PROFILES

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

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...

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...

Ale: There’s an app for that

Buckhead’s  tablets help make your beer choice better . Human nature often displays a yearning for simpler times — a slower pace of life, fewer worries, and a return to the good old days. Consider how...

$10 Challenge — Sitar Indian Restaurant

Not your everyday buffet. Sitar delivers flavor and variety, all piping hot. My undergraduate years sowed the seeds of my frugality. Scholarships took care of my major college expenses, but the paycheck I received from the...

Chef Q&A: Anthony Lamas

Anthony Lamas followed a girl to Kentucky from California in 1994. While that relationship didn’t last, Louisvillians have benefited from his marriage of Latin flavors and Southern ingredients ever since. After stints at several local dining...

Havana Rumba Express & Tapas Bar

Cuban goes fast-casual—But wait! There’s more! Marcos Lorenzo and his Havana Rumba co-owners had a goal when they came up with the concept for Havana Rumba Express and Tapas Bar: lean, mean, and easily replicated. But...

Dragon King’s Daughter

Osaka meets Oaxaca: How a Japanese chef discovered Mexico in Kentucky. The cuisine at Dragon King's Daughter flashes more passports than a Jason Bourne movie. Chef Toki Masabuchi’s dishes, based on Japanese classics, are prone to...