Monday, May 10, 2021

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...

Kentucky Derby 146: COVID-19 makes it complicated for restaurants

A Kentucky Derby in September is disorienting, to say the least. Staging the event during a pandemic represents another level of challenges. As we write, the race itself is still scheduled to be run, albeit...

BoomBozz Pizza & Watch Bar hosts job fair for its Westport Village location

The Westport Village location of BoomBozz Pizza & Watch Bar (1315 Herr Lane) is hosting a job fair every day this week (Mon through Fri) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday...

Del Frisco’s to reopen this fall in the East End at the former Z’s...

This saga of displacement began during the summer of 2019 at 4107 Oechsli Avenue in St. Matthews, home of the venerable Del Frisco's Steakhouse, which was founded in 1981 as the first restaurant in...

Edibles & Potables: The lone genius theory, disputed

“Edibles & Potables” is a place to park items of interest located outside our customary metro Louisville coverage area. This said, one of the week's most important developments occurred right here.  https://foodanddine.com/responsible-restaurant-bar-coalition/ COVID-19 is real. Unfortunately,...

Responsible Bar and Restaurant Coalition forms to create and implement safety standards

A consortium of Louisville-area food service establishments is coming together to develop and implement safety protocols for staff and guests. In an information release earlier in the week, the Responsible Bar and Restaurant Coalition explained...