| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Whitewood Modern Mediterranean Grill has opened a second location at 1210 S. International Parkway in Lake Mary (407-732-7777). Whitewood opened in downtown Orlando in 2012. The restaurant specializes in Greek- and Italian-inspired fare.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Andrew Spear is midway through painting a 20-foot-tall mural on the side of Orlando's Little Saigon when a man heading to the restaurant stops him. "Hey, this is [expletive] awesome!" the stranger says. "You rock!"
He's followed by a string of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Virgin Olive Market in downtown Orlando will close at 4 p.m. Friday, according the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant's Facebook page. A call to the eatery confirmed the news. In 2009, Virgin Olive moved from Winter Park to Orlando next to Citrus...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Xerox Corp. and Orlando-based Darden Restaurants are engaged in a $13 million disagreement over a canceled, six-year human resources services contract.
Darden is trying to work out the disagreement, according to a statement from Rich Jeffers, Darden...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Brian's Restaurant in the Ivanhoe Village area of downtown has a new owner and will soon be getting a new name: Elliott's Public House.
Karl Elliott, former executive chef at Rollins College, bought Brian’s Restaurant just a few weeks ago with...
| 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 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the words of county singer Toby Keith, "I love this bar."
In the past year and a half as the Orlando Sentinel's night-life columnist, I've said those words more times than I can count. Restaurants, parks, housing: All are essential parts of a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the newest addition to the Waterford Lakes Town Center enclave.
What makes Cooper's stand apart from the usual chains that thrive in east Orange County is its format: A combo platter of dining destination, winery,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Beer may be the focus of Darden's newest local player, but food is no afterthought at Yard House on International Drive.
The menu includes more than 145 items including salads, tacos, burgers, seafood, steaks and ribs. The upscale-casual eatery also...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Dexter’s, a small local restaurant chain that has been dishing up an upscale-casual café menu since 1984, has opened a new restaurant in the The Grove at Isleworth shopping center, 4744 S. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando. Dexter’s also has...