| Apr 10, 2015
I'm ticked off at Orlando area real estate agents who don't secure my house after they show it. Forgetting a door lock, though annoying and dangerous, is understandable -- but leaving my garage door open when you're parked right in front of it?! And...
| 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 8, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: calorie-count menus coming; $60 million tennis facility in Lake Nona; Orlando's parking meters; and manatees in Lake County.
1. Darden's Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze chains are testing menus that...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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,...