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Vinnie & the Vets

Many who remember Casa Grisanti say restaurant service in Louisville was never better. And those who really know their restaurants can point to places such as Vincenzo’s, Corbett’s, the English Grill and others as...

Along the Urban Bourbon Trail— Proof on Main

Since it first opened in 2006, the 21C Museum Hotel Louisville has twice been named the Top Hotel in the U.S. by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. That is because it is...

$10 Challenge — Bristol Bar & Grille

In doing research for this review (and by “research,” I mean eating out a lot), I noticed four types of people who spend their afternoons at the Bristol Bar & Grille — ladies who lunch,...

Humor — 2015 Movies with a food lovers twist

I’d like to see more movies about the restaurant world, but when I think about films in that genre most of what comes to mind is art-house fare (Eat Drink Man Woman, Tampopo, etc)....

Humor — Tips and Pointers for Opening Your Own Restaurant

As hard as it might be to believe, a career spent writing humor columns did not prepare me for the rigors of restaurant ownership. Shocking, I know, but true. Yet restaurant ownership remains the...

Heitzman’s — Going strong after four generations.

It all started in 1891, when her great-granddad, Jacob Heitzman, opened Heitzman’s Bakery. In 1924, her grandfather, Charles, took over. In 1954, her parents took the helm and added a catering division. Fifteen years...

$10 Challenge: Check’s Cafe

The gentrification of Germantown is on display across the two and four-tops of Check’s Café. Thirtysomethings new to Germantown sit elbow to elbow with boomers who may have been visiting Check’s for decades. But the...

HIP HOPS: A look at two new New Albany Breweries

In 1906, thirsty residents of New Albany had the choice of three local breweries to visit when it came time to refill pails gone dry. Paul Reising’s plant was the granddaddy of them all, taking...

Humor — A Short List of Things that Restaurateurs Hate

These days, everyone knows who the chefs are. But does anyone know anything about the restaurateurs behind them? Chances are you don’t. Who would want to, anyway? They rarely boast full-body food-related tattoos, never...

The State of Louisville Brewing.

Resident beer expert Roger Baylor takes a look at how far our local brewing has come... The Kentucky Derby has taken place right here in Louisville every year since 1875. From 1979 through 1992, there...

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