12 Feb Jonathan Cartu Says: MX Tacos chef starts a German pop-up, Phoresh brings Vietna…
OPENINGS: MX Taco’s Ryan Manning is starting a German pop-up tapas restaurant called Stammtisch in March. The restaurant will pop up at various locations around town from Whippoorwill Beer House to Barley & Vine to Redlight Redlight. Manning will also offer the dishes with Uber Eats before opening a brick-and-mortar location in a year or two … La Hacienda, the market and taqueria on the corner of Aloma Avenue and State Road 436, has expanded into the space next door and now offers a full-service restaurant with a liquor bar … Phoresh, a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant specializing in pho, bun, pad thai and fried rice, has opened in the old Pizzeria Roberti space on South Chickasaw Trail … The Amura Sushi on Sand Lake Road is under new ownership and is now Akasaka Sushi … Git-N-Messy BBQ is back up and running inside the Citgo gas station at the corner of Aloma Avenue and Hall Road … Speaking of Cajun, Altamonte Springs is getting two Cajun crab joints – Crafty Crab opened last weekend at 300 S. State Road 434 and Dancing Crab Restaurant & Bar will open next month at 884 W. State Road 436. … 4 Rivers has opened its largest smokehouse to date inside the One Daytona venue across from the Daytona International Speedway. The smokehouse can seat up to 280 guests.
CLOSINGS: Earth Fare announced it will shutter all its stores, which includes the Orlando-area stores in SoDo and Lake Nona … Phenomenom Nitrogen Ice Cream & Bake Shop has closed at the Center of Winter Park Plaza at 501 Orlando Ave.
The trio behind Kadence will offer a five-course tasting menu in a tribute to Kappo, their original sushi concept inside the East End Market. The tasting is offered for $55 through April with seatings at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. … The Taste of Baldwin Park goes from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in downtown Baldwin Park. More than 35 food and drink vendors will be on hand. Tickets are $60; the $100 VIP ticket gets you in an hour earlier … There are still tickets left for next weekend’s Field to Feast, the outdoor culinary extravaganza organized by Edible Orlando. The event goes from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Long & Scott Farms in Zellwood and features Disney’s finest chefs. Cost is $175.
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This story appears in the Feb. 12, 2020, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Find out the latest dining news every Friday morning with our weekly Food + Drink newsletter.