| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Andrew Spear is midway through painting a 20-foot-tall mural on the side of Orlando's Little Saigon when a man heading to the restaurant stops him. "Hey, this is [expletive] awesome!" the stranger says. "You rock!"
He's followed by a string of...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) announced Monday that it began a program to buy down $600 million of its debt.
The debt repurchase is subject to Darden completing sale of its Red Lobster business to Golden Gate Capital, which the company announced in May...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Xerox Corp. and Orlando-based Darden Restaurants are engaged in a $13 million disagreement over a canceled, six-year human resources services contract.
Darden is trying to work out the disagreement, according to a statement from Rich Jeffers, Darden...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:45 PM
"Foraged Along the Way" is the theme of the Florida-driven June 3 dinner at James Beard House in New York. Chefs Kevin Fonzo (K Restaurant, Orlando), Bram Fowler (Journeys Catering, Orlando) and Hari Pulapaka (Cress, DeLand) will be assisted by...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Little Greek restaurant is expanding into Orlando as well as the Florida towns of Valrico, Clearwater and Spring Hill. The restaurants are projected to open by the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Little Greek menu includes Greek salad, gyros, chicken...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Orlando's Talk of the Town group has joined the Fresh From Florida On The Menu campaign, an initiative from the state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that encourages restaurants from the Panhandle to the Keys to source local foods....
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The owners of IZA Tapas Bar in Orlando's Thornton Park are relocating their eatery. June 22 Facebook fans were greeted with this message:
"Good Morning Facebook Friends! As some of you may already know IZA Tapas Bar is no longer in thornton park...we...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Sangria is a liquid study in the eloquence and passion of Spanish cuisine. It makes perfect sense that a style of cookery that is marked by full-flavored foods and fresh ingredients would give birth to such a refreshing warm-weather party beverage....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:22 AM
When Trader Joe's officially debuted in Winter Park last week, it marked another national chain to open for business in Central Florida.
For years, residents here have been clamoring for the Two-Buck Chuck wine, the cookie butter and thousands of other...