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Florida Home and Garden Show – Meet, Eat and Tweet at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen!

This week I was invited to a Meet, eat and tweet at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen hosted by edible Orlando, Central Florida Home & Garden Show,...

Chef Yoshi Dreams of Sushi at Cascade American Bistro

Photos by Krystle Nguyen Sushi Chef Asanuma Yoshio, better known as Chef Yoshi, practices his art inside Cascade American Bistro at the Hyatt Regency Grand...

A Night of Books and Cooks in Winter Park

Photos by Krystle Nguyen Almost 400 attendees filled the halls and ballroom at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park on Thursday evening of March 6th,...

Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu of The Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes wins Annual US...

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes' Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu was recently awarded the coveted title of Pastry Chef of the Year at the 25th...

Cascade American Bistro at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort

The 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress first opened its doors in 1984 along the sandy shores of Lake Windsong just outside of Disney...

Spice Road Table at Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

Moroccan cuisine is one of the few cuisines that is generally not encountered at all here in Orlando. I think the only place right...

St Patrick’s Day Festivities at Raglan Road with Chef Kevin Dundon – Downtown Disney

Photos and Words by Katherine Nguyen - Katherine Nguyen Photography Ireland’s celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon showcases his new cookbooks at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant...

The Great Orlando Mixer presented by Orlando Weekly

Photos and Words by Unique Michael “Men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." — F. Scott...

Saveur Best Food Blog Awards 2014 Nominations

Nominate your favorite food blog by March 14, 2014 for Saveur Magazine's Best Food Blogs 2014 - http://saveur.cc/t9MIAW We hope you consider us for the...

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – Asian-Polynesian cuisine with a New Flair

Emeril's Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop-chop) at Loews Royal Pacific Resort is the second eatery by Emeril Lagasse at Universal Orlando Resort. My first visit...

Top 11 Must Eats and Sights of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival...

This year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 5 – May 18) sees the theme park transformed with new, whimsical topiary displays...

A Sophisticated, Southern Sunday Brunch at Cask and Larder

We recently dropped by Winter Park's Cask & Larder - run by James Beard Award nominated Chef-Owners James and Julie Petrakis - for a...

Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2014

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents...

2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist Award Announcements in Orlando

Written by Veronica Brezina Reported by Courtney Smith Photos by Courtney Smith The 2014 James Beard Foundation announced at East End Market on Feb. 19, its list...

East End Market to host Foodpreneur Series

Have a secret recipe or food business you want to bring to market? Join East End Market for this 3-part startup series for foodpreneurs!...

Books and Cooks event in Winter Park – plus Win 2 Tickets Giveaway!

Books and Cooks Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 6 - 9 p.m. Don't miss this wonderful authors' panel and cookbook signing by some of Florida's top culinary...

A Night of Magic with Kostya Kimlat at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

It's rare these days to experience something that truly fills you with wonder and awe, but magician Kostya Kimlat's entertaining magic act at...

Chuy’s on International Drive – Bringing Tasty Tex-Mex to Orlando

Chuy's is a Tex-Mex chain restaurant based out of Austin, Texas that recently opened their second location here in town on International Drive near...

Easy Beef Kofta Kebabs for Katie’s Cucina’s Baby Shower!

This post is part of Katie's Cucina's Virtual Surprise Baby Shower! My wish is for lots and love and joy to Katie and her...

The Strand – Weaving the Fabric of Orlando Together through Food

Last year, the long standing Chuck's Diner, known as a local, little diner specializing in British breakfasts, closed in the Mills 50 District. Taking its...

The Great Orlando Mixer on Saturday March 8 at Cheyenne Saloon – Win 2...

Orlando's largest cocktail party will be in Orlando's most elaborately decorated vintage venue, complete with 1920's costumes, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and craft cocktails...

Grand Lakes Orlando – Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott – to debut two new...

2014 is shaping up to be quite a year of renovations, re-imaginings, and re-inventions for the food and hospitality industry in Central Florida. Grande Lakes...

Noodles & Company Expands into Florida with First Location in Orlando

Noodles & Company will be opening a new restaurant location in Orlando, FL on Monday, March 3rd.  This opening marks Noodles & Company’s expansion into...

Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen unleashes new menu items – CFL Food Bloggers Meet up

CFL Food Bloggers gather for a beautiful evening of food, coffee, and inspiration with CEO Jonathan Smiga. Park Avenue (Winter Park, FL) is home to...

Orlando leads Florida with Four Chefs named Semi-Finalists in 2014 James Beard Awards

ORLANDO LEADS FLORIDA WITH FOUR CHEFS NAMED SEMIFINALISTS IN 2014 JAMES BEARD AWARDS ORLANDO HOSTS FIRST-EVER LIVE SEMIFINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT ORLANDO, Fla. The James Beard Foundation...

Red Lobster unveils new menu

by Katherine Nguyen, Katherine Nguyen Photography Lobster galore! The ships have docked and the lobsters have made it to land. I was invited by the folks...