| Aug 22, 2014
The Florida chapter of the ALS Association is hoping that donations for the popular ice bucket challenge thats' been sweeping the country comes their way.
The ice bucket challenges are credited with more than $40 million for the national...
| Feb 2, 2014
The dynamic trio has done it again.
In 2011, Loren Falsone, Tyler Brassil and Dominick Tardugno brought us The Table Orlando, a wonderful supper club on Restaurant Row.
Now they've created another winner: The Pharmacy, an eatery and bar with a speak-...
| Feb 9, 2014
Kabooki Sushi is raising the bar for sushi and cutting-edge fusion cuisine in Central Florida. And chef Henry Moso's menu changes daily to reflect the best seasonal ingredients.
The restaurant is in a drab strip mall across from Orlando Fashion Square....
| Mar 16, 2014
Mingo's has dropped anchor near Lake Eola Park and is shining with seafood choices and more.
The restaurant occupies the space that was formerly home to Lotus, Prickly Pear and Graze at the Sanctuary condominium on the edge of downtown Orlando. The L-...
| May 12, 2013
My expectations are rarely high for restaurants in airport hotels. The emphasis is often sustenance for transient visitors, not a taste of local flavor.
So when Crimson Tavern opened inside the Orlando Airport Marriott with a focus on sourcing local...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:14 AM
A 16-year-old went on quite the joy ride after snagging his dad's credit card and racking up a $54,000 bar tab during a one-night club binge in Japan.
The teenager and a friend made the rounds at some hostess clubs, where he paid to sit and drink with...
| Jun 2, 2013
The last time I was at the Orlando address that Noodles and Rice Café calls home, Jephanie Foster's acclaimed Blue Bistro & Grill was in the building, serving innovative twists on modern American cuisine in a notably blue venue.
Today the setting has an...
| May 5, 2013
My friend and fellow local food colleague Ricky Ly knows Asian cuisine. So when I decided to explore authentic Chinese Sichuan fare at Orlando's Chuan Lu Garden, I invited him along to make sure I chose wisely from the menu.
Chuan Lu Garden is a...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:51 AM
When the Hyatt Regency took over the Peabody Orlando on International Drive, the dining options stayed mostly the same. But Capriccio Grill was a signature Peabody concept. The eatery is now Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse.
The long, narrow dining room is...
| May 19, 2013
Piazza Rialto is an interesting find in west Orange County. The restaurant is nicely designed with a large main dining room centered around a bar. The room is voluminous yet it has cozy, intimate niches.
The décor has a casual elegance vibe that makes...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Sapporo Ramen in Orlando's Chinatown shopping center on West Colonial Drive offers a taste of authentic Japanese noodle house cuisine.
The small eatery, a sibling of the Sapporo Japanese Steak House in Daytona Beach, is tucked in the corner of the plaza...