PROFILES

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

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...

8UP — Starting Out On Top

Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants’ gorgeous rooftop concept signals national interest in Louisville Located atop the Hilton Garden Inn at Chestnut and Fourth streets, the striking dining spaces of 8Up offer several ways to enjoy a brand-new...

Josh Moore: A Rising Star Ready To Shine

Scattered around the fields of Josh Moore’s farm in Taylorsville are several pieces of antique farm equipment. To some they might look like rusting hulks, but Moore appreciates the way time and weather have turned...

Trail Blazer

By creating the Urban Bourbon Trail, the CVB's Stacey Yates helped put Bourbon tourism on the map. These days, Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, a network of 34 establishments that promote and celebrate Bourbon by offering...

Pick 3 — Wild Rita’s Profile

When Todd Blue needed someone to re-invent the 445 E. Market St. space once occupied by terrific restaurants like Primo and Mozz, he contacted an expert. J.D. Rothberg, who made his mark in Louisville creating...

$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...

Profile: Seafood Lady

Nichelle Thurston never set out to become the Seafood Lady. In fact, she was close to graduating from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree when it all started. In 2015, Thurston prepared a seafood...

Profile — The Manhattan Project

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...

$10 Challenge: Check’s Cafe

The gentrification of Germantown is on display across the two and four-tops of Check’s Café. Thirtysomethings new to Germantown sit elbow to elbow with boomers who may have been visiting Check’s for decades. But the...

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...