| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:39 AM
A Florida man convicted of running a multimillion-dollar real estate scam is telling the court that he's too obese to go to prison -- a claim the judge isn't buying, according to WESH 2 News.
James Olivos told the court Tuesday that he doesn't believe...
| May 4, 2014
Emeril's Tchoup Chop, the upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, has undergone a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and a minimally revamped interior.
| Apr 20, 2014
Txokos Basque Kitchen is an inspired take on the cuisine of Northern Spain. The restaurant in Orlando's East End Market was created by chefs Henry and Michele Salgado, owners of the award-winning Spanish River Grill in New Smyrna Beach.
| Apr 6, 2014
Comfort food gets a refined touch at Cafe Red Downtown in Orlando.
The new restaurant, from the fab Graffiti Junktion team, isn't just another center-city bar with food. It has a stylish vibe from the decor to the menu.
The black-and-red dining room...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:51 AM
When the Hyatt Regency took over the Peabody Orlando on International Drive, the dining options stayed mostly the same. But Capriccio Grill was a signature Peabody concept. The eatery is now Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse.
The long, narrow dining room is...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Brian's Restaurant in the Ivanhoe Village area of downtown has a new owner and will soon be getting a new name: Elliott's Public House.
Karl Elliott, former executive chef at Rollins College, bought Brian’s Restaurant just a few weeks ago with...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The city of Winter Park has declared June 8 as Mr. Covelli Day to honor the passing of restaurant franchise pioneer Albert Covelli.
Covelli was founder of Covelli Enterprises, the nation’s largest franchisee of Panera Bread and the fourth-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Loudmouth Golf, a lifestyle and apparel brand, is opening the first Loudmouth Grill at noon March 22 in Orlando. The restaurant at 8965 Conroy Windermere Road will offer lunch and dinner menus, which include some of John Daly’s and other celebrities...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The landmark Oviedo Town House restaurant is being torn down to make room for a road widening on Broadway Street. The iconic restaurant has been a fixture in the city's downtown for decades. But when the dust settles longtime fans can eat at the new...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Virgin Olive Market in downtown Orlando will close at 4 p.m. Friday, according the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant's Facebook page. A call to the eatery confirmed the news. In 2009, Virgin Olive moved from Winter Park to Orlando next to Citrus...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Cityfish Restaurant, part of the Thornton Park Restaurant Group, has named Greg Richie as its new executive chef. Richie, an award-winning chef, has previously led the kitchens at Roy’s restaurant on Orlando's Sand Lake Road (aka Restaurant Row) and...