PROFILES

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

Pick 3 — Buck’s Restaurant Profile

By the entrance to Buck’s, the elegant restaurant on the ground floor of the quietly chic Mayflower Apartments building in Old Louisville, there is a curious plaque, listing all the different restaurants that have...

Game: Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino hunt it down, grind it up and feed...

Burress and Mucerino pair-bonded at Sullivan College ten years ago and worked their way together through kitchens including Blu, Jeff Ruby’s, and Seviche before opening Hammerheads, the popular gourmet-bar-food dive in Germantown. In February —...

Trail Blazer

By creating the Urban Bourbon Trail, the CVB's Stacey Yates helped put Bourbon tourism on the map. These days, Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, a network of 34 establishments that promote and celebrate Bourbon by offering...

Main Street Cafe: Keeping Ahead of the Curve — New school deli and café...

The sign outside says Main Street Deli, but inside and on the menu, the name is Main Street Café. That discrepancy is a sign—literally—that this East Main dining spot is evolving along with its...

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...

$10 Challenge— Toonerville Deli

I had never eaten a Reuben before I visited Toonerville Deli. As a kid, this type of sandwich intimidated me. Maybe the flavors were too complex for my naïve palate. I wasn’t stuck on...

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...
Fernando Martinez, owner Ole Restaurant Group and El Taco Luchador

Profile — Fernando Martinez of El Taco Luchador and Olé Restaurant Group

Building an Empire Fernando Martinez has built a culinary empire in Louisville with staples like Havana Rumba, Mussel & Burger Bar and El Taco Luchador. Now he wants to expand beyond the city limits. (Originally published...

$10 Challenge: Check’s Cafe

The gentrification of Germantown is on display across the two and four-tops of Check’s Café. Thirtysomethings new to Germantown sit elbow to elbow with boomers who may have been visiting Check’s for decades. But the...

Pick 3 — Brazeiros Churrascaria Profile

The opening of Brazeiros, a traditional Brazilian churrascaria–or steakhouse–in the heart of downtown’s 4th Street Live is auspicious as Brazil expands its international profile with World Cup soccer and the 2016 Olympics. Taking over...