Friday, January 15, 2021

PROFILES

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

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...

Q&A: Coby Ming of Harvest

As a female in a male-dominated field, Chef Coby Ming is used to being underestimated. In fact, she welcomes it. In the variety of places she worked before becoming head chef at Harvest, she says,...

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...

Restaurant Profile — Al Hamra Halal Mediterranean Buffet & Feast

A Chef-Driven Celebration of Middle Eastern Cuisine in All its Colorful Glory For Louisville-area diners who’ve come to enjoy Arabic cuisine via the menus served at gracious dining venues like The Grape Leaf and welcoming,...

Ward 426

On April Fool’s Day 2014, Chefs Dean Corbett and Shawn Ward and their partners took over the kitchen of The Brewery. To long-time followers of the two high profile chefs, it might have seemed like...

Louis Le Français: A Timeless Take on French Cuisine

Some 4,285 miles east of New Albany, Indiana, lies the French village of Miradoux, where chef Louis Retailleau was born. Set in the agriculturally abundant Gascony region, Miradoux’s landscape is reminiscent of Kentucky or Southern...

Upon the reopening of Sarino, here’s a profile of the Germantown Italian eatery

Sarino (1030 Goss Avenue in Germantown) has reopened for regular business hours.  https://www.facebook.com/sarinolouisville/photos/a.1303187049804234/2753122951477296/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARD7StgV1CK5ig8SmAV7NTeePm9YUU2C0b_tuX093kObq1CrH6sma47-HDzlg9kKDToWqHvvIASgqkiJZA8F9dTPpPDoYkChcwBXfl8h2bSUiftgBMeU2gO95TB-nXmDgueWsYQIn2xgB2PY6kbeYdLFVjp8UGIyG2-Ofe3fKPvgG2PZnnFwReT7CXcQ-dZTEducTgPmpcAZk2uyPfSseS9ZBZXUCoWD3LloQ6eSBYdC1-M-D0XDroRVdyH6K1xeC6vzk5Ywj1X-YsNxdBoRs9E2fkJ9UYaQwiklgHY9ILIYXovtX5eN-64T_ab4FGDfJQLKMpGYJ2ht1MEDTjPaolP0_00Z&__tn__=-R Two years ago Michael L. Jones profiled Sarino. It's an excellent opportunity to get reacquainted with a relatively new eatery with longstanding family...

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...

Sapporo Profile

One of Louisville’s most popular sushi venues is the creation of Mi and U Kim, who met over a sushi bar where U was the chef and Mi an enthusiastic customer. “In a short time...

Profile: Exchange Pub + Kitchen

With the Exchange Pub + Kitchen, Ian Hall has taken a historic New Albany building and transformed it into a stylish restaurant that would fit right into SoHo. With the Exchange as an anchor,...