Restaurant tid-bits, October edition

I. Mesh restaurant opening date postponed

Mesh, the fine-dining concept being developed by Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group, at 3612 Brownsboro Rd., has had its opening date postposed until February, 2015. The former site of Azalea and, before that, Bauer’s 1870 Tavern has been under construction for some time. The delay has been occasioned by just the normal glitches that affect any major tear-down and re-build. Continue reading Restaurant tid-bits, October edition

Copper and Kings’ Halloween party celebrates a Nick Cave album

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co., 1111 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, is now officially open–the Mayor made a proclamation and BigWigs cut a ribbon  and the Media was there.  But the big news–aside from the fact that Louisville now has a full-scale brandy distillery with a really cool physical plant in Butchertown, right next to The Pointe–is that Copper & Kings is throwing a Halloween party, on Halloween (Oct. 31, for those who need a calendar). Continue reading Copper and Kings’ Halloween party celebrates a Nick Cave album

Tea Station adds full bar and begins to deliver

Tea Station Chinese Bistro, 9422 Norton Commons Blvd., now has a full bar, with weekday Happy Hour specials 4-7 p.m.

Harried suburban parents will be happy to know that Tea Station also has started to deliver in several East End neighborhoods– Norton Commons, Glen Oaks, Moser Farms, Worthington Glen, Brownsboro Glen and other surrounding neighborhoods.  Continue reading Tea Station adds full bar and begins to deliver

New menu choices at Patrick O’Shea’s

As seasons change, so do restaurant menus, to reflect changing tastes that come with the change of weather. Patrick O’Shea’s,123 W. Main St., is the latest restaurant to revamp their menu.

On the Starter section diners will now find a market-priced meat and cheese platter, Irish soda bread with jalapeno-Brie Benedictine spread, a Scotch egg served with chorizo and apricot jam, and a not-very-traditional-Irish dish, blackened mahi tacos. Continue reading New menu choices at Patrick O’Shea’s

Funky grocer Nuts ‘n’ Stuff to close at end of October

After 30 years purveying bulk spices, beans, flours, coffees, “penny” candies and much else that knowledgeable cooks needed and could almost always find, at great prices, in just the quantities they needed, Nuts ‘n’ Stuff owners Paul and Mel Pfister have announced that they are closing their business.

The store has been around, under various ownership, since 1984, first on Preston St. in Germantown, then further out Preston in a little strip mall near Value City, and for the last three years at the corner of Barret and Kentucky Sts. Continue reading Funky grocer Nuts ‘n’ Stuff to close at end of October

ReSurfaced closes with gala Fried Chicken Throwdown

Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3-6 p.m. the pop-up event space ReSurfaced, behind the facades at 615-621 W. Main St., will bring its popular mini-season to a close with a Fried Chicken Throwdown, a culinary competition for the best fried chicken and the best side dishes. Prizes of $500 in each category will be selected by votes of the attendees. Admission to the event is free, and tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for sides. All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Bluegrass. Continue reading ReSurfaced closes with gala Fried Chicken Throwdown

Varanese wine dinner to benefit The V Foundation

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m., Varanese, Frankfort Ave., will host a wine dinner featuring pairings of wines from the portfolio of Constellation Brands. Bob Valvano, sportscaster, former basketball coach and brother of the late Jimmy Valvano will be the guest to talk about his career, his brother, and The V Foundation which supports cancer research.

A portion of the proceeds from the wines purchased by Varanese, as well as $10 from the cost of the dinner will be donated to The V Foundation, and  Constellation Brands will match the donation from this dinner. Continue reading Varanese wine dinner to benefit The V Foundation

Decca to highlight Jay Denham’s Woodlands Pork

Pork celebrations continue unabated. Soon Cincinnati will have to surrender the title of “Porkopolis” if special pork parties continue–and they will.

The next such pig-centered shindig will be a Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Decca, 812 E. Market St.  The pig will be a special one, one of Jay Denham’s heritage crosses raised on bottomlands planted in grains and squashes, and then finished in the surrounding West Virginia highlands on what Denham deems the world’s best mast forest–oak and hickory trees, persimmons and pawpaws, and plenty of delicious fungi and grubs in the understory, a feast that brings his pigs to the shambles burping with sloppy grins on their faces. Continue reading Decca to highlight Jay Denham’s Woodlands Pork

Pick 3 — Brazeiros Churrascaria Profile

The opening of Brazeiros, a traditional Brazilian churrascaria–or steakhouse–in the heart of downtown’s 4th Street Live is auspicious as Brazil expands its international profile with World Cup soccer and the 2016 Olympics. Taking over the space at 250 S. Fourth vacated by Quattro, Brazeiros brings to Louisville a unique dining experience from a country and culture that has a lot to offer.

Brazil, like America, is a geographically huge country which melds a diversity of cultures—Amerindian, European, African, even Middle Eastern and Asian, influences—into a culinary kaleidoscope. All are in rich display at Brazieros with its relaxed but elegant décor. Continue reading Pick 3 — Brazeiros Churrascaria Profile