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June 18, 2018

Dining & Travel Archive

Diners Club: Metro Diner offers a new take on comfort food

Metro Diner skips the cute and stays true to working-class roots. read more >

Happy Hour – On Steroids

Restaurants extend bargain prices earlier, later and longer for sophisticated food and drinks. read more >

Higher grounds: A look at the coffee revolution in Florida

The latest coffee revolution comes with great perks for Florida's java lovers Coffee itself is not local. read more >

Outskirt Steak: Chefs take creations outside central cities

After a decade living and working in Orlando, Laurie and Kevin Tarter found the perfect place to live: Winter Garden... read more >

Divided no more: Regional restaurants branch out across Florida

Put your ear to the table, and you can hear a Florida border crumbling — the one that used to separate east and west coast dining. read more >

Meat markets

Great brunches, biergartens and steak houses turn up in unexpected places. read more >

Norman Van Aken is a Florida Icon

Chef, Florida Trend Hall of Fame restaurant owner, Miami; age 66 read more >

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Future

Restaurants will be serving up more liquid meals and ethnic foods. read more >

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Present

Along with Disney came a slew of chefs to broaden our palates. read more >

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Past

Florida Trend's Golden Spoon awards are 50 years old this year. read more >

Pearls of wisdom: A new bed of oysters is cropping up in Florida

Many good things come from Florida waters, most deliciously the oyster. read more >

Florida restaurants embrace the upscale veggie trend

The most intriguing gourmet growth sector? Full-fledged vegan read more >

Outside influences step up their presence in Miami

When they say, “the New Yorkers are coming” in Miami these days, they're talking about famous chefs and foods from the Big Apple, not tourists. read more >

Bridging the gap: Restaurants in Fort Myers-Cape Coral grow beyond the familiar

McGregor Boulevard and Tamiami Trail are still the main drags of the Fort Myers-Cape Coral corridor .... But these days dining ... read more >

A new ice age in Florida

Once, Florida depended on ice cut and shipped from frozen lakes thousands of miles to the north... read more >

Skewered in Florida – kabobs in various forms spread across the state

Smart chefs and wise home cooks, my mother among them, suspected there were five or six recipes in the world common to every tribe on the planet... read more >

Menus at Lake Nona go beyond the essentials

For the food-obsessed, hip restaurants are integral to their preferred geography. Smart developers lure trendy chefs to the first floor of a new high-rise, and savvy real estate agents pack menus in their portfolio while showing homebuyers around a neighborhood. read more >

Cod-ified: Portuguese cuisine catches on across Florida

While the cooking of Portugal was once forgotten or mistakenly lumped in with Spanish cuisine, that's no longer true in Florida. read more >

Chick Magnets: A flock of chicken-centered restaurants open in Florida

Get all those hogs, pigs and piglets out of here. They've had their day on top of restaurant names and menus. There's a new star critter on Florida shingles. read more >

Cock-a-noodle-do: Asian flavors of all kinds can be found in Florida

As the Year of the Rooster dawns, Florida can crow about an array of Asian flavors statewide. read more >

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