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First Look: SUSURU, a retro Japanese gastropub near Disney Springs

We were invited to a media event at SUSURU, a retro Japanese izakya (gastropub) located in Lake Buena Vista near Disney Springs to preview the new...

Tapa Toro: Chef Frank Galeano’s Tasting Menu

Absolutely outstanding experience last night at Tapa Toro. Chef Frank Galeano, who is set to take on the executive chef position at Tapa Toro on...

Taste of Central Florida 2018 – THIS Saturday Sept 8

One of my favorite foodie events of the year, Taste of Central Florida! features the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit...

First Look: The Queen Reigns at Medieval Times

Move over Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, there is a new Queen in town. Swords clanging, sparks flying, horses galloping - it is all...

First Look: An Omakase Dinner at Ocean Hai At Wyndham Grand...

We were recently invited to visit Clearwater Beach by the lovely folks at Wyndham Rewards to check out their Ocean Hai restaurant at Wyndham...

Magical Dining Preview: Big Fin Seafood Kitchen on Restaurant Row

You must check out Big Fin Seafood Kitchen this year during Magical Dining Month if you want a delicious meal for a great value.  Big Fin...

Magical Dining Preview: The Ravenous Pig

Pork Chop - sweet potato puree, collard greens, onion jam Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is fast approaching!  We were invited to James Beard Award...

La Luce at Hilton Bonnet Creek – Summer Menu

La Luce is Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s signature restaurant created by famed Napa Valley chef and restaurateur Donna Scala. I first met Chef Donna...

First Look: Urbain 40 American Brasserie – Summer 2018 Menu

Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge, the 1940s big band era inspired restaurant on Sand Lake Road in Orlando, recently updated their menu for...

Three Orlando Restaurants serve up James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burgers till...

What is this "Blended Burger" anyway? According to the Atlantic, a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated...

First Look: Cinco Tacos + Tequila in Winter Park

Cinco Tacos + Tequila offers total sensory experience, focusing on exceptional service, elegant presentation and a fun atmosphere.  Located in Winter Park/Florida, Cinco Tacos +...

First Look: Wine Bar George at Disney Springs

One of the first interviews I ever did on TastyChomps was with Master Sommelier George Miliotes, where he taught me some of the most...

New Sunday Brunch at Homecomin’ Kitchen in Disney Springs

Fried Chicken & Doughnuts - two pieces of Chef Art's famous fried chicken served with house-made sugar doughnuts. "Home is where Chef Art is.  No...

First Look: New Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Windermere

Hawkers Asian Street Fare was founded in Orlando's Mills 50 District by four friends, Kaleb Harrell, Allen Lo, Wayne Yung and Kin Ho, who...

First Look: Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando

A few months ago, I had the honor of serving as a guest judge for Orlando Magazine's Orlando Burger Battle. The competition took place...

In Memoriam: Orlando remembers Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain passed away at the age of 61 on June 8th, 2018, from an apparent suicide. The death left many around the world...

First Look: The Glass Knife – New Menu Spring 2018

The Glass Knife opened just a few months ago and is already popular among the "ladies who lunch" of Winter Park. They've learned from...

Black Bee Honey bringing a Sweet Buzz to Orlando’s Parramore Market

Black Bee Honey is a non-profit business founded by the youth in the Parramore Kidz Zone program. The business started with the dream of...

Seito Sushi Baldwin Park featuring Talley Vineyards wines

Scenes from this month’s fabulous wine dinner presented by Chef Huy Tin at Seito Sushi Baldwin Park featuring Talley Vineyards wines! Delicious from start...

First Look: Inside Foxtail Coffee’s Foxtail Farmhouse in Winter Park

by Sarah Bolandi Foxtail Coffee owners have officially announced the grand opening date for Foxtail Farmhouse (Instagram | Website) to be on Saturday, February 10th. Doors will...

Orlando Magazine’s Dining Awards 2018 Readers’ Choice Ballot! Closes Feb 1!

It’s time again to cast your ballot for the best in Central Florida dining in Orlando Magazine's Dining Awards 2018 Readers' Choice Ballot! Poll Closes...

First Look: Metro Diner at UCF – University Blvd

"Where the Locals Eat" Known as one of the best places for breakfast in Jacksonville, winning multiple accolades, Metro Diner has finally expanded further into...

Bulla Gastrobar – Winter 2018 Menu

Winter, brief it may be, has arrived to Central Florida with the latest frosty blasts covering most of our region this past week. The Spanish-inspired...

First Look: Sticky Rice Lao Street Food

Had a truly delicious lunch today at Sticky Rice Lao Street Food! Located on the first floor of Bikkuri in Mills 50, the owners of...

First Look: Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowl

In a world where the customer is always right, is it no wonder that the chipotle style concept where guests get to customize and...

First Look: Mai’s Bistro in Mills 50

Mai's Bistro is a new fast casual restaurant that has opened up in Orlando's Mills 50 District, specializing in Vietnamese street food such as...