Category Archives: St. Matthews, Westport Village, and environs

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?
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Attack of the killer chains

P F Chang'sPardon me if I seem dense, but I’m still having a hard time figuring out just why so many people are willingly lining up for a wait of two to three hours to dine at the two hottest new spots in suburbia – P. F. Chang’s and The Cheesecake Factory.

We’ve checked them both out now – Chang’s twice – and while I’ll grant that they’re both well designed, staffed with competent people and serving food that ranks well above the median for corporate chain fare, still … three hours? Give me a break!
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Earlier reviews of restaurants in the St. Matthews (and points Northeast)

The links below go to our older restaurant reviews:

Asiatique
Austin’s
Los Aztecas
Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Bluegrass Brewing Co.
Brandon’s Barbecue
Bravo!
bw-3 Buffalo Wild Wings
California Pizza Kitchen
Captain’s Quarters
Carolina Shrimp & Seafood
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
Corner Cafe and Pizzeria
Del Frisco’s
Dynasty Buffet
Emperor/Empress of China
Equus
The Fishery
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
Gasthaus
Goose Creek Diner
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Havana Rumba
Heine Brothers’ Coffee
Jack’s Lounge
Jade Palace
Jucy’s
Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago
Martini Italian Bistro
Meridian Café
Mitchell’s Fish Market
Napa River Grill
El Nopal
Papa Murphy’s
Prospect Fish Market
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Rick’s Ferrari Grille
Sakura Blue
Sonic Drive-In
Stan’s Fish Sandwich
Starlight Frozen Custard
Stoney River Legendary Steaks
Thai Cafe
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
Tony Boombozz Pizzeria
211 Clover Lane
Vince Staten’s Barbecue
Yang Kee Noodle
W. W. Cousins
Whole Foods Market