Sunday, August 1, 2021

Abol Cafe: “Ethiopia is the most caffeinated country in Africa”

You might be curious to know what “ABOL” means. Abol is a word commonly used in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony process and it means first coffee brew. The first cup in every coffee brew...

Edibles & Potables: A Memorial Day observance

Today at "Edibles & Potables," I propose to play against type, leave the food and drink until later, and consider the institution of Memorial Day in America. After all, such a tradition must begin somewhere,...

Restaurant critic Robin Garr “ponders the new normal”

Louisville's culinary milieu generates ample media coverage, and justifiably so. In my view these newspapers, magazines, web sites and social media feeds each have something to recommend them (although yes, there are occasional exceptions),...

Effective May 28, Beshear kicks COVID curfew to the curb, restores bar seating

The coronavirus is still with us, although the devil remains firmly embedded within the details. Even those who are convinced that the nation as a whole has hit a tipping point acknowledge that individual metropolitan...

New life for Louisville’s legendary Vernon Lanes

Over at Tourist Attractions and Parks (TAP) Magazine, writer Karen Appold surveys an overlooked source of sustenance: "How to Strike it Right with Food Offerings at Bowling Centers." "When people visit a bowling center," Appold...

LG&E-KU Foundation grant helps Chef Space keep rolling

When the legendary Jay’s Cafeteria closed for good in 2008, it marked the sad end of a restaurant and catering colossus in the Russell neighborhood of West Louisville. Jay’s Cafeteria persevered even when Russell fell...

“It’s Magically Delicious,” a St. Paddy’s Day Eve dinner at Street Grub & Hops

Just the 3 of Us Productions (Michael Beckmann, Caroline Knop and Chef Ellen Gill McCarty) are partnering with Jared Fox Matthews of Street Grub & Hops at 3922 Shelbyville Road for the first installment...

Beshear eases capacity restrictions; now 60% for restaurants and bars

On Monday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear nudged the indoor pandemic capacity needle forward. Dahlia Ghabour had the report at the Courier Journal. Louisville, KY— After two and a half months of capacity restrictions for indoor businesses...

R.I.P. Saul Garcia: “Perseverance, hard work, and humility”

Saul Garcia is being affectionately remembered by Louisvillians from all walks of life as a restaurateur, entrepreneur, pioneer and community leader. Saul Garcia, owner of Los Aztecas and a pillar of Louisville’s Latino community, dies,...

Brown-Forman, RNDC, APRON Inc, combine to support restaurant and bar workers in Kentucky

Let’s begin by introducing the participants in today’s story. Brown-Forman Corporation is the largest American-owned spirit and wine company, selling a variety of brands in more than 170 countries, and of course with headquarters in Louisville. Republic...