| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Soco Restaurant is ramping up its operations in the Thornton Park neighborhood of downtown Orlando. The eatery features Southern contemporary fare under the direction of award-winning executive chef/partner Greg Richie.
"This has been a dream of mine...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Business executives spoke about their support for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at the ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
John Martin, who heads up Capital Grille for Darden Restaurants, noted that visitors to the center will be greeted at...
| 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.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A traditional prelude to almost any arts performance is dinner or a quick nosh before the curtain rises. With this month's opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, concertgoers and theater patrons will find a variety...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
With a greater emphasis on seafood, Red Lobster revamped its menu Monday in the first changes since the restaurant chain went private.
Four new items and a reworked Ultimate Feast appeared on menus Monday along with a new national advertising campaign...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Woof Gang Bakery is showing that one of the hottest trends in food is for canine tongues only.
The Orlando-based pet bakery chain and CEO Paul Allen announced plans last week to open a new corporate headquarters and production facility in southwestern...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The Pizzuti Companies expect to start work next week on The Sevens — a nine-story apartment complex that will further cement North Orange Avenue as downtown Orlando's newest residential hub.
With 333 units, public spaces, a restaurant and shops,...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:48 PM
This is the land of the perpetual festival. Every weekend of every year, somewhere in Central Florida there is a festival of arts, crafts, music, plants, animals, history, heritage, race, national origin and ethnicity.
As a roll call of Orlando...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:10 PM
RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee has a sleek sibling in Orlando that is quickly replacing any implication of rustic in the name.
Both upscale-casual eateries focus on artisanal flatbreads, pastas, seafood, steaks and burgers, as well as...