| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:43 AM
It's time to vote for your favorite restaurants in the Orlando Sentinel's 16th Annual Foodie Awards. The online ballot has more than 45 categories including fine-dining, wine list, breakfast, brunch, power lunch, food trucks, coffeehouses and bars that...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Chefs Norman Van Aken and Emeril Lagasse are mourning the death of friend Chicago culinary icon Charlie Trotter. Trotter was found unconscious in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Actor, activist and Internet sensation George Takei came to Orlando Monday and stopped by a local restaurant to celebrate reaching 5 million fans on his Facebook page.
The "Star Trek" star, who is known for his clever jokes and viral photos, stopped...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Don't head to the new downtown Aloft hotel in hopes of checking out its restaurant. There isn't one.
The newest addition to Orlando's lodging scene said it purposefully left out a full-service dining option. The hotel has a lobby bar called w xyz Bar,...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:29 AM
|| Rank || Rank '12 || Company (Local subsidiary) || 2013 Full-time || 2013 Part-time || 2013 Total || 2012 Total ||
|| 1 || 1 || Walt Disney Co. (Walt Disney World) || 43700 || 26200 || 69900 || 66700 ||
|| 2 || 2 || Adventist...
| Nov 1, 2013
University of Central Florida is gearing up for homecoming week, but another homecoming of sorts began in August when Daunte Culpepper helped open a restaurant near the east Orange County school.
The former UCF star quarterback is a force behind...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
IKEA is inviting consumers to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Julbord buffet Friday, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. The all-you-can-eat holiday smorgasbord is a Swedish culinary tradition. Tickets are on sale in the IKEA Orlando restaurant...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Carmel Café & Wine Bar is celebrating fall with new menu items and specialty cocktails. At a recent media preview, the butternut squash soup, pumpkin ravioli with toasted walnuts and a sage cream sauce and the grapefruit basil twist cocktail were...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:11 PM
"Drink better beer" is the motto of the Central Florida Home Brewers. It's a simple slogan that is much easier to live by since craft beer has grown in both popularity and availability in the past few years. But for avid hobbyists who take on the not-so-...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Buoyed by a streamlining that has shed 500 jobs in Central Florida, Harris Corp. said Tuesday it posted stronger than expected profit in its latest quarter, although revenue fell short of expectations.
The Melbourne-based high-tech company said it has...
| Oct 25, 2013
One of my colleagues aptly described the original Black Bean Deli in Winter Park as a small bus-station waiting room with great food.
The new Black Bean Deli east of downtown Orlando is pure urban chic with a hint of Crate & Barrel.
Both restaurants set...