| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday could get $378,000 in state and local incentives to create a 45-employee corporate satellite office in Orlando.
"What they are doing is looking at several locations across the nation where they might open some kind of...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:53 AM
Opening dates announced for new food eateries at Artegon Marketplace Orlando. Four food kiosks are scheduled to open this month in the center’s Great Hall.
At Florida’s first U Roll Express, customers can create their own sushi roll by...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:11 PM
Maddey's Craft & Cru, an Italian-inspired American bistro, is coming to downtown Orlando. The restaurant will serve fine pastas, artisanal pizza, craft beers and fine wine near the intersection of Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue. The kitchen will...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:23 AM
Noodles & Co., a fast-growing chain, is adding two more Central Florida locations. Restaurants will open soon at 2683 E. Colonial Drive (Fashion Square) and 2855 S. Orange Ave., both in Orlando. There are other Noodles & Co. outposts at 12529 State Road...
| Mar 20, 2015
It's time to get cracking on Easter dinner plans. 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 meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a...
| 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 8, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: calorie-count menus coming; $60 million tennis facility in Lake Nona; Orlando's parking meters; and manatees in Lake County.
1. Darden's Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze chains are testing menus that...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:39 PM
When Disney World agreed last year to pay its workers at least $10 an hour starting in 2016, it fueled predictions that others in the hospitality industry would follow.
Now, with other major employers adopting the $10-an-hour wage, a local union is...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:41 AM
Darden Restaurants is confident seafood from supplier Thai Union did not involve forced labor, a company spokesman said last week.
An Associated Press investigation published in March said a supplier of Thai Union imprisoned fisherman on boats...
| Mar 22, 2015
Finding Taboon Bistro is a treasure hunt, the same search I encouraged readers to pursue when Wa restaurant occupied the space in a mixed-use complex on the backside of Universal Studios. Low-to-the-ground signs can steer you to the parking lot, but after...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 9:43 AM
Winter Park: Good Morning Winter Park, 7:45 a.m. April 10, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Cost: free. Details: 407-644-8281 or winterpark.org.
Winter Park: Small Business Education Series, 8 a....