| Feb 19, 2015
Congrats to Orlando's own fab retro-rad Emily Ellyn, who won last weekend's episode of "Cutthroat Kitchen" on the Food Network. The "Whatchoo Taco'ing About, Alton?" show will be repeated at 11 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2 a.m. Feb. 27. You can check out guest...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:41 PM
A Mokena man accused of killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in Florida in 2011 faces extradition and up to 30 years in prison on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, officials said.
Roy Rauch, 58, was arrested...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:59 PM
Tony Roma's next steakhouse isn't opening in an Orlando suburb, but in a mega-shopping tower in the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo.
As they fight for customers in America, Central Florida-based restaurant companies are putting more focus on...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:16 AM
Happy Friday: In honor of Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day, here is a special five things just for those two special days.
1. To celebrate Friday the 13th, we bring you ... a photo gallery of 13 superstitions.
1a. And in this year there will be...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:45 PM
A federal agency sued Seasons 52 restaurants Thursday, contending the chain owned by Orlando-based Darden Restaurants is discriminating against job applicants age 40 or older.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the restaurant chain...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Two men busted outside a Wendy's restaurant late last week caught the attention of police after an anonymous caller suspected they were "doing drug deals," Orlando police records show.
People kept walking up to a car in the parking lot on Major...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 12:40 PM
Half a world away, staring at a bunch of sawed-off shotguns, Kyle Israel tried to decipher the demands of the men holding them.
He couldn't speak Russian but somehow sensed the bandits, as he called them, weren't going to hurt anyone. They walked calmly...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 9:58 AM
The neighborhood around University of Central Florida is becoming one ofthe region's hottest spots fornew fast casual dining.
Gainesville's Bento Group is opening a Bento Cafe off Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard in spring. It's just a few...
| Feb 15, 2015
Subtle has never been a word associated with KISS, but frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's leap into the restaurant stage is a surprisingly refreshing turn.
My colleague Tod Caviness ventured into the new Rock & Brews in Oviedo before me and...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:34 PM
Food Network’s Alton Brown brought his appetite to Orlando this weekend along with the Edible Inevitable Tour.
Don’t know who Alton Brown is? Read Food Editor Heather McPherson’s story here.
Brown ate, drank and tweeted his way...