Zagat, whose guides to U.S. restaurants have long directed customers to good eats, has named Louisville one of seven up-and-coming food towns in the U.S.
It’s a suitable honor to be sure. The other six include Nashville, Birmingham, Ala., Athens, Ga., Boulder, Colo., Salt Lake City and Charleston, S.C. That last one … hmm … we think that long ago passed the “up and coming” level, but alas, it’s Zagat’s list. The others really are some rockin’ restaurant towns, so if your travels take you there, have your fork handy. Continue reading Zagat dubs Louisville one of 7 U.S. emerging restaurant towns
I am a cocktail enthusiast, part of a small but growing handful of people who drink because we love the art of drinking.
I love the theatrics involved in preparing a quality drink: the sound of ice cracking, the ease and elegance with which a bartender moves his fingers around the swiveled stem of a bar spoon, mist from orange and lemon peels releasing their oils, and finally, the moment a drink is poured into a glass, velvety smooth with a few ice crystals floating on top, ready to be experienced. Continue reading Vodka — The Gateway Spirit
News that Seviche will be featured on an upcoming Food Network show got us asking: What other Louisville restaurants have made it to the national small screen?
And wouldn’t you know it, just as there’s an app for nearly everything, there’s a website, TVFoodMaps.com, that shows which restaurants in each town have been featured. Continue reading List of Louisville restaurants featured on TV is growing.
A series of images published in Food & Dining last year collected top honors last month in the 39th annual Louie Awards, an event produced by the American Advertising Federation’s Louisville Chapter.
The photos were shot by our longtime chief photographer, Dan Dry. In his day job, he is senior vice president/chief visual officer at Power Creative, a top local advertising and graphics design firm. In his other identity as one of the country’s best photographers, he has won over 400 awards, including a Pulitzer and National Press Photographer of the Year. Continue reading Food & Dining magazine wins multiple photography awards for 2012 work.
If you want a carbonated soft drink with your dinner, don’t expect to get one at Mayan Café.
Why not? Because co-owners Bruce Ucan and Anne Shadle are as serious about serving fresh drink as much as they are about serving fresh food. Continue reading Mayan Café goes soft-drink free, dumps sugary sodas
Resident beer expert Roger Baylor takes a look at how far our local brewing has come…
The Kentucky Derby has taken place right here in Louisville every year since 1875. From 1979 through 1992, there was no locally brewed beer to celebrate the Run for the Roses, but when Sea Hero captured the race in 1993, a few hardy and pioneering microbrew fans could be found drinking Silo Red Rock Ale. Later that fall, Bluegrass Brewing Company was founded, and there Louisville’s present-day craft beer story really begins. Continue reading The State of Louisville Brewing.