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Go to Seviche Sunday to watch TV

It will, of course, be a special TV showing, the episode of Ovation Network’s show “Southern Uncovered,” with Matt and Ted Lee of Charleston, SC, who visited Louisville a few months back and interviewed on camera chefs and owners at Seviche, Mayan Café, Sunergos Coffee, Bourbon Barrel Foods and Decca.  They also toured NuLu for a discussion of the neighborhood’s recent rebirth as a restaurant destination. Continue reading


Great American Summer BBQ at Bistro 1860

Thursday, July 2, Bistro 1860, 1765 Mellwood Ave. will host an outdoor summer barbecue party from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

On the menu will be BBQ ribs, smoked sausage, gazpacho, potato salad, mac ‘n’ cheese, smoked beans, grilled corn on the cob, deviled eggs, lemonade, and blackberry cobbler with strawberry shortcake ice cream. Continue reading


TropiCuba closes, ends a short run in Clifton

On Monday, June 22, Tropicuba, 2206 Frankfort Ave, posted this notice on their Facebook page:

“TropiCuba will be temporarily closed as of today, June 22nd, until further notice.”

When I drove by on Saturday, June 27, the restaurant space seemed to be cleared out, and a large “For Sale or Lease” sign was in the window. Continue reading

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Blaze Pizza offers free pizzas tomorrow

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza has opened it second Louisville location today, one of the several restaurants to open at Middle Commons, 13317 Shelbyville Rd. To mark the occasion, that store will be giving away free pizzas all day from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.

There is a caveat: the free pizzas go to everyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

The first Blaze Pizza outlet opened last year at 4600 Shelbyville Rd. in the Shelbyville Road Plaza. The concept is that they have one size pizza, which can be customized by the customer from a variety of sauces and toppings, and then the pie is flash-baked in a superhot oven in three minutes.

The Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza stores in the area are operated by the Millennial Restaurant Group (the Patterson family, Junior Bridgman, et al.) They plan to open another Blaze Pizza in Lexington later this summer.


Lilly Cary makes doughnuts, and delivers

Perhaps if you grew up with a restaurant named after you, you would eventually have to get in the food business. Karma has worked on Lilly Cary, daughter of Kathy Cary and namesake of Lilly’s, Bardstown Rd. After baking at Please & Thank You on Market St., Lilly started making doughnuts served in La Peche, the takeout business connected to the restaurant. She has now started ROCKRGRL7 Donuts, a doughnut delivery service. Continue reading


Gala Garlic cook-off tests mettle of local chefs

Everyone who has cooked any sort of ethnic dishes–French, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Basque, Filipino, Malaysian, Briti…well, probably not British–knows that garlic is an essential ingredient, a taste that blends in with and accentuates so many other flavors, even while maintaining its own flavor integrity.

On June 27, from noon to 4 p.m., eight local chefs will challenge themselves and each other to devise the best sweet and savory dishes at the inaugural Garlic Harvest Cook Off, to be held at the Resurfaced space located downtown behind the facades of 615-621 West Main St. Admission to the event will be free; tastes of the dishes concocted will be sold for $2 each, with the proceeds going to Slow Food Bluegrass’s Garden Grant program. Continue reading


Allan Rosenberg’s Fontleroys to open on Bardstown Rd.

The restaurant space at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Grinstead Dr., that has been Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint–one of the first businesses to occupy the renovated corner that had sat empty for some time after replacing the auto body shop that had been there–will in the near future become Fontleroys, to be opened by Allan Rosenberg, most recently executive chef at Cena. Continue reading

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