USA Today names Clifton Pizza Kentucky’s best

USA Today’s College pages, which connects students with news, information about housing, jobs and study abroad, also apparently is concerned about college students’ nutritional needs. Thus, the paper’s survey of the best pizza in every state and the District of Columbia. You can find the whole list here, but if you don’t want to scroll through the choices for Alabama’s, Alaska’s, Delaware’s and Iowa’s best pies, know that Clifton Pizza Company got USA Today’s nod. Continue reading USA Today names Clifton Pizza Kentucky’s best

NY Times extols Copper & Kings

Yesterday’s New York Times Food section has a lengthy article about the rise of American brandy production, and it rightly begins with a profile of Joe Heron and Copper & Kings, the brandy distillery he began in Butchertown three years ago.

The story, “American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country,” discusses several American distilleries that are producing brandies made from American grapes, leading off with Heron and his success with Copper & Kings.  Continue reading NY Times extols Copper & Kings

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen to open in former Hilltop Theater

After a year-long renovation of the Hilltop Theater, a defunct neighborhood movie house that has seen a number of other business tenants over the years, Brett Davis and business partner Mo Deljoo are now ready to open Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen at1757 Frankfort Ave. Continue reading Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen to open in former Hilltop Theater

Green District, a salad restaurant, slated for St. Matthews

While chains specializing in salad lunches, such as Chop Shop Salads, have not fared well in the competitive restaurant market here, four local restaurateurs, Joey Mascaro, Jordan Doepke, Matt Petty and Chris Furlow are preparing to open their own version, Green District,  at 126 Breckenridge Ln., in a space that had been a Chop Shop Salads outlet. Continue reading Green District, a salad restaurant, slated for St. Matthews

ROC, Fork & Barrel open now

Two new finer-dining restaurants have opened this week, the long-awaited ROC, at 1327 Bardstown Rd., which has been under renovation for a while, and Fork & Barrel, a fairly quick conversion of the former Basa space at 2244 Frankfort Ave. into a restaurant with a southern American menu focus, run by Geoffrey Heyde, formerly chef at Village Anchor & Pub. Continue reading ROC, Fork & Barrel open now

Taste of Derby celebrates 30th year

Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Dare to Care will host the 30th iteration of its popular fundraiser, the Taste of Derby Festival. Over 40 restaurants and 20 local distilleries and beverage companies will serve up generous samples of their wares in the Louisville Slugger Hall of Fame Pavilion at Louisville Slugger Field. Continue reading Taste of Derby celebrates 30th year

Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese

If you like to explore different wines with dinner, Brasserie Provence has a deal for you this Thursday, April 20. And if you are a beer aficionado, that same night you can enjoy a dinner crafted to pair with beers from Lexington’s West Sixth brewery. Continue reading Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese

3rd Annual Pints for Parkinson’s at Gordon Biersch

Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m., the Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch and 4th Street Live will host the 3rd Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s Charity Fundraise. The highlight of the event will be the tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master, Nick Landers. The beneficiary of the event, Parkinson Support Center, promotes awareness about Parkinson’s disease and help those in Kentuckiana navigate life with Parkinson’s.  Continue reading 3rd Annual Pints for Parkinson’s at Gordon Biersch