Cast Iron Steakhouse announced last week that it is closing its Prospect location at 6325 River Rd. New owners of the property and of several adjacent lots have plans for a new development, and will not renew the restaurant’s lease. Continue reading Prospect Cast Iron Steakhouse closes
If all goes well (always a useful disclaimer when talking about new restaurants), Butchertown Pizza Hall will open its doors today, June 19. Continue reading Butchertown pizzeria slated to open today
Jared Matthews had plans to make changes to the venerable Café Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave. when he bought it from founder Clay Wallace last spring. Now those changes have begun, starting with a name change. When looking for a dining spot in St. Matthews, now look for Lou Lou Food + Drink. Continue reading Cafe Lou Lou becomes Lou Lou Food + Drink
Yafa Café, the little Middle Eastern place on the corner of Theater Square that gave way last year, along with the Fourth Street BBC and the latest failure of the Derby Clock to run regularly, all casualties of the expansion of the Kindred campus, has announced that it is returning to downtown, but a couple of blocks away from its former home, which is no more. Continue reading Yafa Café to re-open downtown
A spanking new and elegantly fitted out space offering cooking classes by local chefs has opened at 340 W. Chestnut St., between the Henry Clay and Hilton Garden Inn. Cooking@Millie’s has 16 2-person cooking and prep stations, each fully equipped with cooktops and ovens, all the prep equipment each station needs, and large screen TVs at the front so students can watch the chef and follow along. Continue reading Cooking@Millie’s offers how-to classes
Everyone’s favorite retro eating spot, D. Nalley’s diner at 970 S. 3rd St., which reopened at the beginning of this year, is closed once more, and a “For Sale” sign is posted on the door. Continue reading D. Nalley’s closed once more
The churn in the local restaurant world is ongoing, and always interesting. In the most recent opening and closing news, BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., will close Saturday, May 20. But Tony Palombino’s restaurant group, EAP Restaurant Concepts, plans to open Waylon’s Feed and Firewater there, a honky-tonk that will feature live music, Southern food and a full bar with lots of Bourbon choices.
In a press release, Palombino said, “With the recent explosive growth of food and entertainment venues in the heart of St. Matthews, we feel this concept is the perfect fit for the future.” Palombino’s restaurant portfolio includes the BoomBozz Pizza concepts, as well as Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, 122 W. Main St.
According to information in the press release, the southern-style restaurant will feature some of the dishes off Merle’s menu, including its tacos. The bar will carry over 100 Bourbons and local craft beers. A music schedule promises live entertainment at least three times per week.
The four other BoomBozz location in Louisville will remain open, the release said.
Cocoberry Pops is the newest addition to the eating choices in the Beechmont area, which has quietly been adding ethnic restaurants and cafés for several years now. Cocoberry Pops, owned and operated by Bipin Kachhadiya and his family, serve frozen fruit and cream-based popsicles made in-house from fresh ingredients. Continue reading Beechmont gets popsicle shop
The deluxe burger concept that Jesse and Liz Huot developed first in their Grind Burger food truck, and then in Grind Burger Kitchen, now at 829 E. Market St. is not enough for their fans, who have pestered them about doing sliders, mini-burgers they can buy by the bagful. Those requests, added to the availability of a likely restaurant space, has encouraged them to open a second restaurant, Oskar’s Slider Bar, at 3799 Poplar Level Rd., at the corner of Trevilian Way. Continue reading Grind plans slider bar
A new small plate, wine-centric restaurant, Cuvée Wine Table, overseen by Master Sommelier Scott Harper opens tonight, Friday, May 12 at 3598 Springhurst Blvd.