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Salata Coming to Winter Park...

480 N. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 622-1213
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Central Florida will soon have a new healthy dining destination. Houston-based Salata will celebrate the official grand opening of its second location in the Orlando area on September 12th in Winter Park.

Located at 480 N. Orlando Avenue, the new Salata will offer guests fully customizable, built-to-order salads and wraps, soups, organic teas and lemonades. All fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins will be chopped daily in-house.


With five salad bases, more than 50 toppings, and 10 house-made, gluten-free dressings, guests can create meals exactly how they want with no restrictions. The Winter Park Salata is the 87th location for the company nationwide. It will be operated by franchise group Crisp Salads, LLC.

“We look forward to bringing the Salata experience to more Central Floridians with the opening of the second location in the area,” said Nabeel Ansari, CEO of Crisp Salads, LLC. “Salata is the perfect place for anyone to fuel their day, no matter their lifestyles.”

The 5,400 square-foot restaurant will have seating for 110 inside with a patio space that seats 32. It will be managed by Lauren McQuaid who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. The Winter Park Salata will employ 25.

Salata will celebrate the grand opening on September 12th by partnering with and supporting several community organizations and independent businesses. 20 percent of grand opening day sales will benefit Rollins College Wellness Center. Guests will be able to enjoy a build-your-own succulent bar, a flights and bites station with samples of dressings and toppings, and a DJ.

Guests will also have the opportunity to receive giveaways, including custom Salata Winter Park t-shirts designed by Alli K for the first 100 guests and a $200 value gift basket for the first paying guest.

The Winter Park Salata will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. 


About Salata:

Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata is a built-to-order salad kitchen that is ranked among the fastest-growing small chains in the U.S. by Restaurant Business. Salata has more than 85 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Southern California and Louisiana, and plans to open in multiple new markets. For more information, visit salata.com or facebook.com/salatasalads.

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MOD Pizza coming to Orlando

11549 Regency Village Drive
Vineland Pointe Shopping Center
Orlando, FL 32821
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BBX Capital – the exclusive MOD Pizza franchisee in Florida - is announcing the grand opening of the first Orlando area MOD Pizza (MOD).

Located at 11549 Regency Village Drive in the Vineland Pointe shopping center, the newest MOD will open on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate, MOD will be offering a free artisan-style pizza to the first 52 guests that attend. After that, 100 percent of all pizza sales on opening day will be donated to Camp Boggy Creek, a Serious Fun Camp, which offers children with serious illnesses & their families a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment.

“MOD has established itself as a leader in the fast-casual pizza category while offering consumers an authentic, affordable and fast dining experience. We are excited to expand our brand further across the state with our first Orlando location,” said Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital.

“In addition to our delicious pizza and salads, MOD is a purpose-led brand committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our employees, customers and communities. This is done by offering well-paying jobs, career development opportunities, and partnering with local non-profits that support the community. We call it ‘Spreading MODness’ and are excited to bring it to Orlando.”

MOD will be hiring approximately 30 energetic and passionate individuals for the Vineland Pointe location.


MOD’s individual, artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, using fresh-pressed dough and signature sauces. Customers create their own pizzas and salads, using any combination of over 30 featured toppings, or they can choose from a menu of MOD classics.

The price always remains the same regardless of the number of toppings. Pizzas are hand-cooked in just minutes and salads are individually hand-tossed for each customer. The menu is rounded out with hand spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades and iced teas, and local craft beers and wine.


The Vineland Pointe location will be open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.

BBX Capital currently operates MOD Pizza Florida locations in Coral Springs, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lutz, Parkland and Pembroke Pines.

To learn more about MOD, please visit www.modpizza.com or watch the MOD Difference Video.
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Newk's Eatery

1448 N Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 601-1148
Newk’s Eatery is the latest arrival in the ever changing world of Fast Casual restaurants.

As time goes on the concept of fast casual keeps getting more popular in the United States. Maybe it’s because we are so busy and pressed for time, or maybe people like the simplicity of a place that does not offer full table service, but promises a higher quality of food.

Founded in 2004 by Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson and Chris Newcomb in Oxford, Mississippi, Newk’s was born out of a personal passion for the kitchen. Many of the staple menu items are from treasured Newcomb family recipes and that is how the “Newk’s” name came to fruition. The restaurant is committed to sourcing the finest ingredients with nothing that is pre chopped, pre sliced or pre packaged.

Inside you will find an open kitchen design so guests can see all the sights and smell all the smells of the meals that are being made. The menu consists of made from scratch sandwiches, salads, soups and California style pizzas using fresh and flavorful ingredients. As you walk inside Newk’s , you order your food, you pay, and then receive a number for your table. As you seat yourself a staff member will bring out your food when ready.

