Thanks in part to a trio of national media stories generated by the publicity team at Visit Orlando, awareness of our region as a foodie hotspot keeps growing across the USA.

The latest story is in today's Chicago Tribune, taking readers on a culinary journey from the Mills 50 District ... to Winter Park ... to Disney Springs and beyond. In all, 18 local restaurants and businesses are featured in "Away from the theme parks, Orlando area offers dining thrills."

The article was also picked up by other Tribune publications, including the Hartford Court, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and even our own Orlando Sentinel.

Over the past few months, Visit Orlando has worked to secure similar coverage in the New York Times ("36 Hours in Orlando"), USA Today ("Standout suburban dining destinations") and many other outlets spanning print, digital, social and broadcast.

In addition to our unique dining options, the stories also spotlight dozens of small attractions, boutique hotels, trendy shops, outdoor adventures, museums and cultural offerings.

Altogether, these articles further reinforce the breadth and depth of Orlando as a destination, keeping us top of mind for visitors the world over.