That Place Downstairs opens in lower level of Mussels & Burgers Bar

It has been a busy couple of years for Fernando martinez, his wife Cristina, and his ever-growing crew.  His fourth new restaurant, That Place Downstairs,is set to open next Thursday (March 27th). Martinez, who started...

The Melting Pot has closed

Diners eager for the 70s retro experience of eating by dipping stuff in hot liquids at the table have lost their prime opportunity. The fondue-focused restaurant The Melting Pot has closed the Louisville outlet...

Gather the Family Eight Stories Up for Easter Brunch in Louisville

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, 350 W. Chestnut St., is offering Easter brunch on Sunday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu highlights from executive chef Casper Van Drongelen include stuffed French...

First, counterfeit Gucci bags. Now, counterfeit basmati rice.

The eco-news aggregator Grist is reporting on a troubling growing trend—counterfeiting of premium food products. Food fraud is not new, as anyone who has followed the Italian olive oil scandals knows.  But Grist cites reports from the British newspaper The...

English Grill offers Italian wine dinner Aug. 18

The English Grill, 335 W. Broadway, in the Brown Hotel, will host a four-course dinner paired with Italian wines on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Chef de cuisine Andrew Welenken and sommelier Troy...

WKU adds brewery for hands-on learning

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with Western Kentucky University to build a production-level brewery on the Bowling Green campus. While this fact might inspire a range of jokes about college students...

Pho Gone Conclusion: Ngon Appétit closes its doors (but continues catering events)

There's always a bit of turbulence in the restaurant business right around the turn of the fiscal year. This week, Ngon Appétit announced that it had not renewed its lease at 1991 Brownsboro Road,...

D. Nalley’s closed, but may re-open under new ownership

Although F&D tries to keep abreast of the movement in the local restaurant world, events sometimes escape our eagle eyes. The closing in February of one of Old Louisville’s classic eateries is one of...

Summertime opening of whiskey and cigar bar to heat up Ice House complex

Construction is well underway at the Ice House complex (217 East Main St.) to open a cigar and whiskey bar there this summer. The venue, to be named either Vice Whiskey and Cigar Bar or...

Root Cellar seeks funding for mobile produce truck to serve Louisville food deserts

Ron Smith, owner, of The Root Celllar, a two-unit, year-round local produce market (in Germantown and Old Louisville), wants to take his bounty on the road, well into Louisville’s West End. Smith recently launched a Kickstarter...