PROFILES

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

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...

Wiltshire at the Speed — talents combine for artful eating

For three years a massive project has been going on at the Speed Art Museum, a transformation of the staid 1927 Neo-classical landmark into a new space that will be a center of education,...

A profile of Fernando Martinez — whose The Place Downstairs opens this week

Fernando Martinez has the golden touch with restaurants. Here’s why 2014 will be his biggest year yet. It’s December 2013, and Fernando Martinez is weeks away from opening two new restaurants: a taqueria in the...

$10 Challenge: Wild Ginger Sushi & Fusion

This challenge is a failure that is indeed a success. As the title suggests, my goal is to spend just $10 on a meal at a local Louisville restaurant. However, the expanded bento box...

3 Decades, 4 Stars— Equus Turns Thirty

After 30 years, Equus and its owner-chef Dean Corbett are still cooking for fans in St. Matthews In August, Equus reached a milestone few restaurants in Louisville's history have achieved: 30 years in operation. Chef-owner Dean...

Q&A: Chef Matt Weber of Uptown Cafe

Matt Weber will be the first to tell you he’s not part of Louisville’s chef fraternity. But he is part of a restaurant family of sorts, working since he was 18 in Nancy Shepherd’s Uptown...

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...

Sapporo Profile

One of Louisville’s most popular sushi venues is the creation of Mi and U Kim, who met over a sushi bar where U was the chef and Mi an enthusiastic customer. “In a short time...

Pick 3 — The Joy Luck Profile

Joy Luck is a promising new venture at 1285 Bardstown Rd. (taking over the space vacated by Kashmir’s move), that exudes spirit and the vitality of a cross-generational collaboration. Alvin Lee wanted his parents...

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...