Varanese offers Lenten specials

Feeling the need of his Catholic patrons to keep to Lenten dietary restrictions, and yet to have a nice meal out, John Varanese again is offering a menu special at his namesake restaurant, Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave. Two diners can enjoy a meatless 3-course dinner for $50 every Friday until Easter (which is April 16 this year). Continue reading Varanese offers Lenten specials

Old O’Malley’s Corner space to open as Griff’s

One-time basketball star and now restaurateur Darrell Griffith and his business partner Brian Perry are planning to open a second Griff’s sports bar and restaurant at 133 W. Liberty St., the former site of O’Malley’s Corner. The first Griff’s opened in the Cardinal Towne strip near U of L in early 2015.  Continue reading Old O’Malley’s Corner space to open as Griff’s

Italian wine dinner at Brasserie Provence

Tuesday, March 21, Brasserie Provence, 150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy. will celebrate not March Madness, but the wines of Le Marche region of Italy with a special 5-course dinner. Wine distributor Vintner Select will provide Wine Expert David DuBou and  Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend to discuss their pairing choices during the dinner. Continue reading Italian wine dinner at Brasserie Provence

St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Many restaurants and bars around town will gear up for tomorrow’s celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, which gratefully falls on a Friday this year. Here are a few of the perhaps less likely to be thought of places doing special things for the day. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Corbett’s goes casual

Dean Corbett’s high-style elegant East End restaurant Corbett’s – An American Place is now simply Jack’s at Corbett’s, but still at 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. The ambiance will now more closely resemble the casual sophistication of Corbett’s other businesses, Equus and Jack’s Lounge in St. Matthews. Continue reading Corbett’s goes casual

Special dinners fill this week

A bountiful choice of special dinners pose hard choices for Louisville-area diners this week. A Bourbon dinner at a distillery? Italian food paired with sparkling wines? An ides of March dinner with small dishes from Provence washed down with French wines? Dinners focused on value wines from American vineyards? Or how about a breakfast focused on compassion for self and others? You pays your money and you takes your choice. Continue reading Special dinners fill this week

Saveur cites the dacquoise at Buck’s

I have for some time now been waiting to see when Louisville’s restaurant scene is mentioned in Saveur, the national food magazine, now that Louisvillian Adam Sachs is the editor. It’s not like I didn’t introduce him around to several restaurants and chefs when he was here a few years ago to judge a bacon-cooking benefit, after he won his Beard award for magazine writing, but before his newest gig. Well, finally, we see some home-town attention. Continue reading Saveur cites the dacquoise at Buck’s

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