| 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Valentine's Day is almost here, so if you haven't figured out what you're doing yet it's time to get busy.
But that doesn't mean you have to drop $100 on dinner or $50 on flowers. Here are a few suggestions that show you care but won't break the bank:...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Chris Christini, Christini's Orlando: Hidden in a sea of neon and traffic, Christini's is among the elders of Restaurant Row and still among the top tier of go-to restaurants for special occasions.
Yoshie Cabral, retired sushi chef at Disney's...