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A True Neighbor

Cozy and eclectic, Maxine’s on Shine is the neighbor you wish lived next door. If you’ve never been to Maxine’s on Shine, you might find yourself a little confused when your GPS sends you to a block of residential homes in the Colonialtown area. But don’t turn around, you’re not lost—this eatery, set between two inconspicuous homes, is just a part of the neighborhood. Opened... Read More

An Evening in Spain

Tapa Toro offers a culinary journey of Spanish Flavors and culture in the heart of Central Florida. Tapa Toro is conveniently located at ICON  Park off International Drive. Opened in 2015, the restaurant  is known for its traditional Spanish cuisine that is set alongside nightly flamenco dancing. Having traveled to Spain many times to visit relatives who call this beautiful country... Read More

Green Cuisine

Leading the way in upscale plant-based cuisine, Proper & Wild offers diners healthy, satisfying plates. If there were ever a right time to open an upscale plant-based restaurant serving healthy eats in Orlando, it’s certainly now. With “wellness” becoming the most commodified buzzword on the planet and more chefs and restaurants embracing entrées that give veggies a starring... Read More

A Taste of Revelry

Jaleo doesn’t miss a beat with its tasty tapas and festive atmosphere. The first Jaleo opened its doors in Washington, D.C., in 1993. Since then the restaurant has expanded the brand into Maryland, Virginia and Nevada, and now it’s made its way to Central Florida with the opening of its fifth location at Disney Springs this past March. Jaleo, which is a Spanish word for revelry,... Read More

Taste Test: Golden Fork Awards 2019

We scoured Greater Orlando’s fine dining scene and found 20 dynamite dishes you need to order now. Each year, we take some time to think with our stomachs to bring you the best of Orlando’s fine-dining scene. This time around we decided to mix things up a bit by highlighting a main dish from each featured restaurant that fir into one of four categories: meat and poultry, seafood,... Read More

The Table is Set

With a focused menu and inviting atmosphere, Artisan’s Table serves up a memorable experience. Artisan’s Table in downtown Orlando serves modern American fare in a comfortable open atmosphere off the corner of Pine and Orange avenues. Its location adjacent to the City Arts Factory attracts throngs of diners looking for sophisticated options during an evening out, as the restaurant... Read More

Side Dish

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Southern Charm

Thornton Park’s Soco puts a creative twist on comfort food. Read More  Read More

Palate

Top Five: Tacos TUNA TATAKO AT BARTACO, DR. PHILLIPS The tacos and laid back atmosphere of this spot were inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California, and this taco is definitely reminiscent of the Asian-American cuisine of SoCal. Ancho-crusted tuna is topped with a tangy Asian slaw, all spread upon bibb leaf lettuce. WILD ARGENTINE SHRIMP AT REYES... Read More

Side Dish: April 2018

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Side Dish: February 2018

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Palate: February 2018

A quintet of tasty things to try this month AND libations you’re sure to love… TOP FIVE: CUPCAKES CHAMPAGNE ‘N’ BERRIES AT SUGAR DIVAS CAKERY, WADEVIEW PARK The cupcakes here are all bite-sized delights, and this pick is no exception. Vanilla cake is infused with champagne flavoring and baked from scratch, then filled with strawberry compote and topped off with vanilla... Read More

Dinner is Served

The 20 Best Restaurants in Greater Orlando… We spent time scouring the local culinary landscape in search of the dining rooms, dishes, cocktails and more that help make the area’s fine dining scene truly special. From modern twists on traditional favorites to creative takes on good old-fashioned comfort food, dining out has never been better in Greater Orlando. So allow... Read More

Side Dish September 2017

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Side Dish August 2017

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Dining Review: Urbain 40

Orlando Family’s dining critic sizes up Dr. Phillips’ Urbain 40 Read More  Read More

Palate June 2017

Local food and drink we recommend trying Read More  Read More

Dining Review: The Ravenous Pig

Orlando Family’s dining critic sizes up James & Julie Petrakis’ flagship eatery at its new location Read More  Read More

Palate: May 2017

A new, monthly feature! Local food and drink options we recommend trying Read More  Read More

Sanford: Historic Charm

Spend a few hours in Sanford and you’ll see why the locals call it home. Read More  Read More

Dining Review: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

Our dining critic’s take on Lake Nona’s Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen Read More  Read More