What's Hot
What's Going On


Search thousands of events in our database.


Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.


Search hundreds of clubs in our database.


OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

Food & Drink

Another Trader Joe’s, Second Harvest Guest Chef Night, Green Chile Festival, Seed Swap, and more

Tip Jar: local food news

Photo: , License: N/A

The inaugural Second Harvest Guest Chef Night Aug. 29 will feature Cress Restaurant’s Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka preparing a multi-course dinner for guests in the Darden Community Kitchen. The new monthly event is limited to 100 guests and costs $50 per person, with all proceeds going to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and its outreach activities. Visit foodbankcentralflorida.org or call 407-514-1048 for tickets.

Also for the first time, Austin-based Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s will celebrate their Green Chile Festival at the Kissimmee branch – though it’s the 25th annual fest for the chain. A batch of the harvest-fresh peppers has been brought in from Hatch, N.M., and is being featured in seven green-chile-touched dishes through Sept. 8.

If you’re looking to do a little good or maybe learn a little something, Do Good Farms has volunteer opportunities at their aquaponics facility on Aug. 22, 27, 29 and 31. Expect at least three hours of hot, sweaty manual labor to help people in need. Visit dogoodfarm.org.

Mills Park will see the first Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Florida … Also at Mills Park, buildout continues for the highly anticipated Segafredo Zanetti Café scheduled to open in December … Graffiti Junktion plans to open this fall in the former Harmoni Market space in Longwood … The area’s second Trader Joe’s has been confirmed for the yet-to-be-built Parkside at Dr. Phillips.

If you like the idea of eating for free, register for First Watch’s Sun eClub for a chance to win a weekly breakfast, brunch or lunch for two for a year … Shipyard Brewery in Winter Park served its last pint last Thursday … The Swan and Dolphin Resort announced its Fourth Annual Food & Wine Classic will take place Oct. 18-19, with chef Todd English making a special appearance … The Seed Swap at Leu Gardens takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 – barter some plant starters for free admission to the park.

Got restaurant dish? Share your tips with dining@orlandoweekly.com

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus