Insider Louisville recently reported that Rocco Cadolini, a New York City chef and restaurateur who has a restaurant in Tribeca, ROC Restaurant, and one in Brooklyn, Baci & Abbracci, has applied for a liquor license for the restaurant space at 1327 Bardstown Rd. that most recently housed Emma Lou’s Cafe and Vintage Boutique (and before that, Butterfly Garden Café). Continue reading NYC chef eyes restaurant space in Louisville
Tuesday, Oct. 27 610 Magnolia will present its annual Inferno Dinner, four courses of dishes from cuisines from around the world that make liberal use of hot peppers, and each course ratchets up the Scoville score. Can you make it all the way through? Continue reading Attention Chiliheads: 610‘s annual Inferno Dinner is Tuesday
With Halloween only a week away, everyone must have costumes all planned and ready to go. Once you are all dressed up, here are a couple of places to go for dinner. Continue reading Dress up and step out on the town for Halloween at 8UP, Over the 9 or Fond
Two new local craft breweries have opened in the last month, one in Louisville, Akasha Brewing, and one in New Albany, Floyd County Brewing. Both have had a long genesis, but both are now serving their own beers and ales. Continue reading Akasha Brewing finally opens in NuLu; Floyd County Brewing pouring in New Albany
Thrillist has come out with one of their periodic ‘‘best of….” lists, this one entitled “Louisville’s 8 Hottest New Restaurant Openings.” Like all such lists (such as the Saveur story I will get to in a minute), it includes the usual suspects, leaves out somebody’s real favorite (the one that would be included if the writer were really cool), and is sure to please few and irritate many. Here is the Thrillist list of hot new restaurants. (Keep in mind deadline pressures when you write in to say “Why not Fernando’s new Artesano?”) Continue reading Louisville dining gets notice in two new lists
Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., has added a second date, Wednesday, Oct. 21, for his Coppola wine dinner, and will have Frank Sinatra Jr. himself as a special guest at a Jack Daniels dinner Wednesday, Oct. 28. Continue reading Varanese dinners to feature Coppola wines and Frank Sinatra Jr.
The churn in the eating places and watering holes at Fourth Street Live! that began with the closing of Makers Mark Bourbon Lounge and Sully’s has reached the replacement stage, with Bourbon Raw set to open in the space that was Makers Mark. The Bourbon focus will remain, joined by a raw seafood bar, a menu with dishes bespeaking Southern cuisine and a Bourbon list that will begin with at least 85 brands. Continue reading Fourth Street Live greets Bourbon Raw
Fried chicken mania has hit us, what with the success of, and imminent expansion of, Joella’s Hot Chicken, the soon-to-open Royals Hot Chicken on Market St., and a chicken shack to come behind Bistro 1860 as well. Was all this chicken ruckus caused by last year’s Fried Chicken Throw Down that closed Resurfaced? The surprisingly popular cook-off will be repeated again tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 17, noon to 5 p.m., at this year’s Resurfaced location at the north end of 10th street, right on the river. Continue reading Slow Food Chicken Throw Down tomorrow at Resurfaced
Migo, the newest restaurant idea from the Hammerhead/Game/Loop 22 guys, Adam Burress and Chase Murcerino opens tonight at 5 p.m. at 2222 Dundee Rd., in the renovated and redecorated space that was their Loop 22 until last spring. “We are going to be having fun and doing our style of tacos,” Burress said in a phone interview. The taco concept – a small tortilla topped with a savory mixture – will show influences from Brazil, Argentina and even Korea, according to Burress.
The space looks “entirely different” from what it last was, Burress said. Some local artists have painted murals on the wall. There is no Mexican or Latin theme to the space, Burress said, “it’s just laid back and comfortable.”
The ingredients will be locally sourced as much as possible, including the tortillas, which are made by someone in Kentucky. There will be a full bar, with hours for now 5-11 p.m. The possibility of lunch hours, and late-night service will be determined later.
Lee’s Korean Restaurant, 1941 Bishop Ln #107, the first Korean restaurant to open in Louisville way back in1980, is celebrating 35 years in business with a complete interior remodel.
Continue reading Lee’s Korean modernizes its decor