A classic steakhouse, Linda’s La Cantina is Orlando’s oldest restaurant and, still, one of its best.
For a certain type of person, dining at Amway Center’s glitzy flagship restaurant is even better than watching the Magic play.
Gingerbread brownies? Mincemeat pie? An edible Yule log? You’ll find all kinds of holiday treats at these local bakeries.
Mitchell’s Fish Market has what it takes to succeed— even in a location where other seafood restaurants haven’t.
At three decades and counting, Park Plaza Gardens continues to impress.
The Boheme still stands for a posh experience, but some offerings aren’t as tasteful as the setting.
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café serves up a convincing German beer hall experience for Oktoberfest.
You’ll have your choice of food from more than 25 countries at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Baking cupcakes brings her a measure of business success; a taste of fame is just icing on the cakes.
One man’s marathon of this Japanese delicacy starts at lunchtime and goes late into the night.
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.
Two locals produce vino and vodka, both, coincidentally, in Oregon, with the best intentions.
At Fiorella’s Cucina Toscana, the chef’s imagination makes the food taste almost too good to be true.
At Enzian, an upscale dinner and an indie movie share top billing.
Talking restaurants, Khrushchev and Marilyn Monroe with the prominent hotelier.
A change in location puts Paris Bistro on the road to perfection.
The former healthcare exec has customers lined up outside his new corner office, Four Rivers Smokehouse, waiting for barbecue.
In Florida, an emerging boutique industry is offering distinctive versions of gin, vodka and whiskey.
At this culinary school’s student-run restaurant, the chefs of tomorrow get a passing grade.
La Luce’s tasty and quirky Italian dishes put a new luxury hotel on the dining map.
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.
Mi Tomatina’s paella contradicts Americans’ notions about rice stuck to the bottom of the pot.
At Stone’s Throw Bistro, chef Rich Lendino tops off his fare with flavorful sauces.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with five great sparkling wines. (And celebrate the holidays in general with two bubbly dessert wines.)
The cuisine—African or Indian, or a bit of both—at the new restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge speaks a universal language.
The romance of the diner is alive and well in Orlando, where the old-school eateries often serve as places for friends to gather.
The Oriental offerings easily outmatch the Ottoman ones at Chi in Baldwin Park.
The new Paradiso 37 isn't quite as billed, but the quality of the food makes up for that.
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.
The 'Cocktail Queen of Orlando' likes to stir things up.
The differences between neighbors Bull & Bush Pub and The Social Chameleon work in your favor.
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.