Louisville again makes a “Best” list for food

Last year I was getting irked that places like Portland, Maine and Charleston kept getting media notice as great food cities, thinking, “How about Louisville already?” And now that the ol’ River City has been making a variety of “Best Cities for Food” lists, I am thinking, “Jeez, not another mention in a listicle.” You just can’t satisfy some people now, can you?

Anyway, Louisville has been named in another list of Best Food Cities by The Culture Trip (whatever that is). This is a list of “15 cities [that] stand out above the rest for their unique creations and beloved contributions to the culinary world.” Louisville is stuck between Marrakesh and Georgetown, Malaysia (I am sure Peng Looi knows where that is). Continue reading Louisville again makes a “Best” list for food

Sunday is Brandy Alexander Day, so celebrate at 8UP

These made-up, industry-promoted National Celebrate Days are goofy, but observing them can be fun. 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, atop the Hilton Garden Inn, 350 W. Chestnut St., will do their best to make National Brandy Alexander Day fun Sunday, Jan. 31, with a special dinner in collaboration with Copper & Kings Distillery, beginning at 6 p.m. Continue reading Sunday is Brandy Alexander Day, so celebrate at 8UP

Chef shuffle at some top tables

The new year has begun with a number of interesting changes in the kitchens of some of Louisville’s best restaurants. It seems the norm for chefs to move around every few years; working in different restaurant environments, with different focuses on the food broadens and enriches a chef’s repertoire, and freshens the restaurant experience for diners. Louisville diners can observe how different hands at the helm affects their dining experience at Harvest, The Oakroom, 610 Magnolia, and Milkwood, all of which have seen changes in their kitchens. Continue reading Chef shuffle at some top tables

Hillbilly Tea plans return to downtown

Hillbilly Tea owner Carter Louis plans to reopen Hillbilly Tea, his once-popular dining spot, at 106 W. Main St. The new site is considerably smaller than the first iteration of the restaurant, which was on First St., just off Main, but it will be all on one floor. The new Hillbilly Tea will have a more elaborate menu, a tea bar and larger liquor bar. Continue reading Hillbilly Tea plans return to downtown

Get bashed on bacon, bourbon and beer tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, starting at 7 p.m., Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwod Ave., will host the B3 Bash, a benefit party for Kosair Charities. Entertainment will be provided byTony & the Tan Lines, and there will, of course, be a silent auction. For those who just want to drink and eat, the 3 “bs” stand for bacon, bourbon and beer. The beer will be provided by West Sixth Brewing, the Bourbon by Maker’s Mark, and the bacon will be in dishes prepared by chefs at 20 local restaurants. Continue reading Get bashed on bacon, bourbon and beer tomorrow

Clifton’s newest hot spot The Hub opens tonight

It has taken a while for the old tire store and garage on Frankfort Ave. to morph into The Hub, but now all the work and wait is over. Following a couple of days of shake-down soft opening events, Clifton’s newest bar, music venue and small plates restaurant is opening tonight. Continue reading Clifton’s newest hot spot The Hub opens tonight