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Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

After more than a year of renovations, Red Hot Roasters opened a second 1,500 square foot location in Butchertown at 1007 E. Main St. on Saturday, December 9.  Unlike their drive-thru only location at 1399 Lexington Road, this  spot will be a more  traditional “sit down” coffee shop without a drive-thru that will have a grand opening after the holidays. Their current hours  in Butchertown are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday / Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

Cocktails and Couture mixes food, fashion and fun

Get ready for a fast paced night of fun at Copper and Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St.,  this Friday with “Cocktails and Couture” — a night of food, fashion, shopping, comedy and musical entertainment. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fun runs from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and are $20 for individuals or $35 for a couple.

This event comes to you from event producer Tawana Bain and her partner Andrea Meriweather. We spoke with Bain, who also produces ongoing fashion events at Mediterranean bar and grill Vis A Vis, and she said this is a little grander scale than their usual events, because it’s the end of the year bash to support Charity of Love Increasing Faith and Hope (CLIFH),  a non-profit that gives support to fatherless children.

Cocktails and Couture schedule for food, fashion , dating fun in Louisville

The night will start off at 6 p.m.  with Copper and Kings cocktails and small bites by Gigi Bites (included in ticket price) with  relationship columnist Mindy Honey (LEO, Playboy, Teen Vogue) and community activist Ravon Churchill as emcees.  The menu includes Spanakopita, Mini Quiche, Meatballs, Veggie Spread, Cheese platter, Batch Tails, Mac n Cheese,  and Bacon Balls.

This opening reception will be followed by live entertainment from R&B artist Junior Jackson. Then, everyone will move to the second floor for a fashion show by All for Men Threads.

“We typically do a male and female fashion show, but this is our end of the year bash sponsored by All for Men Threads, so we are focusing on the men,” said Bain. “Ten males will be on the floor in fashion looks, engaging with the audience, and all eyes will be on them.”

Everyone will move to the third level of the building at 7 p.m. for a pop up fashion shop and open enrollment with Ideal Bartending School before returning to the first level for a dating panel made up of singles and couples. Audience members can ask the panel whatever they want and enjoy the candid answers. The dating panel is hosted by Prenashee Shiffawn, a dating/relationship and social media personality and owner of Shee Said, He Said.

“We try not to make it [the dating panel] a signature part of the night, “ Bain explained. “But we tried it last time and it went very well. We try to include one newlywed, a veteran wed, and single on the panel.”

After a short break, comedians Jason English and Tara Crush-Cooley will close things out with a comedy show.  D.J. Samosa will also be entertaining throughout the night, and Bain said she’s very excited to have female D.J. because they usually feature males.


Summer in December: South American Wine Dinner

Join the Varanese  crew —  executive chef / proprietor John Varanese, chef de cuisine Erik Abraham, sous chef Callie Critchelow — and guest speaker James Kaiser from Excelsior Wines on Tuesday, December 19 for  “Summer in December,” a South American wine experience.

This wine dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity.) There is also a $40 per person “food only” option. Reservations must be made in advance with a credit card and can be made in person at 2106 Frankfort Ave, by emailing  or by calling 502-899-9904.

First Course

Amado Sur, Torrontes

Grilled avocado tostada with chipotle aioli,

tomatillo salsa and queso fresco

Second Course

Marques de Casa Concha, Chardonnay

Crispy fried shrimp over a green cabbage, lime and jalapeno slaw

topped with a habanero jam

Third Course

Casillero del Diablo, Pinot Noir

Smoked chorizo and potato hash topped with a soft cooked egg

finished with a cilantro hollandaise

Forth Course

Trivento Golden Reserve, Malbec

Slow braised pork ropa vieja

served with long grain rice and a black bean puree

Fifth Course

Don Melchor, Cabernet Sauvignon

Roasted leg of lamb served over white sweet potato puree

topped with salsa verde and charred tomatoes

Sixth Course

Frontera Moonlight, Late Harvest Blend

Mango flan with dried mango and macadamia nut crumble

and dulce leche


Butchertown’s Lupo now serving lunch

Butchertown’s Italian restaurant, Lupo, invited fans on Facebook to fulfill their brunch cravings yesterday with temptations like Harissa Bloody Marys and their Guanciale and Egg pizza. This is a new direction for the pizza focused restaurant at 1540 Frankfort Ave as they near the one week anniversary of launching their new lunch menu on Tuesday, December 5. Continue reading Butchertown’s Lupo now serving lunch

