By the entrance to Buck’s, the elegant restaurant on the ground floor of the quietly chic Mayflower Apartments building in Old Louisville, there is a curious plaque, listing all the different restaurants that have tried to make a go of it in that space.
It is quite a list, including some run by top names in local restaurant lore, such as Tim Barnes and Eddie Garber. Some of those businesses stayed around for a few years, others came and went in a flurry. ... Read More
“Best Chefs America Presents: The American South,” the first in a series of regional guides to American cuisine, has recognized a number of Louisville chefs.
Included in 2014 edition are Bobby Benjamin, Adam Burress, Kathy Cary, Dean Corbett, Anthony Lamas, Edward Lee, Brian Lynch, Fernando Martinez, Coby Ming, Josh Moore, Tyler Morris, Hiko Nakanishi, Annie Pettry, Kevin Rice, David Scales, Troy Schuster, Michael Ton, Bruce Ucan, John Varanese, Levon Wallace and Shawn Ward. ... Read More
Construction is well underway at the Ice House complex (217 East Main St.) to open a cigar and whiskey bar there this summer.
The venue, to be named either Vice Whiskey and Cigar Bar or Churchill’s Whiskey and Cigar Bar, will be located directly behind the Main Street Café, but accessible through the back of the building on Washington St. ... Read More
Contrary to our report in this issues ‘Opening & Closings’ column, Quizno’s Subs at 223 S. Fifth Street is open for business.
In the Spring issue we incorrectly reported that Quizno’s Subs, located downtown at 223 S. Fifth Street (502.589.5520) had closed. When in fact, it was the Quizno’s at Fourth Street and Broadway (332 W. Broadway) that had closed. ... Read More
Apparently even when you cook a menu that varies daily with available fresh ingredients as Tyler Morris and his staff at Rye do, you get a little antsy. So, why not try a pop-up restaurant that stretches your cooking chops?
Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m., Rye on Market will offer a special dinner at their sister location, Atlantic No. 5, 605 W. Main St. The particulars can be found here.
The inspiration for the dinner is the variety of different ingredients and tastes that Japanese and other Asian cuisines offer. ... Read More
It’s a good thing Derby Day is still about 2 1/2 months away. That will give David Danielson, executive chef for Levy Restaurants at Churchill Downs, some time to decompress from cooking at the Sochi Olympics and get geared back up for a really big sporting event.
Since the beginning of the 22nd Winter Games a week and a half ago, Danielson has been in Sochi cooking for the OMEGA House, the official timekeepers at the games. It is his second gig for the watchmakers, having been the cook for the first OMEGA House in Beijing in 2008. ... Read More
As I write this column, the view from my 8th floor windows shows a city beautifully dusted with snow. The roads and sidewalks are icy, though, and the gusting Arctic winds swirl the effect of the already frigid temperatures even lower.
That is not a good situation for any of the dozen and a half new restaurants, or new locations of existing businesses, that are just getting their feet under them.
It has been a hard three months for some 20 restaurants, which have closed, and four others that have closed one location of multi-outlet stores. ... Read More
I recently went to the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas to spec equipment for a planned commissary for our bakery business here in New Orleans.
While I was indeed looking for some “next level” kind of stuff, I was not expecting robots and fully automated production lines with pass-through ovens boasting more interior space than my first apartment. ... Read More
The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine is on the street.
The racks are being filled now, and distribution should be complete by the end of the day. Click “Find A Copy” to find the distribution point closest to you and go grab your free copy! ... Read More
In doing research for this review (and by “research,” I mean eating out a lot), I noticed four types of people who spend their afternoons at the Bristol Bar & Grille —
ladies who lunch, business people on the clock, parties of one in search of some alone time, and frugal diners like me. ... Read More