Vegan dinner at 610 Magnolia

About a year ago 610 Magnolia’s owner Edward Lee and executive chef Kevin Ashworth. built a greenhouse on the restaurant’s property. After some time getting to understand what they can grow, they are now ready to take their vegetable-growing knowledge and make a dinner. On Friday, Feb. 3, they will prepare a chef-driven vegan dinner at the Wine Studio, across the street from the restaurant at 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Continue reading Vegan dinner at 610 Magnolia

Red Hot Roasters to move drive-thru across the street

There has been a lot of news about Red Hot Roasters coffee shop lately, what with their impending move of the roastery to the Butcher Block development on Main St., so they can enlarge their wholesaling business, as well as join the other food purveyors there, such as Hi-Five Donuts and Pho Ba Luu. Now, owner Sondra Powell has announced that she and her business partner brother will move their trademark drive-thru window across the street to 1399 Lexington Road, into a renovated Old Standard Auto Garage. The new location will offer a pick-up counter, outdoor seating and bike racks. Continue reading Red Hot Roasters to move drive-thru across the street

Eiderdown, Ghyslain close temporarily

Two Louisville restaurants recently announced that they will be closing temporarily, for different reasons. Ghyslain, 721 E. Market St., is next to the construction area of the AC Hotel in NuLu, and their parking area will be used for construction vehicles. Eiderdown, 983 Goss Ave., will close for two weeks to rethink and reconstruct their menu to bring it more in line with the expectations of their Germantown neighborhood. Continue reading Eiderdown, Ghyslain close temporarily

Red Barn Kitchen, La Chasse offer special dinners

In the next week, both Red Barn Kitchen, 8131 New Lagrange Rd, and La Chasse, 1359 Bardstown Rd., are beginning a new series of dinners. As might be expected from a barbecue joint (Red Barn) and a fine dining continental restaurant (La Chasse), the ideas behind the dinners are very different. Continue reading Red Barn Kitchen, La Chasse offer special dinners

“Cheap Eats” visits 4 Louisville restaurants

The Cooking Channel’s “Cheap Eats” show, which visits less-expensive restaurants around the country to highlight their cuisine, will broadcast this Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. the results of their recent visit to Louisville, where they sampled fare at the Butchertown Pie Co., Super Chefs, Zanzabar and Hammerheads. Continue reading “Cheap Eats” visits 4 Louisville restaurants

HopCat is the Craft Beer Lover’s Meow

HopCat is a beer bar like the Rolling Stones are a rock band and LeBron James is a basketball player. Simple descriptions don’t always tell the whole story.

In fact, HopCat is a craft beer conundrum. It’s a growing Midwestern company boasting 12 regional locations, with more to come, and yet each one generally has more locally brewed beers on tap than nearby “indie” craft beer bars.

Uniquely tailored to their chosen neighborhoods, HopCat locations consciously seek to be as much a part of their community as the mom-and-pop joint right down the street.

HopCat garners national praise, but it soft-pedals superlatives, modestly describing itself as “a home for craft beer lovers,” as well as promoting recycling and sustainability, engaging with local breweries and beer geeks, and serving food “like mom would make if she loved craft beer.” That is, if your mom had room for an eye-popping 132 draft beers, which is HopCat’s signature.

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Varanese Progressive Dinner visits 3 restaurants

If you have been undecided about which of chef/restaurateur John Varanese’s three restaurants – Varanese on Frankfort Ave., River House or Levee at the River House, both on River Rd.– to dine at, you can solve your dilemma of indecision Thursday, Jan. 26 with a progressive dinner that will visit all three locations. Continue reading Varanese Progressive Dinner visits 3 restaurants

Not a church restaurant – a restaurant in a church

Fredricks, a sit-down restaurant located in the Family Life Center of St. Stephen’s Church, 1508 W. Kentucky St., is now serving meals 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The church’s pastor Kevin Cosby asked Jerriel Bell, a former military chef who later studied at the culinary school at the Art Institute of Atlanta, to run the “restaurant inside a church.” Continue reading Not a church restaurant – a restaurant in a church

Tour European wines at Brasserie Provence dinner

Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 5-course wine dinner on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Wine expert David DuBou from Vintner Select has selected wine pairings of wines made with grapes that are not used in France, but are mainstays of the wine industries in Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal.

Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will start with fried artichoke hearts with shaved Parmesan served with Indigenous Prosecco from Italy at the reception. The appetizer will be an asparagus goat cheese terrine served with an Austrian Gruner Veltliner, followed by lasagna made with the  Chef’s family recipe, paired with an Italian Chianti Riserva. The entrée will be a cauliflower- crusted lamb chop and pimento capsicum relish served with a Spanish Rioja Reserva. Dessert will be Tartaruga brownie and Kentucky Farm Blue Cheese served with a Portugese Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port. 

The dinner is $65. Call 502-883-3153.  The wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.