Plenty of new restaurants to look forward to in 2016

We will be reporting on quite a few new restaurants that will be opening in the Louisville area in the next few months. Here is notice of a gaggle of them that are a bit far from completion and grand opening specials, but have been reported on and are worth keeping in mind. Continue reading Plenty of new restaurants to look forward to in 2016

Two fast-casual chains expanding in area

Two chain restaurants fairly new to the Louisville area have announced plans for adding additional outlets. Zeggz Amazing Eggs opened last April at 4600 Chamberlain Ln. After almost a year in getting the concepts of the chain tweaked to fit the local market, a second outlet is set to open in Middletown at 11615 Shelbyville Rd. in February. A third site at 2400 Lime Kiln Ln. is possible in the future, if the second location hits the ground running. Continue reading Two fast-casual chains expanding in area

Newest Martinez restaurant set to open in Norton Commons

The energy of OLE Restaurant Group, Fernando Martinez’s restaurant management company that owns and operates, among other properties, Mussel & Burger Bar, El Taco Luchador and Guaca Mole, is not losing any steam. Its newest restaurant, Mercato Italiano, is scheduled to open in January in Norton Commons. Continue reading Newest Martinez restaurant set to open in Norton Commons

Learn about whiskey by making it at Moonshine U.

Sure, you can take distillery tours and go to tasting sessions, but, if you really want to understand making whiskey, like learning to swim or riding a bike you have to do it yourself. Luckily for you, Louisville has Moonshine University, a state-of-the-art facility built for the sole purpose of instructing spirits entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. Continue reading Learn about whiskey by making it at Moonshine U.

Big changes afoot for Sullivan’s culinary program and Winston’s

The recent announcement by Sullivan University that chef instructors John Castro and Kim Jones will be leaving the school, and that Winston’s restaurant will change its focus from fine dining, presage some major changes for the local school that has prepared many chefs locally and nationally.

Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies has announced that it will end its  professional catering degree program, and redesign the school’s on-campus restaurant so  that it will not require a “chef with the experience Chef Castro has brought to the fine dining concept of Winston’s,” according to press release by the University. Continue reading Big changes afoot for Sullivan’s culinary program and Winston’s

50 ISSUES of Comings & Goings

[Originally Published in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining Magazine.]

This is Food & Dining’s 50th issue, an occasion we saw fitting to review what has transpired in the dozen or so years this magazine has chronicled restaurants in Louisville and its immediate environs. Those years have seen a time of surging interest in food and drink, and how both are made and prepared. Continue reading 50 ISSUES of Comings & Goings