Last week, we passed along the announcement of a local female chef and a beverage director being chosen for the first all-female advisory council at Atlanta Food and Wine festival. In the same day, we received the announcement that Chef Edward Lee (chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, The Wine Studio, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, KY and culinary director for Succotash in National Harbor, MD and forthcoming in DC) and Lindsey Ofcacek (general manager and wine director of 610 Magnolia) have launched a program titled the LEE initiative, which will advance women in restaurants by awarding impressive grants with travel, education and opportunities to five Kentucky women in the culinary industry.
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Louisville’s chef Annie Pettry of Decca was one of more than 60 women named to the first ever all-female advisory council at The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, which will be held May 31 through June 3.
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Thrillist, everyone’s favorite online listicle source, has named Chik’n & Mi, 2319 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville’s best new restaurant.
The Thrillist citation cites the trepidation that owners Jason McCollum and Aenith Sananikone-McCollum at first felt when they opened in a location that had seen a number of other restaurant ideas come and go in short order. But the McCollums, who had studied at Culinary Institute of America in New York, redesigned the space and decided to focus on ramen and fried chicken “with an Asian twist.” Continue reading Chik’n & Mi gets best new restaurant honors
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
During the 1980s, the roomy, elegant dining space on the ground level of The Mayflower apartment building at 425 W. Ormsby Ave. saw a rather rapid succession of restaurants come and go. The full roster of businesses that tried to make a go of it there is engraved on a plaque at the entrance to Buck’s, the business that finally took root, and has survived in its present incarnation since 1992. Buck’s is marking its 25th year in business this year. Continue reading Buck’s celebrates 25th anniversary
USA Today’s College pages, which connects students with news, information about housing, jobs and study abroad, also apparently is concerned about college students’ nutritional needs. Thus, the paper’s survey of the best pizza in every state and the District of Columbia. You can find the whole list here, but if you don’t want to scroll through the choices for Alabama’s, Alaska’s, Delaware’s and Iowa’s best pies, know that Clifton Pizza Company got USA Today’s nod. Continue reading USA Today names Clifton Pizza Kentucky’s best
I have for some time now been waiting to see when Louisville’s restaurant scene is mentioned in Saveur, the national food magazine, now that Louisvillian Adam Sachs is the editor. It’s not like I didn’t introduce him around to several restaurants and chefs when he was here a few years ago to judge a bacon-cooking benefit, after he won his Beard award for magazine writing, but before his newest gig. Well, finally, we see some home-town attention. Continue reading Saveur cites the dacquoise at Buck’s
AAA, which gives Diamond ratings to restaurants and hotels around the country to quickly clue their members in to the top dining establishments and hotels, has rated several Louisville restaurants Four Diamonds, their next-to-highest rating. Their highest rating, Five Diamonds, was awarded to The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville. AAA said in its announcement of the ratings that only 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 hotels and restaurants that AAA approves receive the Five Diamond rating. Continue reading AAA rates Louisville restaurants
National Geographic has a long reputation of hyperbole in headlining its stories, but hyperbole is part of marketing, right? And whether or not the wording is a bit exaggerated, it is always fun to note that local businesses get attention in national media. The local Louisville business that was recently singled out in National G, in a story titled ‘100 Places That Will Change Your Life,’ is Moonshine University. Continue reading National Geographic gives shout-out to Moonshine U.
APRON Inc., a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to employees of local independent restaurants in need of help with emergency expenses, will benefit from a dinner Sunday, July 10, at The Olmsted. Dubbed “A Taste of Independents,” the dinner will showcase the diversity and cooperation of Louisville’s independent restaurants. Continue reading A Taste of Independents to benefit APRON