Towering Seafood Dishes, a New Brasserie in the Former Eola Panera Space, and More Food News in Orlando | Spiked pot | Orlando

OPENINGS
Russell is on Ivanhoe began its renovation in the former Mesa 21 space and will open by the first week of January. The name “Russell” is a reference to George Russell, who bought the land the restaurant sits on in the late 1800s and then built an amusement park on its shores called Russell’s Point…

YH Seafood Club will bring Toronto-style dim sum and seafood spins Fishman Lobster Club House Restaurant at the old O’Charley space at Phillips Crossing Plaza next spring… In other Phillips Crossing news, it sounds like a Korean concept called Babbi Fresh Korean Food will take over the Pei Wei space… Korean Gogi Grill will move into the space recently occupied by World of Beer in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace…

First watch will move from Maitland to the 4,500 square foot building that recently housed Cinco Tacos + Tequila in the winter park. The move is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of next year…

From Land’s Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. will take over the restaurant area on the ground floor of the Eo Inn and transform it into a brasserie and restaurant… Tin & Taco continues to expand and will move into premises recently vacated by Little Blue Donut Co. on Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park… Vietnamese noodle house Pho Huang Lan opened in the former Pho #7 space on East Colonial Drive, near Mills Avenue… Mamak Asian Street Food will open a second location in the Pei Wei space at University Shoppes Square near UCF early next year…

bolay will open on Alafaya Trail near Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo on November 8 (one day earlier than expected)… Philly Steaks loading area opened in the old Beth’s Burger Bar space on East Washington Street, downtown… More at Pointe Orlando, Brazilian Steakhouse Rodizio-Grill will open in the former Copper Canyon Grill space in December. At the start of the new year, Carolina barbecue joint At Brother Jimmy’s will open in the former Adobe Gilas space on the second floor. This is in addition to the “counter service” Brother Jimmy’s is set to open in the former Which ‘Wich space of Dr Phillips Market…

Krave tea, serving boba, matcha, milk and cheese teas, opened next to Moe’s Southwest Grill on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park… Just up the road, Dexter’s New Standard a sweet opened…Cupcake joint Jillycakes closed its Winter Park store and will move into the Wheelhouse Market Food Hall at Icon Park on I-Drive… by Hemingway at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has reopened with a revamped menu and a look… The rusty spoon under new owner Michelle Lagerweij officially transitioned to Restaurant Eliza.

CLOSURES

After 46 years of activity, The Hoover Market in Altamonte Springs will permanently close on October 30… Six months after opening, Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House at Thornton Park has closed. Following! … To bite (“Be Inspired to Eat”) on North Magnolia Avenue has closed.

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This story appeared in the October 23, 2019 print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay up to date with Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.

Dino S. Williams