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The Oliv Bar is opening on N. Magnolia in the North Quarter (Brendan seems to like that better than NOra or Midtown) this Friday. Cocktails and martinis are the specialties so @dcluley98 and anyone else up that way can get shaken, not stirred:


https://bungalower.com/2021/03/28/new-cocktail-bar-opening-in-the-north-quarter/

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That's the space Two Chefs used to be in. I miss Two Chefs. . . such a good brunch and oysters there.  They had a rough time with the location despite the food being outstanding and some regulars.  It is in No-man's land on a very busy road without a lot of residents near by. I doubt a lot of people cross the streets to get there and I don't know how well a bar will do there. 

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That's the space Two Chefs used to be in. I miss Two Chefs. . . such a good brunch and oysters there.  They had a rough time with the location despite the food being outstanding and some regulars.  It is in No-man's land on a very busy road without a lot of residents near by. I doubt a lot of people cross the streets to get there and I don't know how well a bar will do there. 

Did Bagel World not go into the old Two Chefs? I honestly don’t know because I haven’t been over there since the pandemic started (although I do order BW via Ubereats with some regularity).
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1 hour ago, orlandoguy said:


Did Bagel World not go into the old Two Chefs? I honestly don’t know because I haven’t been over there since the pandemic started (although I do order BW via Ubereats with some regularity).

Bagel World is still there as of last week, so this must be a different space in the same building.

Regardless, really bad location.

OTOH, this business owner has a ton of experience and successes so I'm gonna assume they have a better idea of what they're doing than I do.

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The Sandwich Basket never had trouble drawing a crowd, but that was a meatloaf sandwich worth traveling for!

Otoh, didn’t the Two Chefs folks split amicably with a relocation to South Eola  at one point? I seem to recall that - maybe a meh location played a part in that.

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Don't know if this has been posted about or discussed before, but Spectrum News published on its website yesterday that Gordon Ramsey will open up a fish and chips restaurant at ICON Park on I-Drive

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https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2021/04/20/gordon-ramsay-orlando-restaurant-to-open-in-august?fbclid=IwAR17jyLRIF83nzGN-uwnpSQpaLQUJY0X6cSAXWF0IAT4geZSkPzWjaOnmW8

 

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Been jonesing for some wings really fast and the idea of going to Hooters is sooooo 1980’s?

Now there’s Hoots, a fast casual version where they promise they’re concentrating more on the food than the, ahem, ambience. Which, of course, never did much for me anyway, even in my fraternity days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/hooters-is-opening-a-new-fast-casual-restaurant-chain-spinoff/ar-BB1g1OxK?li=BBnba9O

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27 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Now that I-Bar downtown is going back to its old name from a couple of decades ago, Barbarella, will @JFW657 be one of the cool kids again?

I never was one of the cool kids.

Never spent much time in downtown bars either. 

By the time downtown became a popular bar destination, I was past the age where I was into all that anymore.

My bar days ended in the late 1980's. 

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1 minute ago, JFW657 said:

I never was one of the cool kids.

Never spent much time in downtown bars either. 

By the time downtown became a popular bar destination, I was past the age where I was into all that anymore.

My bar days ended in the late 1980's. 

Valentyne’s and Mack Meiner’s French Quarter were definitely more my speed. We gay bois mostly did any partying in Tampa or Daytona anyway, depending whether we wanted to do happy hour or the dive bar thing. Back in the olden days….

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3 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Valentyne’s and Mack Meiner’s French Quarter were definitely more my speed. We gay bois mostly did any partying in Tampa or Daytona anyway, depending whether we wanted to do happy hour or the dive bar thing. Back in the olden days….

I remember both those places, although I never went to Valentine's.

I used to occasionally stop in at Orange Quarter for happy hour and their free munchies.

They had quiche a lot.   :rolleyes: 

I soon switched to Casa Gallardo for my happy hour free snacks. 

Occasionally Chi Chi's and their Wednesday wings. 

Oh... and can't forget Monday happy hour at Player's in the Publix shopping center at Conway & Curry Ford.

All you could eat wings and French fries with a drink purchase.  :P 

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1 minute ago, JFW657 said:

I remember both those places, although I never went to Valentine's.

I used to occasionally stop in at Orange Quarter for happy hour and their free munchies.

They had quiche a lot.   :rolleyes: 

I soon switched to Casa Gallardo for my happy hour free snacks. 

Occasionally Chi Chi's and their Wednesday wings. 

Oh... and can't forget Monday happy hour at Player's in the Publix shopping center at Conway & Curry Ford.

All you could eat wings and French fries with a drink purchase.  :P 

I really liked Casa Gallardo even if General Mills (now Darden) did make it a tad too “chainish”. Working at Darryl’s, we got a discount, too…

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Been to downtown Clermont lately? The Southern on 8th makes the trip worthwhile:


The Southern on 8th rises to fill a void in Clermont | Review
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/food-restaurants/os-prem-et-restaurant-review-southern-on-8th-in-clermont-20210527-dw6qugxpxbhzvekvafe6spwwti-story.html

 
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Would love to know if anyone has any information on....

1. Former Market on Magnolia - have seen some people in there recently and there is no longer a For Lease sign. 

2. Former Great Harvest Bakery - there was a For Lease sign up for a bit but has since been removed and it looks like stuff has slowly been being removed from the location. 

Also - @popsiclebrandon- I saw that what I believe is your store was robbed. Hope all is alright if so!

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2 hours ago, bqknight said:

Would love to know if anyone has any information on....

1. Former Market on Magnolia - have seen some people in there recently and there is no longer a For Lease sign. 

2. Former Great Harvest Bakery - there was a For Lease sign up for a bit but has since been removed and it looks like stuff has slowly been being removed from the location. 

Also - @popsiclebrandon- I saw that what I believe is your store was robbed. Hope all is alright if so!

Don't have any info on those.

 

But yeah we got cleaned out. Luckily no damage to anything major but a lot of aggravation and not the year to get stuff stolen. An expensive day for sure.

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59 minutes ago, popsiclebrandon said:

Don't have any info on those.

 

But yeah we got cleaned out. Luckily no damage to anything major but a lot of aggravation and not the year to get stuff stolen. An expensive day for sure.

So sorry to hear that. Why do you think they would they target an ice cream shop? Is this a common occurrence behind the scenes (downtown restaurants getting robbed)? Hopefully there is security footage that leads to an arrest.

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22 minutes ago, nite owℓ said:

So sorry to hear that. Why do you think they would they target an ice cream shop? Is this a common occurrence behind the scenes (downtown restaurants getting robbed)? Hopefully there is security footage that leads to an arrest.

Its 99% a construction worker who stole from us. Our landlord built a back door into our space a few weeks ago when they closed the entrance to the tower and took away our 2nd exit. It allowed any of the workers full access into our space. Its ridiculous but not surprising.

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Ten iconic Florida restaurants still going strong, in some cases for over a century:

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/entertainment/dining/2021/06/05/florida-restaurants-10-states-most-legendary-places-eat/5134322001/

From The Florida Times Union

Orlando didn’t make the cut but Billy’s in Ormond did. Time for me and @jrs2to meet up there halfway. Road trip!
 

Speaking of iconic, I wonder if @dcluley98 brought us back some of Ted Peters’ smoked mullet from St. Pete (and those amazing sides). I’ve been jonesing for some ever since Norwood’s went upscale and got a tad high-falutin’.

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