Jared Matthews is owner operator at Lou Lou Food + Drink (108 Sears Ave) and runs both Diamond Pub & Billiards locations (3814 Frankfort Ave, 630 Barret Ave) , but now he is adding another restaurant and bar to his plate. Matthews, who purchased Lou Lou Food + Drink 18 months ago with his financial partner Thomas Barnes, has purchased (with Barnes) Equus Restaurant and Jack’s Lounge (122 Sears Ave) from Chef Dean Corbett. Equus has been in the Saint Matthews neighborhood for over 30 years. A celebration will be June 30, where people can check out the new menu and new look. (The restaurant will not close and will maintain business as usual through the process.)
The Sullivan University Scholarship Dinner honored Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele, owners of Vincenzo’s, 150 S Fifth St., last night to recognize that Vincenzo’s has launched the careers of many in the culinary or food service industry and shaped Louisville food culture over the last 33 years. The dinner was presented by Sullivan University, The Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian American Association of Louisville. The tickets were $125 and supported scholarships that will send two students announced at the dinner, Jessica Marcano and Sydnie Alexander, to an intensive program at the Bivero Pizza Academy in Florence, Italy.
Bernardo J. Carducci, president of the Italian-American Association of Louisville, brought his joyful and good nature to hosting the event, introducing other speakers throughout the evening. Mayor Greg Fischer took a break fromthe primaries to give the brothers an official proclamation from the city, declaring that Vincenzo’s is one of the reasons Louisville is now a food destination and hitting so many “top ten” travel lists.
Don your country-chic duds and jeans and support the Parkinson Support Center at the 11th Annual Denim & Diamond’s Gala Celebration on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Individual tickets to Denim & Diamonds Gala are $200 and a table of 10 may be purchased for $2,000. Last year, they raised $155,000 and they are shooting for $200,000 in 2018. Click here to buy tickets online.
Equus Restaurant will debut its first buffet collaboration featuring buddies Chef Dean Corbett and Chef Ellen Gill McCarty on Sunday April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a “Science Hill Inn” style buffet. The bountiful buffet featuring comfort food fare with a Southern flair celebrates Chef Ellen being cancer free and toasts her father, Terry Gill Sr.’s day of birth. Her father ran and operated Science Hill Inn for almost 40 years with his wife, Chef Donna Gill and Ellen. He passed away a few years ago, but his memory lives on in the wisdom he passed down to her like, “Weigh them when they come in, weigh them when they leave and charge accordingly!”
This buffet will be $40 per person (does not include tax or tip) and includes a cocktail with Ballotin Whiskey.
This past week has seen the closing of two area restaurants, Loui Loui’s Detroit-style Pizza, at 10212 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, has closed, but the business has been sold and will reopen soon as a Bearno’s Pizza. Corbett’s – An American Place, Dean Corbett’s elegant restaurant in the East End, also closed last week. Continue reading Two restaurant closings
Dean Corbett’s high-style elegant East End restaurant Corbett’s – An American Place is now simply Jack’s at Corbett’s, but still at 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. The ambiance will now more closely resemble the casual sophistication of Corbett’s other businesses, Equus and Jack’s Lounge in St. Matthews. Continue reading Corbett’s goes casual
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Equus/Jack’s Lounge, 122 Sears Ave., will host a Maker’s Mark dinner Monday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. to benefit APRON, Inc., the local organization that provides financial assistance to restaurant employees with medical or other emergency problems.
Chef/owner Dean Corbett is hosting the event with Bill Samuels, Jr., of Maker’s Mark. Diners can bring their favorite Maker’s bottle for Samuels to sign. Continue reading Equus bourbon dinner to benefit APRON
For several years the Louisville Salvation Army has run a Culinary Arts Training program which “helps individuals living in poverty learn vocational skills and self-confidence to support life-long self-sufficiency,” according to a news release. The annual Chefs for Hope dinner raises money for this worthy endeavor. 100 percent of the proceeds of the dinner will benefit the students’ classroom training. To date, 125 men and women have graduated the 10-week program, of which Sullivan University is a partner. Continue reading Chefs for Hope dinner to benefit Salvation Army training program
After 30 years, Equus and its owner-chef Dean Corbett are still cooking for fans in St. Matthews
In August, Equus reached a milestone few restaurants in Louisville’s history have achieved: 30 years in operation. Continue reading 3 Decades, 4 Stars— Equus Turns Thirty