| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Come Sunday our evenings will be a little brighter with the advent of daylight-saving time. Here are 15 places in — or very near — downtown Orlando that are great for alfresco meals. Each has its own personality and pluses.
Citrus, 821 N....
| Mar 16, 2013
Occasionally, alert readers can catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the Postcards from Florida column, pull away the curtain to look behind the scenes at the creative process.
Often, there's some culinary motivation involved. At other times, the...
| Apr 13, 2014
The new Artisan's Table in downtown Orlando has a lot going for it.
The location off Orange Avenue is prime for downtown workers, concertgoers and sports fans headed to Amway Center and visitors staying at the nearby Grand Bohemian. Yes, the three...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:44 AM
Central Florida restaurants have sweet deals for Valentine's Day. Reservations are filling up fast for the Feb. 14 celebration. Here is a sampling of local specials (not all prices include tax and gratuity):
American Gymkhana, 7559 W. Sand Lake Road,...
| 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,...
| Nov 27, 2014
Don't think of today's Thanksgiving meal aftermath as a pile of leftovers; think of it as a refrigerator full of opportunities to stretch the grocery budget. Just about everything on the table can be transformed into new meals for the coming weekend or...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
You don't have to be a movie buff to enjoy — and even learn from — the "Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real" exhibit currently at the Orange County Regional History Center.
The display puts visitors in two distinct mind-sets, one in the Civil...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:41 AM
A singer who had one of the biggest hits of all time, a hit 1970s television show and a long-running theater show in Branson, Mo., will perform a special show in a downtown Allentown restaurant, the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce says.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
From comfort food to wonderful showcases of Asian fare and immersions into Basque cookery, our dining choices expanded in a variety of ways in 2014.
In addition, local chefs, farmers, seafood purveyors and food artisans organized to promote Florida...
| Nov 13, 2014
Whether this is your first Thanksgiving or your 61st, we all have a lot of expectations for this month's big meal. If you can set aside the stuff you have no control over and concentrate on the planning and presentation, that instant-read thermometer...
| Dec 18, 2014
Set aside the wrapping paper and ribbons, pour yourself a deserved libation and let's dish:
Gifts from the kitchen. If the holiday hoopla is quickly draining your budget and energy, here are five easy, inexpensive gifts that any home cook will love:...