APRON announces emergency fund to help restaurant employees diagnosed with COVID-19

Louisville’s national reputation as a culinary center is driven by the creative work of its independent restaurants, the rich trove of small businesses that entertain and inspire us, meal after meal. These are small...

Don’t wait, donate to The LEE Initiative’s grassroots Restaurant Workers Relief Program

Fifteen days ago, The LEE Initiative’s 2020 mentees were revealed at an informative and entertaining program, “The Future of Food is Female.” Already it seems like far longer, and now temporary restaurant and bar...

Marty Rosen: “Creative and resilient restaurateurs all over the region are already figuring out...

By Marty Rosen, editor-in-chief of Food & Dining Magazine In the oddball 1986 film “Echo Park,” the action revolves around the life of a pizza delivery guy who works for a joint called Vinnie’s. Vinnie’s isn’t...

COVID-19: Indiana restaurants and bars must close (except carry-out and delivery) at least through...

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's statement was released around 11:15 a.m. on Monday, outlining COVID-19 "curve flattening" measures similar to those embraced by governors in surrounding states. Carry-out and delivery services may continue, and the...

As expected, “Beshear closes bars and restaurants in Kentucky in response to the coronavirus...

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's decision to close food and drink businesses (except for carry-out and delivery sales) was widely expected. Our gaze turns now to Indiana. A reliable source tells us that Governor Eric Holcomb is...

Feeding people in the time of coronavirus

Each morning for the past ten days Americans have awakened to vastly altered realities, not all at once, but via an escalating series of shock waves pertaining to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. As a personal...

Frydays Then & Now — A Guide to Lenten Fish Frys

Fishy Politics The Lenten Fish Fry traces his roots back to the earliest centuries of Catholic practice. From as early as the second century A.D., the ichthys (the “sign of the fish”) had become a...

There’s a Very Righteous Party Planned at Goodwood

In conjunction with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Goodwood Brewing Co. will be hosting the annual Blessing of the Keg at its NuLu location (636 E. Main St.) on March 12th. Doors open at 4:00...

Restaurant Comings & Goings — Spring 2020

I confess that I spent the hiatus between last year’s Winter issue and this Spring 2020 issue feeling certain that my job here would be easier this first issue of the new year. The...

LEE Initiative’s 2020 mentees revealed at “The Future of Food is Female”

Last Monday, The LEE Initiative teamed with Kentucky to the World to present “The Future of Food is Female,” a program in the Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series, held at the Bomhard Theater. https://foodanddine.com/the-future-of-food-is-female-a-conversation-by-and-about-female-chefs-on-march-2/ Those in...