À La Cart to be set on fire.

Burn, baby, burn. On day one, month one of the year of our lord 2020, Chicken Fire’s devilish brand of Nashville Hot Chicken will become a fixture at À La Cart. The fact that we can now stop chasing it around dramatically increases our chances of finding out what the fuss is all about.

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Nashville style hot chicken at chicken fire in orlando

Wall Street patisserie opens in Winter Park.

NYC-based bakery cum café, Financier Patisserie, has officially opened its Winter Park doors. We dropped in during soft open, which was – well – soft. Much of the menu was unavailable and staff still seemed be figuring things out.

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It’s an attractive little spot – albeit with a façade that leans ever so slightly chintzy. Good news?  We’re charmed by slightly chintzy, love low-commitment Frenchie fare, and there’s little doubt that Financier’s casual brand of coffee and nibbles will strike a chord. We’re not sure its baked goods will pull us away from nearby faves like Buttermilk Bakery, but – then again – we can’t get a nicoise salad and a glass of rose at Buttermilk while watching tourists trip over sweatered Shih Tzu’s.

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Sixty Vines sidling up to Bulla.

The former Winter Park home of shuttered Kona Grill will soon become the latest outpost of Sixty Vines. The small Texas-based chain appears to be well-regarded back in the Lone Star. True to its name, it features 60 wines on tap and pushes a wine country brand play that seems to yield stunning interiors and bored menus; Bacon-wrapped dates? Seared ahi tuna? Fig & prosciutto pizza? Feels a bit like a time machine to naughties Napa and an awful lot like the food served just down the street at local darling Hillstone (minus the ambience), while not as inventive as the food served just up the street at Maitland’s Luke’s. Buena suerte, amigos.

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Sixty Vines in Uptown Dallas

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