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Written By Scott Joseph On April 28, 2017

Waterfront exterior

Here’s a mesclun mix of myriadana.

I Cover the Lakefront
The Waterfront, the now Julie-less little dive on South Orange Avenue has opened. As reported here earlier in the month, Matt Wall, who left North Quarter’s North Quarter Tavern a few months ago, developed the menu. So we might look forward to better food than can be found at places like WAiTiki, Other Bar and Harry’s Buffalo, which some of Waterfront’s other partners have been involved in.

Polish off some Biscuits
It’s only sorta sad that Polonia has closed. Coincidentally, I had just mentioned it a couple of weeks ago when I told of the closing of Paris-Bistro in Winter Park. (P-B used to be on Aloma Avenue where Annie’s Polish restaurant is; Polonia was in that space before Annie.) I say only sorta sad because Polonia’s owners, Rob Plummer and Marek Przemysl, have opened another restaurant across the street. Although the name, Biscuits, doesn’t quite convey it, many of Polonia’s Polish favorites are now available there. (And don’t you just love a name that can have eight letters and only one vowel?)

Sandwiches to Go
Bungalower’s Brendan O’Connor reports that the year-old Restaurant Ash is looking to relocate. While Ash’s owners look for a new space that will allow them “to add a full-liquor lounge” and “access to more parking,” they look for a new tenant for the current location who doesn’t care about those things.

Zen and the Art of Morimoto?
Over at Orlando Weekly, Faiyaz Kara reported that the Church Street space that for a brief whoosh of time was Maddey’s Craft & Cru will be home to Buda Libre, a Latin and Asian fused concept from Roberto Treviño, a former Iron Chef contestant.

Confederacy of Lunches?
Kara also reported that Olde Dixie Fried Chicken will rise again in the form of a food truck.

Tap into the Power

Speaking of lunches, in case you missed the original announcement, Tap Room at Dubsdread won the 2017 Foodster Award for Independent Restaurant’s Best Power Lunch category. Second place went to Nona Tap Room and third to TR Fire Grill. I can on guess that the TR stands for Tap Room.

And don’t forget that voting continues through Wednesday for Best Tex-Mex and Best Mexican, just in time for Cinco de Mayo, which will be held May 5 this year. Next week we will also launch the Best Craft Taco category, so send in your nominations now. Click here to vote.

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