It looks like Gina’s on the Water is sunk. Mark Chediak reported in today’s Orlando Sentinel that the behemoth two-story Italian restaurant also known as Gina’s Lakeside Grill, is closed. Well, no one is answering the phone — and it doesn’t have that telephone lady telling people the line has been disconnected — but we can probably assume they’re not just on vacation.
In happier news — although some who have dined there might not find the previous note all that sad — Greens & Grille, the salad specialty eatery near Mall at Millenia, is planning to open a second location in mid November. The new spot is on East University Boulevard next to a Ruby Tuesday. Does Ruby Tu still do the salad bar thing? If so, G&G might not be welcomed to the neighborhood because Greens does a terrific job with its fresh-tossed salad concept. Greens & Grille is owned by Brian Petrakis, who opened the Millenia Boulevard restaurant with the help of his brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Julie Petrakis. They have since gone off on their own to open the successful Ravenous Pig in Winter Park.
There are now seven area locations of Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries. Newest burgeries are in Waterford Lakes and Baldwin Park. Good burgers, those. Seven Five Guys — that makes 35 Guys, right?