| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Magical Dining Month is back with more than 60 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $33 per person. For Central Florida foodies, it's a great time to try many of the top-notch local restaurants without busting the budget.
New for 2013: The...
| Aug 30, 2013
Last fall, Avy and Morgane Bendavid opened My French Café in Windermere. But don't trust your car's or phone's navigation to always get you to 7782 Winter Garden Vineland Road.
"Most drivers call and say 'Where are you?' " says Morgane in her lilting...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
While the rest of Central Florida is searching for their giblets on Thanksgiving morning, your date with a turkey could be as easy as driving to a local restaurant and being served.
The National Restaurant Association estimates 14 million Americans will...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:31 PM
This is one of my favorite columns of the year.
Each Thanksgiving, we take a break from the grind of the daily news to appreciate the things we love about living here.
Readers, co-workers and the Sentinel's Facebook friends help assemble this annual...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:51 AM
"My journey so far has been beyond belief," says chef Norman Van Aken.
That journey for the 61-year-old culinary titan includes a James Beard Award, recognition as the founding father of New World Cuisine and five celebrated cookbooks.
| 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...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The opening of Brown's New York Deli in Maitland ushers in a fresh chapter for authentic kosher fare in Central Florida.
Owner and operator Lauren Brown has an accounting background and extensive experience in catering at synagogues, schools, senior...
| Nov 27, 2013
I'm getting a few sides dishes out of the way early so that Thursday is smooth sailing. Join me today at OrlandoSentinel.com/the dish for a buffet of recipes using Thanksgiving Day leftovers. In the meantime, grab a chair at the table and let's dish about...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The door will open Monday afternoon, ever so slightly. Call it a "soft opening" for a place of hope and dreams, and unfettered possibilities.
Older foster children might label that "crazy talk." They've been bounced around, here, there, all over the...
| Jul 26, 2013
Nikki's Place has been the beacon of authentic soul food in Orlando's Parramore community since 1999, but the restaurant and its chef's roots reach much deeper.
The small, neighborhood eatery opened in 1949 and was known as Roser's Restaurant, says...
| Jul 24, 2013
Looking for a summer road trip with great food? The Smokin' on the Suwannee BBQ Festival will make the North Florida town of Live Oak ground zero for championship barbecue Friday and Saturday. It's the largest contest of its kind in the Southeast and...