| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Jul 3, 2015
Several days a week I make dining-out suggestions to Central Floridians. At the same time, many local residents have had to choose between paying for food or paying their rent/mortgage at least once in the past 12 months, according to research by Second...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 5:19 PM
It's hard now to even register that the deteriorating but iconic Barnum and Bagel once stood on the same site as the elegant new home for Skokie's popular Pita Inn restaurant.
Once Barnum and Bagel went under, prime space at 4700 Dempster St. stood...
| Jun 5, 2015
From fine-dining to casual fare, Father's Day options in Central Florida run the gamut from pricey repasts to affordable meals out. Here's a sampling of restaurant specials for June 21. Prices do not include tax and tip.
Charley's Steak House: Regular...
| May 22, 2015
I admit I cringed a bit — OK, a lot — when construction began on Orlando's Mills Park, northeast of downtown Orlando.
My discomfort eased a bit when I heard The Fresh Market would be among the mix at the complex near the corner of Virginia...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Fabrizio Schenardi, executive chef of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, received the Paolo Bertani Award from the Italian Academy of Cuisine in collaboration with the IFSE Culinary Institute.
Aurelio Posada was appointed associate...
| Apr 16, 2015
The blond man was always well-dressed and well-groomed, and he'd sit before a laptop in the corner of the coffee shop. But something, Bill Bracken remembered, was out of place. The man always had a glass of water, never a cup of coffee.
| Apr 2, 2015
| 12:43 PM
VIVO in the Hartford Marriott sets a high bar with seasonal Northern Italian and Northern Californian cuisine in a stunning setting.
VIVO Seasonal Trattoria at Hartford Marriott, Hartford
1st Runner-up: Seasons Restaurant at...
| Feb 27, 2015
Central Florida is once again in the national culinary spotlight. Five local chefs are contenders in the annual James Beard Foundation awards.
Among the 20 semifinalists in the Best Chef South category are Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon, Orlando;...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Few national cuisines make use of the lowly potato the way Irish cooks do. The true Irish St. Patrick's Day reveler would never sully their beer with emerald green food coloring. But you can count on the faithful to make sure potatoes in one form or...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
John Rife, developer of East End Market, Orlando
Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar, Orlando
Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House, DeLeon Springs
Eddie Nickell and Nicholas Olivieri, Funky Monkey Restaurant Group, Orlando