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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018 4 months ago

New eateries coming to Restaurant Row

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Three new eateries will be setting up shop in Restaurant Row
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

As communities in West Orange continue to develop, Restaurant Row near the Dr. Phillips area keeps its unofficial namesake. From fast-food gyros and fries to hand-crafted bowls of ramen, these new eateries coming to restaurant row are sure to please anyone’s palate.

Domu

Domu serves up ramen made from scratch with noodles that are made fresh daily.

The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.

Opening: End of 2018/early 2019

With the original location in Winter Park, Domu will be bringing its craft cocktails and ramen to Restaurant Row.

“We do everything really simple,” Domu Winter Park Manager Dallas Perdew said. “When you come, it’s very urbanized and very modern and very trendy, but simple.”

Perdew said each dish is made fresh and from scratch with an emphasis on quality and “being true to Japanese culture.” The noodles served in each bowl of ramen are made fresh daily.

“We have noodle machine upstairs in our office (that’s) imported from Japan,” Perdew said. “Everything (is done) very meticulously. If something doesn’t taste right or doesn’t look right, it’s  not going to be sold. … We have the mindset of: if we’re not going to eat it, why would we serve it to our guests?”

The attention to detail has not gone unnoticed. In January, USA Today ranked Domu as a top ramen destination for the entire state.

Clean Juice

7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 60 

OPENING: August

For those looking for healthy dining options, Clean Juice specializes in fresh, cold-pressed juices made from 100% USDA-certified organic fruits and vegetables. Clean Juice also will offer acai bowls, smoothies, coffee, oatmeal and other light bites, owner Maria Boccia said.

“I think Clean Juice is going to be an asset to the area because it’s such a health-driven area,” Boccia said. “Clean Juice is going to benefit the community because of the health benefits that are in our products.” 

Boccia and her family recently move to the area from North Carolina to run the Clean Juice in Dr. Phillips. She said she grew up in Florida and has longed to come back to the state.

“We love this area,” Boccia said. “The people are so friendly. With me growing up in Florida, I always wanted to come back. Even though this isn’t in my hometown where I grew up, I absolutely love (it).”

Clean Juice was founded in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Kat and Landon Eckles. 

Simply Gyros

7728 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando

OPENING: October

For those looking for a quick meal fix, Simply Gyros will offer flavorful fare for those on the go.

“This is going to be a fast-food restaurant,” owner Sunny Corda said, adding that Simply Gyros will be his fourth restaurant in the area.

Simply Gyros will offer a variety offer mediterranean favorites like kebabs, Greek salads and — of course — gyros. Meals will also be served with sides such as rice or pita bread.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer. He graduatedĀ from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a dual degree in Journalism and Political Science. Got a story idea? Contact Eric at...

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