LouisvilleHotBytes in LEO

LEOA brand new look for LEO’s dining reports
Notice something different in your weekly LEO? Wednesday, April 12, we launched LEO’s Eat ‘n’ Blog with LouisvilleHotBytes, a new look in the local alternative weekly’s dining, food and drink reporting that’s a team effort in more ways than one.

The boundary between print media and the Internet begins to blur as we undertake this venture, with Louisville journalist Robin Garr in charge of a team of food-savvy writers – including familiar faces from both LEO and LouisvilleHotBytes – who’ll provide bold, incisive and unabashedly opinionated “blog-style” commentary, in print and online, about good things to eat and drink in the Metro and where to find them.

Garr, a veteran of the old Louisville Times and The Courier-Journal during the Bingham era, wrote the newspapers’ only local wine column from 1981-1990 and penned Scene‘s restaurant reviews from 1984-1990.

He bailed out of local journalism after Gannett Corp. came to town, taking a key job with a New York City-based non-profit in 1990. Returning home in 1994 after four years in Gotham, he took one look at what had happened to the local daily during his absence and immediately launched LouisvilleHotBytes.com.

Garr is also editor-in-chief of Food & Dining Magazine and contributes monthly dining and wine columns to The Voice-Tribune. He has been involved in online food-and-wine talk since 1985, when he helped launch the CompuServe Wine Forum, the world’s first venue for online wine-and-food discussion; his WineLoversPage.com Web site, online since 1993, is the Internet’s oldest, largest and most popular independent wine destination. He has written extensively about food and wine for major publications, judged wine in international competition on three continents, and hosted a New York public-radio program about food, wine and music. Contact him at rgarr@louisvillehotbytes.com