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Restaurant Comings & Goings — Fall 2019

While you were lounging on a houseboat on a lake or whiling away an evening sipping rosé at a sidewalk table, or otherwise lazing the summer away, Louisville restaurateurs have been working hard to...

HOT OFF THE PRESSES — The Fall 2019 Issue Is On The Racks!

Our Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online! Sign up here for our free digital subscription and every new issue delivered to your inbox. You'll also get...

Disruptive Restaurant Tech That I’d Like to See (Humor)

People claiming to know a lot about big important things often like to wax rhapsodic about ‘Disruptive Tech’ and the impact it has had on various industries. Uber has upended the taxi business; Airbnb...
Royce Neeley of The Neeley Family Distillery

The Neeley Family — 11 Generations of Whiskey Makers

The Story Behind the Neeley Family Distillery  On a fateful August day in 1906, in Owsley County, Kentucky, fourteen-year-old Leonard Neeley stood behind a tree with a gun in his hand just outside the home...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Cooking with Ron — Summer Farm Markets Are the Recipe For A Vegan Paradise...

Summer in Louisville is a Vegan Paradise Summer! What a wonderful time it must be to be a vegan in Louisville. I am not a vegan (one philosophically and morally committed to avoiding consuming any...
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...

Where’s Pappy? Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky

Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky (Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of Food & Dining) With prices of single bottles being sold for thousands of dollars (both at retail and on the...

Profile — Chad Coulter of LouVino and Biscuit Belly

From Pharm to Table A couple of young pharmacists are the entrepreneurs behind LouVino. (Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of Food & Dining)  It’s early in the evening on a weeknight, and the sleekly contemporary,...

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...

Easy Entertaining — Chopped F&D Style (Recipes)

When we throw a Derby party, we think big. We have been collaborating for our Easy Entertaining parties with local chefs for over 10 years, and they have given us many great food ideas....