Let's Talk Sandwiches

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wmfe_logo_blueOn this week's WMFE-FM segment, I chat with 90.7's Nicole Creston about sandwiches. Everybody loves a good sandwich, and we've got some dandy places to get them. You can listen in on the segment Friday at 5:45 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 9:35. Or, you can click this link to hear the podcast right here.

Here are some of the places we talkes about, plus a few extras.

Barnie's Master Barista James Duncan Wins Latte Art Challenge in Shanghai Competition

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James_DuncanJames Duncan, the newly named master barista for Orlando based Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, the rebranded Barnie’s Coffee & Tea, has won the Latte Art Challenge category at the Ultimate Barista Challenge in Shanghai.

The event took place during the 15th International Exhibition for Food, Drink, Hospitality, Foodservice, Bakery and Retail Industries. Duncan was the only representative from the United States.

“We’re so proud of James,” said president and CEO Jonathan Smiga.  “He is extremely talented, disciplined and passionate about his craft.  He’s a great asset to our team and we’re honored to have him represent our company.”

Duncan, originally from Texas, recently relocated to Central Florida to take the position of master barista as Barnie’s gears up to roll out more of its CoffeeKitchen concepts. His latte work may be seen upon his return at the Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen at 118 Park Ave. S., Winter Park.


Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar to Occupy Former Samba Room

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Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, a West Palm Beach chain, will open its first restaurant outside of South Florida in the former Samba Room on Sand Lake Road. This will be the company’s fifth restaurant and its largest, with 8200 square feet inside and a 2000 square foot patio and bar overlooking the lake.

Prato, New Restaurant from Luma on Park Crew, Opens on Park Avenue

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Prato, the new restaurant from the Luma on Park team, officially opens today after a VIP debut Monday night. Indeed, late last week the space, a former Ann Taylor retail store, was still in the throes of construction. But everything is now in place, and the cooks and servers are starting to become familiar with their new place. Prato is at 124 Park Ave. N., Winter Park. It will be open for lunch Wednesday through Sunday and dinner daily. Here's a link to prato-wp.com. The phone number is 407-262-0050.