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(Senior Feature Writer) Michael L. Jones is an award-winning journalist and author. In addition to F&D, his work has appeared in LEO, Insider Louisville, Louisville Magazine and the Oxford American, among other publications. Jones’ book, Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee, was praised by Americana writer Barry Mazor in the Wall Street Journal and won a Samuel Thomas Book Award. He sits on the boards of the National Jug Band Jubilee, the Louisville Historical League, and the Happy Birthday Park.
Food delivery apps are becoming a permanent part of the culinary landscape. Are there ways to make them work better for local restaurants and diners? Michael L. Jones investigates. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March, many of the delivery...
Food delivery services are technological platforms that connect restaurants and delivery customers. Michael L. Jones looks at whether either group is receiving the benefits they deserve. Even before the social, economic and political disruptions following the COVID-19 outbreak, the delivery...
Food delivery services were a lifeline for local restaurants after Covid-19 forced them to close their dining rooms, but in the end these services may be worse for business than the disease. Food & Dining Magazine's Michael L. Jones...
Sarino (1030 Goss Avenue in Germantown) has reopened for regular business hours.  Two years ago Michael L. Jones profiled Sarino. It's an excellent opportunity to get reacquainted with a relatively new eatery with longstanding family ties.  --- A new generation of Gabrieles...
Chilakiles Restaurant (5600 National Turnpike) has maintained a regular Facebook presence throughout the pandemic period, and is celebrating Cinco de Mayo today until 8:00 p.m. Last year Michael L. Jones profiled the South End eatery. https://www.facebook.com/chilakilesmexicanrestaurant/posts/3730874690316798?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC58ionFnZCiGTruv0dp6adtGR0crJWL1LElBrJNIqgZ1KKbThFwIW_Xacjgdxbpi4NhxSZQjSg5yY1uFsUpiiih_rLMdG0D_NWprBsLNieYZHBDGu8qoPgIfuWUB0QE_TD_3eWQ6GFwj0OrED2MbQ-vzS9sxEKAaBEXBUV_n_tGJ1r7ZWMONyQS7RWV5zLad5RDFMH761mKdXmWMX4OsY7rWAnGS_1AnTN3cxPh2UZDdRK-c4l8aNc85xQOQqXT7nF8TH2zBl5wJt6dGzVj87-y_wUvVoL1R5O0EbaohyK4yYL8ubpB08XbXC72AuXEoScAM8zSnyfcpgrX4uWUJL0w0dC&__tn__=-R --- Chilakiles 5600 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY...
We're combing the archives for items of interest, and this 2014 interview by Michael L. Jones with Chef David Danielson remains fascinating. How does he feed all those people at Churchill Downs on a typical Derby Day? Find out...

6 Must-Try Bowls

Humans have been using bowls for at least 15,000 years, first carving them into limestone bedrock, then later fashioning portable bowls from wood, bone, horn and shell for processing, storing, carrying and serving food. For much of the past...
Chilakiles 5600 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY | 502.632.2000 The Sierra Madre mountain ranges crisscross the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, dividing it into regions with distinct climates and food cultures. This diversity led to the state becoming Mexico’s culinary capital....
All in the Family Father and son duo, Kevin and Erick Strnatka, operate The Manhattan Project with help from the rest of the family. (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining) When Kevin Strnatka retired in 2013...
Building an Empire Fernando Martinez has built a culinary empire in Louisville with staples like Havana Rumba, Mussel & Burger Bar and El Taco Luchador. Now he wants to expand beyond the city limits. (Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue...