Smoketown USA, the Café to be featured on Food Network tonight

Tonight, Monday, Aug. 10, Food Network’s “Southern Fried Road Trip” will encounter Kentucky foods, featuring Louisville’s Smoketown USA, the funky barbecue restaurant and flea market at the corner of Oak and Logan Sts., and...

Vote now to keep Louisville #1

Yes, as of this morning, Louisville was leading in the voting for the USA Today Readers’ Choice best local food scene towns. There are 20 nominees on this year’s list – perennials like New...

Shirley Mae’s, Quills earn “Best” titles

Two iconic Louisville dining spots have recently earned recognition in their respective fields. Shirley Mae’s Café, 802 S. Clay St. has been listed # 66 of The Daily Meal’s list of "America's 75 Best...

Proof on Main, Feast BBQ and The Ville win notice and awards

Louisville chefs and restaurants have been getting some national press lately, nowhere near enough, in some people’s eyes, but every bit helps to let others know the good things that are happening here. Eater, the...

Ed Lee’s “Mind of a Chef” nominated for Emmy, and a summer TV special...

Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood is having a memorable year after stepping into the TV world. The PBS series "Mind of a Chef" season three, which featured Lee and Sweden’s Magnus...

Awards season recognizes local restaurants and chefs

A variety of industry awards have recognized several chefs and restaurants around Kentucky. The most notable is the James Beard Awards, a massive list of potential honorees in a seemingly endless list of categories,...

Julie DeFriend named GM for 8UP

Julie DeFriend, who has had a long and varied career in several top area restaurants, has been named General Manager at 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, the restaurant atop the Hilton Garden Inn at...

F&D columnist Ashlee Thompson publishes book on “Louisville Diners”

Ashlee Thompson, who occasionally writes her “$10 Challenge” column for Food & Dining, has expanded her quest for inexpensive, tasty meals into a book-length study of the history and future of diners in the...

Decca chef receives kudos; Dragon King’s Daughter food truck ready to roll

Two unrelated issues joined only by alphabetical proximity in my notes nonetheless deserve mention. A local chef has gained a modicum of national attention for her ambitious efforts in  her NuLu restaurant, and a...

Louisville cited fairly high on more “bests” lists for restaurants

Perhaps lists of people, places and things will soon be outpacing cat videos as the most popular hits on the internet. (I myself am drawn to things like “Celebrities with ugly spouses” and “Tattoos...

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