PROFILES

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

Pick 3 — Bistro 301 Profile

Matt Mershon was an experienced restaurant manager when he was asked to become managing partner at Deke’s Marketplace Grill in 2001. A veteran of full-service standards such as the Bristol Bar & Grille and Jack...

Pick 3 — Buck’s Restaurant Profile

By the entrance to Buck’s, the elegant restaurant on the ground floor of the quietly chic Mayflower Apartments building in Old Louisville, there is a curious plaque, listing all the different restaurants that have...

Chef Q&A: David Danielson

David Danielson, executive chef at Churchill Downs, marks time now by the Kentucky Derby, frantically getting ready for his fourth Derby. Before moving to Louisville, Danielson operated a catering business that specialized in large events,...

$10 Challenge — Bristol Bar & Grille

In doing research for this review (and by “research,” I mean eating out a lot), I noticed four types of people who spend their afternoons at the Bristol Bar & Grille — ladies who lunch,...

Urban Bourbon Trail: Bourbons Bistro

The late 19th century building that houses Bourbons Bistro in Clifton was most likely a tavern or roadhouse in its initial incarnation, owner Jason Brauner says. “It was one of the first buildings on Frankfort...

Chef Q&A: 610 Magnolia’s Nick Sullivan

Nick Sullivan is the Executive Chef at 610 Magnolia, where he runs day-to-day operations for celebrity chef Edward Lee, a former Top Chef contestant. Sullivan’s cooking, which combines Southern food with ingredients and techniques from...

Josh Moore: A Rising Star Ready To Shine

Scattered around the fields of Josh Moore’s farm in Taylorsville are several pieces of antique farm equipment. To some they might look like rusting hulks, but Moore appreciates the way time and weather have turned...

Lotsa Pasta — Finding new ways to keep the customers coming in

A closer look at Lotsa Pasta, a Louisville deli.

Main Street Cafe: Keeping Ahead of the Curve — New school deli and café...

The sign outside says Main Street Deli, but inside and on the menu, the name is Main Street Café. That discrepancy is a sign—literally—that this East Main dining spot is evolving along with its...

Heitzman’s — Going strong after four generations.

It all started in 1891, when her great-granddad, Jacob Heitzman, opened Heitzman’s Bakery. In 1924, her grandfather, Charles, took over. In 1954, her parents took the helm and added a catering division. Fifteen years...