Enjoy the finger licking goodness of special never-before-served dishes as River Rd BBQ, 3017 River Rd., celebrates their reopening today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. after recent flooding filled the restaurant with seven feet of water.
“Oh my gosh,” said General Manager Krissy Higgins. “We are so happy to be back open. We were closed for exactly a month. We closed our doors on February 20 and opened again on March 20. We have gotten such good feedback from our customers who are happy to see us reopen, and it’s just good to be back.”
The Brown Hotel will be offering multiple-course Easter Sunday meal on April 1. The Brown Hotel’s restaurants, J. Graham’s Café and the English Grill, will each offer a unique feast for your Easter celebration. Seasonal dishes from executive chef James Adams and chefs de cuisine Dustin Willet and Arkan Bajalani are fresh, festive and fun for a memorable holiday with family and friends. Reservations can be made by calling 502-583-1234. Click to continue reading for schedule, prices and menus.
Dundee Candy Shop, 2112 Bardstown Rd., has been selling the good stuff in the Highlands for 72 years and is a holiday tradition for many, but owner Maria Moore has announced that she will not be renewing their lease when it expires in April because she and her husband are retiring. It will be business as usual until April 1 and orders can still be placed through their web site until April 2. Her web site says a buyer had not been found and she will be selling off her furniture and displays, but Moore explained to F&D that all changed yesterday when The Sweet Spot Candy Shoppe, 1583 Bardstown Rd., bought the business yesterday with the intention to keep the history alive by incorporating it into their own shop.
The third annual Nulu Bock Fest returns this Saturday, March 24 next Saturday March 31 (change due to weather) from noon to 7 p.m. in the 600 and 700 blocks of East Market Street. This year’s festival will again feature goat racing but will also feature three goat yoga sessions leading up to the festival and the first-ever Wurst Fest Louisville, which will feature versions of a cased sausage from local restaurants. The festival is free to attend and continues an annual Spring ritual tracing back to the mid-19th Century to mark the changing of the season when the dark German lager, known as bock, was released across the city after a winter of aging. The holiday, which usually coincides with Lent, was hugely popular in Louisville during its first brewing boom but fell out of favor during Prohibition.
Join V-grits at Chef Space, 1812 West Muhammad Ali, on Friday, March 23 for a Vegan Easter dinner, part of the Vegan Supper Club. The dinner will feature traditional Easter favorites with a vegan twist, like jello fruit salad, scalloped potatoes, and ham. Guests must purchase the $34 tickets in advance by clicking here (due to limited seating) and arrive by 7:15 for 7:30 dinner service.
The winners of the 15th annual Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Festival Unveiled event, were chosen by a panel of expert judges (Judges’ Choice), and the public (People’s Choice and Social Media Vote) at Mellwood Arts Center on Thursday, March 15 .
Just 35 minutes north of Louisville in Scottsburg, Indiana, the Jonas family runs their family business, Goat Milk Stuff – a great and affordable day trip for the entire family. What once began as PJ Jonas making soap for her children in their kitchen has become an expansive farm and business, run by PJ, her husband Jim, their eight children, and some hired help. In addition to making and selling soap, balms, other toiletries and foods like fudge, gelato and other treats made from goat milk, the family is now serving lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the third week of lunch service, and we noticed a steady full stream of business the entire time we were there. Jim said that they’ve been serving about 30 plates per lunch so far. If you really want to make the most of the trip, you can pay just $5 for 30 minutes of play and cuddle time with their baby goats, which I fully recommend. (Click to continue reading and see the gallery of cuteness overload.)
Due to the change in ownership, Portage House, 117 E Riverside Dr. in Jeffersonville, is temporarily closed as the new ownership handles the changes in staff and menu. New owner Dallas McGarity ( who also owns The Fat Lamb in Louisville) says he plans to reopen on March 23.
Today is the last day, and thankfully a beautiful day, to enjoy the Louisville skyline from the Jeffersonville location of Bristol Bar & Grille. The lease has expired at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel at 700 W. Riverside Drive, and the restaurant is not going to renew it. According to a press release, the hotel will keep service going with a concept called Bridge and Barrel, but they are actively seeking a new tenant for the space as well as the space left vacant by Bearno’s, who left last year.
The Omni Hotel in Louisville opened last week and is now hosting guests, but it’s more than a hotel. It’s a destination for locals as well, with various restaurants or bars to choose from in addition to Falls City Market: a marketplace with a Heine Brothers coffee shop, groceries, gifts, a florist, a liquor store, barbecue, sushi, pizza and more to choose from when hungry. (The pool is not open to the public.)
Here are some photos of the various spaces within the new 30 story hotel. The rooftop pool was not open, but there are some photos of the patio space there. Also, Bob’s Steakhouse is open, but was not open when we visited for photos.d