PROFILES

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

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...

Josh Moore: A Rising Star Ready To Shine

Scattered around the fields of Josh Moore’s farm in Taylorsville are several pieces of antique farm equipment. To some they might look like rusting hulks, but Moore appreciates the way time and weather have turned...

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...

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...

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 — Logan Sandoval

Logan Sandoval doesn’t look like your average chef. For one thing, he looks more like he should be running a Gold’s Gym than a kitchen. Sandoval began lifting weights in high school in Los...

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...

From Good to Great — Anchorage Cafe spreads its creative wings

Something from here, and a bit from there, falls nicely into place at the Anchorage Café — an upscale (or is it traditional?) coffee shop in the heart of “downtown” Anchorage. A creation of Bruce...

Q&A: Coby Ming of Harvest

As a female in a male-dominated field, Chef Coby Ming is used to being underestimated. In fact, she welcomes it. In the variety of places she worked before becoming head chef at Harvest, she says,...

Pick 3 — The Joy Luck Profile

Joy Luck is a promising new venture at 1285 Bardstown Rd. (taking over the space vacated by Kashmir’s move), that exudes spirit and the vitality of a cross-generational collaboration. Alvin Lee wanted his parents...