| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge has rejoined AAA's prestigious four-diamond list, one of only seven Florida properties to be added to the list this year.
The hotel, inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges, is known for its log-cabin...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior.
Chef Ryan Vargas...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:02 PM
15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-865-5350, ElCaminoDelray.com
From the owners of nearby Cut 423 and Park Tavern comes this Mexican soul food spot in Pineapple Grove.
“We want to deliver an amazing, vibrant atmosphere, great food/...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
What I would give to spend an afternoon in the kitchen with chef Fabrizio Schenardi.
To learn how to make gnocchi so soft and light it makes you forget you're eating something made with potatoes.
Or watch Schenardi, 45, executive chef of the Four...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
An award-winning Italian chef will join Sapphire Laguna executive chef and owner Azmin Ghahreman to prepare a five-course Italian harvest dinner at the South Coast Highway restaurant next week.
Fabrizio Schenardi, executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel...
| Sep 24, 2013
The Food for Thought stage at next weekend's Baltimore Book Festival will present a full slate of talks and demonstrations by Baltimore-based chefs and visiting cookbook authors.
Among the locals are Johnny's barista Lindsay DiFabbio (1 p.m. Friday),...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:03 AM
A beautiful waterfront setting. Little plates expertly prepared by some of the Greater Hartford area's best restaurants. Carefully chosen wines, beers and beverages. The chance to mingle and chat with friends and business associates as well as make new...