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’Cue Heaven

From burnt ends to gator ribs, barbecue wizard Kenny Gilbert cooks up perfection at his Fernandina Beach eatery.

Fascinating Fernandina

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.

Kombucha Cravings

Underground favorite to supermarket staple.

Bulla Karma

Built on the site of a legendary lounge, Bulla Gastrobar dazzles with a tasty lineup of Spanish tapas, entrees and libations.

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.

Far Out!

The flatbreads shine at Lake Nona’s Canvas, which is worth the drive for its takes on Latin, Caribbean and Cuban creations.

Bakery Bliss

Buttermilk Bakery opens a brick and mortar in Winter Park.

Tapas Territory

The small plates at Tapa Toro are a delightful mix of Spanish and Mediterranean influences. And the paella pit cooks up tasty experiences aplenty.

One Note Wonders

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

Tasty Expedition

Tiffins at Animal Kingdom wows with a fascinating theme and otherworldly takes on fish and lamb.

Food Fairs

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

Local Flavor

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.

Cool Down with these Refreshing Summer Cocktails

It’s summertime – a great time to try some old favorite cocktails and some new delights.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

Catching up with the revolving culinary door.

Something to Crow About

Subtle flavors win the day over fiery spice at Black Rooster Taqueria.

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.

Cocktail Tap Dance

Local cocktails being offered on tap.

A Twist on Flavor

From ribs to shrimp and grits, Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen adds seasonal spice to College Park’s dining scene.

The Art of Blending Wine

National Treasure Napa Valley

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.

Whiskey a Go-To

Handcrafted spirits from Florida and beyond make a perfect gift for Dad (or perhaps yourself).

Value Wines: Cashing in on Quality Deals

Finding wine you love at any price point is no longer a challenge.

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.

2016 Chef Spotlight

Central Florida chefs and restaurants.

Power Plants

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

Fertile Ground

Two trailblazers head the list of time-tested dining places offering meat alternatives.

Local Heroes

Chefs Kathleen Blake and Kevin Fonzo celebrate anniversaries with a continuing focus on seasonal and sustainable.

The Legend Continues

Park Plaza Gardens embarks on a new journey, this time with Chef Bram Fowler at the helm.

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.

Favorite Finds

Joseph Hayes rounds up some of his most recent favorite dishes and restaurants.

Anniversary: Introducing the Silver Skillet Awards

1987: The Silver Skillet Awards—A precursor to our annual Dining Awards
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Guides & Resources

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2018

Check out our 2017 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

2018 Premier Veterinarians

The 2018 Pet Guide: Pet Resource Guide

Here are some of the places you can go in Central Florida when you need supplies, products and services for your best friends.

Premier Realtors 2018

Let Orlando's best realtors help you find your dream home!

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2018

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2018

Our annual list featuring 224 of the area's finest dental professionals.

Guide to Private Schools 2018

Our searchable annual database will help you chart an educational course for your family.
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FocusOn with Dr. Ahmed Sadek: Epilepsy and Surgery

When to consider surgery.

2018 Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Dining Ideas

From restaurants to hotels to a complete meal made-from-scratch just for you and your guests, these Central Florida stops offer something for everyone this Holiday Season.

Kid Kontributor of the Month - October 2018

Read all about why Nikhilan loves "Dosa," a traditional Indian dish, and learn about our monthly feature the "Kid Kontributor of the Month."

Health Hub: Prediabetes

What You Should Know!

An Instrument of Peace

Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor, in town for a concert with the Orlando Philharmonic, talks about his craft, the travel ban turmoil, and his beloved horses.
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