In a shocking turn of events, Gary’s on Spring closed unexpectedly last night with a Facebook post after just celebrating their seventh Birthday on Valentine’s Day. Owner Guy Sutcliffe and Chef Harold Baker were not available a time of press, but a chat is scheduled with Baker later today.
But whether he beat Bobby Flay, we will have to wait to November to find out.
Last Thursday, Harold Baker, Executive Chef at Gary’s on Spring, competed on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay.” Though he was excited to talk with F&D with the experience, those pesky protocols of reality TV that keep the outcome in suspense until broadcast time prevented him from revealing too many details. Baker was, however, eager to talk about what led up to his appearance on the Food TV show. Continue reading Chef Harold Baker meets Bobby Flay
Chef Harold Baker has worked in top-notch kitchens since he was a 16-year-old dishwasher at the International Market Square in Minneapolis. The Louisville native’s past employers include the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, and, locally, the Galt House and the Westport General Store. Five years ago, the 50-year-old chef opened Gary’s on Spring, 204 S. Spring Street with his childhood friend Guy Sutcliffe. At Gary’s, Baker is still very much a hands-on chef. “I am in the kitchen every day the restaurant is open,” he said. “The sauté line is set up so that 70 percent of the dishes flow through me. I set the speed and rhythm of the line. It’s hardcore, but that’s the only way I know how to work.”
Continue reading Chef Q&A: Chef Harold Baker at Gary’s on Spring
Our Summer 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstand and online!
In this issue:
Comings & Goings — A summary of changes on the local restaurant scene, with openings, closings, moves and more.
Wiltshire at the Speed Profile — Greg Gapsis is wowed by the renovated museum, and well-fed by restaurateur Susan Hershberg’s café, Wiltshire at the Speed, where he also talks art and food with Chef Coby Ming
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar Profile — Michael L. Jones talks to Chef John Varanese about the 15-year struggle to open an elegant riverside restaurant. Continue reading Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine has hit the stands!
MilkWood, 316 W. Main St., will celebrate its three-year birthday with a throwback celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. Dishes and drinks from their opening menu and cocktail list will be revived for the night. Specials will include fried chicken and waffles, Vietnamese lamb sausage, crispy-skin duck, Bourbon-glazed carrots and sorghum and grits ice cream. Cocktail throwbacks will include the Dirty Pickle Back, Black Coffee In Bed and Daisy Saves Me. Continue reading Anniversary specials at three restaurants