AJ’s Press opens in Longwood, a tapas-style dinner menu comes to Brooklyn Cafe and more in local foodie news
AJ’s Press, the No. 4-ranked eatery in the nation according to (*cough*) Yelp, is now open in Longwood … Farm & Haus inside East End Market will rebrand itself as the Bowl Bar and offer a menu of warm grain bowls and salad bowls. Their pre-made meal service will continue, but meals will be all dairy- and gluten-free … Jinya Ramen Bar will open early next year in the space vacated by Verde Cantina on Summerlin Avenue in Thornton Park … Florence, Italy’s Gelateria La Carraia has opened a Florida outpost in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips … Wonderland Cookie Co., offering edible cookie dough in little bowls, opens in Celebration Saturday, Aug. 19.
DoveCote hosts a Summer Picnic Wine Pairing Dinner tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 2) with oysters, cassoulet, fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $58; shorts and flip-flops are welcome … Top Chef Masters champion and multiple James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson will hold a cooking class for kids Saturday, Aug. 5, at Macy’s inside the Millenia Mall. The class is free, but you’ll need to RSVP at macys.com … La Tavola by Kevin Fonzo will be a series of pop-up dinners staged by the former K Restaurant chef-owner at the Emeril Lagasse Kitchen & Culinary Garden starting in August … The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival “Endless Summer Edition” goes from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, downtown. For $15 ($30 day of), you’ll get a taste of 15 different breweries in 15 different downtown haunts … Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi holds a four-course craft beer pairing dinner Tuesday, Aug. 15, featuring the brews of Crooked Can Brewery. Cost is $45 … Nick Sierputowski of the Ravenous Pig and Ferrell Alvarez of Tampa’s Rooster and the Till join forces for a one-night-only, four-course chef collab dinner Sunday, Aug. 20, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Ravenous Pig. Cost is $65 … John Rivers (4 Rivers, the Coop) and Brandon McGlamery (Luma, Prato, Luke’s) pair up for a cooking demo and tasting at the Coop Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are free, but seating is limited … Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, Brooklyn Coffee Shop will offer a tapas-style dinner menu Thursdays through Saturdays from 5-10 p.m.