Category Archives: Awards & Honors

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

Buck’s celebrates  25th anniversary

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 names Clifton Pizza Kentucky’s best

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

Saveur cites the dacquoise at Buck’s

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 rates Louisville restaurants

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 gives shout-out to Moonshine U.

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.

A Taste of Independents to benefit APRON

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

Copper & Kings gets shout-out from beverage industry magazine

“Beverage World,” an industry magazine that focuses on the global beverage market with coverage of  innovative producers, distributors and marketers, has listed Louisville’s Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. as one of 10 up-and-coming drinks breaking from the pack, according to a press release. Continue reading Copper & Kings gets shout-out from beverage industry magazine

Louisville food scene again recognized by industry group

Louisville continues to get notice in “best” lists compiled by one promotional group or another. This time it is the World Food Travel Association that has named Louisville the top contender in the category of “Best Destination Experience.” Continue reading Louisville food scene again recognized by industry group

Le Moo gets national notice as a Top 25 Steakhouse

There are a lot of “Best” lists going around, an inevitable result of our clickbait age. But, recognition is recognition, and a new Louisville restaurant has recently been so recognized.

The Food Network has included Le Moo, 2300 Lexington Rd., in its list of 25 best steakhouses in the U.S. Continue reading Le Moo gets national notice as a Top 25 Steakhouse