| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:58 AM
City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown.
Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space.
"If you ask me...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.
During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
| 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...
| 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-...