| May 7, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The city of Winter Park has declared June 8 as Mr. Covelli Day to honor the passing of restaurant franchise pioneer Albert Covelli.
Covelli was founder of Covelli Enterprises, the nation’s largest franchisee of Panera Bread and the fourth-...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Brian Waggoner has some advice for people planning to attend the opening of Trader Joe’s first Orlando area location in Winter Park on Friday.
“Don’t shop while you’re hungry,” said Waggoner, 26, an owner at Carmel Cafe...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:45 PM
"Foraged Along the Way" is the theme of the Florida-driven June 3 dinner at James Beard House in New York. Chefs Kevin Fonzo (K Restaurant, Orlando), Bram Fowler (Journeys Catering, Orlando) and Hari Pulapaka (Cress, DeLand) will be assisted by...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Little Greek restaurant is expanding into Orlando as well as the Florida towns of Valrico, Clearwater and Spring Hill. The restaurants are projected to open by the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Little Greek menu includes Greek salad, gyros, chicken...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Orlando's Talk of the Town group has joined the Fresh From Florida On The Menu campaign, an initiative from the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that encourages restaurants from the Panhandle to the Keys to source local foods....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The founders of Fork In The Road food truck are opening Southern Moon Father's Day weekend in Orlando. The new brewery and barbecue restaurant is at 3000 Curry Ford Road. Hours will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call 407-484-3593 for more information. Bryce...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Orlando Fringe Festival leaders think the way to theatergoers' hearts is through their stomachs.
When the oldest Fringe festival in the United States opens Wednesday, it will offer an increasingly upscale menu. On weekend evenings, the hungry will be...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The owners of IZA Tapas Bar in Orlando's Thornton Park are relocating their eatery. June 22 Facebook fans were greeted with this message:
"Good Morning Facebook Friends! As some of you may already know IZA Tapas Bar is no longer in thornton park...we...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Just call him "Cavaliere." Owner Celestino Drago, of Drago Centro and numerous other Southern California Italian restaurants through the years, has been knighted by the Italian government.
Drago, a native of Sicily, came to Los Angeles in 1979 as chef...
| May 4, 2014
Emeril's Tchoup Chop, the upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, has undergone a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and a minimally revamped interior.
| Apr 20, 2014
Txokos Basque Kitchen is an inspired take on the cuisine of Northern Spain. The restaurant in Orlando's East End Market was created by chefs Henry and Michele Salgado, owners of the award-winning Spanish River Grill in New Smyrna Beach.