| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Ripley's Entertainment has snapped up an unusual portrait of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs. It's made up of nearly 6,000 computer keys.
The work, which is almost 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide, was created by Orlando artist Doug Powell, who tracked down...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:07 AM
A 520-foot-high roller coaster, the tallest in the world, will be built in Florida. We just don't know exactly where yet.
An official announcement will come in a few weeks, said Michael Kitchen, president of US Thrill Rides, the Windermere-based company...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Fun Spot has jumped the gun on Black Friday specials. The company, with locations in Kissimmee and near International Drive in Orlando, is now selling, for a limited time, an annual pass that works at both Fun Spots. It sells for $89.95.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Funky Monkey Wine Co. chef Ashley Nickell is appearing on Food Network’s "Cutthroat Kitchen" 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The cooking competition show combines culinary skills and the ability to cleverly sabotage other contestants.
In each episode,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Hard Knocks will host its first "Free Combat Day" at its new International Drive location on Sunday. It's also planning an adult/hospitality industry version of its popular "Hunger Games" tournament.
Hours for free combat will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers opening locations in Sanford and Orlando in 2014. The Sanford restaurant, which is scheduled to open in February, will be located off Rinehart Road near the Seminole Towne Center mall. The Orlando fast casual eatery will be at...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Wine Spectator magazine's 2013 Wine List awards included nods to 40 Orlando area restaurants. This year, 3,793 were named award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:45 PM
A Mississippi father died Wednesday, 10 days after his son punched him in the head and he fell onto the concrete in an International Drive restaurant parking lot, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
Leonard Harris, 52, died at about 10:15 a.m. at...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Mustache Mike's Italian Ice food truck is joining the Orlando mobile food vendor brigade. The creamy treats are made from 100-year-old family recipes and chilled in machines imported from Italy. The menu includes more than 15 flavors. Mustache Mike's...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Titanic the Experience, a history-based attraction on International Drive, is planning a cooling-off session in its parking lot. "Titanic Beats the Heat" will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
The free event will include ice carving...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Yep, it's hot as blazes. There are few better cooling-off solutions than a day at the water park. In Central Florida, there are several splashy options, and they all offer tempting ticket deals that allow folks to slip, slide and soak it all in for months...