Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »

The Legend Lives on

A classic steakhouse, Linda’s La Cantina is Orlando’s oldest restaurant and, still, one of its best.

At Jernigan’s, Game On!

For a certain type of person, dining at Amway Center’s glitzy flagship restaurant is even better than watching the Magic play.

City Dining on Church Street

Sweet Spots

Gingerbread brownies? Mincemeat pie? An edible Yule log? You’ll find all kinds of holiday treats at these local bakeries.

This One’s a Keeper

Mitchell’s Fish Market has what it takes to succeed— even in a location where other seafood restaurants haven’t.

Old Faithful

At three decades and counting, Park Plaza Gardens continues to impress.

Pronounced Differences

The Boheme still stands for a posh experience, but some offerings aren’t as tasteful as the setting.

In Sanford, an October Surprise

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café serves up a convincing German beer hall experience for Oktoberfest.

Eat Globally

You’ll have your choice of food from more than 25 countries at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

The Sweet Life of Hollis Wilder

Baking cupcakes brings her a measure of business success; a taste of fame is just icing on the cakes.

12 Hours of Sushi

One man’s marathon of this Japanese delicacy starts at lunchtime and goes late into the night.

Meals for Muggles

Lucky 7

Looking to expand your dining horizons? Check out Joseph Hayes’ picks for the BEST NEW RESTAURANTS in Orlando. They serve everything from Turkish cuisine to Spanish selections, Afro-Indian dishes to Greek delicacies, first-rate seafood to Italian (and Italian-Brazilian) offerings.

Drinks Made Responsibly

Two locals produce vino and vodka, both, coincidentally, in Oregon, with the best intentions.

Fantastic Voyage

At Fiorella’s Cucina Toscana, the chef’s imagination makes the food taste almost too good to be true.

A Movie Theater With Good Taste

At Enzian, an upscale dinner and an indie movie share top billing.

Harris Rosen’s Storied Life

Talking restaurants, Khrushchev and Marilyn Monroe with the prominent hotelier.

On Park Avenue, a Precious Jewel

A change in location puts Paris Bistro on the road to perfection.

John Rivers Is Smokin’

The former healthcare exec has customers lined up outside his new corner office, Four Rivers Smokehouse, waiting for barbecue.

Good Spirits

In Florida, an emerging boutique industry is offering distinctive versions of gin, vodka and whiskey.

Test Kitchen

At this culinary school’s student-run restaurant, the chefs of tomorrow get a passing grade.

‘The Light’ Shines at Hilton Resort

La Luce’s tasty and quirky Italian dishes put a new luxury hotel on the dining map.

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.

The Rice Stuff

Mi Tomatina’s paella contradicts Americans’ notions about rice stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Covered Dishes

At Stone’s Throw Bistro, chef Rich Lendino tops off his fare with flavorful sauces.

The End of 2009 Is Reason to Cheer

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with five great sparkling wines. (And celebrate the holidays in general with two bubbly dessert wines.)

No Subtitle Needed at Disney’s Sanaa

The cuisine—African or Indian, or a bit of both—at the new restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge speaks a universal language.

Daily Specials

The romance of the diner is alive and well in Orlando, where the old-school eateries often serve as places for friends to gather.

Continental Divide

The Oriental offerings easily outmatch the Ottoman ones at Chi in Baldwin Park.

A Paradise Found at Pleasure Island

The new Paradiso 37 isn't quite as billed, but the quality of the food makes up for that.

Sip in Style

Dining critic Joseph Hayes selects eight wines-four reds and four whites-that are 'in' this season. All labels are available at local wine retailers.

Over Drinks, She's Charming

The 'Cocktail Queen of Orlando' likes to stir things up.

Two Worlds, 20 Steps Apart

The differences between neighbors Bull & Bush Pub and The Social Chameleon work in your favor.

7 Best New Restaurants

 Since the beginning of 2008 we’ve seen many a restaurant door open, with a select few making a real impression on the local dining scene. Here are the best new eateries listed by their individual types of dining: American, Asian, Cuban, Italian, prix fixe, health-conscious and eclectic. 
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Guides & Resources

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.

2017 Premier Doctors

Our annual list of over 500 doctors.

Top Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

MoreRecent Blog Posts

Goodbye, Gorgeous

Harriett Lake had style. But that was the least of it.

Music for All

Barbershop quartet tradition welcomes youth and women into the fold.

Mascot Games Giveaway

Take this quiz to find out which mascot you are! You'll also be entered for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets to the Mascot Games this weekend!

5 Ways to Make Dad’s Day This Father’s Day in Orlando

Spend quality time with Dad on June 17, with festive brunches, theme-park adventures, fishing trips and golf outings the whole family will enjoy.

Health Hub: Men's Health Month

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags