In the last few weeks, several new restaurants have opened here and there around the area, or have announced that they soon will. It is time to catch up on what is new.

  • At the Post Sports Bar & Grill has opened at 3701 Hopewell Rd., just in time to watch the Derby on one of their large-screen TVs while sharing a fried onion loaf or sautéed banana peppers, or enjoying a pizza, sandwiches, wings or a burger.
  • Mission BBQ is opening their first area restaurant at 4607 Shelbyville Rd. in St. Matthews. They will serve classic BBQ items like brisket, pulled chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, ribs and green beans. The chain supports non-profit organizations that serve the military, police and first responders. It has a commitment to hire veterans, and plays the National Anthem at noon every day.
  • Ramiro’s Express is planned for Jeffersonville, at 253 Spring St. Ramiro Gandara, of Ramiro’s Cantina on Frankfort Ave. in Crescent Hill, got his start in the restaurant business with Los Indios, a restaurant with locations in New Albany, Floyd Knobs and Corydon, and he had been looking to return to Southern Indiana. The Jeffersonville location will feature burritos, chicken bowls, nachos, tortas and tacos, and he plants to have a full-service bar too.
  • Holsopple Brewing has opened at  8023 Catherine Ln. in Lyndon. Owned by Sam and Kristy Gambill, the taproom has a six-barrel brewing system serving Amber Lager, Aloupa Pale Ale, Bob’s Blessing Porter, Paula’s Pilsner, Project Alpha “A” IPA, and St. SÖB, a dry Irish stout.
  • Steel City Pops and Quills Coffee are collaborating on the renovation of a former fire station at 117 St. Matthews Ave. where they will each open another outlet of their individual businesses. Plans include separate counters for both businesses and a large landscaped patio.