| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Florida is a golfer's playground with all manner of facilities and amenities to satisfy the most avid aficionados. Orlando alone has more than 170 courses and golf resorts, 20-plus golf academies, and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments. If...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Universal Orlando is likely to add thousands more hotel rooms in coming years as Central Florida's No. 2 theme-park resort continues an aggressive expansion, a top executive said Wednesday.
"We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The Grande Lakes Orlando resort is launching multi-phase renovations at both The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott that will include the debut of two new restaurants: Highball & Harvest at The Ritz in July and Whisper Creek Kitchen at JW Marriott in the fall....
| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
In Michael Yormark's vision for his corner of Broward County, a night on the town would include a big-name concert and a bite to eat or a nightcap with a little gambling. A hotel would be handy for tourists.
Not unlike what's available at the Seminole...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior.
Chef Ryan Vargas...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Dick’s Last Resort, a fast-casual eatery known for its comfort food and quirky service style, is now open in the Premium Outlet Mall, 8201 Vineland Ave., in Orlando. The 28-year-old restaurant concept operates restaurants in 13 cities throughout the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are new places for tourists to stay in Orlando, and they aren't hotels.
Online technology is making it easier than ever for homeowners to list their houses for rent, bringing in a new crop of lodging offerings to compete with major hotel chains....
| 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...