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Alan Grayson Isn't Taking Any Crap From Anyone

You Got a Problem With That? The GOP and its bloc of supporters do, setting up a fight over the progressive Democrat’s re-election bid. But the congressman from Florida’s 8th District thinks he just may be the ‘lunatic’ voters are looking for.

The Force Will Be Here, and so Will 30,000 of its followers

Local Star Wars fans prepare for this month’s cosmic gathering at the convention center.

Best of Orlando

The favorites of our readers in 85 categories, ranging from best restaurant for atmosphere to best bicycle store to best nail salon. As we do every year, we awarded the “Best of” designation based on total votes in each category. New to the list this year are short features on some of the winners, so you’ll know, for example, just who the heck Eric Eisnaugle is and how IKEA got its name.

Buddy Dyer, Staying on Track

Unyielding in his backing of SunRail and the performing arts center, Orlando’s mayor returns to the top of our list.

50 Most Powerful

Mr. Establishment

Community involvement and business connections give Bill Segal an advantage in the race for Orange County mayor. But the ‘insider’ label is fodder for his foes.

Real Estate's Hot 100

Almost Dead in the Water

His legs shredded by a boat propeller, Nate Winters nearly died on Lake Maitland in 2008. After losing his left leg and undergoing numerous surgeries to save his right foot, the teenager still held out hope of playing baseball again. This spring, Nate made his comeback as a pitcher for Winter Park High.

2010 Dining Hall of Fame

Orlando magazine honors two chef-owners, a waiter and an oyster bar as Dining Hall of Fame inductees. The Dining Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and establishments with lasting ties to the local dining scene.

Running on Her Reputation

Teresa Jacobs’ frequent battles against the status quo as an Orange County commissioner proved she could fight. Now a candidate for county mayor, Jacobs is determined to show she can lead too. By Sean Holton

2010 Dining Awards

Our annual readers survey reveals the top restaurants in Orlando.

Power Suits

Designed with graphic touches or strategic cutouts, maillots and monokinis in black make a bold impression.

Not So Fast

John Gabrovic, a founder of Slow Food Orlando and the Harmoni restaurants, favors food that is locally produced.

A Natural Getaway

Delray Beach’s Sundy House may not bear the state’s official seal of approval, but this boutique inn is green all over.

Living the Dream

After Hurricane Charley destroyed their 1940s-era home, an Orlando couple built to suit their environmental concerns.

Alternative Fuels for Thought

Skeptics have long said it would take some kind of magic to wean Americans off gasoline. What better place to invent that magic than right here?

Paint the Town

Best Lawyers 2010

Game Changer

Tiger Woods may not be the same when—or if—he returns to competition. He may be even better, says a local sports psychologist. But it wouldn’t be out of character for a defiant Woods to play on his own terms.

Going Coastal

You owe yourself a great vacation, but you don’t want to do a lot of planning and you definitely don’t want to spend most of your time in airports. Hey, no problem. Check out these seven coastal getaways, all but one of them a manageable five hours’ drive, or less, from here.

Guiding Lights

They have illuminated Orlando for decades, telling us where to eat, stay, shop—even what bread to buy. But vintage signs are more than just glass, metal and neon. They have become cultural beacons, thanks to the creators and caretakers who have kept the flame alive.

The Kindness of Strangers

Super Docs 2009

Two national surveys name the Best and Top Doctors in Orlando, as recommended by their peers.

That's the Christmas Spirit!

Britt Beemer calls himself the ‘ultimate fanatic’ about decorating for the holidays. One look inside his home proves that he’s not exaggerating.

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.

Vampire Love

The Twilight addiction among women is irrational and perhaps irreversible. But hardly irrelevant.

The Best of Orlando

From jewelers to gyms, bars spaces to car places, people of top caliber to restaurants of definable character, our annual Best of Orlando list reveals the top picks in 89 categories as decided by our readers. We awarded the “Best of’’ designation based on total votes for a candidate—none of that Electoral College nonsense. And to prove that we respect the voters’ wishes, we didn’t disqualify their choice as the “Person who most exemplifies Orlando.” We can take a joke.

Have We Got Some Deals For You!

Enjoying the finer things doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Some sharp-eyed bargain hunting and a little careful planning can drastically reduce the cost of shopping, dining, bar-hopping, golfing, moviegoing and other leisure-time activities. Of course, all that bargain hunting and careful planning can be tedious and stressful, but not to worry. We’ve already done most of the work for you on the following pages.

Fashion That Rocks

Nighttime is the right time to hit the local music scene—and turn heads with bold, sexy clothing that speaks volumes about your style.

'Round Midnight

Let’s mock the midnight bell,’’ Mark Antony urges in Antony and Cleopatra. Ah, even Shakespeare knew that some of the more exciting nightlife doesn’t begin until long after sundown. That’s certainly the case in O-town, where we’ve gone in search of some of the lesser-known slices of life that are out of the ordinary, thanks in part, to the odd hours they occupy. We were not surprised to find out that the later the hour the odder the experience.

'Round Midnight

"Let’s mock the midnight bell,’’ Mark Antony urges in Antony and Cleopatra. Ah, even Shakespeare knew that some of the more exciting nightlife doesn’t begin until long after sundown. That’s certainly the case in O-town, where we’ve gone in search of some of the lesser-known slices of life that are out of the ordinary, thanks in part, to the odd hours they occupy. We were not surprised to find out that the later the hour the odder the experience.  

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In Asheville, the Spirit Moves You

A trip to this Blue Ridge Mountain destination will help you connect with your inner Bohemian while enjoying the city’s worldly charms.

Tim Miller's Search for Lost Souls, Including His Own

Scouring the wilderness for missing persons has helped the founder of Texas EquuSearch find some sanity and peace.A rotting corpse doesn’t always smell. Tim Miller didn’t learn that gruesome tidbit from one of those CSI crime shows on television. He was looking for a woman who had been missing for about two weeks in Texas when he came upon a blanket bundled up in a field. Using a shovel, Miller gently unfurled the blanket, which yielded decayed flesh and exposed bones but no foul odor. He would have to remember that—you can’t always rely on the stench of death to locate a body. But that’s a rarity. It was an awful smell, after all, that got the attention of some boys riding bikes across an abandoned Texas oil field, where  the body of Miller’s 16-year-old daughter, Laura, was found. She had been missing 17 months.

Have We Got Some Deals For You! 2

Enjoying the finer things doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Some sharp-eyed bargain hunting and a little careful planning can drastically reduce the cost of shopping, dining, bar-hopping, golfing, moviegoing and other leisure-time activities. Of course, all that bargain hunting and careful planning can be tedious and stressful, but not to worry. We’ve already done most of the work for you.

Best of Orlando 2009

 From jewelers to gyms, bars spaces to car places, people of top caliber to restaurants of definable character, our annual Best of Orlando list reveals the top picks in 89 categories as decided by our readers. We awarded the “Best of’’ designation based on total votes for a candidate—none of that Electoral College nonsense. And to prove that we respect the voters’ wishes, we didn’t disqualify their choice as the “Person who most exemplifies Orlando.” We can take a joke.
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Top Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2017

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Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2017

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2017 Premier Veterinarians

The 2017 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 2017

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

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2017

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