There is a lot of Ed Lee news in recent weeks. Restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood renown locally, in addition to opening soon Whiskey Dry at Fourth St. Live!, is planning a second restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area, has bottled for retail sale his own recipe hot sauce, gained mention in a national publication for 610’s wine list, and will be a judge on a new cooking shown this fall. Continue reading Local Chef Ed Lee news – new TV show, a pair of restaurants and more
Tuesday, March 28, Chef/ owner Edward Lee will collaborate with Ian Boden of The Shack in Staunton, Virginia to present a 5-course dinner at 610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Both Lee and Boden are nominated for “Best Chef” in their respective geographical areas for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Continue reading 2 Beard-nominated chefs cook dinner at 610 Magnolia
Chef and restaurateur Edward Lee, who operates Milkwood and 610 Magnolia in Louisville and Succotash in Washington, D.C., is planning another restaurant, a casual dining spot, at Fourth Street Live. To be called Whiskey Dry, Lee’s new restaurant will be a casual burger and whiskey bar with a “chef-centric point of view.” Continue reading Edward Lee plans Whiskey Dry in Fourth Street Live
Chef/restaurateur Edward Lee announced on his Facebook page that he plans to donate all the profits from his restaurants Milkwood and 610 Magnolia during the next 49 days to Louisville Youth Group, a nonprofit that serves LGBT youth ages 14 through 20 in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Continue reading Edward Lee steps up in response to Orlando shootings
610 Magnolia owner Edward Lee is very happy that Food TV is encouraging children to become fascinated by the food culture at ages that are younger than what most fine dining restaurants allow. Working from the premise that there is no better way to create a food culture than to expose kids to it at an early age, Lee is offering a special Kid’s Night at 610 Magnolia Sunday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading Bring Your Child to Dinner at 610 Magnolia
610 Magnolia, Edward Lee’s flagship restaurant of his mini-empire which includes Milkwood downtown at Actors Theatre and Succotash in D.C., has a head man in the kitchen. Last week Kevin Ashworth was named 610’s executive chef. Continue reading Kevin Ashworth named executive chef at 610 Magnolia
Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.,. Edward Lee, owner and chef of 610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia Ave., will teach a class in Korean barbecue, the food of his childhood growing up in Brooklyn. Continue reading Korean BBQ cooking class at 610 Magnolia
Edward Lee’s fall pop-up dinner series continues Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., when he collaborates with young chefs in training at Youth Build who have been working in an intern program to introduce them to the professional restaurant industry. Continue reading 610 Magnolia offers “Smoke & Soul” Pop Up Dinner
Friday, Aug. 28, MilkWood, 316 W. Main St. will offer the first in a new series of Pop-up Dinners to be prepared by up-and-coming young chefs from the region. The first of this group will be Ryan Santos, who has been making a name for himself in Cincinnati, where he has been running pop-up dinners called Please. Continue reading Milkwood starts “Young Chef Pop Up Series”
An abundance of Lees–Louisville’s Edward and Charleston’s Lee Brothers, Matt and Ted–will be together on the state of the Bingham Theater at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main St., on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, to perform a live action cooking show which they are calling the “Boiled Peanut Hour.”
The hour long demos will be followed by a bourbon tasting, food tastings and cookbook signings. $45 includes ticket to the show and food tastings. Call 502-584-1205 to purchase tickets or go to www.actorstheatre.org
In other Lee news, not connected to Edward Lee per se, the Lee Brothers will feature Louisville on their new show on Ovation, “Southern Uncovered with the Lee Brothers,” an indication of their regard for the food scene here, as reported a while ago by the Courier-Journal.
Apparently, food writers from out of town cannot cover any aspect of what is happening in restaurants here without mentioning the Hot Brown. So, so will the Lee Brothers, but they will also highlight the local coffee culture, which is suddenly getting attention, and talk with the guys at Sunergos coffee, and schmooze with Anthony Lamas (Seviche); Annie Pettry (Decca); Bruce Ucán (Mayan Café); Matt Jamie (Bourbon Barrel Foods) and visit with Jay Denham and his acorn-guzzling pigs at Wildwood Farms.
Filming for the segment was done the second week in May, to air Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m.