PROFILES

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

St. Charles Exchange: A Side of History

St. Charles Exchange once again encourages guests to linger in Victorian-era building. TThrough their décor and menu offerings, many restaurants in Louisville transport you to another place, but St. Charles Exchange transports you to another...

Louis Le Français: A Timeless Take on French Cuisine

Some 4,285 miles east of New Albany, Indiana, lies the French village of Miradoux, where chef Louis Retailleau was born. Set in the agriculturally abundant Gascony region, Miradoux’s landscape is reminiscent of Kentucky or Southern...

$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: Seafood Lady

Nichelle Thurston never set out to become the Seafood Lady. In fact, she was close to graduating from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree when it all started. In 2015, Thurston prepared a seafood...

Pick 3 — Bistro 301 Profile

Matt Mershon was an experienced restaurant manager when he was asked to become managing partner at Deke’s Marketplace Grill in 2001. A veteran of full-service standards such as the Bristol Bar & Grille and Jack...

$10 Challenge — The Monkey Wrench.

The Monkey Wrench is a chameleon of a business that morphs into whatever its patrons need it to be. This versatile venue serves up good food, cold drinks, live music and on Tuesdays, $5...

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...

8UP — Starting Out On Top

Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants’ gorgeous rooftop concept signals national interest in Louisville Located atop the Hilton Garden Inn at Chestnut and Fourth streets, the striking dining spaces of 8Up offer several ways to enjoy a brand-new...

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...

Butchertown Grocery — A kitchen of his own

Three friends open the Butchertown Grocery, a culinary and entertainment venue where the community can get its collective groove on. Quantum mechanics established long ago that one person could not exist in two places at...