All posts by Ron Mikulak

New mac and cheese restaurant  to open soon in J’town

Mac’s Dough House is planning to open at 10509 Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown, in space that formerly was occupied by Johnny V’s pizzeria. It will feature variations on macaroni and cheese geared to suit tastes from the simplest child’s to a sophisticated adult’s. Continue reading New mac and cheese restaurant  to open soon in J’town

Top Round Roast Beef Hosts Grand Opening

Top Round Roast Beef, a California-based purveyor of “chef-driven fast food,” will have its Grand Opening today, Wednesday, August 16, at 10:30 a.m. at its first Louisville location, 4214 Shelbyville Rd.  Both the originator of the brand, Steven Fretz, and the Louisville franchise owner, Billy Rapaport, will be on hand, along with local invited dignitaries. The public is welcome, of course. Continue reading Top Round Roast Beef Hosts Grand Opening

Himalayan Restaurant open now

In a rather quick turn-around, especially by restaurant-renovating standards, Himalayan Restaurant opened yesterday at 1578 Bardstown Rd., in the space that had been Brownie’s The Shed sports bar. Though the owner, Teknath Niraula, is from Nepal, which is reflected in the name of his restaurant, his menu focus will be primarily on northern Indian cuisine, along with some Thai dishes. Continue reading Himalayan Restaurant open now

Quills NuLu now serves food

Quills Coffee, the ambitious local coffeehouse that now has three locations in Louisville, one in New Albany and one in in Indianapolis, is expanding its food service at its newest local store, called The Firehouse, at 802 E. Main St. There, in addition to the usual pastries to go with coffee and tea, an expanded menu offers sweet and savory (and vegan) waffles, skewers, savory filled buns and quinoa bowls. Continue reading Quills NuLu now serves food

Local Chef Ed Lee news – new TV show, a pair of restaurants and more

There is a lot of Ed Lee news in recent weeks. Restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood renown locally, in addition to opening soon Whiskey Dry at Fourth St. Live!, is planning a second restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area, has bottled for retail sale his own recipe hot sauce, gained mention in a national publication for 610’s wine list, and will be a judge on a new cooking shown this fall. Continue reading Local Chef Ed Lee news – new TV show, a pair of restaurants and more

Omni Hotel plans to add two restaurants

The Omni Hotel’s construction proceeds apace – and is even reported to be ahead of schedule. So the time has come for it to start making plans for what happens next. And one of those next things is planning for the hotel’s restaurants. The Dallas-based hotel chain has turned to those it knows, and has announced that two Texas-based restaurants will open Louisville branches in the hotel when it opens next year. Continue reading Omni Hotel plans to add two restaurants

Kevin Grangier plans another restaurant

Restaurateur Kevin Grangier, who already has under his belt The Village Anchor & Pub and PICNIC in Anchorage, and Le Moo Fine Steak House on the edge of the Highlands, is planning another restaurant, focused on Italian cuisine, in Holiday Manor on Brownsboro Rd. Continue reading Kevin Grangier plans another restaurant

Copper & Kings hosts gin festival

Brown liquors get their color from aging in wood, for years in most cases. That makes cash flow for a new distillery dicey, and the reason to distill and bottle clear spirits as well, to make enough money to keep those brandy and Bourbon barrels aging properly until it is time for them to hit the market. So, with the rise of new Bourbon producers in the state, we have seen also the rise of clear spirits vodka, gin, moonshine and unaged brandy production as well. Saturday, Aug. 5, 7-11 p.m., Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will celebrate clear spirits with the Supersonic Craft Gin Festival.
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