D. Nalley’s to be reborn again

Ya just can’t keep a retro, nostalgia-inducing institution like D. Nalley’s down. After a long, multi-decade run, the little diner that time forgot closed, then was to be revived as a BBQ place (an idea that fizzled) and then was opened briefly in its former identity as a diner, but failed to find traction after a few months. Now, the classic site at 970 S. Third St. in Old Louisville is being readied to reopen again as a diner. Continue reading D. Nalley’s to be reborn again

Bourbon & Beyond coming up this weekend

Fall is a time of festivals galore, many of them featuring booze or beer. We just finished the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, and this weekend, Sept. 23-24, at Champions Park, 2050 River Rd. you can find Bourbon & Beyond, the new music and Bourbon festival that will include chefs from near and far cooking with Bourbon, distilleries from around the state showing off their products, and some big-name music acts. Continue reading Bourbon & Beyond coming up this weekend

Bourbon now on tap at Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market St., has undergone renovations which include a new draft system that infuses nitrogen into draft beer (which, being largely insoluble in liquid, contributes to a thicker mouth feel, which allows the term “nitro beer” and improves the taste of porters and stouts). The new system also allows for whiskeys and cocktails on to be drawn on tap, the cocktails premixed. Continue reading Bourbon now on tap at Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Fond enters retail market

Fond of Louisville, which began as a small, carefully curated food store and restaurant two years ago  at 2520 Frankfort Ave., has undergone several changes in that time. The dining spaces have been redesigned, the kitchen has been updated, and now the owner, Madeleine  Dee, is planning to sell some of her products in local stores. Continue reading Fond enters retail market

Cooking with Ron: Home cooking — Then and Now

[Originally published in the Fall 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine]

Recently, a neighbor stopped by to give me a little gift, just something she had found while going through her files that she was sure I would be interested in. She presented me with a rare and curious document indeed: an intact copy of “Cissy Gregg’s Cookbook and Guide to Gracious Living.” Continue reading Cooking with Ron: Home cooking — Then and Now

Two wine events worth noting

Next week, two more-than-usually interesting wine events are taking place, both well worth the attention of budding wine enthusiasts. LouVino’s Highlands location will host a wine dinner featuring natural, unfiltered wines on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Brasserie Provence will host a tasting of three red Bordeaux on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Continue reading Two wine events worth noting

RYE opens LOX today

When RYE opened a few years ago at 900 E. Market St., it experimented for a while with lunch service, but discontinued it. Owner Michael Kusman-Trager also experimented with a lunch place on Main St., Atlantic No. 5, before selling that operation. Now, RYE is entering the lunch trade again, this time at the RYE location, but during lunch service, it will take on the persona of LOX, which opens today, Thursday, Sept. 14. Continue reading RYE opens LOX today

Washington State Wine Dinner at Brasserie Provence

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 5-course dinner featuring wines from Washington State vineyards. Tim Stratman, Certified Specialist in Wine for Vanguard Wines, will be at the dinner to comment on his choices of wines from Disruption and Latta, two labels run by Kentucky native Andrew Latta, who founded Latta Wines in 2011 “after being most impressed with Washington State terroir among all the emerging and traditional wine-growing regions in the US,” according to a press release from Brasserie Provence. Continue reading Washington State Wine Dinner at Brasserie Provence