Neighborhoods featuring bungalows and turn-of-the-century homes and having a down-home feel are what dwellers and visitors find in the SoDo (South of Downtown) district. The area's landmark is Fort Gatlin where the Army established a military outpost during the Second Seminole Indian War from 1838 to 1849. Today, the area is flourishing with bars, restaurants and chain stores. Take a trip to South Orlando and experience part of Orlando's history. (Photo by Sandra Carr)
Delta, Southwest, United and other airlines fly over the Lee Vista neighborhood near the Orlando International Airport daily. Residents have tuned out the jets and live just far enough away from the airport where it doesn't cause a disturbance. Suburbia mixed with apartments and town homes, shopping plazas and car dealerships encompass the Lee Vista area, which has been booming since the '90s and continues to be one of Orlando's fast-growing areas. (Photo by Sandra Carr)
The seductive and exotic flavors of the Mediterranean are enticing Orlando palates. Middle Eastern restaurants are serving more than just gyros and kabobs. Delicacies from the homeland like Kashk-o Badejan (sauteed eggplant), falafel and Koko Sabzi (herb pie) keep diners coming back for more. Find out which eateries-- including House of Kabob, left--are tempting taste buds and keeping their culinary traditions alive. (Photo by Sandra Carr)
Dine with style, while spending a whole lot less, at these Orlando area restaurants and bars. Looking for a cheap fix? Problem solved. Low-dough munchies and entrees ranging from sushi to tacos are overflowing in O-town. Find an eatery in our cheap eats guide that will tempt your taste buds for half the price. (Photo courtesy of Ceviche Tapas Bar)
Satisfy your hankering for juicy, finger lickin' barbecue chicken, beef, pulled pork or ribs at local BBQ joints in the Orlando area. Taste buds are tantalized with slow-cooked dishes smothered with hot, mild or sweet sauces and paired with baked beans or slaw. Take a break for lunch or dinner and experience what these bodacious barbecue spots have to offer.
Old-school suburban neighborhoods overflowing with mid-century modern ranch houses from yesteryear encompass the Dover Shores community. Many NASA and Air Force families settled in the area during the 1960s and have remained. Quaint restaurants and stores are in walking distance, providing residents with a variety of options. Find out where nearby residents and Orlandoans venture to when in Dover Shores. (Photo by Sandra Carr)
Don't let the economy get in the way of you having a fun dating experience or going out with your honey, hubby or significant other. There are a plethora of places to go where you don't have to spend a wad. Find out what to do instead of being a couch potato in Orlando Citysearch's guide.
Be a hit at your next soiree by spicing things up with artisan cheeses, homemade baked goods, gourmet sandwiches and dishes or wine. Find out where to go for your food preparation needs in Orlando Citysearch's pot luck guide.
Get more bang for your buck while saving your shekels for dinner or happy hour during the week at Orlando-area restaurants and bars. Inexpensive menu options range from burgers to sushi. Find an eatery or lounge in our dollar-deals guide that satisfies your hankering for tasty grub and brew for less.
The year 2009 will be remembered as a year of great highs (the first African-American president sworn into office in the U.S.) and lows (staggering economic downturn combined with massive unemployment). With that said, we all could use a healthy dose of good fortune. Find out which foods--including bratwurst at Bauern-Stube, left-- are thought by some to be overflowing with scrumptious success in the Orlando Citysearch "good luck" guide. (Photo by Sandra Carr)