Two important stories about Louisville’s favorite “celebrity chef” who wears that “celebrity” very lightly, Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, were in the news recently. The local press covered only one of those, as far as we noticed. The other story was broken by the New York Times. Continue reading More Ed Lee news
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
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
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
Fried chicken mania has hit us, what with the success of, and imminent expansion of, Joella’s Hot Chicken, the soon-to-open Royals Hot Chicken on Market St., and a chicken shack to come behind Bistro 1860 as well. Was all this chicken ruckus caused by last year’s Fried Chicken Throw Down that closed Resurfaced? The surprisingly popular cook-off will be repeated again tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 17, noon to 5 p.m., at this year’s Resurfaced location at the north end of 10th street, right on the river. Continue reading Slow Food Chicken Throw Down tomorrow at Resurfaced
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.
Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood is having a memorable year after stepping into the TV world. The PBS series “Mind of a Chef” season three, which featured Lee and Sweden’s Magnus Nilsson, received five nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards. The show was recognized in the Outstanding Culinary Program and Outstanding Culinary Host categories, and in three technical categories.
Although Ina Garten won the program award, Mind of a Chef won for all thre technical categories: Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design,Outstanding Single Camera Photography, and Outstanding Single Camera Editing. Continue reading Ed Lee’s “Mind of a Chef” nominated for Emmy, and a summer TV special in the works
A variety of industry awards have recognized several chefs and restaurants around Kentucky. The most notable is the James Beard Awards, a massive list of potential honorees in a seemingly endless list of categories, which has singled out chef/restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, and Beaumont Inn of Harrodsburg, Ky. And an on-line organization, RateBeer.com has put Against the Grain Brewery in its Top 100 Brewers in the World list. Continue reading Awards season recognizes local restaurants and chefs
New Years Eve is a party time for everyone–except those poor restaurant industry workers who will be serving. So tip like you are Sinatra (I think that means tip big; I would hate to think that Ol’ Blue Eyes was a skinflint.) Here are some restaurant celebrations we have heard about. The list is long, we have undoubtedly left someone out (for which we apologize), and be sure to check through to the end for a couple of suggestions of where to wind down on Jan. 1. Continue reading New Year’s Eve at local restaurants