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Brown Hotel Taking Reservations for Easter Brunch

The Brown Hotel will be offering  multiple-course Easter Sunday meal on April 1. The Brown Hotel’s restaurants, J. Graham’s Café and the English Grill, will each offer a unique feast for your Easter celebration. Seasonal dishes from executive chef James Adams and chefs de cuisine Dustin Willet and Arkan Bajalani are fresh, festive and fun for a memorable holiday with family and friends. Reservations can be made by calling 502-583-1234.  Click to continue reading for schedule, prices and menus.

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State Plate Features Kentucky in Episode Monday

The Brown Hotel and its famous Hot Brown have caught the attention of former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, who will feature this signature dish on the new season of INSP’s award-winning original culinary-travel series State Plate, which follows Hicks as he tastes his way across the United States on a quest to assemble plates that represent each state’s most historic and tastiest foods. 

The episode highlighting iconic Kentucky dishes will air on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. EST and features the Brown Hotel’s executive chef James Adams and Hicks preparing and eating the Hot Brown in the hotel’s kitchen and four-star English Grill. This episode also features Frankfort, Lexington, Lawrenceburg and Louisville for Benedictine, burgoo, spoonbread, and bourbon balls.

Photography by Chris Witzke of the famous Hot Brown

Enjoy Spanish Wines, Five courses Thursday at The English Grill

Just named the “most romantic restaurant” in Kentucky by Food & Wine Magazine, the English Grill at downtown Louisville’s historic Brown Hotel will highlight wines from Spain’s renowned Castilla-La Mancha region known for its red wine blends on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course menu prepared by chef de cuisine Dustin Willett will showcase the season’s finest ingredients paired with Marqués de Griñón wines. Cost for the dinner and wine pairings is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 502-583-1234 or visit their website.

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Cool Lists Louisville Showed Up On This Month

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.)


Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

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

Lede Family Wines dinner at The English Grill

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

Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?

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 rates Louisville restaurants

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

Lovers’ Alert: Make Valentine’s Day dinner plans now

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.

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Three dinners to know about this week

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