| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life.
The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Orlando's tourism job market is growing faster than at almost any time in the past 10 years.
The number of leisure and hospitality jobs jumped by 5.5 percent during the past 12 months, according to new state and federal employment data. The area...
| Aug 21, 2014
The divas don't bother turning on the stove when we can trump up a cool, satisfying supper. And we're not talking about a bowl of lettuce, but a dish that satisfies the craving for sweet, salty and crunchy, plus adds a punch of protein. We use firm tofu,...
| Aug 22, 2014
If you've been holding back on dining out because you just can't justify the expense, step away from the stove and commence the happy dance: Magical Dining Month is back!
Now in its ninth year, Magical Dining Month is an annual showcase of emerging...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Siro Urban Italian Kitchen wins Achievement of Excellence Award at 2014 American Culinary Federation convention in Kansas City, Mo. The farm-to-table restaurant at the Orlando Marriott World Center, was one of 20 operations to receive the award from ACF...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Freshii, a healthy fast casual eatery, is opening at the end of August in Orlando at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in the The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips. The menu will be highlighted with fiber-rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean proteins and...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube.
If the "skinny white woman" with the camera — as the headstrong 80-year-old referred to hospice volunteer Maria McKenna — insisted on shooting video of her singing a hymn, she wasn't going to...
| Aug 17, 2014
It only takes a single spark to start a culinary movement. For DeLand, it was the opening of Cress restaurant in 2008. Since then artisan-food purveyors and farms that feed this west Volusia city and beyond have jumped into the spotlight, and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Mingos Restaurant & Lounge has opened at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East. Executive chef Luis J. Negron is shaping the menu and culinary team. Steak and seafood will be offered along with other locally-sourced ingredients.
Negron joins the hotel...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:16 AM
How could the divas resist cucumber vodka? Amid myriad flavored vodkas, there it stood. The result? A refreshing, ultra-skinny cocktail to knock our muumuus off.
A hard lemonade with a soft side, this dreamy little number is like a margarita without all...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Want to take the pulse of Orlando culture?
Sure, you can check out the city's many art mixers. Monthly events such as downtown's 3rd Thursday art walks, the Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays parties or — more recently — the swanky art...