PROFILES

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

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...

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...

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...

Chef Q&A: Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino

Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino have literally grown up together in the Louisville restaurant scene. The two chefs met in the culinary program at Sullivan University. Chef Jayson Llewellyn tapped them to work with...

$10 Challenge: Wild Ginger Sushi & Fusion

This challenge is a failure that is indeed a success. As the title suggests, my goal is to spend just $10 on a meal at a local Louisville restaurant. However, the expanded bento box...

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...

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...

Profile: Exchange Pub + Kitchen

With the Exchange Pub + Kitchen, Ian Hall has taken a historic New Albany building and transformed it into a stylish restaurant that would fit right into SoHo. With the Exchange as an anchor,...

Guaca Mole “en Fuego”

For those of you who chose French over Spanish in high school, The translated title of this terrific story is Guaca Mole on Fire. (So there you have it … all the Spanish we know...

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...

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