The centerpiece of all Newk’s restaurants is a pretty jazzy condiment bar. Here guests can find pickles, olives, peppers, roasted garlic, bread sticks, Parmesan, and a variety of hot sauces to add to the food they order.

Inside is very spacious and open with an option of booths or tables to sit at. If you are in a real hurry, there is also an area for grab and go food that features pre made sandwiches, soups and salads in a chilled display case.

The Cobb Salad has sliced flame grilled chicken breast, crumbled bacon, Arcadian mixed greens, diced hard boiled eggs, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, sweet grape tomatoes, green onions, pecans, house made croutons and a creamy bleu cheese dressing. This salad was big enough to share with great flavors and texture.

The “Newk’s Q” pizza is a 10 inch pie topped with sliced flame grilled chicken breast, signature white BBQ sauce, crumbled bacon, ripe Roma tomatoes, jalapenos, house shredded mozzarella and provolone cheeses over a crust brushed with chili oil. I was really impressed with the crust and flavors on this pizza. It had a decent amount of heat and plenty of toppings.

During our visit we really enjoyed the food we tasted, and I can certainly say we will go back again. Newk’s menu is not only fresh, but it's also affordable. Only a few items top the $12.00 range with most items in the $7.00 to $9.00 range for really good quality food.

The Alafaya location is the first for Newk’s Eatery in Central Florida. The brand is looking expand to twelve corporate owned locations in the Orlando area over the next five years, and plans to grow to more than 300 units in the United States by 2018.

Newk's Eatery is open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Newk's Eatery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Eleven at Reunion Resort

7593 Gathering Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407-662-1000)

One of the many great things about Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, is that it also includes a great deal called Magical Nights at some of the finest resorts and hotels in Orlando. There are over seventy restaurants participating this year and over twenty hotels are participating in the Magical Nights program.

Magical Dining Month is the month long program from the folks at Visit Orlando where participating restaurants feature three-course, prix fixe dinners at the exceptional value of $33 per person. Magical Nights offers guests the opportunity to make the magical dining experience a truly memorable occasion by turning it into an overnight stay.

Many of the Magical Dining restaurants are located in area hotels and resorts, and are offering a special stay and dine package that includes hotel accommodations and a Magical Dining dinner for two. This year Reunion Resort and their beautiful indoor / outdoor restaurant that goes by the name of Eleven is participating in the program.

Eleven, as you may have guessed is on the eleventh floor of the Reunion Grande, the resorts most luxurious one and two bedroom villas. The restaurant is very chic and upscale and features an outdoor roof top lounge that offers stunning views of the skyline and the nightly fireworks display from Disney's Magic Kingdom. The menu at Eleven is full of handcrafted cocktails and steakhouse favorites that showcases prime cuts of beef with rubs, sauces, and other enhancements available to add to your selection.

The Magical Dining Menu goes as follows:


The first of two appetizer choices is a very refreshing Strawberry & Mandarin Orange Salad made with mixed greens, caramelized pecans, sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, and raspberry dressing.

If you are not in the mood for a salad, the Fried Calamari with
Sun-Dried Tomato and Tarragon Aioli,  is your second choice for an appetizer. The calamari was breaded very delicately and was quite delicious.

There are three different entree selections to choose from.
The Organic Tanglewood Farms Chicken with a citrus braised kale, havarti polenta, and a tomato demi glaze was an excellent dish.

One of my favorites was the Bourbon Glazed Salmon with a sweet corn and bacon sauté. The glaze was not overly sweet, and went really well with the Norwegian salmon.


For you steak lovers, the Grilled Hanger Steak with whipped potatoes, haricot verts, and chimichurri will not disappoint. Very tender slices of steak packed with flavor in every bite.

If you want to end your meal on a lighter note, I would suggest choosing one of the Vanilla, Chocolate, Mango, or Blackberry Gelato selections for desert. All flavors were fresh and delicious. 


If you want a traditional desert, go with the Crème Brulee. Simple, yet elegant and creamy.





The Reunion resort is a spectacular place to visit, even if its just for dinner. As mentioned earlier, at around 9:00 pm or so, if you are at Eleven restaurant, you do not want to miss the wonderful fireworks display from the neighboring Magic Kingdom.

Magical dining, magical food and magical fireworks are sure to impress just about anyone, but for a real special treat, book the Magical Night package. For just $225.00 per night you and a guest will enjoy one night in a 1 bedroom deluxe suite and dinner for two at Eleven Restaurant, and that will be a night not soon forgotten.

Reunion Resort features three signature golf courses designed by golf’s greatest legends: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer and they are the only resort in America with an ANNIKA Academy facility on site. The resort also boasts 10 swimming pools and a water park as well, so you can spend the day splashing around the water park, or play tennis on one of the six lighted tennis courts.

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