The Spring 2023 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online.


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PROFILE – Pat’s Steak House: A family-run restaurant since 1958. They don’t make them like this anymore. The quintessential American steak house. Kevin Gibson takes a look at this landmark.

PROFILE – Wagner’s Pharmacy: So much history. Louisville’s oldest dining establishment (101 years) is a mere 12 feet from Churchill Downs. Spend a few minutes perusing the historic photos on the walls, and they just might start talking. New feature writer Cary Stemle digs into the history.

PROFILE – Oriental House: Open since 1964, this is the longest-running ethnic restaurant in Louisville. And this Chinese staple is getting better with age. Roger Baylor gives us a view of the past and present.


COMINGS & GOINGS: A summary of changes in the local restaurant scene — with openings, closings, changes and more.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR – 20 Years: Our Editor-in-Chief Marty Rosen reminisces on the past 20 years of the magazine, mourns a lost colleague, and shares what’s ahead for F&D.

BAR BELLE – Derby shenanigans: The Race is on! And it’s time to get into training.

SPIRITS – Bargain bourbons: On a budget? You don’t need deep pockets to savor great bourbons.

COCKTAIL CONTESSA – It’s brunch o’clock somewhere: Some may call it Spring, but around here Brunch is a season — and a reason for cocktails.

LETTERS FROM LELIA’S KITCHEN – Fish for Lent…and every day: Our new columnist Lelia Gentle offers fish recipes and advice for Lent that will long outlast the season.

Cover Spring 2023