Category Archives: Openings & Closings

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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Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

After more than a year of renovations, Red Hot Roasters opened a second 1,500 square foot location in Butchertown at 1007 E. Main St. on Saturday, December 9.  Unlike their drive-thru only location at 1399 Lexington Road, this  spot will be a more  traditional “sit down” coffee shop without a drive-thru that will have a grand opening after the holidays. Their current hours  in Butchertown are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday / Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading Red Hot Roasters opens traditional coffee shop in Butchertown

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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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


Science Hill opens again – and adds a pub

We reported earlier that Science Hill Inn had closed due to an illness in the McCarty family that had run the restaurant. We are now happy to report that the renowned Shelbyville restaurant is opened again, under new ownership, with a new name and new kitchen crew. In addition, a small pub at the rear of the restaurant has been resurrected, and is serving food and drinks in the evenings. Continue reading Science Hill opens again – and adds a pub

Two restaurant closings

This past week has seen the closing of two area restaurants, Loui Loui’s Detroit-style Pizza, at 10212 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, has closed, but the business has been sold and will reopen soon as a Bearno’s Pizza. Corbett’s – An American Place, Dean Corbett’s elegant restaurant in the East End, also closed last week. Continue reading Two restaurant closings

Suddenly, Italian restaurants are everywhere

Is it just our imagination, or has the Louisville dining scene been graced all of a sudden with a rich variety of Italian restaurants? The two newest to hit the market are in Germantown and out on S. Hurstbourne, ready to join Caio in Irish Hill, ROC in the Highlands, Lupo and Butchertown Pizza Hall in Butchertown and bar Vetti downtown. Continue reading Suddenly, Italian restaurants are everywhere