PROFILES

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

Chef Peng S. Looi: The Roots of Success

It is impossible to appreciate the food of Chef Peng S. Looi without knowing a little bit about Malaysia, the Southeast Asian nation that shares land and maritime borders with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia,...

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,...

Chef Q&A: 610 Magnolia’s Nick Sullivan

Nick Sullivan is the Executive Chef at 610 Magnolia, where he runs day-to-day operations for celebrity chef Edward Lee, a former Top Chef contestant. Sullivan’s cooking, which combines Southern food with ingredients and techniques from...

Charim Korean Restaurant

Pull up a chair for home cooking — Korean style. When chef/owner Yeon-Hee Chung talks about her restaurant, Charim, the conversation keeps coming back to the nokdojeon. “This is very authentic food,” she says of...

Ward 426

On April Fool’s Day 2014, Chefs Dean Corbett and Shawn Ward and their partners took over the kitchen of The Brewery. To long-time followers of the two high profile chefs, it might have seemed like...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Q&A: Chef Josh Moore of Volare

Josh Moore grows his own—produce, that is, on a 10-acre farm near Taylorsville. When the fruits and vegetables are ripe, they end up plated at Volare, where Moore is executive chef and partner. Outside the...