Savory Surprises

A tasty dish at a department store eatery? That’s just one of five unexpected culinary pleasures that dining critic Joseph Hayes found hiding in plain sight.

Cat’s Meow

Magnificent Greek cuisine gets star billing at Kouzzina by Cat Cora on Disney’s BoardWalk.

Taking Flight

Whether your choice is from the sushi bar or a hot-as-blazes grill, everything at Dragonfly Robata Grill is magnificent.

Changing Tastes

When his bistro didn’t click with diners, Chef Rich Lendino turned to his Italian family’s recipes and created Marco Dino’s.

Where Wood Is Understood

At Hillstone, it rules the grill and décor to perfection. The marvelous lakeside view is hard to beat too.

SoNapa, So Not

While the name is supposed to evoke places—Sonoma and Napa—known for savory cuisine, the new Maitland restaurant doesn’t even come close to them.

Pop Culture

Sushi Pop is a feast for the eyes, as well as the taste buds. Breaking the rules has never been so much fun.

Burgers Without Rules

At Pine Twenty2, the possibilities of what goes between the buns are endless. Just make a list.

Blu Ribbon Cuisine

At deep blu seafood grille, chef Cory York’s creations immerse diners in unforgettable flavors.

A Tale of Two Pizzas

Armando’s pie defines perfection, while Prato’s creation doesn’t come close to it.

Here’s a Secret You Won’t Keep

With room for only 22 diners two nights a week, The Table sets the mood for an exclusive dinner party.

A Good Neighbor

Maxine’s on Shine, with an Italian-esque menu, makes itself at home amid the dwellings off Mills.

Brilliant As Always

Luma shines on with McGlamery’s creative flavor combinations and a chic dining room.

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.

Truth Is Relative

Using family recipes, Brian Wheeler delivers real N’Awlins cooking at Tibby’s.

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.

 

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