The arrival of autumn seems to be the time for restaurants to rethink their offerings, and expand their services. That is the case for several notable eating spots around town, who have introduced new lunch service, menu specials or other enhancements for dining interest. Let’s start with lunch. Continue reading Recent restaurant news: lunch, movies and more
The Louisville Independent Business Alliance postponed its annual Buy Local Fair last month because of the imminent threat of bad weather. As of this writing, the weather gods seem more benevolent for the event now scheduled for Sunday, July 2, at the Louisville Water Tower, its location for the last several years.
Since the Fair is an outdoor event, the LIBA team decided to play it safe when all the weather reports agreed that rain was on the way last month. The Buy Local Fair features over 180 booths from an array of local businesses, artists, nonprofits and farmers. There will be food and drink vendors, including a craft beer tent, live music, and cooking and cocktail competitions. This is the first year for the “Drink Local Craft Cocktail Competition,” where local bartenders will create unique cocktails and attendees can vote.
At the cooking competition, defending champion Patrick Roney of Harvest Restaurant will be taking on Jacob Coronado from Red Herring. In this Iron Chef-style cooking competition, the chefs will be given a basket of mystery ingredients and will have 30 minutes to create a dish for a panel of judges.
The rescheduled fair takes place Sunday, July 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Admission is free, though parking is $5 per vehicle. Ride your bike to avoid parking fees.
Two new dining spots, Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Cuvée Wine Table, have expanded their hours, offering lunch specials or early evening daily specials. Continue reading Cuvée now serving lunch; Red Herring has “Blue Plate” specials
Just following the numbers makes clear that Louisville’s restaurant scene continues to thrive. In this rundown, we’re listing 27 new dining choices — 16 new businesses and 11 new locations for existing companies — while removing only 11 listings, three of which are multiple location businesses closing one location each. Continue reading Comings & Goings
After a year-long renovation of the Hilltop Theater, a defunct neighborhood movie house that has seen a number of other business tenants over the years, Brett Davis and business partner Mo Deljoo are now ready to open Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen at1757 Frankfort Ave. Continue reading Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen to open in former Hilltop Theater
The iconic Clifton neighborhood movie palace, the Hilltop Theater, hasn’t shown a movie in decades, and has been under various stages of renovation and adaptation for a number of years now. But soon the building at 1757 Frankfort Ave. will open as the Red Herring Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen, as announced earlier this week by owner Brett Davis. Continue reading Hilltop Theater to become Red Herring Cocktail Lounge