Bullet Point Buffet: Movings, Openings, Closings

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Crooked Can medal

  • Frank Galeano has left the kitchen at Tapa Toro and is moving to San Francisco to accept the position of head chef at Wingtip, a private social club. He’ll be joining two former colleagues – Brian Moll and Mark King – from his days at Isleworth Country Club and Club at Mediterra in Bonita Springs. “So basically three Florida boys will be running things there,” Galeano said in a message.
  • Mia’s Italian Kitchen on International Drive in Orlando has introduced a “bottomless dining” options, but I caution you that this does not refer to the dress code. Learn from my mistake, people.
  • Speaking of bottoms, Hungry Pants, the new restaurant from the former owners of the Yum Yum Cupcakes food truck, has opened softly on South Orange Avenue in the former Carol’s Place place. It will have limited hours through the softness of the opening and then serve lunch and dinner daily when it opens hardly on Nov. 4.

  • Winter Park mayor Steve Leary will proclaim Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 Rivers Day in observance of the locally-grown (and growing) chain’s 10th anniversary. Founder and CEO John Rivers will host an anniversary party at the Fairbanks Avenue smokehouse from 5 to 8 p.m. with free food samples and beers from Redlight Redlight as well as food for purchase. Proclamation ceremony is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.
  • Speaking of breweries, Winter Garden’s Crooked Can received a silver medal, pictured at top, from the Great American Beer Festival for its Florida Sunshine Lager. It placed in the Munich-style helles category. The festival was held Oct. 3-5 in Denver.
  • Look for the next tenant of the Felipe Rodriguez space in Thornton Park to specialize in Philly cheesesteaks. Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House closed after only six months.
  • Six months was about the lifespan for Bite, the downtown restaurant whose name was an acronym for be inspired to eat, which has also closed.
  • Lake Mary’s Kona Poké is opening a second location, in Sanford, on WP Ball Boulevard next month.
  • Tin & Taco, which recently opened a third location in College Park, will open a fourth in Winter Park, also next month.