Fernando Martinez — of Guaca Mole and Mussels & Burgers Bar — to add third restaurant, The Place Downstairs, in January.

Fernando, Christina and Yaniel Martinez plan to open their third restaurant in less than three years in January 2014. The informal but higher-end restaurant will be dubbed The Place Downstairs, signifying its location in the basement of Mussel & Burger Bar, their always busy American bistro in Jeffersontown. Continue reading Fernando Martinez — of Guaca Mole and Mussels & Burgers Bar — to add third restaurant, The Place Downstairs, in January.

Tipping in restaurants: Should it stay or should it go? What do you think?

Tipping in restaurants has been around longer than the Waldorf salad on most bad buffets. It’s a standard to which we’re all accustomed, but it’s one under scrutiny of late now that operators are asking whether this type of compensation is fair in their restaurants. Continue reading Tipping in restaurants: Should it stay or should it go? What do you think?

Lexington road trip! Local craft beer, bourbon and food celebrated at Kentucky Gathering

The best local food and drink of the Bluegrass State will be collected under one roof at the first-ever “Savor Kentucky” tasting event Friday, Nov. 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continue reading Lexington road trip! Local craft beer, bourbon and food celebrated at Kentucky Gathering