| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line has appointed hospitality veteran Drew Madsen as its president and chief operating officer, the Miami-based cruise company announced.
He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the hospitality and consumer products...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Kappo at East End Market is home to the seven most coveted dining seats in town. With less than 10 stools at the bar, the small Japanese eatery carved out of a small booth near the back of the eclectic marketplace has foodies jockeying for places and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:09 PM
After a successful soft opening, Soco Restaurant officially opens today at 5 p.m. in the Thornton Park District of downtown Orlando. The eatery, which was developed by the Thornton Park Restaurant Group, features Southern contemporary fare under the...
| 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 23, 2014
| 2:35 AM
Bet she's hoping a parole board will nip some years off her sentence and tuck her into some cushy federal prison.
A Clermont woman, Tanya Fox, 39, lived a lavish lifestyles from the money she got from filing fraudulent tax returns, spending $4 million on...
| 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...