| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:01 AM
International Drive has long been known as one of the major entertainment hubs of Central Florida, but the popular stretch will soon have even more options.
On Thursday, Orlando-based US Thrill Rides announced details of a 570-foot roller coaster...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:48 PM
A new 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened today in east Orlando near UCF making it the sixth location in Florida for the popular barbecue restaurant chain.
Around lunchtime, lines extended out the door as guests waited to place orders for slow-cooked brisket,...
| Apr 25, 2014
More than 75 million diners will be making reservations for Mother's Day dinner, according to the National Restaurant Association. Central Florida has many options for celebrating on May 11 with family and friends. Here is just a sampling of local...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
1 1/2 pounds Israeli couscous pasta
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil plus 2 tablespoons to sauté the onions and asparagus
8 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning
1 cup of sweetened dried cranberries
| May 7, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chef Greg Richie tells me that the name of the new concept going in the Hue space in Orlando's Thornton Park is Soco) and that it "will feature Southern Contemporary cuisine." Keep checking back for more details on the exciting new dining spot near...
| Mar 26, 2014
Yield: 13 cups
2 pounds sour cream
2 quarts mayonnaise
1/2 cup tarragon vinegar
1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 tablespoon black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 pound blue cheese
1. Mix all ingredients except blue...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Today is National Paella Day. Spanish cooks describe paella (pie-AY-yuh) as one of the glories of Spanish cuisine. The dish consists of saffron-flavored rice, usually cooked in a single dish with poultry, sausage and seafood. Ceviche Tapas Bar &...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Miguel Cruz has joined Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant located at 125 Church St. in Orlando, as chef and kitchen manager. Cruz will manage the back of the house staff, oversee new menu development as well as purchasing for the 20,000 square foot downtown...
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Orlando's Hanamizuki Japanese restaurant on International Drive has been nominated for best noodle dish in the Chowzter Global Food Awards. The restaurant's Shio Butter Ramen was selected for the competition. Dished were submitted from 150 cities around...