Cochinita pibil at Mayan Cafe takes us straight to Yucatán Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 

Cochinita pibil. These two Spanish words – one common, the other not so much – shine a bright light on both the Mayan cuisine of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula and neighboring Guatemala and into one of Louisville’s favorite South-of-the-Border restaurants, Mayan Cafe. So what’s a cochinita pibil? A little pig – that’s the easy part – … Continue reading Cochinita pibil at Mayan Cafe takes us straight to Yucatán

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bar Vetti lands in its new space Wednesday, Jul 1 2020 

I hate moving. I can’t imagine that anybody would really like the sorting, culling, boxing, shifting, trucking and heavy lifting that comes with a move. Now imagine moving during a pandemic, with masks and serious social distancing in a play, and you’ll have some idea what it must have been like for bar Vetti last … Continue reading bar Vetti lands in its new space

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Butchertown Grocery Bakery bakes up deliciousness Wednesday, Jan 8 2020 

The funky, stylish storefront offers European-style artisan breads, pastries, desserts, and an intriguing menu of creative sandwiches, salads, greens and grains, plus espresso drinks, beer and bourbon out front of its expansive bakery space. Nope, it’s not Blue Dog, but it follows a similar path to deliciousness as the Crescent Hill icon: We’re looking at … Continue reading Butchertown Grocery Bakery bakes up deliciousness

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Shirley Mae’s puts the soul in soul food Wednesday, Oct 16 2019 

Some say that the art of soul, in music or in food, can never be mastered by white folks, and I can buy this hypothesis: Lacking a history of slavery and oppression, we just don’t have the tools born of heritage. But we can certainly enjoy soul, and honor it, whether we’re listening to Aretha … Continue reading Shirley Mae’s puts the soul in soul food

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Six Forks: simple, affordable quality Wednesday, Sep 18 2019 

A restaurant doesn’t have to be expensive to be good, and it doesn’t have to be elegant to be pleasing. I present in evidence Six Forks Burger Co.

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The wurst is good at The Hall Wednesday, Sep 4 2019 

Many years ago, we were wandering around Europe on a Eurailpass when one of us said, “Let’s go to Munich,” just on a whim. That’s how I found out what a beer hall is, and Oktoberfest, too. Ah, memories. Memories of friendly Germans lined up along long communal tables, drinking excellent beer out of sturdy … Continue reading The wurst is good at The Hall

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