Food & Drink
Downtown Disney stages its first food truck rally with Daily City
Plus five openings, two closings, and a Sip of Baldwin Park
Published: June 18, 2014
Downtown Disney stages its first food truck rally, Trucks on the Town, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in partnership with Mark Baratelli’s Food Truck Bazaar. Fourteen rolling restos will be on property, including five Disney trucks. Look for a few of those Disney trucks to convoy to an off-property Food Truck Bazaar sometime soon.
Kappo, a shop showcasing “the best of Japanese-inspired cuisine through evolving seasonal offerings” opens later this month at East End Market, taking over the La Bretxa spot. The owners will stage a multi-course dinner 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at EEM. Cost is $75 and seating is limited to 12.
Tolla’s Deli has come under new ownership and will close June 27. The new owners will reopen (name TBD) as a breakfast and lunch place, though there may be the occasional dinner service.
Bryce Balluff (of the Fork in the Road food truck) has opened Southern Moon Smokehouse & Brewery on Curry Ford Road in the former Holy Smoke BBQ space.
Wine/beer happenings: B&B Junction serves a five-course Cajun-themed menu paired with brews from the Orange Blossom Brewing Co. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22; cost is $50 per person. The Sip Event at Baldwin Park features wine, beer and cocktail samples as well as light fare from CaddyShanks, Jack’s Steakhouse, Colibri Mexican Cuisine and more, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 25; cost is $25 per person. NOPA Grill is the site of the Winter Park BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 (ticket price: $35).
Look for Pi Hole Pizza to take over the space once occupied by Chomp Chomp Pizza on West Fairbanks Avenue … Cindy’s Café (formerly Cindy’s Tropical Café) will move from its current locale on Virginia Drive to the former Sunshine Diner space on North Orange Avenue in Health Village … Osprey Tavern moves into the old Bullfish space in Baldwin Park sometime this fall … Elephant Bar in Altamonte has closed … And don’t forget: Trader Joe’s opens next Friday, June 27!
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