A lot is made of a chef’s journey to cook at the James Beard House in Manhattan — and for good reason.
It’s the showplace for America’s culinary talent. But any visitor to the kitchen of this iconic American dining spot knows it’s a tough place to cook. Read in our fall issue about Louisville chef John Varanese’s big night at the Beard House to see how tough it is. To read the full story, click here.
The Highlands Tap Room has expanded to second location with a focus on food.
For over a decade, the Highlands Tap Room (1279 Bardstown Road) has been serving up live music, karaoke and assorted craft beers. It’s become a pretty popular hangout for hip Highlanders.
Continue reading Highlands Tap Room Grill earns 3 stars
Seriously, that’s no typo.
Nearly nine-grand for a drink. We like to get our cocktails on, but boy, that’s serious coin for a few sips of cognac that predates this nation’s founding! Still, it’s an interesting story. Click here for full story.
A Canadian restaurant owner has been found guilty of criminal libel after striking back at a woman who wrote bad online reviews of one of her restaurants.
Marisol Simoes sent racy emails claiming to be Elayna Katz to Katz’s employers after she wrote a bad online review of Simoes’ Ottawa restaurant, Mambo. It gets worse. Click to read more.
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Kentucky culinary odyssey includes Seviche, Ghyslain, La Coop and others.
A sign that culinary tourism has arrived here: Gwen Pratesi, the blogger behindBunkycooks (a James Beard Award-nominated food and travel blog), is hosting a tour of Louisville restaurants designed to give out-of-towners a look into the inner workings of some top Louisville restaurants, distillers and food producers. Continue reading Attention, foodie tourists!
For those of you who chose French over Spanish in high school,
The translated title of this terrific story is Guaca Mole on Fire. (So there you have it … all the Spanish we know in one sentence. Class dismissed.) Continue reading Guaca Mole “en Fuego”
Have you tried Dumante, that ancient nutty liqueur sipped for ages in pistachio groves of Sicily?
Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because Dumante has only been out since Fall of 2007, although its rich, sophisticated taste and elegant packaging suggest a more established product. Continue reading Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce
Opinion is divided regarding the Food Network on cable television these days.
Some complain that it has gotten away from its roots. Instead of a real chef in a real kitchen cooking real food, critics grumble, we get Rachael Ray scrunching her nose at the camera as she dumps a can of mushroom soup over a frozen chicken breast and exclaims “Yum-O!”
Continue reading A Modest Proposal
If you are growing weary of hyper-descriptive menus making implausible claims about the ancestry of their radishes, you are not alone.
I too have noticed this escalating trend, which results in turgid descriptions like the following:
Cruelty-free adolescent Kookaburra Prawns chaperoned by Free-Range Incan Corn Fritters laved in Virgin Chiapas Avocado Must upon a Matrix of Hickory Smoked Ice. (Québécois Paddlefish Caviar $100 supplement). $87 Continue reading Source This!