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Bristol Bar & Grille celebrates 40th anniversary tomorrow

A free, family-friendly event will be held at Bristol Bar & Grille, Highlands, 1321 Bardstown Rd., tomorrow, Sept. 9, in honor of four decades serving the Louisville area. The event will feature a celebrity green chili wonton eating contest, live music from Heidi Howe, Rusty Dimes and the Good Times, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and DJ Matt Simons. Local breweries, Goodwood and New Albanian Brewing Company will serve beer while the Frazier Museum and Squallis puppeteers will provide additional entertainment.

A local cooking demonstration is also on the agenda. In addition, the winner of the free green chili wontons for a year will be announced.

“After 40 years of serving the community, it is our pleasure to invite the entire city of Louisville to celebrate with us,” said Bristol Bar & Grille owner Doug Grossman in a press release. “When we opened our doors Sept. 27, 1977, it was our intent to create a restaurant that would become a part of the neighborhood and with the help of our loyal customers, we have achieved that goal.”

Since its opening on Bardstown Rd., the Bristol has been a staple in the Louisville food scene. As well as being a trendsetter for beginning the birth of the Highlands Restaurant Row, the restaurant quickly became first a neighborhood, and then a city-wide tradition, with the opening of four locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Green chili wonton raffle under way

In honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary, Bristol Bar & Grille will hold a raffle for a chance to win free green chili wontons for an entire year. A $572 value, the winner will get one order of eight wontons per week in 2018. This signature dish – cheese and green chilis wrapped in a wonton wrapper, fried and served with a side of guacamole –  has been on the Bristol’s menu since the restaurant first opened in 1977.

Starting today, Wednesday, June 21,  anyone can enter the raffle by eating at any of the four Bristol locations: 1321 Bardstown Rd; Bristol Downtown, 614 W. Main St.; Bristol Jeffersonville, 700 W. Riverside Dr.; and Bristol East 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Diners will receive a raffle ticket with their check. Guests are limited to three entries per day. Bristol will randomly draw one winner Sept. 9 during its 40th anniversary party at Bristol Highlands. For more information, visit BristolBarandGrille.com.

Plans for that 40th anniversary celebration are already under way. The fun on Sept. 9 will include live music from Heidi Howe, Rusty Dimes and the Good Times, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and DJ Matt Simons. Goodwood and New Albanian Brewing Company will serve beer while the Frazier Museum and Squallis puppeteers provide entertainment. Cooking demonstrations and a celebrity green chili wonton eating contest are also on the party agenda. The event will free and open to the public. More details will be released later this summer.

Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?

Early May is a bonanza for Louisville restaurants. The enviable surge of Derby dining is followed the next weekend by the enviable surge of families taking their moms out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. Here is a list of some of the restaurant specials being offered for moms’ delectations. Continue reading Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?

St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Many restaurants and bars around town will gear up for tomorrow’s celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, which gratefully falls on a Friday this year. Here are a few of the perhaps less likely to be thought of places doing special things for the day. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Highlands Bristol celebrates 40th anniversary with historic beer pricing

Bristol Bar & Grille will mark its 40th year in business this year with a gala party this fall. To lead up to that big event, the Highlands location, 1321 Bardstown Rd., is rolling back its beer prices to 1977 levels, which will be in place until May 1. Continue reading Highlands Bristol celebrates 40th anniversary with historic beer pricing

Lovers’ Alert: Make Valentine’s Day dinner plans now

Everyone knows, don’t they, that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to dine out. With less than two weeks to plan, reservations are already filling up. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner specials that have come to our attention, and now to yours.

Continue reading Lovers’ Alert: Make Valentine’s Day dinner plans now

Gustavo’s Mexican Grill to open in former Prospect Bristol space

Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, which already has two other locations in the East End, in LaGrange and in Crestwood will open a third location 6051 Timber Ridge Dr. in Prospect. Until recently, the space that Gustavo’s will occupy was a Bristol Bar & Grille restaurant. Continue reading Gustavo’s Mexican Grill to open in former Prospect Bristol space

Bristol Prospect loses lease, will close at the end of May

Bristol Bar & Grille, one of Louisville’s iconic and long-lived restaurants, is closing its Prospect location, at 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., on May 29 because it has been unable to negotiate a renewal of its lease with The Kroger Co., which owns the building. Continue reading Bristol Prospect loses lease, will close at the end of May