| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Attention, holiday shoppers: While you're staring down that gift list this year, be wary of tunnel vision. There are plenty of other destinations beyond the mall parking lot this season. Put a little arts and entertainment on your schedule this month, and...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:58 PM
An enormous construction project has been unfolding in Orlando's downtown and College Park neighborhoods, where crews are replacing miles of pipelines that supply natural gas to homes and businesses.
So where's the messy disruption, including dug-up...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Local artisan confectioner David Ramirez Chocolates new fall line is a colorful mix of indulgent bites. Flavors include pumpkin latte, pumpkin cheesecake, cranberry cheesecake, pecan-cashew-caramel, caramel apple, Dutch apple pie and apple pie. You can by...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:44 PM
There was plenty of civic star power on display at the Tap Room at Dubsdread for the Orlando Main Street Awards this evening, as Mayor Buddy Dyer honored community organizers and businesspeople with a variety of accolades in marketing and development....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Kids, guard your candy. Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, and you know what that means: The grown-ups are going to need all the sugar they can get to power through the parties coming up this weekend and on the true date of the holiday (Oct. 31, for...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For those new to the blog (which is everyone, at this point), my usual weekend options get laid out in the Weekend Watch video, posted every Thursday. This being fall, though, there's more to do than three minutes can cover. Most notably:
- The latest...
| Oct 11, 2013
Temperatures dip just a few degrees and diners begin to scramble for outdoor tables at restaurants. Al fresco dining in fall, winter and spring is one of Central Florida's strong suits. Here are some restaurants to consider:
Antonio's La Fiamma...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In a truly dark sky, meteors scorch the blackness every few minutes, satellites race by in all directions and the dazzling Milky Way appears as an electrified cloud.
None of those things is visible from Orlando because its urban lighting smudges the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:12 PM
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen the series finale of "Breaking Bad," you may want to pass on this story.
The AMC drama's conclusion was a reason for celebration and a bit of sadness Sunday night at Falcon Bar & Gallery in Thornton Park. About 75 fans...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:54 PM
According to these owners, the food is great if you and your pup are sharing a plate.
Teak Neighborhood Grill
6400 Time Square Ave Orlando, FL 32835
The lowdown from a dog owner: "When visiting Orlando recently,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Urban ReThink, the community space that has hosted civic and creative events for the past two years in the Thornton Park area, will soon close its doors.
Julia Young, executive director of the Urban ReThink Foundation, said the organization will be...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Exploring Florida's neighborhoods didn't used to be so easy. Ponce de Leon had to deal with hungry alligators and dense swamps, but these days? The best way to take in the town is Orlando's frequent assortment of pub crawls and wine walks, where you can...