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Restaurant reviewer joins restaurant group

Nancy Miller, the restaurant reviewer and Cook’s Corner compiler for the Louisville Courier-Journal, whose reviews run in the Velocity section on Thursdays, will leave her reviewer’s position to become director of training and restaurant development for Belle Noble Entertainment Group LLC, which owns Le Moo, Village Anchor and PICNIC. Continue reading Restaurant reviewer joins restaurant group

Hub Roti Café offers tacos with a twist

In Jeffersonville, at 716 E. 10th St., Hub Roti Café serves an interesting variation on the taco, a savory wrap using roti, an Indian flatbread that looks something like pita. Piled full with a range of filling choices, Hub Café’s roti are a satisfying and slightly different breakfast or lunch food. Continue reading Hub Roti Café offers tacos with a twist

Red Barn Kitchen to open Monday in Lyndon

Fernando Martinez and his crew at Olé Restaurant Group are at it again. Monday, July 18 the newest restaurant in the group’s portfolio, Red Barn Kitchen, will open at 8131 New LaGrange Rd. in Lyndon. The site had been for many years Joe’s Older Than Dirt, “but Olé has completely overhauled the space,” according to a press release.  Continue reading Red Barn Kitchen to open Monday in Lyndon

Bubba’s 33 to open in Clarksville

On July 25, the first Louisville-area outlet of Bubba’s 33, a family sports bar and restaurant concept from the Texas Roadhouse organization, will open at 4631 Medical Plaza Way in Clarksville, Ind. The Indiana restaurant will be the 12th location of the growing chain; other stores are located in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Indiana, among other states. Continue reading Bubba’s 33 to open in Clarksville

New places open new spaces

Three restaurants open within the last year or so have now opened additional spaces at their locations. River House, John Varanese’s long-time dream restaurant on the Ohio River, has opened The Levee, the small plates with dining entertainment  space right next door. Le Moo has opened its performing space, Blue Moo, and Galaxie Bar has opened its outdoor patio, dubbed The Outer Space, behind the Green Building. Continue reading New places open new spaces

Finally, Old Louisville Tavern reopens before Derby

F&D reported previously of the reopening of Old Louisville Tavern, 1532 S 4th St., but inevitable construction delays have prolonged the actual event. Now the popular eating and drinking establishment on the edge of the U of L campus is finally set to open t the end of April. Continue reading Finally, Old Louisville Tavern reopens before Derby

Dinner and a movie at the new Speed Museum

The new Speed Museum’s emphasis on cinema, and the return of food service to the museum was the perfect opportunity to combine new ideas, which have resulted in the CineCuisine program at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St.

Once every three months, beginning April 21, when the Speed film program presents a special movie, Wiltshire at the Speed will offer a special dinner inspired by a food-oriented film, according to a story in the Courier-Journal.

The first CineCuisine event will be a showing of the documentary “King Georges,” about a famed French restaurant in Philadelphia. Wiltshire at the Speed chef Coby Ming will create a 3-course meal with wine pairings, inspired by the movie.

The evening will begin with Champagne, cocktails and passed appetizers at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets – which are limited to 50 –  for the dinner and movie cost $130. The film only is $9 (discounts are available for Speed members).

For those who don’t want the full commitment of the sit-down meal, a light meal and wine pairing will be available in the lobby. No eating in the theater itself, but patrons can bring in their drinks.