A Milestone Anniversary for Asiatique

The continuing number of new restaurants to open in the area has been worth remarking on, but so is the fact that so many restaurants have continued to be major players for decades. Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., is the latest veteran to mark a milestone in the often chancy restaurant business, with their 24th anniversary. Continue reading A Milestone Anniversary for Asiatique

Comings & Goings — Winter 2017


Now here’s something we found interesting as we were reflecting on Food & Dining’s coverage of the local restaurant industry: in the over 14 years or so and 58 issues of the magazine, this column has noted that restaurant business closings have outnumbered openings only five times. This column in this issue continues to mark this remarkable growth. In the last three months, restaurants that have opened (brand new businesses and expansions into new locations of existing businesses) have outnumbered restaurant closings 28 to 13. Continue reading Comings & Goings — Winter 2017

Chik’n & Mi gets best new restaurant honors

Thrillist, everyone’s favorite online listicle source, has named Chik’n & Mi, 2319 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville’s best new restaurant.

The Thrillist citation cites the trepidation that owners Jason McCollum and Aenith Sananikone-McCollum at first felt when they opened in a location that had seen a number of other restaurant ideas come and go in short order. But the McCollums, who had studied at Culinary Institute of America in New York, redesigned the space and decided to focus on ramen and fried chicken “with an Asian twist.” Continue reading Chik’n & Mi gets best new restaurant honors

Two restaurant closings

This past week has seen the closing of two area restaurants, Loui Loui’s Detroit-style Pizza, at 10212 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, has closed, but the business has been sold and will reopen soon as a Bearno’s Pizza. Corbett’s – An American Place, Dean Corbett’s elegant restaurant in the East End, also closed last week. Continue reading Two restaurant closings

One cocktail challenge won, another to be determined

Amusingly named cocktails are at the center of attention today and for the next few weeks. last week, Lilly’s Bistro challenged several Bardstown Rd. bartenders to create new cocktails honoring the achievements of the astronomer Edwin Hubble, who briefly lived in Louisville and taught science in New Albany schools.  And last Saturday Four Roses Bourbon began a 3-week contest challenging NuLu mixologists to create new drinks for the holiday season. Continue reading One cocktail challenge won, another to be determined

Today Dining Out for Life benefits House of Ruth

Dine out at a participating restaurant today, Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 25% of your bill will be donated to House of Ruth. House of Ruth is a volunteer organization that provides housing and support services such as financial assistance for TARC tickets, rental security deposits, moving expenses, and uniforms and supplies needed for work and school for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.

Restaurants participating in this fund-raising effort include the following: Continue reading Today Dining Out for Life benefits House of Ruth

Fall Harvest Feast At Varanese

Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will host a Fall Harvest Feast, a special dinner with seasonal wine pairings chosen by sommelier John Johnson of The Wine Rack who has chosen different varietals to match Chef de Cuisine Erik Abraham’s 6-course menu, and who will be at the dinner to talk about his selections. Continue reading Fall Harvest Feast At Varanese

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

If you have been reading the Thanksgiving food stories that have been appearing already, and sighing with resignation at the prospect of having to cook something spectacular, here is a list of the local restaurants who will be serving Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 23. If you want someone else to cook that turkey for you, better make reservations soon. (We will post additional Thanksgiving dinner offerings as they come to our attention). Continue reading Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Suddenly, Italian restaurants are everywhere

Is it just our imagination, or has the Louisville dining scene been graced all of a sudden with a rich variety of Italian restaurants? The two newest to hit the market are in Germantown and out on S. Hurstbourne, ready to join Caio in Irish Hill, ROC in the Highlands, Lupo and Butchertown Pizza Hall in Butchertown and bar Vetti downtown. Continue reading Suddenly, Italian restaurants are everywhere