| Nov 24, 2013
Kasa Tapas & Raw Bar in downtown Orlando focuses on combining global flavors in a diverse selection of small plates. The dining experience was created by executive chef Sean Kaplan and "Food Network Star" alum Josh Lyons.
The Bento Group, which also...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:43 PM
With more than 60 of Orlando’s most popular restaurants participating, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month raised a record $74,467 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. Since 2009, the program has raised nearly a quarter...
| Nov 29, 2013
The Thanksgiving tables have been cleared. The leftovers are packed in the refrigerator. And party planners have turned their thoughts to the remaining days of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrations.
But for many it's hard to give up...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:18 PM
East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina-based casual dining restaurant known for its 75 flavors of buffalo-style wings, has opened its first Florida location at 588 S. Alafaya Trail in Orlando. The new restaurant is the first location owned by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Taste, a restaurant that focused on art, concerts and events such as the ongoing Science Cafe, in Orlando's College Park has closed. The eatery at 717 W. Smith St. specialized in small plates similar to tapas. Before Taste opened in 2003, the space was...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Lolailo The Original restaurant is an Orlando newcomer that offers authentic tastes of Spanish cuisine using modern twists on Old World ingredients for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Near Restaurant Row in southwest Orange County, Lolailo occupies the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia.
Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
| Dec 8, 2013
Don't let the plain-Jane exterior fool you. Step inside the narrow, no-frills building now known as The Smiling Bison Restaurant & Bar and taste an impressive menu of house-made charcuterie and locally-sourced ingredients.
The Orlando restaurant is a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Funky Monkey Wine Co. chef Ashley Nickell is appearing on Food Network’s "Cutthroat Kitchen" 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The cooking competition show combines culinary skills and the ability to cleverly sabotage other contestants.
In each episode,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Central Florida's past semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Award will create a locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired dinner Feb. 18 at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College in Winter Park. The event is being planned in conjunction with the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Kasa Tapas & Raw Bar, a new restaurant from The Bento Group, will open @ 8 p.m. Nov. 14. The menu will include small plates with global influences and a raw bar with fresh oysters and seafood. Executive Chef Sean Kaplan and “Food Network Star”...