| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:56 AM
Tijuana Flats cooked another year of growth in 2014 with an 1.24 percent increase in same restaurant sales and nine new restaurants.
The fast casual Mexican eatery chain opened six new stores in Florida this year and its first in Georgia, as total...
| Nov 21, 2014
Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa is the cool kids' answer to straightforward Southern barbecue in Central Florida. With swell global spins this place — from the folks who created the popular TreeHouse Truck — simply sizzles with flavor.
| Nov 21, 2014
It's time to vote for your favorite restaurants in the Orlando Sentinel's 17th Annual Foodie Awards. The online ballot has more than 45 categories including fine-dining, wine list, breakfast, brunch, power lunch, food trucks, coffeehouses and bars that...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Congratulations, you made it to Christmas Day. Enjoy your time with loved ones and all the festivities you have planned, but don't lose that holiday momentum. The season of celebration is still in full throttle. Kwanzaa feasts, New Year's Eve parties,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:36 AM
Ricky Ly is always looking for his next great meal.
As the man behind TastyChomps.com, the Central Florida-based food blog, Ly highlights those places that make Orlando's food scene so unique.
"There's more than just turkey legs and dry...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Perfume, luggage and selfie sticks — nothing was off limits to shoppers at Brazil Center on International Drive.
The bright, clean showroom, less than 2 miles from Orlando International Premium Outlets, has a loyal Brazilian tourist customer base,...
| Dec 7, 2014
American Gymkhana (JIM-kah-nuh) is a new Indian restaurant with a good deal of swank and a menu that exudes sultry, sassy flavors.
Located on Orlando's Restaurant Row, the space combines contemporary decor with an old-school, hunting-lodge vibe. The...
| Jan 23, 2015
Next week in Calendar we reveal the winners of the 17th annual Foodie Awards, which honors the best in Central Florida dining. This week I am a bit overwhelmed with guilt that there just can't be a category for everyone who deserves one.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:32 PM
During a tour designed to pitch the University of Central Florida's plans for a downtown campus, several state education leaders voiced plenty of support Thursday but also raised questions.
UCF President John Hitt and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer were among...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Ninety percent of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "top wine travel destinations of 2015" list should come as no surprise.
Well-known regions of Italy, France, Spain and California are all highlighted in the top 10, but one destination seems to be an odd...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:11 PM
If you are shopping for something special for friends and loved ones, consider something with a sweet or savory sense of place. From cookbooks to sauces, local purveyors have enough choices to fill Santa's sleigh.
Local chefs and food...