisfying effect with such tacomongers as Hunger Street, Black Rooster and even Pig Floyd's. The latter two are even within walking distance of Four Rebels, which took over the space vacated two years ago by the short-lived Segafredo. You probably didn't visit Segafredo -- that's one of the reasons it was short-lived -- but that's the building in Mills Park with the rooftop lounge. (The roof was closed on both of my visits to Four Rebels.)
Next up in the assemblage line of restaurants: Indian cuisine.
Tandoori Bowl is a new restaurant on Alafaya Trail in Oviedo that employs the “one from column A, one from column B...” style of meal construction. Indian cuisine being what it is, however, you can expect more columns.
Here you start with your carb, either white rice or brown, which is simple enough. (You also have to begin by choosing regular or large size bowls; regular is plenty big.) Next you choose your protein, which might be chicken, lamb, paneer, chickpeas, pork or steak.
Pork or steak? Holy cow, what kind of Indian restaurant is this?
Maria & Enzo's Ristorante, one of four new Disney Springs venues from the Patina Group (which also operates Morimoto Asia), hosted a media preview on Friday, Jan. 4, which also happened to be National Spahgetti Day. The restaurant features the cuisine of Southern Italy served in a an impressive and spacious dining room. The backstory here is that it was the former terminal for flights in and out of the Springs, presumably on sea planes.
If things had gone according to Nik Patel's plan in 2014, Central Florida, and perhaps beyond, would be dotted with Mingos restaurants. If things had gone according to a more recent plan, according to federal prosecutors, Patel would be in Ecuador right now.
As reported by Paul Brinkmann in the Orlando Sentinel Monday, Patel, who pleaded guilty after being indicted for fraud totaling more than $179 million and was free on bond while helping to recover the money he purloined, attempted to fly to Ecuador from Kissimmee Gateway Airport on Saturday.
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