The F&D team includes a lot of crazy football fans who will soon immerse themselves in our annual fantasy football team drafts. How crazy are we? We run and sponsor three leagues and hold three separate parties on three separate days to manage the madness.
Probably better than any restaurant company, Buffalo Wild Wings has catered to fantasy gridiron leagues by creating free fantasy football draft kits (for up to 20 people). Kits include several very cool things… Continue reading
Everyone’s favorite glossy magazine, with the best title ever, Garden & Gun, has a list in their August-September issue of “The Best Bourbon Bars in the South. They name 6 all told, and two are in Kentucky. Their Louisville selection is Haymarket Whiskey Bar. 331 E. Market St. Continue reading
The most recent interesting news on the soon-to-be-reality (we hope) grapevine is the sudden formal announcement in all the local media about Yang Kee Noodle opening its third location in old KFC Eleven location at the BaxterAve.-Bardstown Rd. point in the Highlands. This comes on the heels of opening the second Yang Kee Noodle out in Middletown Commons, after many years of contentedly operating just one pan-Asian fast-casual site in Oxmoor Center. Continue reading
Recent restaurant openings have come in a flurry, both totally new places, and new outlets of established businesses, here in Louisville and across the river in Southern Indiana. If you haven’t been keeping up, here is a rundown –and we hope we haven’t missed any. (For proposed new restaurants still in the works, look for another post soon.) Continue reading
As soon as word circulated that St. Charles Exchange, 113 S. Seventh St., was folding, speculation began about how that prime downtown space would be used next. F&D has gotten word that Fernando Martinez has signed a lease and will open a downtown iteration of his very popular Mussel & Burger Bar as soon as he can make the minor renovations. Continue reading
For those knowing souls who keep a lookout for the delights of special dinners offered by local restaurants, a couple of notable such events are on the horizon. On tap in the coming weeks are a tomato tapas dinner at Seviche, a wine dinner at Brasserie Provence focused on the cuisine of Burgundy, and a small batch Rye whiskey dinner at Varanese. Continue reading
Mayor Greg Fischer has begun touting Louisville’s growing craft brewing presence, wanting to make the local beer scene as visitor friendly as is the Urban Bourbon Trail. To that end, he has commissioned “Lou’s Brews,” an on-line guide that locates the breweries in the city and Southern Indiana and on Saturday, Aug. 29, the mayor is hosting a “Lou’s Brews” bike ride, leaving Great Flood Brewing, 2120 Bardstown Road at 10 a.m. for a brewery “crawl” stopping at five local breweries for tours of the facilities, and talks brewers. Wee tastings will also be provided. Continue reading
Sunday at 6 p.m. Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St., will be roasting a whole hog, and offering it as a main course in a celebration of the nice summer weather we have been experiencing. Continue reading
There is a catch, of course. You have to be among the first 100 customers (18 years old minimum) to stream through the doors of Tony Palombino’s latest restaurant concept when it opens Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3400 Frankfort Ave., the former location of Palombino’s Boombozz Taphouse.
Friday, Aug. 28, MilkWood, 316 W. Main St. will offer the first in a new series of Pop-up Dinners to be prepared by up-and-coming young chefs from the region. The first of this group will be Ryan Santos, who has been making a name for himself in Cincinnati, where he has been running pop-up dinners called Please. Continue reading