Category Archives: Baxter, Bardstown, Highlands

Fast food follies

Corn dog nuggets
How does A&W get those little dogs to roll around in corn? Photos by Robin Garr

LEO’s Eat ‘n’ Blog with Louisville HotBytes
(A&W’s corn dog nuggets, White Castle’s chicken rings; also Primo and more)

The life of a food critic is not all white tablecloths and fawning service and foie gras for breakfast. Take it from me, folks, sometimes I do these things so you won’t have to.

Occasionally it becomes necessary to follow a food trend wherever it takes us, even when it takes us down a road that I would just as soon avoid.

Let us consider, then, the corn dog nugget.

As I reported in our State Fair feature in August, I feel a once-a-year craving for corn dogs that can only be satisfied with one, annual dog-on-a-stick. OK, maybe two.

But what if these crunchy, fatty delights were available year-round, as close as a familiar fast-food spot?
Continue reading Fast food follies

Dining among the antiques

Bluegrass Bistro
The Bluegrass Bistro recently opened inside the Derby City Antique Mall in Buechel. Photos by Robin Garr

LEO’s Eat ‘n’ Blog with Louisville HotBytes
(Bluegrass Bistro, Hippo Wings, WingZone)

If you want to find a really good lunch in Louisville for a really good price, go shopping for antiques.

Here’s my theory: People who enjoy the hunt for serious antiques and who know how to distinguish the good stuff from junque are also likely to have a well-honed skill at scouting out lunch.

Evidence abounds. One of the best lunch spots in town is The Cafe at the Louisville Antique Mall on Goss Avenue. Shelbyville’s august Wakefield-Scearce Galleries boast the memorable Science Hill dining room. Middletown’s old Main Street, a major destination for antique-hunters, is well served by the estimable Alley Cat Cafe, and the new A Little Peace Cafe is earning good reviews at the Mellwood Arts Center. East Market and Main streets and Frankfort Avenue and Bardstown Road are all famous for both their antiques and their eateries.

Now add Bluegrass Bistro to the mix. Continue reading Dining among the antiques

Earlier reviews of restaurants in the Bardstown Road and Taylorsville Road Area

The links below go to our older restaurant reviews:

La Bamba
Baxter Station
Bombay International Market
Bristol Bar & Grille
Cafe Metro
Cafe Mimosa
El Caporal
City Cafe
Club Grotto
Cumberland Brews
De La Torre’s
Ditto’s Grill
The Fish House
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
Jack Fry’s
John E’s
Lee’s Korean
Lemongrass Cafe
Lynn’s Paradise Cafe
Mama Rosa
Mark’s Feed Store
The Monkey Wrench
Molly Malone’s
El Nopalito
Palermo Viejo
Ramsi’s Cafe
Le Relais
El Rey Mexican
Rufad’s Kebob
Sapporo Japanese Grill & Sushi
Spinelli’s Pizzeria
Twice-Told Coffeehouse
Twig and Leaf
Uptown Cafe
Wick’s Pizza Parlor
Za’s Pizza Pub