Mother’s Day Brunch at Louisville Restaurants

610 Magnolia, 610 W Magnolia St, www.610magnolia.com (502) 636-0783 

May 13 Brunch – Usually, dinner only, this brunch is three courses plus canapes and a glass of champagne for $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations required.

 

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, 350 W. Chestnut St www.8uplouisville.com 502-631-4180   May 13 Brunch or Dinner:  Festive brunch with à la carte sweet and savory specials from executive chef Casper Van Drongelen from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with photo booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Smoked salmon crêpe, Crab omelet with lumb crab, spinach & tomato relish, veggie omelet, pork shoulder,  huevos rancheros, bourbon peaches & cream French toast, sticky bun à la mode and more.) Dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.Reservations are highly recommended

 

Brasserie Provence, 150 N Hurstbourne Lane,  www.brasserieprovence.com 502.883.3153 

May 13, Brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. three course brunch   $45 per person or $15 for children under 12 plus tax and gratuity. A credit card is required to hold all reservations. See Menu Here.

 

Bristol Bar & Grille (All locations) www.bristolbarandgrille.com

May 13 Brunch: Everything from the classic scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles to pastries, pasta, fresh vegetables, fried chicken, roast beef and green chili wontons will be available. Cost is $32 for adults and $10 for kids ages 4 to 11 plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Contact individual locations for reservations.Highlands: 1321 Bardstown Rd. (502) 456-1702; Downtown: 614 W. Main St. (502) 582-1995; East: 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. (502) 426-0627.

 

Brown Hotel 335 W. Broadway, www.brownhotel.com 502-583-1234.

May 13 English Grill, Fine Dining Brunch: Seating between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. accompanied by live music from pianist Brad Tomlinson. The cost is $69 per adult, or $22 for children ages 4 to 12, plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations required.

 

May 13 J. Graham’s Café Casual Brunch: Seating at 9 and 11 a.m. or 1 and 3 p.m. The cost is $46 per adult, or $19 for children ages 4 to 12, plus tax and gratuity. Children under age 4 eat free.  Reservations required.

 

Lupo 1540 Frankfort Ave, www.pizzalupo.com (502) 409-8440

May 13 Lunch: Regular lunch menufrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas and sandwiches made with bread baked on the pizza-oven hearth, along with a few brunchy specials designed for moms. At the bar, classic fresh-squeezed mimosas, harissa bloody marys, and our housemade sparkling limoncello.

 

Mesa, 216 Pearl St New Albany www.mesachefs.com

May 12: Mother and daughter afternoon tea: Teas from The Olivet and a three-plate light lunch including garden rose caprese salad, tea sandwich duo and lemon olive oil scone.

 

Proof On Main, 702 W Main St , www.proofonmain.com 502.217.6360

May 13 Brunch: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Executive chef Mike Wajda is preparing all your brunch favorites, plus a few specials that mom will love. Three-courses for $32 per person. Call for reservations. See menu here.

 

Family Run Jeptha Creed Distillery Offers Beautiful Tour

In the midst of Derby week madness, a friend and I took a short trip east to the Jeptha Creed Distillery for a little rest and relaxation. Pulling up to the beautiful distillery building, we were greeted by a gorgeous old Ford and other vintage vehicles. The gleaming presentation continued as we entered the gift shop and lobby. Turning to the right, a beautiful bar called to us and we sampled some drinks while we waited for the tour to begin, although we skipped the paninis and small bites for fear we wouldn’t have time to finish them. I had a strawberry melon slushie (strawberry puree, melon liquor, Jeptha’s Ne Oublie bitters, Jeptha’s honey vodka),  and my friend had a bloody mary with bacon salt on the glass as bartender Mackenzi Kyeoehlein told us how everything is made mostly from Jeptha Creed farm produce, but the few things that are outsourced come from local farmers.

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(Audio Interview, Recipes) Seviche’s Anthony Lamas Speaks With Comedian, Foodie Mike Glazer

Comedian, writer Mike Glazer (HBO, Food Network, Funny or Die, BuzzFeed, FOX, truTV, FUSE,. High Times, Fullscreen, The Chive, CBS, UCB Theatre, and Second City Chicago ) won third place on America’s Worst Cooks in 2014 but has since graduated a culinary program and been able to work on sets like The F Word with Gordon Ramsey and co-hosts a food podcast called Weed and Grub.  He has been following his love of food with increased food related appearances, leading to many types of opportunities. So, he seemed like a great person to bring along to Macy’s to interview Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs Anthony Lamas of Seviche fame and  Crumb on Parchment’s Michelle Bernstein, also known for her many television appearances.

