PROFILES

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

$10 Challenge: The Fish House & Cafe Beignet

I had to try The Fish House when the restaurant received my mother’s seal of approval. Mommy has always been a notoriously finicky eater. And a few years ago, a doctor diagnosed her with a...

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar — A dream deferred

We live in a microwave world where most people expect to get what they want immediately. But Chef John Varanese is proof that a little delayed gratification can be just as sweet. Varanese fell...

Chef Q&A: Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino

Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino have literally grown up together in the Louisville restaurant scene. The two chefs met in the culinary program at Sullivan University. Chef Jayson Llewellyn tapped them to work with...

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

A closer look at Lotsa Pasta, a Louisville deli.

Pick 3 — Bistro 301 Profile

Matt Mershon was an experienced restaurant manager when he was asked to become managing partner at Deke’s Marketplace Grill in 2001. A veteran of full-service standards such as the Bristol Bar & Grille and Jack...

Arata Sushi Profile

One of the more recent dedicated sushi bars making a name for itself is Arata Sushi on Louisville’s East side in Prospect. Opened in 2011 by Paras and Detak Tiwari, experienced investors with a...

$10 Challenge — The Monkey Wrench.

The Monkey Wrench is a chameleon of a business that morphs into whatever its patrons need it to be. This versatile venue serves up good food, cold drinks, live music and on Tuesdays, $5...

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,...

$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...

Q&A: Troy Schuster of 211 Clover Lane

Trying to get a table at 211 Clover Lane without a reservation on a weekend will send you seeking sustenance elsewhere. Their regular customers might not know the chefs' names, but make no mistake,...