Baja Burrito Kitchen closes after 20 years

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Baja Burrito Kitchen, one of the first of the super-sized burrito shops to move into Central Florida, has closed its location in Colonial Plaza. A sign, above, was posted on the door thanking customers for 20 years of business. 

I first reviewed BBK in April of 2000 when the shopping center was known as Colonial Marketcenter. 

No explanation was given for the closing, and the Baja Burrito Kitchen website is gone.

9th annual Science of Wine is April 27

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Here’s an event I look forward to each year: the Science of Wine. It’s a night of sipping wines, eating delicious nibbles, and learning a little bit, too, all to benefit the Orlando Science Center. The ninth annual edition of SOW will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Loch Haven Park facility.

Don’t let the learning part scare you, this is a fun evening that takes all the elements of a typical wine and food walkabout event and adds presentations and displays that teach the intricacies of winemaking. You didn’t think those grapes became wine by magic, did you? Well, some of it is magic but a lot of it is science.

And you can indulge in as much education as you’d like.

Bullet Point Buffet: A Mighty Party, bagels and turkey jerky

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  • Raglan dingleIt’s St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday but our friends at Raglan Road at Disney Springs are starting the party Friday. Dubbed “The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival,” it’s three days of rip-roaring rollicking. Part of what sets it apart from other St. P day celebrations is the entertainment. There’s great entertainment from Irish musicians and dancers at RR all year long, but for the Mighty Festival they bring in some extra talent. I especially enjoy watching the dancers and I’ve always wondered how many people wind up in emergency rooms because they attempted to do some of the moves. Seriously, don’t try this at home. But do try the food and especially the drink. Most people go straight to the Guinness, but consider trying the cocktail called The Pride of the Peninsula. It’s made with Dingle Irish Gin — gin has become as popular as whiskey in Ireland over the last few years — elderflower tonic, fresh lime juice, mint and cucumber. I winced when I saw the cucumber but it helped make it a really refreshing cocktail. Check out the Raglan Road website for the entertainment schedule. You can make reservations for Friday and Saturday but Sunday is first come, first seated.
  • Tonight (March 15) is the first of what will be a monthly event at East End Market called Evening Exchange, or EvEx for hip people. (Do hip people still call hip people hip people?) It’s from 6 to 10 p.m. and includes workshops, demonstrations, specialty cocktail bars and food specials.