hiko-A-mon’s fine Japanese style rewards our eyes and palates Wednesday, Jan 27 2021 

It’s hard to believe that Louisville got its first sushi bar, of sorts, as recently as the middle 1980s. (It’s also hard to believe that I’ve been writing about food and drink for that long, but that’s another story for another day.) Back when Louisville had its first taste of locally-made sushi, served over a … Continue reading hiko-A-mon’s fine Japanese style rewards our eyes and palates

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Grassa Gramma takeout makes a fine Italian dinner at home Wednesday, Jan 20 2021 

GI wonder if you miss sitting down to a good meal in a fine local restaurant as much as I do. It’s not just about the food. Driving through Holiday Manor the other day, I spotted Grassa Gramma and remembered how much fun it is to dine there. Executive Chef Robert Rice’s fine Italian fare … Continue reading Grassa Gramma takeout makes a fine Italian dinner at home

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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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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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However you pronounce SOU, we sure like it. Wednesday, Dec 4 2019 

SOU might mean “South.” It could represent “soul.” Yet the proper way to pronounce the name of this new Plainview-area eatery is not “sow” or “soo” but “So-you.” Intentional ambiguity seems to lie at the heart of this upscale dining room in a thoroughly renovated former Skyline Chili parlor, and that’s all right. SOU is … Continue reading However you pronounce SOU, we sure like it.

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Cozy comfort and creative cookery at Hearth on Mellwood Wednesday, Nov 20 2019 

The bright mustard-yellow exterior paint job that made Bistro 1860 (2013-2018) stand out is gone, replaced by tasteful off-white with light sage-green trim. The huge 54-unit Cruvinet wine dispensing machine that made L & N Wine Bar (2004-2012) special is gone, too, a victim of disuse. But the latest occupant in the historic 19th century … Continue reading Cozy comfort and creative cookery at Hearth on Mellwood

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