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Indian-food lovers, rejoice: We finally have an American Gymkhana opening date

October 30, 2014
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We finally have an opening date for restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj's American Gymkhana, taking over the Dr. Phillips space vacated last year by Raga.
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John Rivers’ latest venture, the Coop, will do for fried chicken what 4Rivers did for brisket

John Rivers’ latest venture, the Coop, will do for fried chicken what 4Rivers did for brisket

Today we got a preview of what to expect from John Rivers’ latest venture, The Coop, and we’re pretty sure that the Coop is going to do for fried chicken what 4Rivers Smokehouse has done for brisket. In other words, expect to be standing in line when The Coop opens up at the corner of...
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Video: Antojitos grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk

February 7, 2014
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Video: Antojitos grand opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk

Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is undergoing a major transformation at the moment, with more than a half-dozen new eateries scheduled to open in the next few months. On Wednesday, February 5, the Antojitos grand opening event celebrated the official debut of Universal’s latest restaurant with free-flowing “authentic Mexican” food and drink for the media. The...
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Photo Gallery: Antojitos opening night at Universal CityWalk

January 30, 2014
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Photo Gallery: Antojitos opening night at Universal CityWalk

Attention tequila afficiandos: the new Antojitos authentic Mexican restaurant at Universal Orlando CityWalk is now open for business. Last night, the replacement for Latin Quarter opened to the public for the first time, after weeks of press previews and employee training. I was one of the restaurant’s first dinner patrons, and I’ve brought back...
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Antojitos preview at Universal CityWalk

January 10, 2014
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Antojitos preview at Universal CityWalk

2014 has just begun, but Universal Orlando is already well underway in their ambitious agenda to make over their CityWalk dining venue before Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley expansion opens this June. The new Red Oven Pizza Bakery was the first of 8 new restaurants to open, and is recieving respectable reviews. The next to...
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DeLand’s award-winning Cress Restaurant hits big(ger) time, will be on TV Sunday

January 3, 2014
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DeLand’s award-winning Cress Restaurant hits big(ger) time, will be on TV Sunday

TV PARTY! Make a Sunday date with your couch and your remote … Cress Restaurant, Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka’s deservedly award-showered DeLand restaurant, will be featured on the Season Two premiere episode of Emeril’s Florida, airing on the Cooking Channel 2:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 5. This episode, “Coming to America,” is all about chefs...
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Food, drink and restaurants I wish existed at Walt Disney World

December 11, 2013
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Food, drink and restaurants I wish existed at Walt Disney World

How awesome would it be if Walt Disney World would offer these WDW-themed food and drink items?
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Taste of the Nation rounds up Orlando’s top restaurant chefs

August 24, 2012
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Taste of the Nation rounds up Orlando’s top restaurant chefs

It’s a fancy-schmancy way to support the 17 million American children struggling with hunger as the evening brings together more than 35 of Orlando’s culinary elite.
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Video: Food Network Star’s Emily Ellyn at Maxine’s on Shine

June 26, 2012
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Video: Food Network Star’s Emily Ellyn at Maxine’s on Shine

As an arts and culture critic, I know I might be expected to have my television dial welded to PBS, but my not-so-guilty secret is that my DVR is filled with Food Network. Ranking right up there on my regular recording schedule with Chopped and Iron Chef is Food Network Star (formerly Next Food...
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