HOT OFF THE PRESSES: THE SUMMER 2017 ISSUE OF FOOD & DINING HAS HIT THE STANDS!

Our Summer 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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In this issue:

(PROFILE) Red Hog Artisan Butcher + Restaurant

(SPIRITS) Bourbon Finds Its Distaff Side

(PROFILE) From Canton to Szechuan

(COLUMN) Comings & Goings

(COLUMN) Easy Entertaining — Bring It To the Party

(COLUMN) Cooking with Ron — Watermelon

(COLUMN) Farmer’s Market Guide

(HUMOR) My First Mardi Gras

Against the Grain creates bands with beers schedule

Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St., has come up with an idea so natural that it is surprising no one else has come up with it before. They have created a summer schedule of free concerts, co-presented by Copper & Kings, which they are calling The Local Lineup, and has paired each performer with one of its own locally-brewed craft beers. Continue reading Against the Grain creates bands with beers schedule

Chef Harold Baker meets Bobby Flay

But whether he beat Bobby Flay, we will have to wait to November to find out.

Last Thursday, Harold Baker, Executive Chef at Gary’s on Spring, competed on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay.” Though he was excited to talk with F&D with the experience, those pesky protocols of reality TV that keep the outcome in suspense until broadcast time prevented him from revealing too many details. Baker was,  however, eager to talk about what led up to his appearance on the Food TV show. Continue reading Chef Harold Baker meets Bobby Flay

Rhône wine dinner at Brasserie Provence

Wednesday,  May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 4-course wine dinner featuring all red wines from Michel Chapoutier Winery. Certified Specialist of Wines Katie Benjamin from Terlato Estates and Certified Sommelier Jonathan Kiviniemi from Heidelberg Distributing will be the guests who will discuss the wine pairings from Chapoutier, a vineyard that has been making fine wines in the peculiar soils and terrain of the Rhône Valley since 1808.

Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will begin with duck confit ravioli,  followed by grilled merguez sausage and pearl couscous salad. The entrée will be barbecued beef spare ribs with a macaroni-smoked gouda potato wrap and radicchio spring slaw. Dessert will be a “decadent” chocolate cake.

The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.Call 502-883-3153 or go to ww.brasserieprovence.com. Wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.

Get “A Taste of Main Street” tonight

The Main Street Association, a group of businesses and residents of Main St., are putting on their very first “A Taste of Main Street” Friday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. at Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St. The event will offer food and drink samples from nearly 20 restaurants and distilleries on Main Street, live music from Frankie Moody, a cash bar, and door prize giveaways every half hour. Continue reading Get “A Taste of Main Street” tonight

BoomBozz St. Matthews closes; new restaurant, music venue to open

The churn in the local restaurant world is ongoing, and always interesting. In the most recent opening and closing news, BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., will close Saturday, May 20. But Tony Palombino’s restaurant group, EAP Restaurant Concepts, plans to open Waylon’s Feed and Firewater there, a honky-tonk that will feature live music, Southern food and a full bar with lots of Bourbon choices.

In a press release, Palombino said, “With the recent explosive growth of food and entertainment venues in the heart of St. Matthews, we feel this concept is the perfect fit for the future.” Palombino’s restaurant portfolio includes the BoomBozz Pizza concepts, as well as Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, 122 W. Main St.

According to information in the press release, the southern-style restaurant will feature some of the dishes off Merle’s menu, including its tacos. The bar will carry over 100 Bourbons and local craft beers. A music schedule promises live entertainment at least three times per week.

The four other BoomBozz location in Louisville will remain open, the release said.

Beechmont gets popsicle shop

Cocoberry Pops is the newest addition to the eating choices in the Beechmont area, which has quietly been adding ethnic restaurants and cafés for several years now. Cocoberry Pops, owned and operated by Bipin Kachhadiya and his family, serve frozen fruit and cream-based popsicles made in-house from fresh ingredients. Continue reading Beechmont gets popsicle shop

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