What a Kontrast – This Michelin Restaurant Is Worth the Tab

Kontrast had all that Michelin polish – servers swooping in en masse to serve a whole group at once, for instance, along with copious amounts of stupendously delicious foods. Yet, with its industrial chic confines, Kontrast has a definitive warmth.

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Of Tip Yips and Blue Milk – Dining at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Space ships and villagers will invade Orlando starting this Thursday, as the land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens with convincing landscaping, attractions,and overall immersion into Batuu. Sounds super-cool, but what’s there to eat and drink?

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Orlando Magical Dining Month 2019 – Ravello and Reyes Mezcaleria

For more than a month starting August 23, 120+ restaurants will offer three-course meals – with options – for $35. It’s all part of Orlando Magical DIning Month 2019.

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That Paul Bocuse Restaurant: Splendid, yet a Tad Too Snooty

I won’t argue with the rating a this Michelin three-star self-described “temple to haute cuisine, yet I found the service a tad too snooty, and not quite as polished as I’ve seen elsewhere. Here are my niggles.

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From Lightsaber Churros to Running Amok with Mickey – What to Expect in Disney's Hollywood Studio's 30th Year

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a lot in store as its 30th anniversary year progresses. Here’s a what to expect.

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Win Two Tickets to Science of Wine Orlando

Win two tickets to Science of Wine Orlando, a way-fun fundraiser for grown-ups only.

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Homemade Pasta Is the Heart of Sette Orlando

Sette was developed to serve the types of Italian fare one might find on the sidestreet of a hipster Brooklyn neighborhood. You’ll find red sauce here, and it’s good, but Sette is more about lemons and vegetables, olive oil and Parmesan, than it is the parmigiana-type dishes most popular in Central Florida.

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What the Sanford Food Tour Is Like

Let me tell you what the Sanford Food Tour is like. The basics are simple: A guide walks a group of you to a few restaurants in the charming historic downtown area of this small Florida city. You taste a special food and drink at each, maybe more, and learn a little or a lot about the establishment’s back story.

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Field to Feast 2019 – Cowboy Boots and Disney Chefs

For the sixth year, food lovers and Disney lovers will meet up at Field to Feast. It’s an open-air event where cowboy boots and Disney chefs meet up. Join the fun.

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What to Do in Orlando if You're 50+

Here’s what to do in Orlando if you’re an over-60 intellectual and love theater of all kinds, live music (classical, jazz, opera) and are bookish – nothing of that says ‘Orlando.’

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2018

This is a blog post in progress, my friends. I’ll keeping adding restaurants as they come my way.

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Steak-Out – Beef Is King at the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival kicks off on August 30, and as usual it's enhanced yet more with new foods, beverages and other offerings.

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Let's Start with Lobster – Orlando Magical Dining Month 2018

One week to go, folks. It's time for Orlando Magical Dining Month 2018.

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15 Things You Need to Know About Wine Bar George

Cheap yet decent wine from barrels. Fancy-pants wines you may never get to try anywhere else. Non-snobby service, winemaker sessions, music you kinda-sorta know but not quite. Here are 15 things you need to know about Wine Bar George.

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Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Here's where to eat in Portland, Oregon.

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If You Must Eat Out on Mothers Day in Orlando 2018 ...

If you want dine in a restaurant on Mother's Day 2018, here are terrific Orlando options.

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Why Splurge on Chef's Gala? Let's Talk Lobster, Elderflower and Cava-Vanilla Vinaigrette

Every year, you see me and every other food writer in town urging you to dole out hundreds of dollars to attend Chef's Gala, a food-centered fundraiser for Heart of Florida United Way.  What on earth, really, can justify spending $325 per person, or $600 for two, for one evening out?

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