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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

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.