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Chef Ouita Michel on Holly Hill’s reopening and the art of the “Gourmicnic”

Earlier this year Chef Ouita Michel was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur award. Michel did not advance to the short list of finalists, but it does not diminish the...

Edibles & Potables: Tunde Wey’s radical thinking about restaurants

On Sundays we like to range outside our usual coverage area and examine items of broader “edible and potable” interest.  The phrase "winners write the history books" may or may not have originated with Winston...

Thoughts on RK-Day — or, restaurant reopening day in Kentucky

Louisville’s restaurateurs and hospitality workers can tell you exactly where they were when they first got wind of Governor Andy Beshear’s March 16th order to close dine-in service. Just as many can recall the...

Highlands Hammerheads, an established bill of fare at a new location

Reopen, resume, revamp, revert and reorganize; Friday, May 22 might as well be known as "R" Day* to honor the return to dine-in food service in Kentucky -- or as the pop star once...

Afternoon Archive: Pitching a few products that restaurant owners really need

Meet Jay Forman, Food & Dining Magazine's humor columnist. A New Orleans native, Forman is the only member of the F&D staff not based out of Louisville. Jay also serves as the food and...

Chik’n & Mi moves in as Hearth on Mellwood goes out

Late Monday evening a series of social media posts revealed big changes for Chik'n & Mi and Hearth on Mellwood Eatery. With Friday's restaurant reopening date fast approaching, owners Jason and Aenith Sananikone McCollum...

The Black Rabbit, an intimate speakeasy from the team at Equus & Jack’s, opens...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv3kcnI72Ec] Pandemic restrictions begin easing on Friday, May 22, and Jared Matthews is celebrating with Black Rabbit, a new speakeasy-style nook at 120 Sears Avenue in St. Matthews, artfully inserted behind Equus & Jack’s...

As restaurants reopen, it’s the tale of the tape … in more ways than...

We're four days into Indiana's restaurant reopening, and five days away from Kentucky's. If you're interested in comparisons, or merely curious about what's being asked of restaurateurs in these two states, here are the...

North End Cafe’s startling tale of litigation, COVID, bankruptcy and cessation

North End Cafe (1722 Frankfort Avenue) has closed its original location in Clifton for good, bringing to an end a 17-year run. North End's end isn't quite as simple as attributing it to a loss...

Letter from the Editor: You have a choice

In 1931, Louisville native Louis D. Brandeis was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States when a case known as New State Ice Co. v Liebmann appeared on the docket. The...