Louisville Chefs bring home more accolades.

“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. Continue reading Louisville Chefs bring home more accolades.

Summertime opening of whiskey and cigar bar to heat up Ice House complex

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. Continue reading Summertime opening of whiskey and cigar bar to heat up Ice House complex

Quizno’s Subs at 223 S. Fifth Street is open for business.

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. Continue reading Quizno’s Subs at 223 S. Fifth Street is open for business.

Rye chefs pop up at Atlantic No. 5 for a special dinner

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. Continue reading Rye chefs pop up at Atlantic No. 5 for a special dinner

What?!? Is it time to start thinking Thunder already? Bristol Bar And Grille in Jeffersonville thinks it is.

Well, the Derby season kickoff, Thunder over Louisville is only about 6 weeks away.  And the J’ville Bristol has one of the best viewing spots for that noisy spectacle.  So now is the time to think ahead and reserve your place on the Sunny Side to watch the hoopla and the fireworks. Continue reading What?!? Is it time to start thinking Thunder already? Bristol Bar And Grille in Jeffersonville thinks it is.

Chef Brings a Taste of Louisville to Olympics in Sochi

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. Continue reading Chef Brings a Taste of Louisville to Olympics in Sochi

Louisville Restaurant Openings & Closings (Winter 2013-14)

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. Continue reading Louisville Restaurant Openings & Closings (Winter 2013-14)