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Humor — Source This!

If you are growing weary of hyper-descriptive menus making implausible claims about the ancestry of their radishes, you are not alone. I too have noticed this escalating trend, which results in turgid descriptions like...

John Varanese’s Big Night in the Big Apple at the Beard House

A lot is made of a chef’s journey to cook at the James Beard House in Manhattan — and for good reason. It’s the showplace for America’s culinary talent. But any visitor to the kitchen...

St. Charles Exchange: A Side of History

St. Charles Exchange once again encourages guests to linger in Victorian-era building. TThrough their décor and menu offerings, many restaurants in Louisville transport you to another place, but St. Charles Exchange transports you to another...

Craft Beer: Where it has been, and where it is going

In 1976, the birth of New Albion Brewing Company in California presaged a revolution in beer. Four decades later, under the nom de plume of “craft beer,” the revolution seems permanently embedded in American...

Profile: Brooklyn and the Butcher

All the ingredients for a special dining experience have come together at one of New Albany’s newest restaurants — experience, vision, an inspirational setting, and a commitment to excellent service. Brooklyn and the Butcher, which...

Comings & Goings – Summer 2015

It has been a vibrant and verdant spring around the area, and a fertile season for restaurants as well. This past quarter saw the emergence of 29 new restaurants, and the closing of only...

$10 Challenge: Me Gusta Latin Kitchen

Good food shouldn’t be a luxury. In this column, I set out to prove that it is possible to eat a high-quality, low-cost meal within Louisville's diverse and expanding food scene. My goal is...

365 Days of Chocolate

The little girl who learned to cook in her grandmother's New Mexican kitchen has grown up to bring a sophisticated option to the candy connoisseurs of Louisville Metro. A few years ago, 29 year-old Erika Chavez-Graziano...

The Ham Belt

Cured country ham is practically synonymous with Kentucky, whether fried up for breakfast or as the centerpiece of a holiday meal. And if one Kentucky chef is correct, it will be the basis for Kentucky becoming...

Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey

People who know me won’t be surprised by the analogy that came to mind as I sat down to sample Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, a new product from a veteran of the local distilling industry. What jumped into my head was the rabbit-duck illusion, an ambiguous 19th-century German drawing depicting a rabbit that, if you look again, looks like a duck, or a duck, if you blink, that resembles a rabbit. Which creature is it? Read more...

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