May 2009

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In This Issue

Dining Awards 2009

Our readers name their favorite restaurants in dozens of categories.

Dining Hall of Fame

Orlando magazine honors three individuals, a team and a singular restaurant as Dining Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Famers have made lasting contributions to the area’s dining scene.

Masters of Taste

 Orlando’s four master sommeliers passed a rigorous test to reach the top of their profession.

Scandalous Behavior, of That I'm Positive

"Crotty and Demings dealt from the bottom of the deck, turning up the “denial” and “victim” cards, respectively, when they reacted to scandals involving them."

Passing the Gavel

 Upon retiring from the Florida Supreme Court bench, Charlie Wells reflects on the 2000 presidential recount and returning home to Orlando. 

Henry Maldonado's American Journey

 The son of a Venezuelan military officer, Henry Maldonado adapted to change early on in his life. Living in different places around the world and making new friends were part of the education of Maldonado. After studying film at Boston University, Maldonado found his calling in local TV news production. In 2001, he came to Orlando as the vice president and then general manager at Orlando’s WKMG-Channel 6. His periodic editorials on Local 6 made him one of the most recognized faces in Central Florida. Recently, Maldonado, 60, announced he would retire this summer and pursue filmmaking.

Top Picks

 May's best bets in the arts and entertainment.

Magic Moment

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Alan Grayson

 He’s the newly elected U.S. representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Grayson, 51, lives in Orlando with his wife and five children, ages 4 to 14.  

He's a Big Shot

 Jeff Chase plays two roles in the new Star Trek film. But the roles aren’t as big as the actor who plays them.  

Shades of Beauty

Tim Quinn, makeup artist to the stars, shares 10 tricks of the trade.

Bling to Bring Maternal Bliss

Indulge Mom with one of these beautiful gifts on her day.

In St. Pete, Easy Does It

 Once known as a retirement haven, the Gulf Coast city has gotten better with age.

Outdoor Couture

Fashionable furnishings help turn alfresco spaces into showrooms for entertaining and relaxing.

Star Bursts

 At the Florida Film Festival, Glenn Close and Jon Voight talk about heroes, villains and what makes a film a classic.  

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Guides & Resources

Real Estate's Hot 100

Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. This list showcases some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.

Spotlight on Plastic Surgeons 2014

This special advertising section highlights the accomplishments of plastic surgeons, who tell about their commitment to helping people look their best.

Orlando's Best Lawyers of 2014

Get informed with our annual list of more than 400 Orlando-area attorneys, compiled by Best Lawyers in America. The annual selection features lawyers in 78 areas of practice.

Spotlight on Lawyers 2014

Our special advertising section featuring profiles on local lawyers.

Premier Doctors

This special advertising section highlights the professionalism, backgrounds and achievements of dozens of doctors.

Best Lawyers

When you need an attorney, you want someone with a strong reputation and a proven track record.