PROFILES

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

Restaurant Profile — Mi Casita

520 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY | 502.315.0666 On a crisp autumn Thursday at lunchtime there was plenty of foot traffic on Fourth Street in Louisville, and more than a few downtowners were slipping into...

Restaurant Profile — Chilakiles

Chilakiles 5600 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY | 502.632.2000 The Sierra Madre mountain ranges crisscross the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico, dividing it into regions with distinct climates and food cultures. This diversity led to the...

Profile — Pizza Lupo

Bitter in Balance Max Balliet is not bitter. (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining) In fact, he carries himself with a cheerful, placid calm. In conversation he is thoughtful and precise,...

Profile — The Bourbons Bistro Legacy

Putting the Urban in Bourbon (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining)  “Irish Hill is the Louisville neighborhood you find when you’re lost.” It’s an old-time Louisville saying about a relatively small,...

Profile — The Manhattan Project

All in the Family Father and son duo, Kevin and Erick Strnatka, operate The Manhattan Project with help from the rest of the family. (Originally published in the Fall 2019 issue of Food & Dining) When...
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 — 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...

Old Stone Inn: Standing the Test of Time

Bringing History to Life The 200-year-old Old Stone Inn lives again   By Jessica Mathis | Photos By Dan Dry   Winter 2018 Print Issue  The stone building in Simpsonville has seen pioneers, early attacks from Native Americans, stagecoaches,...

The Rise of West Louisville Dining

There is something happening in West Louisville that should interest foodies all over the city. In this issue of Food & Dining we list 21 sit-down restaurants west of Ninth Street, by far the...