Red Herring changes ownership, adds full dinner menu

Red Herring ownership change

One of Louisville’s newest cocktail lounges, Red Herring faced a sudden change recently when co-owner Brett Davis moved to work at a winery in Michigan. Executive chef Jacob Coronado and bar manager Clay Livingston stepped up to join building owner Mo Deljoo as co-owners.  Coronado is excited to be able make some changes – like expanding their small bites menu into a full dinner menu that will change almost weekly based on visits to farmers markets with his kitchen staff. He said he is most excited that the things he hoped for the most are already happening.

Continue reading Red Herring changes ownership, adds full dinner menu

Seviche’s holiday Dinner and a Movie

Seviche, – A Latin Restaurant, at 1535 Bardstown Rd, continues their Dinner and a Movie  series with the holiday favorite Home Alone on December 17 and 18 at  6 p.m. Dinner is $95 per person; it includes a cocktail reception before dinner and wine pairings.   

Seviche usually ties the menu into a meal served in the film, but this month’s offering is an upscale holiday inspired meal.

Call 502-473-8560 to make a reservation.

The menu is as follows:

Winter salad – apple, cranberry, blue cheese, walnuts
Butternut squash bisque – black truffle, goat cheese, breadcrumbs
Pork belly – brussel sprouts, pecans, bourbon barrel maple
Filet mignon – potatoes au gratin, buerre rouge, baby roots
Eggnog Cheesecake – rum, vanilla bean crema, gingerbread

Anoosh offers December lunch menu in Louisville

Shoppers will have another option for lunch while out in the flurry of holiday errands this year. Anoosh Bistro, 4864 Brownsboro Rd, will be offering lunch service from Tuesday, December 5 through Friday December 22. Lunch will be served Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will continue Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“We know many folks will have visitors in town for the holidays and work up an appetite shopping at the nearby boutiques and malls,” said executive chef and owner Anoosh Shariatt in his press release. “We welcome all to our tables for a good-for-you, hearty meal.”

The casual restaurant’s menu boasts fresh seafood, pasta, risotto, salads, beef and vegetarian options.

Last year, Shariat only offered dinner, but he decide to listen to customer requests and offer a prix fixe menu which includes a choice of entree with the homemade soup of the day or house salad for $25 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations or more information, call 502-690-6585.

The December lunch menu offers the  following entrees to choose from:

  • Salmon with pomegranate gastrique and seasonal vegetables
  • Rosemary chicken with seasonal vegetables
  • Pork tenderloin with roasted apples, sherry demi-glace and seasonal vegetables
  • House-made pasta with roasted mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and asparagus

Mid City Mall Dunkin Donuts closes

Without explanation, the Mid City Mall Dunkin’ Donuts has closed. The space at 1250 Bardstown Road now has a sign up advertising the space for lease (by Tasco properties), and their yelp page has a comment about the store closure. 

Food & Dining spoke with manager Alyssa Parkinson at the Middletown location, and she said Dunkin’ Donuts is working on getting new stores open, but it won’t be on Bardstown Road. She also said the store closed “due to business and the way people acted.”

If you’re still craving this national chain, you can still find the following Louisville and Jeffersonville locations:

9913 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

10320 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

605 Lyndon Ln, Louisville, KY 40222

12401 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

3333 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

2815 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY 40213

312 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

4601 Dixie Hwy, Shively, KY 40216

2711 E 10th St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130