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Lotsa Pasta — Finding new ways to keep the customers coming in

A closer look at Lotsa Pasta, a Louisville deli.

Main Street Cafe: Keeping Ahead of the Curve — New school deli and café...

The sign outside says Main Street Deli, but inside and on the menu, the name is Main Street Café. That discrepancy is a sign—literally—that this East Main dining spot is evolving along with its...

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...

Louis Le Français: A Timeless Take on French Cuisine

Some 4,285 miles east of New Albany, Indiana, lies the French village of Miradoux, where chef Louis Retailleau was born. Set in the agriculturally abundant Gascony region, Miradoux’s landscape is reminiscent of Kentucky or Southern...

Havana Rumba Express & Tapas Bar

Cuban goes fast-casual—But wait! There’s more! Marcos Lorenzo and his Havana Rumba co-owners had a goal when they came up with the concept for Havana Rumba Express and Tapas Bar: lean, mean, and easily replicated. But...

Dragon King’s Daughter

Osaka meets Oaxaca: How a Japanese chef discovered Mexico in Kentucky. The cuisine at Dragon King's Daughter flashes more passports than a Jason Bourne movie. Chef Toki Masabuchi’s dishes, based on Japanese classics, are prone to...

Charim Korean Restaurant

Pull up a chair for home cooking — Korean style. When chef/owner Yeon-Hee Chung talks about her restaurant, Charim, the conversation keeps coming back to the nokdojeon. “This is very authentic food,” she says of...

Carlton, Food & Dining writer, nabs 1st place in travel writers contest

Yep, we’re proud: One of our own feature writers, Carla Carlton, grabbed a first place honor in the Midwest Travel Writers Association’s 2013 Mark Twain Awards. Her feature, “NuLu Redux,” featured in our winter 2012...

Why Bison?

From ancient forests and savannahs of Kentucky comes a native food that helps define our local cuisine as naturally delicious. There was a blip on the culinary radar a decade or so ago, when chefs...

Food & Dining magazine wins multiple photography awards for 2012 work.

A series of images published in Food & Dining last year collected top honors last month in the 39th annual Louie Awards, an event produced by the American Advertising Federation’s Louisville Chapter. The photos were...

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