May 2009

May 2009  

May 2009 Issue


2009 Dining Awards

Our readers pick the best around town.




2009 Dining Hall of Fame

Our five inductees have played important roles in Orlando's dining scene. | By Rona Gindin

Masters of Taste

To become certified as a master, a sommelier must embark on a 10-year course of rigorous training and study. Four in Orlando have passed this test. | By Scott Joseph

In St. Pete, Easy Does It

Once a sleepy retirement town, St. Petersburg now has a younger spirit—but has held on to its easy-going attitude. | By Rona Gindin



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." | By Mike Boslet


In Their Own Words

Henry Maldonado's American Journey
WKMG-Channel 6 general manager Henry Maldonado reminisces about growing up the son of a Venezuelan dignitary, making American his home and discovering a passion for movie-makingas well as TV-news production. | By Gary McKechnie and Nancy Howell

Our Town

›› [According To] Alan Grayson

›› [Law & Order] Passing the Gavel

›› [Passing Through] Star Bursts

›› [Talent Scout] He's a Big Shot

Top Picks

May's best bets in the arts and entertainment

The City Beautiful

Magic Moment | Photo by Gregory George


Body & Soul

Shades of Beauty
Tim Quinn, makeup artist to the stars, shares 10 tricks of the trade. | By Denise Bates Enos

The Find

Bling to Bring Maternal Bliss
What does Mom want for Mother's Day? Jewelry, of course. | By Shelley Preston


Design Trends

Outdoor Couture
Fashionable furnishings help turn alfresco spaces into showrooms for entertaining and relaxing. | By Denise Bates Enos

Open House

The Smyth Collection
Inside Sharon Smyth’s Winter Park townhome is a menagerie of objects competing for her attention. | By Denise Bates Enos


On The Town

›› Classical Music/Opera

›› Concerts/Comedy

›› Dance

›› Galleries

›› Museums

›› Special Events

›› Theater


May's social and charitable events


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