Filipino-American restaurant Taglish opens, wine tastings at Epcot, and more Orlando restaurant news | Tip Jar | Orlando

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OPENINGS

Filipino-American restaurant Taglish will open this fall inside the Lotte Plaza Market. Taglish is a joint venture between chef Michael Collantes and Johnny and Jimmy Tung of Bento GroupFlorida-themed cocktail bar The Basin has opened inside Henry’s Depot in Sanford. The remaining vendors (Dixie Dharma, Grain & Ember, Greenery Creamery, Salvatore’s Prime Sandwiches) are currently in build-out phase and will open “soon” … Delaney’s Tavern has opened inside the Delaney Hotel on South Orange Avenue serving small plates and shareables of “New American” fare … Greens & Grains is the newest addition to the Market on Magnolia, replacing That Noodle Spot … Grattin Dog has moved into the space previously occupied by Tamale Co. 2-Go in the Citgo gas station in Altamonte. Grattin Dog will serve Colombian-style burgers, hot dogs, wings, empanadas, salchipapas and choripapas … Crab Island Seafood will move into the old Smokey Bones space on the corner of 436 and Howell Branch Road in Casselberry … Mr. and Mrs. Crab has opened on the corner of South Kirkman and L.B. McLeod roads … Food Network personality Willie Degel (host of Restaurant Stakeout) will open an Uncle Jack’s Meat House in a yet-to-be-disclosed spot in the city next year. The casual steakhouse will feature a 24-ounce, 35-day dry-aged “Fred Flintstone” rib chop. WILMAAAAAA!

CLOSINGS

Little Blue Donut Co. on Fairbanks Avenue has closed, but they’ll continue to serve doughnuts from their food truck … Zoetic Sushi in Sanford will close at the end of the month. Chef Chuck Todd is currently looking to move his omakase concept to a new location.

EVENTS

Master somm George Miliotes stages a blind tasting of six wines during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on two Saturdays, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Wine Bar George. Cost is $100 … Orlando Wine Blog’s Judith Smelser hosts a tasting of Gary Farrell wines with sommelier Tiffany Kuhn at Digress Wine Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30 … The Whippoorwill Beer House hosts the Greenery Creamery for an ice cream and wine tasting Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cost is $31.95.

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