We will be reporting on quite a few new restaurants that will be opening in the Louisville area in the next few months. Here is notice of a gaggle of them that are a bit far from completion and grand opening specials, but have been reported on and are worth keeping in mind.

  • Copacabana Authentic Cuban Cuisine & Bar is set for 176 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, as soon as all the permits are settled. No one can argue that there are too many Cuban food offerings in town.
  • Dukes Sports Bar & Grill is planned at 2529 W. Broadway, near 26th Street.  More details are not yet available, but we will keep our eyes peeled.
  • Time & Space bar at 1279 Bardstown Rd. plans to open an adjoining cafe concept early in the new year.  Gourmet style pub food – burgers, flat bread sandwiches, goat cheese wontons, salads with house-made dressings and nachos – will be the menu concept.
  • The “Seafood Lady” food truck operator, Nichelle Thurston, plans to settle down in a restaurant at Sixth and W. Oak Streets. She will continue to offer her “Florida style” seafood, including crab legs and lobster.
  • Somewhere, an American-style bistro, is set to complement the popular Highlands Nowhere bar. The restaurant will be in the space that once held Amazing Grace natural foods store. The established bar and the new restaurant will be separate businesses (the restaurant plans to offer lunch and dinner), but will share a patio.
  • Half-Peach Bakery, a vegan deli, is slated to open at 4121 Oechsli Ave. in the space that once was Image Optical. Owners Sue Zhao and her daughter, Tina Gao, have been selling their baked goods and boxed lunches at farmers markets and Rainbow Blossom for some time, and the popularity of their products have encouraged them to open a store. The offerings will be completely vegan and made with as many organically sourced ingredients as possible.