Louisville has been growing exponentially and hitting “top destination” and “top foodie” lists a lot in recent years. Here are some cool lists some of our food community made this month:
Louisville is #9 in the top ten beer destinations at Vinepair.com . “Ten years ago, Louisville, Kentucky had no beer tourism. Today, there are 40 craft breweries in the state, with 15 craft breweries in the city of Louisville alone. Kentucky Guild of Brewers president Derek Selznick says Kentucky brewers increased production by 20 percent in 2017, and the city anticipates 12 new breweries this year.”
Art Eatables was named the Best Chocolate Shop in Kentucky by 24/7 Wall St.
Brown Hotel’s English Grill was named the most romantic restaurant in the state by Food & Wine. (This restaurant was also named most popular in the state by People Magazine in September 2017.)
If you have been reading the Thanksgiving food stories that have been appearing already, and sighing with resignation at the prospect of having to cook something spectacular, here is a list of the local restaurants who will be serving Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 23. If you want someone else to cook that turkey for you, better make reservations soon. (We will post additional Thanksgiving dinner offerings as they come to our attention). Continue reading Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., The English Grill at the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, will host a special dinner featuring the wines of California’s Lede Family Winery. Jason Lede will speak about his wine selections for the dinner, from the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Sonoma Coast. Continue reading Lede Family Wines dinner at The English Grill
Early May is a bonanza for Louisville restaurants. The enviable surge of Derby dining is followed the next weekend by the enviable surge of families taking their moms out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. Here is a list of some of the restaurant specials being offered for moms’ delectations. Continue reading Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?
AAA, which gives Diamond ratings to restaurants and hotels around the country to quickly clue their members in to the top dining establishments and hotels, has rated several Louisville restaurants Four Diamonds, their next-to-highest rating. Their highest rating, Five Diamonds, was awarded to The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville. AAA said in its announcement of the ratings that only 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 hotels and restaurants that AAA approves receive the Five Diamond rating. Continue reading AAA rates Louisville restaurants
Everyone knows, don’t they, that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to dine out. With less than two weeks to plan, reservations are already filling up. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner specials that have come to our attention, and now to yours.
Continue reading Lovers’ Alert: Make Valentine’s Day dinner plans now
Special dinners, based around pairings of wines, whiskey or beer, or around other interesting localized themes, continue to proliferate, indicating to this statistically-not-very-literate writer that they must be a popular offering. Here are three in the coming week or so that sound appealing for a variety of reasons. Continue reading Three dinners to know about this week
Easter is a popular holiday for restaurant eating. All those who have been to church for the first time since Christmas get in the mood to have a nice, end-of-Lent celebration in a good restaurant. Here are some options. (There are plenty more, but these have come to our attention.) Continue reading Easter dining
The Automobile Club of America – which every knows as AAA – has released its 2016 Diamond ratings, the way it distinguishes top restaurants, and five Louisville restaurants are among the top tier in AAA’s estimation. Continue reading AAA gives Louisville restaurants love with Diamond ratings