| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:58 PM
Orlando Signature, a monthly lifestyle magazine for select areas within Central Florida, is expected to launch July 26 as a product of Orlando Sentinel Media Group.
Conceived as a glossy, 8.5-inch-by-10.5-inch magazine of 100 to 120 pages, the...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 10:02 AM
Timothy Shaffer wants to make the world of buying tires as easy as airfare and hotels.
The Orlando entrepreneur launched Tireconsumer.com last week, making an online collection of automotive tires and prices across the state.
"Online retailers are...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 3:39 PM
Leslie Grubl loves formal dinners with her husband, Gary, giving her a chance to put on a cocktail dress, high heels and jewelry.
So one of Grubl's top choices for a night on the town is Victoria & Albert's restaurant at the Grand Floridian Resort and...
| Apr 26, 2015
Isla Verde By V is downtown Orlando's first Puerto Rican restaurant.
Although the menu has nice nuances from other Caribbean and Latin American cuisines, the emphasis is clearly on Puerto Rico. (I point that out because during the eatery's soft opening,...
| Apr 24, 2015
Central Florida has many options for celebrating Mother's Day on May 10. Here is just a sampling of local restaurant specials. Prices do not include tax and gratuity:
The Alfond Inn's Park Avenue Ballroom: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. guests will experience...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 10:03 AM
East Lake County: Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m. third Saturday, Lisa's Kountry Café, 23911 State Road 46, Sorrento. Details: http://www.elcchamber.com or 352-383-8801.
West Orange: networking groups, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Windermere Country Club,...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Public records show that Nova will be the name of the new restaurant occupant at the corner of Virginia Drive and Orange Avenue in Orlando's Ivanhoe Village neighborhood. A recent drive-by of the property revealed extensive remodeling in progress. The...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The threat of large, new attractions coming to International Drive is pushing older competitors on the tourist strip to work together.
A boom in business is expected on I-Drive — long an area where tourists would spend several hours or a day...
| 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 4, 2015
| 11:27 AM
Showcasing Central Florida's best farm-to-table restaurants and artisanal food purveyors, Eat Local Week is Saturday-March14. This celebration casts a spotlight on the chefs, farms and individuals who support homegrown fare.
It's easy for food lovers to...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Spoleto - My Italian Kitchen is open in east Orlando. The restaurant serves signature fresh pastas, flatbreads and salads. Located at Plaza on University, this is the first U.S. location for Spoleto, which has more than 380 locations in Brazil, Mexico and...