Category Archives: News & Notes

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen to open in former Hilltop Theater

After a year-long renovation of the Hilltop Theater, a defunct neighborhood movie house that has seen a number of other business tenants over the years, Brett Davis and business partner Mo Deljoo are now ready to open Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen at1757 Frankfort Ave. Continue reading Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen to open in former Hilltop Theater

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

Taste of Derby celebrates 30th year

Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m., Dare to Care will host the 30th iteration of its popular fundraiser, the Taste of Derby Festival. Over 40 restaurants and 20 local distilleries and beverage companies will serve up generous samples of their wares in the Louisville Slugger Hall of Fame Pavilion at Louisville Slugger Field. Continue reading Taste of Derby celebrates 30th year

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

Firenza, MozzaPi adding to local pizza boom

Virginia-based pizza chain Firenza is opening this week at 12406 LaGrange Rd., and the long-awaited MozzaPi, the long-time dream of Louismill owner Tom Edwards should be open by May. Both restaurants join a recent boom in pizza places that includes Alan (”Papalino’s”) Rosenberg’s re-entry into that market. Continue reading Firenza, MozzaPi adding to local pizza boom

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