| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Restaurants will look to interesting new foods and high-tech devices to attract customers this year.
Snacks, late-night menus and iPad-type tablets that allow customers to pay the bill at their tables are among the innovations being introduced into...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like any producer of a successful franchise, Universal Studios is ready to give its guests more of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter."
The theme park operator revealed new details of the expansion of the park inside its Islands of Adventure, in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The Orlando restaurant that UCF and NFL football great Daunte Culpepper helped open on University Boulevard near his Orange County alma mater has closed. The Knight-themed upscale-casual sports bar opened in August of 2013. Culpepper's involvement was...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:28 PM
It's Oscars time for the hospitality industry and another Orlando resort has made a sweet comeback this awards season.
The Villas of Grand Cypress was named a four-star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, whose inspectors dole out the coveted four- and five-...
| Feb 2, 2014
The dynamic trio has done it again.
In 2011, Loren Falsone, Tyler Brassil and Dominick Tardugno brought us The Table Orlando, a wonderful supper club on Restaurant Row.
Now they've created another winner: The Pharmacy, an eatery and bar with a speak-...
| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Outback Steakhouse will break ground Monday, Feb. 10 on International Drive in Orlando. The new restaurant is at 8445 International Drive in the Orlando Eye dining and entertainment complex. Opening late summer or early fall, the location will bring about...
| Feb 9, 2014
Kabooki Sushi is raising the bar for sushi and cutting-edge fusion cuisine in Central Florida. And chef Henry Moso's menu changes daily to reflect the best seasonal ingredients.
The restaurant is in a drab strip mall across from Orlando Fashion Square....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:21 AM
As retailers began to layoff some of the employees they hired for the holiday season, planned layoffs across the nation increased in January, said outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Thursday.
But not in Florida, there were 812 announced...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Carrabba’s Italian Grill will break ground on Monday, Feb. 10 for a new restaurant in the Orlando Eye dining and entertainment complex. The restaurant at 8445 International drive is expected to be complete late summer or early fall 2014. The new...