Something from here, and a bit from there, falls nicely into place at the Anchorage Café — an upscale (or is it traditional?) coffee shop in the heart of “downtown” Anchorage.
A creation of Bruce Lake and his wife Courtney, the Anchorage Café began two Derbies ago as an espresso bar with a little lunchtime fare — and some darned good coffee. The coffee’s still terrific, but the café soon added breakfast, and now light dinners are served out on the terrace under the stars. Continue reading From Good to Great — Anchorage Cafe spreads its creative wings
Few people seek media attention less than Gabe Sowder, chef-owner of Taco Punk in NuLu.
He’s an ordinary guy consumed with making high-quality food from all-natural and local ingredients. He’s not averse to talking to us media types, he’s just got his mind on other things. Continue reading Taco Punk on the hot seat, not where owner wants to be
MilkWood, Ed Lee’s new restaurant, opening Feb. 8 at Actor’s Theater.
Edward Lee, chef-owner of 610 Magnolia, will take his second shot at running a second restaurant when he opens MilkWood at Actors Theater Friday, Feb. 8. Continue reading Ed Lee’s new restaurant opening
The story that won’t die.
Since Lynn’s Paradise Café made headlines—first for its mandate that servers bring $100 to work to ensure assistants were tipped in cash, second for a server being fired for not following said mandate, and third for closing abruptly last week—every local restaurant media outlet and/or reporter has fielded some zillion calls … Continue reading Why Lynn’s Paradise Café disappeared in a flash
It was the summer of 1985, and my very first time in Germany, with exact whereabouts in the Alpine foothills of Bavaria lost to posterity, but the specific scene is still quite clear:
A small town train station buffet of the old-fashioned variety, sparse and efficient, framed in glass, wood and stainless steel. Thirty-odd minutes remained until the next train, so I did what any commuter would do and ordered a draft beer to accompany my sausage.
Continue reading Tough Love For Lager
Vintage when used to refer to the quality of a particular year is always a source of debate and, ultimately, subjectivity.
Often, too much is said about vintage, especially when it comes to value white wines. The single most important thing about vintage in a value white wine is youth! One should never even consider buying a value white wine that is more than 3 years old. Continue reading 6 White Wines Under $12
… and we aren’t voting.
You’d be hard pressed to find many people who love Louisville’s restaurants more than us. Telling the masses about the places where incredible food is created and served daily in this town is want we love to do. But getting involved in a reader voting binge like Southern Living magazine’s South’s Tastiest Town contest last year is something we’ll never do again.
Continue reading Southern Living relaunches Tastiest Town contest
Start pushing bourbon, trust us…
A recent study by Restaurant Sciences is getting the attention of bartenders, pointing to wine and beer drinkers typically leaving smaller tips than those drinking bourbon. Follow the link to read more.
Chef John Varanese, of Varanese Restaurant, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America.
This is the first-ever industry peer review of U.S. chefs chosen as a result of extensive interviews between fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Varanese will be showcased in an informative and exquisitely produced, 386-page coffee table book that will be available for sale on March 1, 2013. Continue reading Chef John Varanese named in Best Chefs America book
Lynn’s Paradise Café closes abruptly on Jan. 11
Insider Louisville: Lynn’s Paradise Café, one of Louisville’s most iconic restaurants, closed abruptly Friday night.Guests gathered for a recent New Year’s Day pajama party at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe. Continue reading Pajama breakfasts no more