Now here is clever way to promote new extended hours.

Coals Artisan Pizza recently announced their extended summer hours. And to promote the extra hour each night, they are offering half-off pizzas during those extra hours.

Now you can enjoy the good food at Coals an extra hour every night—open until 10pm Monday through Thursday, until 11pm on Friday and Saturday and until 9pm on Sundays.

The half-priced pizza (dine in only) are available Mon-Thurs from 9pm-10pm, and Friday and Saturday pizzas are half off from 10pm-11pm. Continue reading Now here is clever way to promote new extended hours.

Bottoms up! Get your tickets now for 8th-annual Fest of Ale on June 1

Twenty-five dollars is all it takes to get an advance ticket to Fest of Ale on June 1 at St. Anthony Catholic Church (320 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville).

There is no better beer fest deal than that, no better setting for it (outside on three manicured grass acres) and no better vibe for a beer fest—or so say we. Continue reading Bottoms up! Get your tickets now for 8th-annual Fest of Ale on June 1

Beer Engine brewpub eyeing 2013 opening in Germantown

If you know the process of any new restaurant opening, you’re likely aware that physically opening the facility often happens faster than the civic approval process.

Such is the case with Beer Engine, the microbrewery from Danville, Ky., that wants to open a second unit in Germantown in the old Zeppelin Café (1036 East Burnett, cattycorner from Check’s Café). Continue reading Beer Engine brewpub eyeing 2013 opening in Germantown

Former Louisville server says restaurant servers need to up their game

For good reason, Louisville’s restaurant scene has attracted a lot of national attention lately, and at least for Steve Coomes, one of our contributors, the lion’s share of credit for that attention is deserved by the kitchen, not in the front of the house.

Coomes claims Louisville’s best-known chefs correctly have been praised for their outstanding and innovative food, how well their supporting cooks are trained, and how carefully they source and manage ingredients. Continue reading Former Louisville server says restaurant servers need to up their game

F&D Recommends Jamaican Jerk Chicken at the Kentucky Reggae Festival (recipe included)

Certain foods bring more to the table than just their good taste. Some foods evoke a range of sensory connections that tie us to experiences and memories.

For me, when I eat the foods of the Caribbean, I see again the deep blue sky over the white sands that hug the blue-green waters, I hear the happy laughter of the people who have come to love living by that warm sea, who create rich art and music out of their long-established culture. Continue reading F&D Recommends Jamaican Jerk Chicken at the Kentucky Reggae Festival (recipe included)

Oakroom hosting ‘Great Gatsby’ ’74 movie and dinner June 1

You don’t have to be a Leo DiCaprio lover to find the June 1 Great Gatsby Dinner at The Oakroom a great event.

The five-course dinner will, no doubt, be an appropriately flashy presentation set in the period-correct dining room, where “Great Gatsby” author F. Scott Fitzgerald likely ate. (He was thrown out of the Seelbach Bar, legend has it.) Continue reading Oakroom hosting ‘Great Gatsby’ ’74 movie and dinner June 1

June 8 Bourbon Trail course on the schedule at Moonshine University

Before we get all serious and newsy … how do you not love a place named Moonshine University? Does it not make you wonder if going back to college would be the right thing to do—if and only if—you could enroll at Moon U? We bet class attendance would be 100 percent, 100 percent of the time. Continue reading June 8 Bourbon Trail course on the schedule at Moonshine University

History in the glass on the menu during De La Torre’s Raventos wine dinner May 22

Louisville diners are treated to lots of wine dinners, but this one appears to be a bit special.

The De La Torre’s (1606 Bardstown Rd.) Raventos wine dinner, set for Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., will feature Arnau Roca, who is coming from Barcelona as special guest. Continue reading History in the glass on the menu during De La Torre’s Raventos wine dinner May 22

Get your mugs ready for the Highlands Beer Festival Saturday

Some 213 beers from 60 breweries will poured at this weekend’s Highlands Beer Festival, held from 5-9 p.m. inside Mid-City Mall (1250 Bardstown Road).

The Festival is sponsored by the ever-generous and always beer-minded folks at ValuMarket, whose growler offerings are always good. At a similar event in December, 1,030 people came to drink about 150 different beers. Continue reading Get your mugs ready for the Highlands Beer Festival Saturday