Saturday, April 17, 2021

Vamp, then fade out — or, Jimmy Can’t Dance has left the building

I’m 30 and a lot of my friends are really into music. Through opening weekend, I watched so many friends with their jaw open. They’d only been exposed probably to shitty elevator jazz, and...

Craft Culture Concepts swaps One Thirty Three for Parlour IV (downtown)

For the increasingly ubiquitous Craft Culture Concepts (CCC) restaurant group, a chess board with a timer would be utterly superfluous. CCC's moves come fast and furious, like a two minute offense. Yesterday a fourth iteration...

Top Hat Café, recalling the era of Black-owned businesses on “Old” Walnut Street

The Top Hat Café (Old Walnut Plaza; see below) opened earlier in February. The coffee shop and soon-to-be-lounge's name is a loving riff on Black history in Louisville, so let's start with a look...

Uptown Cafe has new owners who plan to reopen it in April

Last November Uptown Cafe, a 35-year-old dining stalwart located at 1624 Bardstown Road, revealed it would be closing for good. However in mid-February there was a plot twist, with a teaser appearing at the restaurant's...

After a half-century, Another Place Sandwich Shop bows out

  Another Place Sandwich Shop (119 South 7th Street), a family-owned downtown institution for 50 years, announced at Facebook that it will be closing at the end of February. It is with the biggest and heaviest...

“Instagrammable” Agave & Rye Epic Tacos opens today in New Albany

The New Albany location of Agave & Rye Epic Tacos officially launches today at 324 E. Main Street. The project has been in the works since August 2020, with the building formerly housing Hull...

Milano Italian Restaurant’s third location is coming this spring to Westport Road

Milano Italian Restaurant's original location in Shelbyville (1745 Midland Trail) dates to 2000, with a second restaurant in Mount Washington (9180 Hwy 44 E) opening in 2018. As Dahlia Ghabour reported in the Louisville Courier...

Pizzaville LLC joins the fray with carryout pies at 2901 Goose Creek Road

According to Restaurant Hospitality, "the raging popularity of pizza as a pandemic comfort food of choice has been well documented," with many pizzeria operators offsetting "volatile meat prices with innovative alternative toppings that address...

Hog Father Pizza is opening in Butchertown on February 8

Before noting the advent of Hog Father Pizza at 1301 Story, formerly the home of Butchertown Pizza Hall, please permit a brief digression. There are rivers called the Don in Russia, Scotland and England. In...

Jeff’s Burger Shack to close on March 1

Veteran-owned Jeff's Burger Shack, which began operations in 2016 at 14126 Dixie Highway, will close for good on March 1. Jeffrey Springer made the announcement in a Facebook post and discussed the prospects for...