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Bourbons Bistro Derby Handicapping Dinner

Bourbons Bistro’s annual Handicapping dinner will be offered Monday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Track mavens Mark Coomes and Jody Demling will be the special guests, offering their expertise over a 3-course dinner and mint juleps, to help you choose your Derby Winner . Continue reading Bourbons Bistro Derby Handicapping Dinner

Green District, a salad restaurant, slated for St. Matthews

While chains specializing in salad lunches, such as Chop Shop Salads, have not fared well in the competitive restaurant market here, four local restaurateurs, Joey Mascaro, Jordan Doepke, Matt Petty and Chris Furlow are preparing to open their own version, Green District,  at 126 Breckenridge Ln., in a space that had been a Chop Shop Salads outlet. Continue reading Green District, a salad restaurant, slated for St. Matthews

ROC, Fork & Barrel open now

Two new finer-dining restaurants have opened this week, the long-awaited ROC, at 1327 Bardstown Rd., which has been under renovation for a while, and Fork & Barrel, a fairly quick conversion of the former Basa space at 2244 Frankfort Ave. into a restaurant with a southern American menu focus, run by Geoffrey Heyde, formerly chef at Village Anchor & Pub. Continue reading ROC, Fork & Barrel open now

Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese

If you like to explore different wines with dinner, Brasserie Provence has a deal for you this Thursday, April 20. And if you are a beer aficionado, that same night you can enjoy a dinner crafted to pair with beers from Lexington’s West Sixth brewery. Continue reading Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese

3rd Annual Pints for Parkinson’s at Gordon Biersch

Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m., the Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch and 4th Street Live will host the 3rd Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s Charity Fundraise. The highlight of the event will be the tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master, Nick Landers. The beneficiary of the event, Parkinson Support Center, promotes awareness about Parkinson’s disease and help those in Kentuckiana navigate life with Parkinson’s.  Continue reading 3rd Annual Pints for Parkinson’s at Gordon Biersch

More Raising Cane’s; fewer Applebee’s

The sixth Louisville location of the increasingly but inexplicably popular Louisiana-based fast food chain Raising Cane’s, which specializes in chicken “fingers” (breaded and fried strips of tenderloin and breast meat) will open in the near future at 1905 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., a site that was until recently home to an Applebee’s. Continue reading More Raising Cane’s; fewer Applebee’s

Third Fire Escape Session tonight at Lola’s

Tonight, Wednesday, March 29, the third edition of the Fire Escape Sessions, will be at Lola’s, the upstairs bar and entertainment space above Butchertown Grocery at 1076 E. Washington St. The show will feature singer/songwriter Justin Paul Lewis and the Quiet Hollers, performing all new songs off their next album.  Hosts of the show is the team of Thirty Spokes front-man, Chad Graham and professional actress, Carrie Cooke Ketterman. Continue reading Third Fire Escape Session tonight at Lola’s

2 Beard-nominated chefs cook dinner at 610 Magnolia

Tuesday, March 28, Chef/ owner Edward Lee will collaborate with Ian Boden of The Shack in Staunton, Virginia to present a 5-course dinner at 610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Both Lee and Boden are nominated for “Best Chef” in their respective geographical areas for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Continue reading 2 Beard-nominated chefs cook dinner at 610 Magnolia