At Food & Dining we are often asked: “What is your favorite dish?”
We have the pleasure of covering one of the most robust restaurant cities in all of America with more than 1,200 restaurants at last count. It’s like asking Mother Goose’s “the old woman in a shoe” who her favorite child is.
We decided to focus on four dishes that everyone eats at least occasionally, and almost everyone has an opinion about. Not fancy preparations or exotic ingredients, but those standard dishes we can all relate to, and debate about: a good bar burger, chicken wings, a fried fish sandwich and a Hot Brown.
The Food & Dining staff got together, tossed around their ideas and, after some lively debate, came up with our choices for these four dishes. Let’s see how they stack up against your list. Continue reading STAFF PICKS
[Originally Published in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining Magazine.]
This is Food & Dining’s 50th issue, an occasion we saw fitting to review what has transpired in the dozen or so years this magazine has chronicled restaurants in Louisville and its immediate environs. Those years have seen a time of surging interest in food and drink, and how both are made and prepared. Continue reading 50 ISSUES of Comings & Goings
[Originally published in F&D Summer 15 issue]
It has been a vibrant and verdant spring around the area, and a fertile season for restaurants as well. This past quarter saw the emergence of 29 new restaurants, and the closing of only 16, almost twice as many openings as closings. For the restaurants biz, that certainly is a good start to the year.
Last issue we reported on the opening of several new high-end restaurants–Ward 426, 8UP, Mesh. Of the two dozen plus new businesses we have to list here only Continue reading What’s going on in Louisville Restaurant Scene? Here’s our Quarterly ‘Openings & Closings’ recap.
From ancient forests and savannahs of Kentucky comes a native food that helps define our local cuisine as naturally delicious.
There was a blip on the culinary radar a decade or so ago, when chefs became enamored of exotic meats, particularly ostrich, which was purported to be lean and crammed with protein. It tasted OK, but it was somewhat removed from its terroir, as it were. Even if the birds were raised in Southern Indiana, it didn’t feel like they belonged on our menus. Continue reading Why Bison?
A new downtown bar and grille featuring more than 100 Bourbons, specialty cocktails, and locally produced craft beers officially opened today.
The address of the new spot is 321 W. Main St., in the Waterfront Plaza Building. Continue reading “Down One Bourbon Bar” opens today.
Looks like The Comfy Cow ice cream and dessert company could soon add a new item to its menu: franchise opportunities.
The three-unit concept has been a hit since opening in 2009, and along the way it has attracted the attention of at least one well-heeled restaurant veteran who sees its potential as a regional, and potentially national, concept. Continue reading The Comfy Cow is moooving on to franchising
Seemed all the talk for the past two weeks centered on better burger restaurants opening up.
This week the talk shifts to pizza places, specifically one in J-Town and one in the Phoenix Hill/Highlands area. Continue reading Louisville pizza boom replacing burger boom?
Last week Maker’s Mark announced a plan to cut the proof of their Bourbon from 90 to 84 proof in what they said was the “best way to meet demand.”
What followed was a week of customer and public outcry prompting Forbes to question if Maker’s Mark was committing brand suicide. Continue reading Maker’s Mark reverses decision.