News and Noteworthy Updates

Even when it’s quiet, there’s always something afoot in Louisville restaurants Wipe those bits of gumbo/po’ boys/etoufée/beignets from your mugs, Fat Tuesday is over. Let’s get back to the daily scene here, where something’s always...

Maysville is the birthplace of bourbon?

So says the New York Times. The New York Times recently reviewed a restaurant named Maysville, which as you might assume, is a nod to the Kentucky river town in Mason County. Why would New York...

Taco Punk on the hot seat, not where owner wants to be

Few people seek media attention less than Gabe Sowder, chef-owner of Taco Punk in NuLu. He’s an ordinary guy consumed with making high-quality food from all-natural and local ingredients. He’s not averse to talking to...

Ed Lee’s new restaurant opening

MilkWood, Ed Lee’s new restaurant, opening Feb. 8 at Actor’s Theater. Edward Lee, chef-owner of 610 Magnolia, will take his second shot at running a second restaurant when he opens MilkWood at Actors Theater Friday,...

Why Lynn’s Paradise Café disappeared in a flash

The story that won’t die. Since Lynn’s Paradise Café made headlines—first for its mandate that servers bring $100 to work to ensure assistants were tipped in cash, second for a server being fired for not...

Chef John Varanese named in Best Chefs America book

Chef John Varanese, of Varanese Restaurant, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America. This is the first-ever industry peer review of U.S. chefs...

Pajama breakfasts no more

Lynn’s Paradise Café closes abruptly on Jan. 11 Insider Louisville: Lynn’s Paradise Café, one of Louisville’s most iconic restaurants, closed abruptly Friday night.Guests gathered for a recent New Year’s Day pajama party at Lynn’s Paradise...

Galt House invading Whiskey Row

Galt House owner/operator serves three shots of new business to Whiskey Row. Insider Louisville: Three new locally-owned restaurants will soon be filling out the rapidly-growing Whiskey Row on Main Street downtown. Al J. Schneider Company – owner/operator...

World Cafe potentially bringing restaurant to Whiskey Row

City goverment insiders are talking with a great deal of enthusiasm about a successful music/dining concept coming here from Philadelphia. We heard chatter about this concept more than a year ago as they looked at buildings...

Two Downtown Vint Locations now Heine Brothers

Effective Monday, two downtown Vint Coffee locations, located at 516 W. Main St.t and 462 S. 4th St., have been converted to Heine Brothers Coffee. Heine Brothers merged with Vint in the Fall of 2011....