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Profiles of Restaurants, Chefs, Restauranteurs, Food Growers, Food Purveyors and more.

Chef Q&A: David Danielson

David Danielson, executive chef at Churchill Downs, marks time now by the Kentucky Derby, frantically getting ready for his fourth Derby. Before moving to Louisville, Danielson operated a catering business that specialized in large events,...

Chef Q&A: Chef Harold Baker at Gary’s on Spring

Michael L. Jones’s questions provoke revealing answers about Chef Harold Baker’s experience in the restaurant world and how he ended up as executive chef at Gary’s on Spring.

Vinnie & the Vets

Many who remember Casa Grisanti say restaurant service in Louisville was never better. And those who really know their restaurants can point to places such as Vincenzo’s, Corbett’s, the English Grill and others as...

Chef Q&A — Logan Sandoval

Logan Sandoval doesn’t look like your average chef. For one thing, he looks more like he should be running a Gold’s Gym than a kitchen. Sandoval began lifting weights in high school in Los...

$10 Challenge— Toonerville Deli

I had never eaten a Reuben before I visited Toonerville Deli. As a kid, this type of sandwich intimidated me. Maybe the flavors were too complex for my naïve palate. I wasn’t stuck on...

Q&A: Chef John Plymale of Porcini

Chef John Plymale has been with Porcini since before its 1992 opening. Twenty-plus years later, the restaurant seems like an extension of the chef himself. A thoughtful and affable guy, Plymale sat down for a...

Manny & Merle’s: Tony Palombino’s latest brainstorm, adds country funk to Whiskey Row

Tony Palombino is at it again. The dining-concept king who brought fish tacos and potato-topped pizza to Louisville is now serving up “ModMex” cuisine washed down with bourbon and tequila and followed by a chaser...

Butchertown Grocery — A kitchen of his own

Three friends open the Butchertown Grocery, a culinary and entertainment venue where the community can get its collective groove on. Quantum mechanics established long ago that one person could not exist in two places at...

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...

Old Stone Inn: Standing the Test of Time

Bringing History to Life The 200-year-old Old Stone Inn lives again   By Jessica Mathis | Photos By Dan Dry   Winter 2018 Print Issue  The stone building in Simpsonville has seen pioneers, early attacks from Native Americans, stagecoaches,...

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