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French Wine Class June 13, and Five Course Meal June 21 at Brasserie Provence

A  collection of rosés from different french regions is coming to Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, for the summer solstice on Thursday, June 21st at 6:30pm! Advanced level sommelier Julie Defriend will be there from Vintner Select for this annual 5-course rosé wine dinner, paired with Chef Patrick Gosden’s French summertime menu. The rosé wine dinner is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 502-883-3153.

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(Photos) 15 Years of Food & Dining Celebrated at Summer Issue Release Party

We celebrated 15 years of beautiful coverage of the Louisville Food & Dining Scene with a sold out bash at Sarino, 1030 Goss Ave last Wednesday, May 30 and enjoyed meeting so many of you! This was our first-ever issue release party, and we look forward to more in the future as well as other invite-only events.

Sarino served up delicious appetizers and pizza along with Tito’s Vodka and Four Roses Bourbon drink specials, and six lucky door prize winners went home with goodie bags with restaurant gift cards, music CD’s and books from some of our authors including the Laird’s new Bourbon Country Cookbook!

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Scroll through our gallery from the event below!

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Copper & Kings New Public Bar, Alex&nder, Opens on Third Floor Tonight

Copper & Kings has been renovating their third floor event space into something beautiful for the public to enjoy, and it opens tonight. Alex&nder is the city’s only brandy bar, and it opens onto a patio with a view of the skyline (and soon – the soccer stadium.) The bar will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. tonight and then Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight (although these hours might change).

The bar will offer a variety of cocktails featuring the Copper & Kings product line (absinthe, brandy, gin, Butchertown Soda), draft beers (Against the Grain, Monnik, Sun King and Modelo), wines, mocktails and charcuterie plates from Smoking Goose.

Cocktails featured with charcuterie in the image below  are the brandy Old Fashioned and the Guns and Roset. Photos of menu by Heath Plum

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Chopped Viewing Party with Local Chef Madeleine Dee

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is hosting a special event tomorrow, June 5, where attendees can watch the 500th episode of Chopped with the first episode where Martha Stewart is a permanent judge. This episode features local participant Chef Madeleine Dee,  owner of Fond Restaurant, who will be at the viewing and serving up light refreshments . Cocktails are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the party is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and  20% of ticket sales will go to Home of the Innocents. 

“I competed last year, and I had to keep it a secret for 7 months,” said Chef Dee. “Keeping that secret was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Light refreshments from Chef Dee’s product line Fond Originals will be served (risotto Cakes with pasta sauce, fig pizzas, and their strawberry-ginger and blueberry-lemon jams with sugar cookies),   and there will be a cash bar. Fond Originals are sold in small stores like Paul’s Fruit Markets, MESA, the Bluegrass Exchange in Norton Commons and Highlands Fish Market in Chenoweth Square.

You can buy tickets online.  

Photography by Crystal  Ludwick

80/20 at Kaelin’s Grand Opening June 7

It’s been two years in the making, and 80/20 at Kaelin’s is ready to open its doors with a big bash during their grand opening June 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1801 Newburg Rd. at the corner of Speed Ave. Locals will recognize the familiar sign that says “If you can’t stop, please wave” and the large original Kaelin’s neon sign now restored and hanging from a post out front.

Seating is limited. Considering the number of locals who have been anxiously waiting this opening (including us), it would be wise to make your reservation by clicking here.    The new menu includes food items like burgers, barbecue, fried chicken and more plus cocktails and ice cream made in house.

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2nd Annual Crawfish boil at Lou Lou Food + Drink Saturday

Lou Lou Food + Drink brings back the 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil this Saturday, June 2 from 1 to 8 p.m. , promising to be bigger and better than last year.

This event is for the whole family and features cold beer, live music, and activities for kids in addition to the roll out of new menu dishes. (Reservations for evening recommended.) Read more to see details.

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Heine Bros. Closing Carmichael’s Location, Opening at Mid City Mall

It’s been just five months since we reported Dunkin’ Donuts closing their Mid City Mall location followed by the report a month later that  Heine Brothers would be taking the location. Now, locally owned chain Heine Brothers’ Coffee is ready to relocate its cafe at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd.  Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.

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Exclusive: Owners of Lou Lou Food + Drink Buy Equus / Jack’s Lounge: Changes Coming

Jared Matthews is owner operator at Lou Lou Food + Drink (108 Sears Ave) and runs both Diamond Pub & Billiards locations (3814 Frankfort Ave, 630 Barret Ave) , but now he is adding another restaurant and bar to his plate. Matthews, who purchased Lou Lou Food + Drink 18 months ago with his financial partner Thomas Barnes, has purchased (with Barnes) Equus Restaurant and Jack’s Lounge (122 Sears Ave) from Chef Dean Corbett. Equus has been in the Saint Matthews neighborhood for over 30 years. A celebration will be June 30, where people can check out the new menu and new look. (The restaurant will not close and will maintain business as usual through the process.)

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The Old Stone Inn Closed in Shelbyville Saturday

The building housing the Old Stone Inn has been in Shelbyville, Kentucky since the 1800’s. Some say 1790, but the local historian reportedly informed a restaurateur there that claiming that on the menus was incorrect. The building has been home to the Old Stone Inn under various management since the 1920’s. The most recent incarnation, The Eleanor Hamilton Old Stone Inn, closed Saturday.

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RYE bringing Kentucky Flowers to Flower Dinner

RYE on Market is bringing the bounty of Kentucky local farms into the city with a four-course flower dinner on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person.

RYE’s Executive Chef Zach Chancey designed the dinner menu that will be paired with Beverage Director Kelsey Hofmann’s cocktails. Guests can expect a line up of Black Rooster Farm fruits and florals that complement various proteins. 

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