Category archives: Dining & Entertainment

Winter Park: Where Culture and Culinary Delights Collide

Winter Park: Where Culture and Culinary Delights Collide

  • Posted on 01/14/2015

 If you're hoping to take a break from the long lines and crowds, take a detour to Winter Park, an urban oasis. Known for its cobble stone paved streets and renowned people watching, this peaceful slice of the city offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.

One of the ...

Orlando Restaurants Served More Awards

Orlando Restaurants Served More Awards

  • Posted on 11/25/2014

Orlando restaurants have been racking up recognition with recent awards and accolades. Orlando continues to grow its dining scene and is impressing foodies worldwide. The city has been dubbed an impressive dining destination with excellent value, validated by Orlando being recognized by Zagat as an up-and-coming foodie destination by releasing the Orlando Zagat Guide. This ...

Highball & Harvest Brings Modern Twist to Southern Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Highball & Harvest Brings Modern Twist to Southern Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

  • Posted on 11/02/2014

The opening of Highball & Harvest with its oyster bar, table of pimento cheese spread, smoked fish spread and pickled vegetables and a dessert table with warm donuts accompanied by Nutella-filled "paint tubes" was pretty eclectic for a Ritz-Carlton.

And that's the way Highball & Harvest's Chef de Cuisine Mark Jeffers wanted it. "We are ...

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Debuts on I-Drive

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Debuts on I-Drive

  • Posted on 09/24/2014


There's a new addition to the Orlando wine and dine scene on International Drive. Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened its doors on September 15 directly neighboring the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive.

Cooper's Hawk offers 50 regular varietals of wine as well as a banquet menu offering an assortment of packages ...

19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Gives Meeting Attendees Limitless Options

19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Gives Meeting Attendees Limitless Options

  • Posted on 09/09/2014


Starting Sept. 19, meeting attendees at the Walt Disney World Resort will have the opportunity to feast their senses at the 19th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, presented by Chase. The annual festival kicks off a week early this year and runs a record 53 days until Nov. 10.

The Food & Wine Festival is one ...

Orlando’s Top Chefs Gathered Recently to Eat, Drink and Sign the goFLA Manifesto

Orlando’s Top Chefs Gathered Recently to Eat, Drink and Sign the goFLA Manifesto

  • Posted on 08/01/2014


Putting the freshest, most sustainable food on the tables of Orlando's restaurants is the goal of goFLA, the Greater Orlando Food Leaders Alliance, Central Florida's first coalition of chefs and food advocates formed to promote local cuisine. 
Members of goFLA, include restaurant owners, writers, suppliers, artisans and promoters, and all are pledging to ...