Louisville Cookbooks for Christmas

It’s Christmas time, and the Louisville food scene has a wealth of amazing recipes you can gift your loved ones. Here are just a few Louisville, Kentucky authored cookbooks available for the foodie in your life, including one for the young chefs.

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Profile: Volare Italian Ristorante 2.0

[Originally Published in the Winter 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine.]

There are certain anniversaries that inspire self-examination and transformation. For most people these benchmarks tend to come in five year increments, but not for Executive Chef Joshua Moore of Volare Italian Ristorante at 2300 Frankfort Avenue. Instead of making changes on his restaurant’s 10th anniversary or waiting for its 15th, Moore opted to remodel the restaurant and make menu changes on its 13th anniversary. Continue reading Profile: Volare Italian Ristorante 2.0

Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

After more than a year of renovations, Red Hot Roasters opened a second 1,500 square foot location in Butchertown at 1007 E. Main St. on Saturday, December 9.  Unlike their drive-thru only location at 1399 Lexington Road, this  spot will be a more  traditional “sit down” coffee shop without a drive-thru that will have a grand opening after the holidays. Their current hours  in Butchertown are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday / Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

Cocktails and Couture mixes food, fashion and fun

Get ready for a fast paced night of fun at Copper and Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St.,  this Friday with “Cocktails and Couture” — a night of food, fashion, shopping, comedy and musical entertainment. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fun runs from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and are $20 for individuals or $35 for a couple.

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Summer in December: South American Wine Dinner

Join the Varanese  crew —  executive chef / proprietor John Varanese, chef de cuisine Erik Abraham, sous chef Callie Critchelow — and guest speaker James Kaiser from Excelsior Wines on Tuesday, December 19 for  “Summer in December,” a South American wine experience.

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Butchertown’s Lupo now serving lunch

Butchertown’s Italian restaurant, Lupo, invited fans on Facebook to fulfill their brunch cravings yesterday with temptations like Harissa Bloody Marys and their Guanciale and Egg pizza. This is a new direction for the pizza focused restaurant at 1540 Frankfort Ave as they near the one week anniversary of launching their new lunch menu on Tuesday, December 5. Continue reading Butchertown’s Lupo now serving lunch

Red Herring changes ownership, adds full dinner menu

Red Herring ownership change

One of Louisville’s newest cocktail lounges, Red Herring faced a sudden change recently when co-owner Brett Davis moved to work at a winery in Michigan. Executive chef Jacob Coronado and bar manager Clay Livingston stepped up to join building owner Mo Deljoo as co-owners.  Coronado is excited to be able make some changes – like expanding their small bites menu into a full dinner menu that will change almost weekly based on visits to farmers markets with his kitchen staff. He said he is most excited that the things he hoped for the most are already happening.

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