PROFILES

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

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 — 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....

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...

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,...

Kobe Profile

Tucked away at the foot of Clark Memorial Bridge on the north bank of the Ohio River, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse was a pioneer in introducing Japanese dining to Southern Indiana 14 years ago. It...

Ale: There’s an app for that

Buckhead’s  tablets help make your beer choice better . Human nature often displays a yearning for simpler times — a slower pace of life, fewer worries, and a return to the good old days. Consider how...

Vinnie & the Vets

Many who remember Casa Grisanti say restaurant service in Louisville was never better. And those who really know their restaurants can point to places such as Vincenzo’s, Corbett’s, the English Grill and others as...

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...

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...

Hip Hops — Gordon Biersch: Still Leading with Lager

Märzen, known as Oktoberfest in its autumnal guise, is an Old World style of lager beer originating in the German state of Bavaria. Talk is cheap, so let’s have a sip — strictly for research...