| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Goggles and helmet strapped on. Jumpsuit on. Airplane nowhere in sight.
At iFly Orlando, an indoor skydiving attraction off International Drive, wannabe thrill seekers can experience free-falling without the fear of going splat.
Watch the video "iFly...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Chuy’s, the Austin-based casual eatery, has opened on Orlando's International Drive. The Mexican restaurant, located at I-Shops on the corner of Sand Lake Road, is Chuy’s second in the Orlando area, joining Chuy’s Kissimmee, which opened...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
As owners of the FMI restaurant group Eddie Nickell and Nicholas Olivieri have infused Central Florida diverse and vibrant dining choices.
It's a stable of concepts that collectively some might call, well, funky. But individually each is a fine-tuned...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.
During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The pioneer of "breastaurants" wants to reinvent itself for the 21st century, and that includes a new look.
Hooters recently moved from Pointe Orlando to 8801 International Drive, and the new location showcases a new style for the restaurants. The...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Restaurants will look to interesting new foods and high-tech devices to attract customers this year.
Snacks, late-night menus and iPad-type tablets that allow customers to pay the bill at their tables are among the innovations being introduced into...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Developers are throwing out the old playbooks as they renovate Central Florida malls, bringing in new tenants and consumer-focused technology.
UP Development plans to transform Orlando Fashion Square this year, and not just with new stores. Construction...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Deloris Patterson, secretary at the Dr. Phillips High School Ninth Grade Center, has been named Support Person of the Year by Orange County Public Schools. Patterson, who has worked for the school district for 26 years, was chosen from among more than...
| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:41 AM
2014 will be a busy year for Central Florida.
We're only one month into the year and already the region has seen the 78-year-old Citrus Bowl demolished as part of one of the many renovations scheduled locally this year.
But it won't stop there. This...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Outback Steakhouse will break ground Monday, Feb. 10 on International Drive in Orlando. The new restaurant is at 8445 International Drive in the Orlando Eye dining and entertainment complex. Opening late summer or early fall, the location will bring about...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Ryan Lochte injured his left knee in November when an excited fan inadvertently knocked him off a curb.
For safety's sake, the former Port Orange Spruce Creek and UF swimmer might want to avoid watching television, at least while the Winter Olympics are...