PROFILES

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

Chef Q&A: The Oakroom’s Patrick Roney

Patrick Roney spent 10 years working as a private chef on yachts. He moved to Louisville two and a half years ago with one goal in mind – to work at the Oakroom, Louisville’s...

Profile — Pizza Lupo

Bitter in Balance Max Balliet is not bitter. (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining) In fact, he carries himself with a cheerful, placid calm. In conversation he is thoughtful and precise,...

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...

Dragon King’s Daughter

Osaka meets Oaxaca: How a Japanese chef discovered Mexico in Kentucky. The cuisine at Dragon King's Daughter flashes more passports than a Jason Bourne movie. Chef Toki Masabuchi’s dishes, based on Japanese classics, are prone to...

$10 Challenge — Sitar Indian Restaurant

Not your everyday buffet. Sitar delivers flavor and variety, all piping hot. My undergraduate years sowed the seeds of my frugality. Scholarships took care of my major college expenses, but the paycheck I received from the...

Profile — Jared Matthews of Lou Lou Food + Drink, Equus and Diamonds

From Bartender to Restaurateur  Entrepreneur Jared Matthews has become St. Matthews’ most prominent restaurant owner.  (Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of Food & Dining) Everywhere he’s worked, Jared Matthews has risen into management by caring...

Restaurant Profile — Mi Casita

520 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY | 502.315.0666 On a crisp autumn Thursday at lunchtime there was plenty of foot traffic on Fourth Street in Louisville, and more than a few downtowners were slipping into...

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...

Profile: Pho Ba Luu

Saigon Memories Pho Ba Luu owners Jessica Mach and Stewart Davis bring Saigon street food to NuLu with a little touch of motherly love Saigon and Louisville are 9,000 miles apart, but Jessica Mach has found...

Along the Urban Bourbon Trail— Proof on Main

Since it first opened in 2006, the 21C Museum Hotel Louisville has twice been named the Top Hotel in the U.S. by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. That is because it is...