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October 21, 2018

Dining & Travel

Florida restaurateurs revamp the concept of a ‘hotel restaurant'

Restaurateurs are redesigning menus and formats for the latest generation of hotels and hotel guests... Read more »
Published on 9/27/2018

Endless arrays: Food halls are spreading across Florida

Food halls, the hottest trend in Florida this year, may be the perfect option for diners looking for plenty of choices... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

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 »
Published on 5/29/2018

Happy Hour – On Steroids

Restaurants extend bargain prices earlier, later and longer for sophisticated food and drinks. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

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 »
Published on 3/28/2018

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 »
Published on 2/27/2018

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 »
Published on 1/26/2018

Meat markets

Great brunches, biergartens and steak houses turn up in unexpected places. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Norman Van Aken is a Florida Icon

Chef, Florida Trend Hall of Fame restaurant owner, Miami; age 66 Read more »
Published on 11/27/2017

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Future

Restaurants will be serving up more liquid meals and ethnic foods. Read more »
Published on 11/27/2017

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Present

Along with Disney came a slew of chefs to broaden our palates. Read more »
Published on 11/27/2017

Florida's Best Places to Dine - The Past

Florida Trend's Golden Spoon awards are 50 years old this year. Read more »
Published on 11/27/2017

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 »
Published on 10/26/2017

Florida restaurants embrace the upscale veggie trend

The most intriguing gourmet growth sector? Full-fledged vegan Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

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 »
Published on 8/28/2017

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 »
Published on 7/26/2017

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 »
Published on 6/28/2017

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 »
Published on 5/24/2017

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 »
Published on 4/26/2017

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 »
Published on 3/28/2017

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 »
Published on 2/27/2017

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 »
Published on 1/26/2017

The best thing since sliced bread

The perfect toast for the new year is … well, toast itself. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Stretching out - expanding culinary diversity

Florida's restaurateurs extended themselves in all culinary and geographical directions this year. Read more »
Published on 11/23/2016

Sides show: More Florida chefs are vegging out

Across Florida, chefs are putting more imagination and care into vegetable sides and giving them a new place in the sun on the menu. Or on the chalkboard. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

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