Reviews

Deck the Dishes

…with main courses and treats mentioned in Christmas stories and songs.

Where Tex-Mex Meets Portugal

At Cocina 214, Southwestern cuisine is open to interpretation. And the chef knows what he’s talking about.

A Baffling Misfire

A few sparks fly at City Fire, but the overall dining experience is a flameout.

An Italian Stallion

Although it’s grown older and bigger, Rossi’s Pizza is still home.

Banking on a Comeback

Terrace 390’s solid menu and nifty tech touches enliven former Harvey’s spot.

A Road Best Traveled

The diverse Asian offerings at Hawkers Street Fare please both palate and pocketbook.

Everything’s Just Ducky

Peabody’s Napa, with its innovative farm-to-fork cuisine, deserves ‘special place’ status.

Good Spirits

In Florida, an emerging boutique industry is offering distinctive versions of gin, vodka and whiskey.

Test Kitchen

At this culinary school’s student-run restaurant, the chefs of tomorrow get a passing grade.

‘The Light’ Shines at Hilton Resort

La Luce’s tasty and quirky Italian dishes put a new luxury hotel on the dining map.

The Best Sandwiches in Orlando

From Maine to Mexico, the Windy City to the Texas Badlands, one thing we all have in common is the sandwich. Fanatical fans of food stuffed into bread can spend hours debating the merits of Reuben over Cuban and sub vs. club. And I can hear the grumbling from the burgermeisters and frankfanatics in the audience—sorry, as far as I’m concerned they ain’t sandwiches. Having spent weeks sampling sandwiches from the sublime to the truly inedible, I can recommend the following six as the best of what Orlando has to offer.

The Rice Stuff

Mi Tomatina’s paella contradicts Americans’ notions about rice stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Covered Dishes

At Stone’s Throw Bistro, chef Rich Lendino tops off his fare with flavorful sauces.

No Subtitle Needed at Disney’s Sanaa

The cuisine—African or Indian, or a bit of both—at the new restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge speaks a universal language.

Continental Divide

The Oriental offerings easily outmatch the Ottoman ones at Chi in Baldwin Park.

A Paradise Found at Pleasure Island

The new Paradiso 37 isn't quite as billed, but the quality of the food makes up for that.

Two Worlds, 20 Steps Apart

The differences between neighbors Bull & Bush Pub and The Social Chameleon work in your favor.

7 Best New Restaurants

 Since the beginning of 2008 we’ve seen many a restaurant door open, with a select few making a real impression on the local dining scene. Here are the best new eateries listed by their individual types of dining: American, Asian, Cuban, Italian, prix fixe, health-conscious and eclectic. 

 

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