Sunday, January 17, 2021

Indiana loosens the reins; full capacity seating at restaurants, mask mandate still in effect

Slipping almost unnoticed into yesterday's jam-packed news cycle was Governor Eric Holcomb's decision to implement the fifth stage of Indiana's Back on Track pandemic reopening plan, delayed since July by the coronavirus's dogged persistence. Inside...

Napa River Grill bought, and J.D. Rothberg hired, by Craft Culture Concepts, LLC

Craft Culture Concepts, LLC (CCC) didn't exist a year ago. The restaurant group was formed in late October, 2019. Now, at a time when others are hunkering down, CCC is making deals like a...

Restaurant operators brace for challenging months ahead

While dreaming of sushi, our favorite tweet of the week (so far) comes courtesy of a sommelier in Chicago.  My favorite walk in customers are the ones who arrive when we’re booked and want to...

Copper & Kings? Heron today, Constellation Brands tomorrow

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has come a long way since the winter of 2014. Doesn't it seem as if the distillery has been here far longer than six years? https://foodanddine.com/copper-kings-brandy-distillery-to-open-in-butchertown-this-spring/ Monday's news about the...

Fund for the Arts awards COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants

"To maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone by generating resources, inspiring excellence, and creating community connections." – Fund for the Arts These Black-owned restaurants received...

Decadence, depravity, Hunter S. Thompson and a commemorative Derby beer from Flying Dog

A half-century ago, a native Louisvillian observed that the Kentucky Derby hasn't ever been exactly as it appears, and this is more accurate than ever in 2020, when the pandemic has caused the race...

Old Hickory Inn is open and serving under new ownership in Germantown

It’s time for Old Timers and hipsters with a nostalgia streak for what-the-world-was-like-once to get together at the most recent iteration of the Old Hickory Inn, one of Germantown’s iconic drinking and deep discussion...

Edibles & Potables: Some news, some notes, and an on-line database of 5,000 historical...

A few items of interest for random Sunday reading ... From Cuisine Noir, there's an initiative to help close the racial equity gap in craft beer. The Crowns & Hops “8 Trill Pils Fund,” is launching...

A Kentucky Derby without fans? It’s the ultimate in a 2020 kind of way

Moving Kentucky Derby 146 from May to September was an act of hope and optimism amid confusion and uncertainty. The tradition could not be exactly the same occurring in late summer, but it could...

Zanzabar and Charim Korean Restaurant’s owner join forces for food

It has been 13 long months since a roof collapse at the Galleria of St. Matthews strip mall (4115 Oechsli Avenue) displaced four successful eateries. Havana Rumba has relocated, and Del Frisco's Steakhouse is about...