Southern Express offers affordable soul food

The West End has known about Southern Express for a few years now, but the formerly carry-out only spot at 23rd and Market now has a sit-down location at 418 W. Oak St. serving up classic soul food in Styrofoam containers to eat in or take out, at rock-bottom prices. Diners  build their own meal at $1 per item. Continue reading Southern Express offers affordable soul food

21C chefs collaborate on dinner at Proof

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., continues its 10th-anniversary special dinner series with a Kentucky craft dinner devised by Louisville chef Michael Wadja and Jonathan Searle, chef at Lockbox, the restaurant at the recently opened 21C Hotel in Lexington.The dinner will be Thursday, July 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading 21C chefs collaborate on dinner at Proof

Bawerchi Indian opens in Highlands

Bawerchi, a modest restaurant serving Indian cuisine, has opened at 613 Bardstown Rd., in the space that most recently was Aladdin’s Café.

Owner and chef, Mohammed Sajid, serves both vegetarian and meat dishes, including several preparations using goat meat. All meats served are halal certified. Continue reading Bawerchi Indian opens in Highlands

Mellwood Tavern, formerly The Rush Inn, now open

The Rush Inn,  1770 Mellwood Ave., has been a highly visible fixture on the bar scene for many years, sitting as it does at the corner of Brownsboro Rd. and Mellwood Ave. Renowned for its chili and its karaoke as well as its cold beer and convivial atmosphere, Rush Inn has been on the market for several years. Now it has been sold and its named changed to Mellwood Tavern.

Partners and friends Briana Clemerson, Scott Crowder and Patrick Gregory have purchased the neighborhood bar, have worked to refurbish the property that had fallen into desuetude, and have reopened as Mellwood Tavern earlier this month.

The renovations include new bar room furniture and a complete updating of the restrooms. The back patio has been rebuilt, and the surrounding area landscaped.

According to a story in Insider Louisville the bar may be the longest continually operated tavern in Louisville, dating to 1885. Originally known as The Rendezvous Inn, it has had several monikers over the years, becoming the Rush Inn in 1985.

Mellwood Tavern will be open from 3 p.m.-4 a.m. daily.

Easy Entertaining— Grilling Outside the Box


We love the grilling season, which we extend beyond the summer into a year-round cooking experience. But for most, summer is the time to break out the grill. No matter whether you are a traditional charcoal griller or a fan of the quick-starting gas grill, a balmy summer evening is the best time to be outside enjoying a cocktail and savoring the aroma as the food begins to cook. Continue reading Easy Entertaining— Grilling Outside the Box

Cooking with Ron—Nashville Hot Chicken

Suddenly, Nashville-style hot chicken is popping up all over in the form of new restaurants or as menu items at others such as KFC and O’Charley’s. In Louisville, Joella’s Hot Chicken and Royals Hot Chicken both opened in the last year, and those restaurants are regularly packed. Those in the know who have long had their favorite Nashville chicken spot — Prince’s (supposedly the first), Hattie B’s, Bolton’s or others — or newbies working their way up the heat ladder to the tantalizing (or terrifying) top, may have wondered if it is possible to make hot chicken themselves, at home. I’m here to tell you that it is possible, though a bit of a challenge, and it may take some experimenting to reach the right heat level. Continue reading Cooking with Ron—Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville’s peach truck returning tomorrow

The peaches I have been finding at the farmers markets this season, from local orchards and growers, have been tip-top. But if you have not been able to get to a market in time to select some local peaches, the sort of famous Nashville Peach Truck will return tomorrow, Saturday, July 23 at two suburban locations. Continue reading Nashville’s peach truck returning tomorrow

502 Bar & Bistro opens in Norton Commons

502 Bar & Bistro has been in the works for a while, and this week the staff has started to work out any last minute kinks with a soft opening for friends and family. Tonight, Thursday, July 21, the restaurant  at 10401 Meeting St., Prospect, will open to the public beginning at 4 part of the soft opening workouts, but the grand opening is set for Monday, July 25. Continue reading 502 Bar & Bistro opens in Norton Commons