OPENINGS + CLOSING: Edoboy, The eight-person stand-up sushi bar, serving daily local catch and fish flown in weekly from Japan, opens July 28 at 700 N. Thornton Ave. opened at Mills 50. Domu and Tori Tori’s eat-and-go sushi joint is chef-owner Sonny Nguyen… New York resto The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood will be opening a location at the Meliá Orlando Celebration next month. Like the Big Apple original, Celebration Restaurant will serve “playful interpretations of new American classics with an emphasis on celebrating seafood classics.” The Park Avenue Tavern, another Manhattan import, will open a location in old Dexter’s Winter Park off Hannibal Square this fall. Expect all-American classics served up amid a good amount of leather upholstery… the bagel shop, A Boston-area company specializing in New York-style bagels is moving into the space recently vacated by the La Rima Cafe at 211 W. Fairbanks Ave. move into Winter Park. No opening date yet… Also in Hannibal Square, cafe boutique piano, a restaurant promising the very wide range of “European” cuisine as well as nightly piano shows opens August 4 at 558 W. New England Ave. … playa pizza, Baking New York style pizzas in a beach themed setting has opened at Horizons West in Windermere… Look for a Puerto Rican restaurant Crocante rotisserie kitchen to open on the premises of the old Fuddrucker at 4311 E. Colonial Drive. The restaurant offers full service as well as a bar program… Bubble Tea Shop Kung Fu Tea moves into the room recently vacated by Too Much Sauce in Mills Park… Over in Thornton Park, The classic will be moving into the old Mason Jar Provisions premises on East Washington Street later this summer. The restaurant serves dinner and classic comfort fare.
NEWS + EVENTS: Bon Beurre pastry shop, a wholesale bakery headed by financier bistro & bar chef Theo Goupil, opens every other Saturday at 110 Live Oaks Blvd. in raspberry. Their croissants alone are worth the drive. . . Tacos and tequila begins Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church Street featuring numerous taco vendors and tequila brands. Visit tacosandtequilaorlando.com for info… Chef Hari Pulapaka, former chef and owner of Cress restaurant in DeLand, celebrates 35 years in the US with a “Coming to America” Dinner on August 16th at Elusive Grape in DeLand. The multi-course dinner will take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in two places. The cost is $125 per person. Visit globalcookingschoolstore.com for tickets.