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Nile: Ethiopian Excellence

The flavors at Nile, a 13-year mainstay of I-Drive, remains a dazzling discovery, with beef, chicken and vegetable dishes enhanced by otherworldly spices.

Jaleo: Spanish Treasure

Chef José Andrés has brought the talents of his culinary team to Disney Springs. And the results—from a spread of ribeye and piquillo peppers to a half-dozen kinds of paella—are mouthwatering.

Sushi Pop: Eye-Popping Cuisine

At Sushi Pop in Winter Park, Chef Chau Trinh refines the concept and menu that has made his Oviedo restaurant a favorite. And the results are superb.

2019 Dining Awards: Critic's Pick 1

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2019 Dining Awards: Readers' Spotlight 2

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2019 Dining Awards: Critic's Pick 2

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2019 Dining Awards: Hall of Fame

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2019 Dining Awards: Readers' Spotlight 1

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

2019 Dining Awards: Readers' Choice

Our annual guide to great cuisine, with 20 picks from Dining Critic Joseph Hayes, selections by readers in 57 categories, and four new inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.

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.
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