Celebrate Spring on 8UP’s rooftop patio

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, the classy restaurant and bar atop the Hilton Garden Inn at 350 W. Chestnut St., will re-open its rooftop bar and lounge tonight, Thursday, March 31, with a special celebration from 6-8 p.m. Continue reading Celebrate Spring on 8UP’s rooftop patio

Le Moo gets national notice as a Top 25 Steakhouse

There are a lot of “Best” lists going around, an inevitable result of our clickbait age. But, recognition is recognition, and a new Louisville restaurant has recently been so recognized.

The Food Network has included Le Moo, 2300 Lexington Rd., in its list of 25 best steakhouses in the U.S. Continue reading Le Moo gets national notice as a Top 25 Steakhouse

8UP listed on Open Table’s Top 100

The on-line restaurant reservation site has mined its data and found the 100 “hottest” restaurants in America, based on the reviews to their site. 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, atop the Hilton Garden Inn at 350 W. Chestnut St., is on the 2016 list. Continue reading 8UP listed on Open Table’s Top 100

Mellwood Arts Center gets pizzeria

The restaurant space at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., has had a steady string of occupants. The newest to try out the space is Danny Mac’s Pizza. A fixture for a decade in Germantown, at 1567 S. Shelby St., the second location on Mellwood hopes to open by late April or May. Continue reading Mellwood Arts Center gets pizzeria

It’s been a long time a-comin’, but Lynn’s Paradise Café has finally been sold

And at the moment, the information in the headline is about all that we have. Today, word has been announced that Lynn Winter has signed an agreement to sell her long-closed property at 984 Barret Ave. The sales agreement is rumored to have a non-disclosure clause, so the name of the buyers has not yet been announced.

The first rumors arising have also suggested that the buyers are a restaurant group from out of town. We shall update such rumors with actual facts as soon as we find them out.

If you are sad about U of L’s disappearance from the NCAAs, Monkey Wrench feels your pain

Dennie Humphrey, owner of The Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barrett Ave., an inveterate Cardinals’ fan, will throw a rooftop party Friday, March 25 to try to assuage the anguish of U of L basketball fans who have no one to root for this year in the basketball championships. Continue reading If you are sad about U of L’s disappearance from the NCAAs, Monkey Wrench feels your pain

NuLu to celebrate spring with bock beer festival

Dating back to medieval Germany, bock beer, brewed to be slightly more alcoholic than traditional lagers, was a traditional marker of spring. It was started in the depths of winter, and aged for release to sustain the populace through the rigors of Lenten fasts, which were  certainly more seriously followed in 1400 than Lenten rules are today.

This spring tradition will be re-started in NuLu Saturday, March 26. Bock festivals are still a part of Cincinnati’s festival scene,  Garage Bar general manager Maggie Smith, who moved to Louisville from Cincinnati, thought the idea would be ideal for NuLu. NuLu is the appropriate venue, for that is the location of the curiously named Billy Goat Strut and Nanny Goat Strut alleys – and “bock” is German for “billy goat”. Continue reading NuLu to celebrate spring with bock beer festival

Special dinners feature champagne, West Coast wines

Two more special wine-focused dinners from premier restaurants offer great value, off-the-regular-menu dinners and the chance to sample a range of interesting value-oriented wines, along with easy-to-swallow discussions of how the wines are made, and why they pair well with the dishes. Tomorrow Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will offer its first-ever Champagne dinner, and on Thursday, April 7, Brasserie Provence will pair wines from the Sean Minor family with dishes by chef Laurent Geroli. Continue reading Special dinners feature champagne, West Coast wines