Bullet Point Buffet: No weak links

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Steer interior

  • Watch for The Steer Steakhouse to open in a couple of weeks in the former Bauern-Stube space on South Orange Avenue. As you can see in the photo above (courtesy of Alan Herrington, who also did the redo), the place is looking pretty good. Just getting all of the German kitsch out of the building, which began its life as a Pizza Hut hut, must have been a chore. The restaurant is from Herrington's brother Jay, who also owns Fish On Fire.
  • Speaking of The Steer, there’s still no word on when Bovine, the steakhouse that will occupy the former Park Plaza Gardens space, will open. But yes, the owner is sticking with that name.
  • Our friends at Big Fin Seafood Kitchen are hosting a Happy Hour with street food flare, Sunday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here. You can also see the menu at that link. Just go back and click on it, I’m not putting another link here.
  • The next Chef’s Night at Second Harvest is Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., and it’s going to be a stellar one. Check out the chefs in these sub bullets: 
    • Chef Jason Wolfe of Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events
    •  Chef Scott Pizzo, chef de cuisine of Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton
    •  Executive sous chef Anukul Hampton of the Hilton Bonnet Creek
    • Chef Alberto Navarrete Arias of La Luce
    • Chef Rabii Saber, executive pastry chef of the Four Seasons
    • Wine for the evening will be provided by Quantum Leap. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at this completely different link.

  • Taste! Central Florida will be Sept. 14 this year. While that seems a long way off, May 15 is not. I mention that because from now until 5/15 you can buy one ticket and get 50 percent off the second ticket. So instead of paying $200 apiece, you can get two tickets for $300. Here’s an entirely new link just for the Taste! ticket page.
  • Josh Oakley, the newly installed chef at 1921 Mount Dora, has invited Hari Pulapaka of Cress in DeLand to to come over and cook with him. And get this: They’re going to serve what they cook to paying guests. The 1921/Cress Collaboration Dinner is Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $155 per person, inclusive. I suppose you want a link. OK fine, here.
  • Looking for a Mother's Day dining option? Check out our listings. Just go to the top of this page, click on Extras, then click on Holiday Dining, then click Mother's Day. Or just click here.
  • There’s a new restaurant opening soon on West Colonial Drive in Orlando called JuicyPot. I don’t have anything else on it right now. I just wanted to type JuicyPot. And it didn’t require another link.