| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
Mingo's has dropped anchor near Lake Eola Park and is shining with seafood choices and more.
The restaurant occupies the space that was formerly home to Lotus, Prickly Pear and Graze at the Sanctuary condominium on the edge of downtown Orlando. The L-...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
“O’Town Mac Down,” a new mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center Saturday, Aug. 23, promises to be fun-filled family event for a wonderful cause: Give Kids The World Village where children with life-threatening...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On Friday, the day after SunRail's launch, I watched as joy riders crowded on trains, and eventually dispersed at the various rail stops, including Park Avenue in Winter Park, to visit, shop and gawk at neighborhoods that were seemingly inaccessible to...
| 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 4, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Orlando's Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria has a second location in Apopka. The restaurant's Facebook page is showcasing photos of the March 27 grand opening party. When it opened in 2012 the Tartini off South Orange Avenue brought a fresh approach to...
| 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...