From burnt ends to gator ribs, barbecue wizard Kenny Gilbert cooks up perfection at his Fernandina Beach eatery.
Chef Daven Wardynski works wonders at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort as a keeper of fine cuisine, not to mention bees.
From superb French cuisine to creative craft cocktails (and a heavenly happy hour), the restaurant earns its place as a downtown gem.
Underground favorite to supermarket staple.
Built on the site of a legendary lounge, Bulla Gastrobar dazzles with a tasty lineup of Spanish tapas, entrees and libations.
As Disney Springs nears completion, the new flavors dished out by famous faces are causing quite a buzz.
Norman Van Aken’s 1921 restaurant combines superb cuisine and artistry in the heart of Mount Dora.
The flatbreads shine at Lake Nona’s Canvas, which is worth the drive for its takes on Latin, Caribbean and Cuban creations.
Buttermilk Bakery opens a brick and mortar in Winter Park.
The small plates at Tapa Toro are a delightful mix of Spanish and Mediterranean influences. And the paella pit cooks up tasty experiences aplenty.
From cheese sandwiches to meatballs, these restaurants zero in on one culinary category—and produce some tasty variations on a theme.
Tiffins at Animal Kingdom wows with a fascinating theme and otherworldly takes on fish and lamb.
The fare is varied at culinary festivals cranking up for the fall. Here’s a guide to some favored feasts.
There seems to be a local culinary entrepreneur toiling away in every corner of Central Florida. The Orlando area, in fact, is alive with bakers and hot sauce makers.
It’s summertime – a great time to try some old favorite cocktails and some new delights.
Catching up with the revolving culinary door.
Subtle flavors win the day over fiery spice at Black Rooster Taqueria.
Owner Jason Chin and Chef Austin Boyd have elevated sushi and pan-Asian dining to a delicious new level.
Chef Douglas Braselman continues the 17-year tradition of tasty New Orleans cuisine at the Universal CityWalk gem.
Local cocktails being offered on tap.
From ribs to shrimp and grits, Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen adds seasonal spice to College Park’s dining scene.
National Treasure Napa Valley
Whether cooking snapper or spoonbread, Slate’s Dominic Rice is a master of textures and tastes—and he operates a mean oven.
Handcrafted spirits from Florida and beyond make a perfect gift for Dad (or perhaps yourself).
Finding wine you love at any price point is no longer a challenge.
In celebration of Orlando magazine’s 70th anniversary, we catch up with four previous inductees into our Dining Hall of Fame.
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.
Central Florida chefs and restaurants.
Creative cuisine abounds at three new eateries emphasizing the good earth.
Two trailblazers head the list of time-tested dining places offering meat alternatives.
Chefs Kathleen Blake and Kevin Fonzo celebrate anniversaries with a continuing focus on seasonal and sustainable.
Park Plaza Gardens embarks on a new journey, this time with Chef Bram Fowler at the helm.
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.
Joseph Hayes rounds up some of his most recent favorite dishes and restaurants.
1987: The Silver Skillet Awards—A precursor to our annual Dining Awards