PROFILES

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

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...

$10 Challenge— Toonerville Deli

I had never eaten a Reuben before I visited Toonerville Deli. As a kid, this type of sandwich intimidated me. Maybe the flavors were too complex for my naïve palate. I wasn’t stuck on...

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...

Profile: Pho Ba Luu

Saigon Memories Pho Ba Luu owners Jessica Mach and Stewart Davis bring Saigon street food to NuLu with a little touch of motherly love Saigon and Louisville are 9,000 miles apart, but Jessica Mach has found...

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...

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...

Chef Q&A: Chef Harold Baker at Gary’s on Spring

Michael L. Jones’s questions provoke revealing answers about Chef Harold Baker’s experience in the restaurant world and how he ended up as executive chef at Gary’s on Spring.

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar — A dream deferred

We live in a microwave world where most people expect to get what they want immediately. But Chef John Varanese is proof that a little delayed gratification can be just as sweet. Varanese fell...

Profile: Brooklyn and the Butcher

All the ingredients for a special dining experience have come together at one of New Albany’s newest restaurants — experience, vision, an inspirational setting, and a commitment to excellent service. Brooklyn and the Butcher, which...

Butchertown Grocery — A kitchen of his own

Three friends open the Butchertown Grocery, a culinary and entertainment venue where the community can get its collective groove on. Quantum mechanics established long ago that one person could not exist in two places at...