Here, find the audio interview between Glazer and award winning Chef Lamas, who later gave a demonstration and tasting of his Benedictine Tostada and Yuzu-Ginger Mint Julep (virgin) recipes to just over 100 eager audience members on the third floor in the home department of Macy’s at Oxmoor Mall. (See recipes below.) Attendee seats each had a free kitchen whisk, a pack of wet wipes, recipe cards and a bottled water on their seat upon arrival. Lamas is also the author of “Southern Heat: New Southern Cooking Latin Style.”

Read More to listen to the audio interview and to nab these great recipes.

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Red Carpet at the Belle of Louisville Brings Together Food, Whiskey, Music and More

Hungry derby week festivity goers can walk the red carpet and enjoy dinner as they cruise the river. The Louisville Muse Cruise brings together professionals from the film, television and music industry and those who want to network with them in addition to folks just out to have a good time and enjoy the food and music. The red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30, and the cruise up and down the river begins promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets are still available at www.louisvillemusecruise.com

Lou Lou Food + Drink will supply a mix of Cajun and Italian with bread,  salad and their widely loved pasta salad as three musical acts entertain: Jacqui Blue, Nick DIttmeier, and THe Vintage Martins with special guest Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Rocky’s Sub Pub on the River Closes Abruptly

Employees and customers alike were shocked yesterday (Monday) to find Rocky’s Sub Pub, , abruptly closed after 41 years collectively at two locations in Jeffersonville.

While management has been unavailable for comment and no reason has been given, the closing was unexpected and announced with a sign that read

“After 42 years serving Southern Indiana and Louisville, we regret to inform you that Rocky’s Sub Pub in Jeffersonville has closed. We would like to thank our loyal guests for their years of patronage and our amazing employees who helped build and run Rocky’s for over four decades….”

The sign did go on to say that management was working with staff to help them find other jobs. This closing comes just one week after the restaurant posted at the following comment  in response to positive feedback about their Thunder Over Louisville viewing event on their Facebook page — which does not have a closing announcement but does have updated “permanently closed” status on their about section.

Your kind words and feedback really mean a lot, Eddie! We’re happy to hear you had a good time on Saturday. We’ll pass along o our staff and look forward to seeing you again next year :)”

 

(Video, Photos) Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell at Brown Hotel

The Brown Hotel hosted Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russel last Friday for a wonderful bourbon and bluegrass event on their roof garden patio.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset with banjo music and cocktails from Wild Turkey alongside delicious hot browns,  barbecue,  and sides like sriracha coleslaw in addition to other tastes before headed inside to hear Russell speak about the Wild Turkey distilling process and guided tasting, including Matthew Mcconaughey’s  small-batch line of bourbon, Longbranch — which was very smooth and my favorite. Kentucky Straight Ice added to the unique exerience with premium ice branded with the Wild Turkey logo (see photos below.)

You can see the Facebook Live Broadcast of most of Russel’s discussion and tasting here.

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Linkin Bridge, Live Music & Delicious Eats Raise Funds for Jill’s Wish at Captain’s Quarters Saturday

Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Drive,  hosts the third annual Jill’s Wish Derby Cocktail Party to celebrate Jill Conley and to raise funds for Jill’s Wish — an organization that helps those battling breast cancer —  on Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $75 per person in advance or $100 per person at the door.  Read more for treats, eats and ticket information.

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Handicapping Dinner Includes Three Course Dinner and Expert Commentary on Races Monday

Be ahead of the curve in your Derby picks with expert help. Join Mark Coomes and Jody Demling at Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave, on Monday, April 30 for the Annual Kentucky Derby Handicapping Dinner. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Read More for more information on these special guests and the menu.

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Craft Beers, Bourbon and Pork Tastes at 3rd Annual Pig and Swig Saturday

In the midst of all the Derby excitement, Fourth St Live! Brings back the annual PIg and Swig where families can descend on the entertainment district for a plethora of tastes and live music from Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Southern Sirens, and Small Time Napoleon Band.  The third-annual Pig and Swig features smoked meats, eats and many craft beers and bourbons to taste on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 8 p.m.

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Red Herring Celebrates First Birthday & Derby With Special Bites, Live Music & Mint Julep Varieties

Red Herring, 1757 Frankfort Ave., is celebrating its first birthday Derby week and is throwing the biggest bash in town. Starting Saturday, April 28 through May 5, this cocktail lounge will be offering  live music and four varieties of mint juleps.

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