I know a lot of bartenders and servers. None of them go to work hoping to be able to deny service to a guest. And yet it happens frequently. It’s never good, and it’s never fun, but some occasional situations call for it. Continue reading To Serve or Not to Serve
There is something indulgent about brunch that we don’t often experience at even a lavish dinner. It’s not necessarily a matter of gluttony: I’d rather choose from a selection of chef-created morning and midday dishes rather than dive into a gigantic buffet spread under plastic hoods known as sneeze guards. Ick.
No, the joy of brunch has something to do with comfort food – breakfast for lunch – elevated by culinary touches that we aren’t likely to replicate at home. Continue reading Fork & Barrel’s brunch soothes and satisfies
I’m generally a bit skittish about restaurants that offer a mix of different world cuisines that extend well beyond the chef’s personal DNA. How can one chef master so many culinary arts?
So I wasn’t sure what to expect when Diamond Street Grub & Hops came to town last summer: Its international menu draws randomly from the street-food traditions of an edible United Nations. Continue reading Around the world on a plate at Diamond Street Grub
National Pizza Day – Feb. 8
More than 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year, and I eat more than my share of them. An estimated one of every six restaurants in the U.S. are pizzerias. How will you celebrate? Continue reading Treats in Town 2/8
Many of Louisville’s West End neighborhoods are defined as food deserts, places where low-income neighbors don’t have easy access to supermarkets. But Carlos Galan is trying to do something about that.
Galan, who came to Louisville from Florida five years ago with his wife, Kim, saw potential in the West End, and he is taking practical steps to bring food to the Market Street neighborhood where Russell meets Portland. Continue reading Galan’s offers a tasty oasis in a West End food desert
OPEN Monday Launch Night – Feb. 3
The Chasse is on! Starting tonight, February 3, La Chasse will be opening Monday evening! For their first Monday, 5-9 p.m. tonight, they’re offering half-price bottles of wine, along with live music, specials, and more. Details on La Chasse’ Facebook event page, OPEN Monday Launch Night!