| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Chuy’s, an eclectic Tex-Mex fast casual eatery, will open on Orlando's International Drive in February 2014. Located in the heart of the tourist corridor, the restaurant will hire about 175 employees. The new Chuy’s is the second in Central...
| Dec 27, 2013
It has been another exciting year in local dining. The national spotlight continues to shine brightly thanks to chefs who were nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award, more shout outs on the Food Network, the opening of East End Market food hall,...
| Jan 3, 2014
I still can't get the cries of the children begging for water out of my head.
It happened during a review of an upscale-casual Italian chain restaurant on Orlando's Restaurant Row in 2009. In front of me, a family reached a breaking point. To the side,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Sapporo Ramen in Orlando's Chinatown shopping center on West Colonial Drive offers a taste of authentic Japanese noodle house cuisine.
The small eatery, a sibling of the Sapporo Japanese Steak House in Daytona Beach, is tucked in the corner of the plaza...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Emeril's Florida season two premieres Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. with a stop in Central Florida. In the first episode, "Coming to America," Emeril explores some of Florida's most treasured imports: restaurateurs and chefs who have immigrated from...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
PR's Taco Palace in Winter Park is opening a second location in Orlando's College Park, according to owner Perry Inman. "We had been kicking around the idea of expanding for a while," he said. A friend of Inman's who lives in College Park, which is near...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Clear your drinking schedule for late February: Dates are set for the 2014 Downtown Food & Wine Festival, which put tickets on sale today.
The event will once again be held in Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, and feature samplings from as many...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The Capital Grille has come to feel like a hometown restaurant.
Of course, it's not. When the Capital Grille opened on Pratt Street in 2005, is was part of a moderate-size regional chain. But since 2010, the steakhouse been wholly owned by the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Fresh To Order (f2o) is on track to open in late winter or early spring in Orlando's Waterford Lakes Town Center. Fresh to Order offers chef-inspired entrees, pizzas, paninis, soups, salads, and burgers. Gluten Free, Vegan and Kids’ Menu options are...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:48 AM
With four full days of competition, plus cosplay, art and gaming exhibits, Otronicon has been scoring high with gamers for seven years now. Nerds in the know should already have their game plan set when the 2014 edition hits the Orlando Science Center...