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El Taco Luchador opening in Jeffersontown, Spring 2018

The Olé Restaurant Group announced Thursday that El Taco Luchador will open a third location  in the Stonybrook Village Center at 9204 Taylorsville Rd. sometime in the spring of 2018.   

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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.

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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.

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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


Celebrate  Repeal Day at Varanese tonight

Marking the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition has become an annual event around town, with many bars offering specials to commemorate the United States returning to its senses after a disastrous experiment of social engineering. Tonight, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., goes all-out with a grand Repeal Day dinner, partnering with Old Forester and  featuring guest speaker Todd Vice of Kentucky Spirits to talk about the history of the national experiment in dry living, and his choices for Bourbon pairings with the 4-course dinner.

The Reception Cocktail will be a Smoked Pineapple Bourbon Cocktail, followed by the first course of lump crab cake with lettuce salad served with a mustard dijonnaise, The first course will be accompanied by tastings of Old Forester 86, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester Statesman and Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbons.

The second course will be a frisée salad with confit butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, with a maple-bourbon vinaigrette.

The third course, fried quail served over buttermilk waffles with a sunnyside-up egg and braised greens, will be paired with a Bourbon Rouge cocktail.

The dessert cocktail with be Old Forester Pear Cocktail, and the dessert will be spiced apple crumb cake with Bourbon caramel frosting and cinnamon marshmallow ice cream.

The dinner and Bourbon pairings will be $60. Calling (502) 899-9904 or email

Holiday Champagne dinner at Brasserie Provence

Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host its fourth annual 5-course Holiday Champagne Dinner on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend from Vintner Select will be on hand to discuss her selections of a reserve sparkling wine, three unusual Champagnes and a Champagne liqueur served with dessert. Continue reading Holiday Champagne dinner at Brasserie Provence