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

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...

$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...

HopCat is the Craft Beer Lover’s Meow

HopCat is a beer bar like the Rolling Stones are a rock band and LeBron James is a basketball player. Simple descriptions don’t always tell the whole story. In fact, HopCat is a craft beer...

PERSONALITY, STYLE AND CREATIVITY SHINE AT LE MOO

Louisville is quickly becoming famous as a world-class food city. Its evolution in this regard over the past 25 years has been remarkable. From a few solitary outposts, the area has developed an abundance...

Relish: Susan Seiller embraces high-flavor, healthful food in an underserved location.

After selling Jack Fry’s in 2008 following a wildly successful two-decade run, Susan Seiller, 58, took a break to travel, hike, and take up the African djembe drum. Far from retirement, those years were a...

Chef Q&A: Anthony Lamas

Anthony Lamas followed a girl to Kentucky from California in 1994. While that relationship didn’t last, Louisvillians have benefited from his marriage of Latin flavors and Southern ingredients ever since. After stints at several local dining...

Chef Q&A — Dustin Stagger

Dustin Staggers did not come into the restaurant business in the ordinary way. Staggers, 33, didn’t start out as a dishwasher and work his way to the top, as a lot of chefs do....

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...

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,...

Profile: Brooklyn and the Butcher

All the ingredients for a special dining experience have come together at one of New Albany’s newest restaurants — experience, vision, an inspirational setting, and a commitment to excellent service. Brooklyn and the Butcher, which...

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