We are just over a week into the new year, and there are a handful of Louisville restaurant openings, closings and changes to report.
Bendoya Sushibar, 217 S 5th St., has closed and now has a “for lease” sign displayed. They posted on Facebook that Chef Paul wants something new in 2018 with a promise to return.
Amici, 316 W. Ormsby St., has a new owner, as reported in this article by the Courier Journal.
Ramsi’s Cafe On The World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., will no longer have lunch hours Monday through Thursday. Their new hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and their weekend hours will remain the same. ( Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are open again for Sunday dinner from 3 to 11 p.m.) You can read more about why they made the change in this Louisville Insider article.
Louisville bake sale funds scholarships for culinary school and helps connect local farms to schools and restaurants
You can again support the Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEIKY) while feeding your love of baked goods during their third annual bake sale at Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd. on Saturday, Dec. 2. from 1 to 5 p.m. (or until sold out, which has happened within the first few hours in previous years.)
Continue reading Annual bake sale funds culinary scholarships
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1-5 p.m., Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky will host the organization’s third annual holiday bake sale at Ramsi’s Café, 1293 Bardstown Rd. All proceeds from the sale, which will offer both sweet and savory holiday treats, will benefit LDEIKY’s scholarship fund.
Items available, baked by local celebrated chefs, skilled bakers, and LDEIKY members, include homemade cookies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, scones, pies, and much more. Shoppers can start their holiday shopping at the bake sale, and then join in the season’s festivities at Bardstown Road Aglow. Continue reading Buy Christmas cookies; help educate a chef
The annual alt-urban festival ReSurfaced, located this year to 310 S. Shelby St., will the the location for FEAST O.F.F., a celebration of organic foods Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Several restaurants and quite a few food trucks will be selling tastes of their dishes for $3, the proceeds benefitting the Organic Association of Kentucky, which serves local farmers. Continue reading ReSurfaced FEAST O.F.F. offers organic foods
Ramsi Kamar, who is owner, along with his wife, of Ramsi Cafe on the World, Bardstown Rd., is one of three farmers to be honored as Local Food Heroes of 2013 at a Farm to Table dinner Aug. 18 at Ramsi’s restaurant.
Kamar and his wife own a farm on the Jefferson-Shelby County line where they grow much of the produce they use int heir restaurant. Kamar has been working with the UK Agriculture Department to devise more economical and ecologically sound ways to abate weeds, keep crops watered, and encourage longer growing seasons. Continue reading Ramsi Kamar to be feted as Food Hero