| Jan 28, 2011
Welcome to the Foodies, our annual celebration of the Central Florida dining scene. It's a smorgasbord that features quick serve to haute cuisine and everything in between. In Calendar and in Sunday's Travel & Arts, I weigh in weekly with my opinion about...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Few national cuisines make use of the lowly potato the way Irish cooks do. The true Irish St. Patrick's Day reveler would never sully their beer with emerald green food coloring. But you can count on the faithful to make sure potatoes in one form or...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:27 AM
Showcasing Central Florida's best farm-to-table restaurants and artisanal food purveyors, Eat Local Week is Saturday-March14. This celebration casts a spotlight on the chefs, farms and individuals who support homegrown fare.
It's easy for food lovers to...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2015
I'm ticked off at Orlando area real estate agents who don't secure my house after they show it. Forgetting a door lock, though annoying and dangerous, is understandable -- but leaving my garage door open when you're parked right in front of it?! And...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2015
If you ever find the need to serve square-shaped hard boiled eggs, you can buy an egg cuber and other strange kitchen gadgets at weirdkitchengadgets.com. After all, there's probably a square inch or two for you to cram one more kitchen tool into that...
| Dec 7, 2012
With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...
| Nov 28, 2014
On Black Friday power shopping could be an Olympic sport.
We bob. We run. We score.
Sure, malls have ubiquitous food courts and attached restaurants but they don't always satisfy our needs for nourishment or rest during today's shopping frenzy. Here...
| Feb 19, 2015
Congrats to Orlando's own fab retro-rad Emily Ellyn, who won last weekend's episode of "Cutthroat Kitchen" on the Food Network. The "Whatchoo Taco'ing About, Alton?" show will be repeated at 11 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2 a.m. Feb. 27. You can check out guest...
| 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.