What pandemic? El Mundo Highlands is up and running Wednesday, Aug 26 2020 

It takes a certain bold spirit and lack of risk aversion to open a new restaurant during a pandemic when, at best, restaurants face an extraordinary burden of regulation for our health and safety. That didn’t slow down the folks at El Mundo, though. Not only did they open their second restaurant – El Mundo … Continue reading What pandemic? El Mundo Highlands is up and running

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MexA Taco deliciously satisfies our Mexican-food crave Wednesday, Jul 8 2020 

If you haven’t been watching Padma Lakshmi’s new series, Taste the Nation, on Hulu, you really should start. The host of Bravo’s popular Top Chef moves to something completely different with this series that focuses on food culture in America through the eyes and taste buds of immigrant communities. In Episode 1, “Burritos on the … Continue reading MexA Taco deliciously satisfies our Mexican-food crave

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Galan’s offers a tasty oasis in a West End food desert Wednesday, Feb 5 2020 

Many of Louisville’s West End neighborhoods are defined as food deserts, places where low-income neighbors don’t have easy access to supermarkets. But Carlos Galan is trying to do something about that. Galan, who came to Louisville from Florida five years ago with his wife, Kim, saw potential in the West End, and he is taking … Continue reading Galan’s offers a tasty oasis in a West End food desert

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Noche, the church of Mexican BBQ Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 

The tall gray stone sanctuary of Calvary Lutheran Church was approaching its 90th anniversary when its congregation, aging and declining in numbers, regretfully decided to pack it in. “Emptying the building. Sad work,” the Rev. Austin Newberry wrote in February 2016 in the final post on Calvary’s Facebook page. But now the lofty nave is … Continue reading Noche, the church of Mexican BBQ

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Las Margaritas isn’t just about the margaritas Wednesday, Oct 23 2019 

It came as no real surprise when I discovered that Las Margaritas Mexican Cuisine features margaritas at its well stocked bar. After all, lots of Mexican restaurants do. But this place takes it to the next level, offering a choice of a dozen house margaritas, from traditional models built with tequila or mezcal to hibiscus, … Continue reading Las Margaritas isn’t just about the margaritas

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La Sierra Tarasca’s carnitas warms our hearts Wednesday, Aug 21 2019 

There’s a special place in my heart for Mexican eateries like La Sierra Tarasca. First, and not least, in a time when the president calls our Latin American neighbors thugs, criminals and rapists and orders refugee families separated at the border, it’s time for the rest of us to stand up for our Latinx brothers and sisters, whether … Continue reading La Sierra Tarasca’s carnitas warms our hearts

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La Catrina deliciously satisfies our taco craving Wednesday, Aug 7 2019 

While I was binge-watching the Taco Chronicles on Netflix last week, I got to the sequence on carnitas, and immediately realized that I had to get up and go either to Michoacán or, at the least, to a really good local taqueria. Once I checked my wallet, La Catrina Mexican Kitchen in New Albany got … Continue reading La Catrina deliciously satisfies our taco craving

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