| Jul 10, 2014
We can't resist this Chill and Be Chili watermelon salad, the perfect sweet/hot side for your backyard barbecue. At once ice-cold and smokin' hot, the dish is a simple concoction of complex yum with gorgeous summer color. Bridging the gap between...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Brian Waggoner has some advice for people planning to attend the opening of Trader Joe’s first Orlando area location in Winter Park on Friday.
“Don’t shop while you’re hungry,” said Waggoner, 26, an owner at Carmel Cafe...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Dexter’s, a small local restaurant chain that has been dishing up an upscale-casual café menu since 1984, has opened a new restaurant in the The Grove at Isleworth shopping center, 4744 S. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando. Dexter’s also has...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Just call him "Cavaliere." Owner Celestino Drago, of Drago Centro and numerous other Southern California Italian restaurants through the years, has been knighted by the Italian government.
Drago, a native of Sicily, came to Los Angeles in 1979 as chef...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the newest addition to the Waterford Lakes Town Center enclave.
What makes Cooper's stand apart from the usual chains that thrive in east Orange County is its format: A combo platter of dining destination, winery,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Since opening in 2008, Johnnie's Hideaway has matured nicely and has a new emphasis on local cuisine. And with a modern fishing lodge vibe, the restaurant brings a sense of place to the tourist corridor.
Owned by the Talk of the Town group, Johnnie's is...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Beer may be the focus of Darden's newest local player, but food is no afterthought at Yard House on International Drive.
The menu includes more than 145 items including salads, tacos, burgers, seafood, steaks and ribs. The upscale-casual eatery also...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The founders of Fork In The Road food truck are opening Southern Moon Father's Day weekend in Orlando. The new brewery and barbecue restaurant is at 3000 Curry Ford Road. Hours will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call 407-484-3593 for more information. Bryce...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Moody's Investors Service weighed in Tuesday on debt associated with the new owners of the Red Lobster restaurant chain, giving it a relatively low corporate rating of B3 but with a stable outlook. Moody’s said it was the first rating for the new...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Edgewater Drive is gearing up for a number of changes in the coming weeks and months, as some businesses start shifting locations along the corridors, and new ones are expected to start arriving.
Andrea Kudlacz, executive director of the College Park...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Moe's Southwest Grill is joining the lineup at Waterford Lakes Town Center this fall.
Moe's, which offers made-to-order Southwest fare, will open a 2,398-square-foot restaurant at The Patio between Pizzeria Valdiano and Pine Garden Restaurant in the...