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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.


(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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Brown Hotel Releases Lavish $1500 Cocktail (!) , Blending Cinco De Mayo and Derby

The Brown Hotel, historically known for its Derby parties, will be celebrating more than the 144th Run for the Roses on May 5. In collaboration with Patrón Tequila, the hotel’s Lobby Bar will offer a lavish Agave Julep cocktail from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 in honor of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby occurring on the same day.

Continue reading Brown Hotel Releases Lavish $1500 Cocktail (!) , Blending Cinco De Mayo and Derby

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

If you have been reading the Thanksgiving food stories that have been appearing already, and sighing with resignation at the prospect of having to cook something spectacular, here is a list of the local restaurants who will be serving Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 23. If you want someone else to cook that turkey for you, better make reservations soon. (We will post additional Thanksgiving dinner offerings as they come to our attention). Continue reading Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Brown Hotel hosts “Chocolate Bourbon Nights”

As the autumn chill sets in at last, the Lobby Bar at the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway,  is offering comfort Tuesday through Thursday this week, Oct. 24 to 26 with Chocolate Bourbon Nights. Each evening from 7 to 10 p.m., the Lobby Bar will set up a Bourbon chocolate buffet with a variety of mini desserts, along with a selection of more than 100 Bourbons, Bourbon flights and chocolate martinis in addition to the Lobby Bar’s regular food and cocktail menus. Continue reading Brown Hotel hosts “Chocolate Bourbon Nights”

Brown Hotel’s I Am Ali Festival in full swing

From June 3 to July 15, the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, is participating in celebrating the memory of Muhammed Ali with a roster of special events marking the first anniversary of Ali’s death. The celebration at the Brown includes a special exhibit in the hotel’s lobby, a special cocktail inspired by Ali served in the Lobby Bar, and a menu called “The Greatest Lunch” consisting of Ali’s favorite foods served in J. Graham’s Cafe. Continue reading Brown Hotel’s I Am Ali Festival in full swing

How to celebrate the Hot Brown’s 90th birthday

It’s been 90 years since chef Fred Schmidt scratched his head to come up with an easy but tasty dish for late-night party-goers at the Brown Hotel. His concoction, the open-faced turkey sandwich on toast topped with tomatoes, bacon and Mornay sauce known as the Hot Brown, has become, for better or worse, an icon of Louisville dining. The Brown Hotel has celebrated various anniversaries of the sandwich before, but for this Big One, executive chef Josh Bettis has concocted the Haute Brown, which he will serve to anyone willing to pay $90 for the treat. Continue reading How to celebrate the Hot Brown’s 90th birthday

Are you set for Valentine’s Day dining?

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year makes dining out with one’s honey becomes a bit more flexible. Restaurants that do not usually open on Sundays will for this special dining day. And since Saturday is a better date night, restaurants are extending their special dinners into Feb. 13, and even into Friday. Most places in town will have some sort of Valentine’s Day accommodation. Here are the one’s we have heard from specially. Continue reading Are you set for Valentine’s Day dining?

Brown Hotel offers two options for Thanksgiving dinner

For some families, going out to eat for Thanksgiving has been a happy tradition: good food; pleasant, emotionally neutral surroundings; people waiting on you and no cleaning up. (Usually no leftovers either, but you win some and lose some.)

The Brown Hotel continues its long tradition of serving Thanksgiving dinners, both a more formal dinner upstairs in the English Grill, and a more informal buffet in J. Graham’s Cafe downstairs. Continue reading Brown Hotel offers two options for Thanksgiving dinner

Nine chefs get smokin’ hot for Home of the Innocents

Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4:30-8:30 p.m., six Louisville restaurant chefs will put on their grilling aprons to create a Backyard BBQ dinner to benefit Home of the Innocents.

The 9th annual fund-raiser will be led this year by Brown Hotel executive chef Josh Bennis, who will be joined at the barbecue pits and grills by Shawn Ward of The Brewery, Fernando Martinez of Mussel and Burger Bar (among other restaurants), Dean Corbett of Corbett’s, Equus and Jack’s Lounge, Troy Schuster formerly of 211 Clover Lane, Tavis Rockwell of Louvino, Ming Pu of River City Winery, Matt Durham of the Seelbach Hotel, and Nancy Russman, chef, cooking instructor and author of “Kids’ Club Cookbook.” Continue reading Nine chefs get smokin’ hot for Home of the Innocents