| Nov 8, 2014
"I take away the extraneous and make it clean." That's how Emily Ain describes the home she and her husband, James Matson, have been renovating and remodeling for 17 years.
When the couple first looked at the house — a 2,300-square-foot, three-...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
WHAT: Casselberry's monthly outdoor Art & Music in the Park events are always picturesque, thanks to the view of Lake Concord. But this weekend, the party takes on a blue hue as the Craft Beer & Blues Festival adds music and quality brews to the mix. Beer...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Thursday, Nov. 20 chef Kevin Fonzo's "Feast of Fonzo" returns to K restaurant in Orlando's College Park. The meal is fab a twist on a traditional family Sunday supper the James Beard-nominated chef remembers at his grandparents house as a youth.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Farmer Dale Volkert from Lake Meadow Naturals on Ocoee donated 24 chickens this week to the Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando. The gift officially brings the resort area's chicken coops to life.
Whisper Creek Farm is a 7,000-square-foot fruit...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Nothing commands my attention more than a well-considered bread basket.
At the 5-month-old L'echon Brasserie in Miami, the bread arrives on a board. The selection includes a classic baguette from La Parisienne Bakery in...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's pleasant, Saturday brunch at Scopa Italian Roots, a bit of calm compared with the roar of nearby Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The filtered sunlight in the double-height dining room feels like late afternoon, although it is just after noon. Big tables of...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:17 AM
It's time to vote for your favorite restaurants in the Orlando Sentinel's 17th Annual Foodie Awards. The online ballot has more than 45 categories including fine-dining, wine list, breakfast, brunch, power lunch, food trucks, coffeehouses and bars that...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Rockin' Horse Saloon and Grill, a new watering hole with a definite country feel, opened last month at 5200 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest.
"We even have reclaimed barn wood decorating the inside," said general manager Bob Potokar of the former Oxygen...
| Nov 16, 2014
The concept for Soco restaurant in the Thornton Park neighborhood of downtown Orlando has simmered in the back of executive chef/partner Greg Richie's mind for quite a while. It's a dining model he conceived while heading the Central Florida kitchens of...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:27 AM
With a goal of preserving its storied history while ensuring residents' dealings with the village avoid becoming too cumbersome, Plainfield's Village Board voted Monday to change the town's demolition ordinance.
The new ordinance seeks to simplify the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
While the rest of Central Florida is searching for their giblets on Nov. 27, your date with a turkey could be as easy as driving to a local restaurant and being served. Here is a sampling of eateries open Thanksgiving Day. Many require reservations, so be...