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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,...
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...

Profile: Seafood Lady

Nichelle Thurston never set out to become the Seafood Lady. In fact, she was close to graduating from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree when it all started. In 2015, Thurston prepared a seafood...

Amaro — Anarchy in a Glass

The typical well-stocked backbar in Louisville – or anywhere in America, for that matter – gives off an amber glow as stately and authoritative as the burnished chambers of an old-school attorney. As evidence...

Cooking with Ron—Nashville Hot Chicken

Suddenly, Nashville-style hot chicken is popping up all over in the form of new restaurants or as menu items at others such as KFC and O’Charley’s. In Louisville, Joella’s Hot Chicken and Royals Hot...

Burgoo — A Kentucky Original

Many Derby visitors hope to dine on regional delights like country ham on beaten biscuits, Benedictine sandwiches, beef tenderloin served with Henry Bain’s sauce (if someone offers you a jar as a gift, take...

PERSONALITY, STYLE AND CREATIVITY SHINE AT LE MOO

Louisville is quickly becoming famous as a world-class food city. Its evolution in this regard over the past 25 years has been remarkable. From a few solitary outposts, the area has developed an abundance...

Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey

People who know me won’t be surprised by the analogy that came to mind as I sat down to sample Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, a new product from a veteran of the local distilling industry. What jumped into my head was the rabbit-duck illusion, an ambiguous 19th-century German drawing depicting a rabbit that, if you look again, looks like a duck, or a duck, if you blink, that resembles a rabbit. Which creature is it? Read more...

A profile of Fernando Martinez — whose The Place Downstairs opens this week

Fernando Martinez has the golden touch with restaurants. Here’s why 2014 will be his biggest year yet. It’s December 2013, and Fernando Martinez is weeks away from opening two new restaurants: a taqueria in the...

Rye Not? — The Other American Whiskey

Bourbon drinkers are aware that their favorite whiskey, while distilled from a fermented grain recipe that is mostly made up of corn, usually also contains a fairly large percentage of rye, as well as...