Diners eager for the 70s retro experience of eating by dipping stuff in hot liquids at the table have lost their prime opportunity. The fondue-focused restaurant The Melting Pot has closed the Louisville outlet as of Nov. 20. Continue reading The Melting Pot has closed
Tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 29, Scene opens at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, in the east end of the lobby, in the space that has been several different restaurants over the years. Scot Darnell, a veteran of the Louisville dining scene will be the chef. Continue reading Scene restaurant opens at KCA; Scott Darnell is chef
Three special dinners in the next two weeks will pair off-the-regular-menu special dishes with Bourbons from two local distilleries, and Champagne from France. All seem like excellent ways to start celebrating the festive season. Continue reading Bourbon, Cigars and Champagne, Oh My!
Though she knows she has stage fright, though she has turned down invitations from the show in the past, Decca’s chef Ann Pettry decided to compete on this season’s Top Chef program on Bravo, which will be staged in Charleston, S.C. Continue reading Decca chef Ann Pettry gives Top Chef competition a go
In a re-invention of its upstairs bar and party space, Butchertown Grocery will open Lola, a late-night drinking, dining and entertainment lounge, tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Located in Butchertown Grocery’s upstairs bar, at 1076 E. Washington St. Lola will be open and serving food until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and until midnight on Wednesdays and Sundays. The menu choices will include fries, spinach artichoke dip, a Cuban sandwich, fish and chicken sandwiches, beignets and a Florentine panino, with fried eggplant, peppers, goat cheese, pepita pesto and chips at prices from $8 to $15. Also on the menu is a special late-night cheeseburger available only after 12:30 a.m.
There will still be a stage for live music and other entertainment events. The downstairs will remain a restaurant.
If you still don’t have an invitation to a Thanksgiving dinner, thank your stars that so many restaurants will be open to serve your holiday dining needs. Here is the list that we have compiled, though there are undoubtedly other splaces that we missed.
Continue reading Don’t argue with your uncle; enjoy Thanksgiving at a restaurant
Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, 702 W. MainSt., will offer an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner created by Executive Chef Mike Wadja and his kitchen staff. The menu will feature Thanksgiving favorites and a few twists on traditional fare like the Heritage Turkey Feast with roasted breast, smoked leg, whipped potato, port cranberry and ginger Brussels sprouts. Continue reading A Proof on Main Thanksgiving
Within a week of opening the first Martin’s Bar-B-Que joint in the Louisville area, Martin’s has announced that it plans on opening a second location at 984 Barret Ave., the site of the former Lynn’s Paradise Café. Continue reading Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint to take over Lynn’s Paradise Café location
Madeleine Dee, who has been a personal chef, and now runs Fond, a locally-focused small grocery and dinner restaurant, is trying to branch out into TV, with her proposed series “The Seasoned Cynic’s Guide to Entertaining,” which she is funding through Indiegogo. Continue reading Madeleine Dee’ s TV show needs your help
Although Food & Dining posted about the opening of Ciao back in late September, it turned out that last minute snafus postponed that opening until lest week. Now we can absolutely say that Ciao is open, at 1201 Payne St., the site of the former Baxter Station Bar & Grill. Continue reading Ciao is now, finally, actually, open