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The Sweet Life

Dining critic Joseph Hayes has searched the city for the yummiest sweet treats—from pies and chocolates made with TLC, to killer ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. So pick up a napkin, drop the calorie counter and dig into a slice of sugar heaven.

Local Looks

An update on the local food scene in Orlando.

Holiday Spirits

Five intriguing cream liqueurs sure to fill your household with cheer.

Choice Selections

These days the multitudinous variety of rolls available from full-service sushi places just isn’t enough, so now there are choose-your-own adventure options. Choice is good.

Where’s The Beef?

Looking for a beef alternative? Here are some nontraditional offerings.

Burgers: Great Shakes

Even though that old standby, Steak ‘n Shake, has been pairing, well, steaks and shakes for more than 80 years, the latest wave of burger joints has reintroduced milkshakes and house-made custard to a new generation.

Burgers: Local Spotlight

Here are some Orlando-area favorites that have kept the hometown burger fires burning, some for decades.

Orlando Burger Joints

Where to find EVERY restaurant mentioned in the burger feature

Burgers: Beer! And Beef, of Course…

These days, the almost insane number of burger variations is easily matched by the diverse creations of artisanal brewers.

Invasion of the Burgers

Yes, they’ve come to take you away. So enjoy the journey with our mouthwatering guide, including an analysis of Burgermania, the Burger Bucket List, chains and local faves, a map of the burger galaxy, and the newest arrival in town: the O-Mag Burger. Wanna try it? Click on "Meet Beth'' for details.

The Burger Chain Gang

Fast casual burger joints are taking Orlando by storm.

Burger Bucket List

We’ve picked 10 must-try burgers, most of which hold the promise of high calories and deep satisfaction.

Burgers: Meet Beth

Meet the face of Beth's Burger Bar.

Burgers: Fry Zone

Orlando has every fry style imaginable, curly and straight, shoestring thin and wedge thick, potatoes and veggies and chick peas—oh my!

Burgers: Burgermania

Whether bare of embellishment or adorned with every imaginable trimming, hamburgers are a big, delicious business.

Spirited Offerings

Eye-opening treats from St. Augustine.

Homemade Healthy

6 easy-to-make healthy snacks

Best of Orlando 2015: Eat & Drink

Savory Snacks

These delicious artisanal treats are bound to impress even the most discerning of palates.

Glorious Grits

From simple beginnings, the Southern staple has made itself right at home in the finest restaurants.

The A-maize-ing History of Grits

Grits are more all-American than apple pie.

All Things Corn-y

A primer on grits and its close relatives.

2015 Dining Awards

Readers pick 123 top restaurants in 62 categories.

Hot Times

These 3 local hot sauce brands will add a kick to your next meal.

Fare Play

The Oviedo location of this multi-shop chain opened in November and is the first on the East Coast.

Chef Challenges

How do the culinary experts get their kids to eat? We asked for some strategies.

Good Taste

Raise a Glass

Wine is no longer just for sommeliers at fancy restaurants or trips to Europe and Napa.

Classic Taste

Orlando’s oldest restaurant has been a family affair for 67 years.

Fresh Takes

Farmers markets provide a delightful stroll for the senses and the chance to bond with family and friends. On the following pages are five prime places where you can gather nature’s bounty and socialize among the greens.

The Gluten-Free Way

The GF movement draws both celiac patients and those simply looking to become more health conscious.

Major Cajun

This year, Mardi Gras, the last day of unbridled eating before Lent, is on March 4th. While we won’t have any revelers on Orange Avenue, we do have some Cajun-inspired eateries that offer tasty repasts year-round.

Chocolate Unwrapped

It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to romance and chocolate, two eternal concepts that have delighted and bedeviled us for centuries. Romantic love cannot be explained. Love of chocolate? Well, we’ll try our best.

Say Cheese!

Or filet mignon, or ricotta gnocchi, or Bananas Foster. Diners love to dish on their dishes via photos on social media. And so do the chefs.
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Orlando's Top Dentists of 2018

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

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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.

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Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2017

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