NYC chef eyes restaurant space in Louisville

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

Akasha Brewing finally opens in NuLu; Floyd County Brewing pouring in New Albany

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

Louisville dining gets notice in two new lists

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

Fourth Street Live greets Bourbon Raw

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

Slow Food Chicken Throw Down tomorrow at Resurfaced

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 opens tonight, serving tacos, tacos and more tacos

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.