Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken and Mission BBQ coming this August, plus more in Orlando food news
Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken has announced an opening date at last: Aug. 14 on Semoran Boulevard, just north of the Beeline. After that, a downtown location is planned … Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen & Bar, promising “an unapologetically American taco experience,” will move into the old Segafredo Zanetti space in Mills Park … Jennifer Moon will open a second location of New Moon Market in the old Swalstead Jewelers space in the Citrus Center building downtown … Miami-based watering hole Shots Bar & Kitchen will open next month on Pine Street downtown … Pepe’s Cantina is now open on Church Street … Look for Blazing Tomato, a create-your-own pizza, pasta and salad restaurant, to open by Aug. 15 on I-Drive … A healthy dose of patriotism will be served with your pulled pork when Mission BBQ “all-American food” opens Aug. 7 on West Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo … Opening right next door will be 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza … The Pizza Press, a newspaper-themed pizzeria, has opened in Celebration. And no, that is not fake news.
Vita Luna Cafe has closed inside Lil Indies. Owner Danny Alvarez says he’ll build out a new storefront for his coffee shop (location TBA) but will continue staging pop-ups around town … Scratch on Fairbanks Avenue has closed.
Tacos & Tequila is July 15 at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church Street. Cost is $25, or $55 VIP … Paris in the late 1940s will be the setting for the Burlesque Wine Dinner at Maxine’s on Shine July 18. The four-course meal will also see the ladies of the Peek-a-Boo Lounge getting saucy.
Kevin Fonzo has sold K Restaurant to Chad Phelps, who’ll take ownership July 14. The name, concept, menu and workers will remain the same … Krispy Kreme celebrates its 80th birthday July 14. Guests can get a dozen original glazed doughnuts for 80 cents … Four Seasons Orlando participates in Charc Week July 24-29 by offering charcuterie specials at the Lobby Bar ($15) and Capa ($25). One dollar from every charc plate ordered will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.