It was the summer of 1985, and my very first time in Germany, with exact whereabouts in the Alpine foothills of Bavaria lost to posterity, but the specific scene is still quite clear:
A small town train station buffet of the old-fashioned variety, sparse and efficient, framed in glass, wood and stainless steel. Thirty-odd minutes remained until the next train, so I did what any commuter would do and ordered a draft beer to accompany my sausage.
Continue reading Tough Love For Lager
Vintage when used to refer to the quality of a particular year is always a source of debate and, ultimately, subjectivity.
Often, too much is said about vintage, especially when it comes to value white wines. The single most important thing about vintage in a value white wine is youth! One should never even consider buying a value white wine that is more than 3 years old. Continue reading 6 White Wines Under $12
… and we aren’t voting.
You’d be hard pressed to find many people who love Louisville’s restaurants more than us. Telling the masses about the places where incredible food is created and served daily in this town is want we love to do. But getting involved in a reader voting binge like Southern Living magazine’s South’s Tastiest Town contest last year is something we’ll never do again.
Continue reading Southern Living relaunches Tastiest Town contest
Start pushing bourbon, trust us…
A recent study by Restaurant Sciences is getting the attention of bartenders, pointing to wine and beer drinkers typically leaving smaller tips than those drinking bourbon. Follow the link to read more.
Chef John Varanese, of Varanese Restaurant, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America.
This is the first-ever industry peer review of U.S. chefs chosen as a result of extensive interviews between fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Varanese will be showcased in an informative and exquisitely produced, 386-page coffee table book that will be available for sale on March 1, 2013. Continue reading Chef John Varanese named in Best Chefs America book
Lynn’s Paradise Café closes abruptly on Jan. 11
Insider Louisville: Lynn’s Paradise Café, one of Louisville’s most iconic restaurants, closed abruptly Friday night.Guests gathered for a recent New Year’s Day pajama party at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe. Continue reading Pajama breakfasts no more
A new trend in bars is barrel-aged cocktails.
Bartenders mix all the shelf-stable ingredients into a big batch, pour it into a barrel and age a few days to a few months. The result is a complex version of, say, a Manhattan, and they’re definitely different. Continue reading Barrel-aging cocktails at home requires a vessel, patience and good spirits
Galt House owner/operator serves three shots of new business to Whiskey Row.
Insider Louisville: Three new locally-owned restaurants will soon be filling out the rapidly-growing Whiskey Row on Main Street downtown. Continue reading Galt House invading Whiskey Row
City goverment insiders are talking with a great deal of enthusiasm about a successful music/dining concept coming here from Philadelphia.
We heard chatter about this concept more than a year ago as they looked at buildings along Fourth Street. Now, apparently, there is serious backing for bringing Philly-based World Cafe Live to Louisville. Continue reading World Cafe potentially bringing restaurant to Whiskey Row
Effective Monday, two downtown Vint Coffee locations, located at 516 W. Main St.t and 462 S. 4th St., have been converted to Heine Brothers Coffee.
Heine Brothers merged with Vint in the Fall of 2011. Mike Mays, the President of Heine Brothers believes that consolidating these two Vint locations as Heine Brothers was a logical step in the growth of the company which recently determined that Heine Brothers Brand would take the lead in the combined entity. Continue reading Two Downtown Vint Locations now Heine Brothers