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Poke Bowled Over

The poke phenomenon is thriving in Orlando, with plenty of homegrown and chain eateries to satisfy our cravings for the marinated-fish specialty.

Orlando Coffee Culture

A lot of thought and care goes into your cuppa java. And those who craft it do a world of good.

El Inka Grill: Praiseworthy Peruvian

El Inka Grill draws on Asian and European influences for a culinary lineup that spotlights fish, ceviche and potatoes.

Southern Spice: Toothsome Territory

The menu at Southern Spice spotlights Indian dishes of a region that many diners may have overlooked. Notice is hereby served.

Dine: Culinary Contemplation

As the year winds down, a look back at trends, arrivals, departures and convivial conversations.

Fig's Prime: A Savory Blend

At Fig’s Prime, Victor Gonzalez demonstrates a mastery of many cuisines, whether Continental, American or Caribbean.

Brunch Blowout

We’re hopelessly trapped between morning and afternoon—and loving it. Here are some local best bets for the popular repast.

Tony Mantuano: Master of His Craft

At Terralina, Tony Mantuano is drawing upon his grandmother’s culinary wisdom to create superb Italian dishes. And loving every minute of it.

Chinatown Plaza: Savor the Journey

Chinatown Plaza occupies a plain expanse on West Colonial Drive. But the flavors to be had at its eateries, bakeries and groceries offer a rich sampling of Asian cuisines, opening a new world to adventurous diners and shoppers.

El Buda: Phenomenal Fusion

From duck nachos to tuna poke, Roberto Treviño presents a magical Latin-Asian menu at El Buda.

2018 Dining Awards - Critics Picks Part 1

Culinary Spotlight: A Baker's Dozen

Meet 13 women who bring incredible talent to a part of the O-town table that is dominated by men no more.

The Edison Complex: Imagining Reality

The Edison/Maria and Enzo’s complex at Disney Springs shines with superb food in fantastical surroundings.

Hunger Street Tacos: Tale of the Taco

Hunger Street presents delicious, authentic creations that include grilled cheese, fried avocado, and hibiscus flower.

Market to Table: Cornering the Market

Market to Table is a Winter Garden gem, with Chef Ryan Freelove offering a menu of seafood, fowl and more, enhanced by house-made seasonings.

Tim Keating at Urbain 40: Moveable Feast

Wherever he goes, Chef Tim Keating raises the level of culinary excellence. His latest success can be found at Urbain 40.

Reyes Mezcaleria: Third Time, Another Charm

Reyes Mezcaleria, Jason Chin’s venture into Mexican cuisine, is a winner, with an experienced staff turning out both the familiar and fantastic.

Food Adventures

Our dining critic journeys into the bizarre, healthy, spirited, "who knew?" and just plain cool and delicious. Lobster ice cream anyone?

Frontera Cocina: Mexican Magnificence

Rick Bayless’ enthusiasm for authentic cuisine has brought a delightful restaurant to Disney Springs.

Reel Fish: Reel Deal

A restaurant veteran takes an upscale fish camp vibe and runs with it.

Pig Heaven at The Polite Pig

The Petrakis powerhouse trots out exemplary fare at The Polite Pig, sticking with local providers while continuing to reinvent their porcine empire.

Reborn, With Flying Colors: Flying Fish Café

Much has changed at Flying Fish. And the new cuisine created by Chef Tim Majoras is magnificent.

Firmly Planted: Plant Street Market

Nearly two years old, Plant Street Market remains a foodie destination, with reliable mainstays and some tasty new entries for pizza and sushi lovers.

Culinary Kingdom

Chef Daven Wardynski works wonders at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort as a keeper of fine cuisine, not to mention bees.

DoveCote Divine

From superb French cuisine to creative craft cocktails (and a heavenly happy hour), the restaurant earns its place as a downtown gem.

Springs Eternal

As Disney Springs nears completion, the new flavors dished out by famous faces are causing quite a buzz.

Timeless Brilliance

Norman Van Aken’s 1921 restaurant combines superb cuisine and artistry in the heart of Mount Dora.

One Note Wonders

From cheese sandwiches to meatballs, these restaurants zero in on one culinary category—and produce some tasty variations on a theme.

Food Fairs

The fare is varied at culinary festivals cranking up for the fall. Here’s a guide to some favored feasts.

Superb Seito

Owner Jason Chin and Chef Austin Boyd have elevated sushi and pan-Asian dining to a delicious new level.

Exquisite Emeril’s

Chef Douglas Braselman continues the 17-year tradition of tasty New Orleans cuisine at the Universal CityWalk gem.

Slate of the Art

Whether cooking snapper or spoonbread, Slate’s Dominic Rice is a master of textures and tastes—and he operates a mean oven.

2016 Dining Awards Hall of Fame

In celebration of Orlando magazine’s 70th anniversary, we catch up with four previous inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2016 Dining Awards

Our readers choose their annual favorites in dozens of categories, from bests for takeout and steak house to favorites for pizza and burgers. Plus, Orlando magazine Dining Critic Joseph Hayes weighs in with his top picks for notable newcomer, jazziest brunch, barbecue legend and more.

Power Plants

Creative cuisine abounds at three new eateries emphasizing the good earth.

Flavorful Heritage

At Urbain 40, Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard draws on his expertise and that of generations before him to create out-of-this-world French dishes.
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