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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Tiny Thai Cafe ranks as a favorite Wednesday, Sep 2 2020 

Since the pandemic started, I’ve been focusing on how we can enjoy local eateries and support the restaurant business while still assuring ourselves maximum protection against the pandemic. That approach consistently leads me to places that make it easy to order and pay online and pick up my food via no-touch curbside delivery. But it … Continue reading Tiny Thai Cafe ranks as a favorite

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Get your sushi on the go from ToGo Sushi Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 

One of the great pleasures of sushi for me is the opportunity to sit down at the sushi bar, admire the artfully arranged rows of beautifully cut seafood and fish, and talk with the chef about what’s interesting and good. But I have to be honest: During the pandemic, the idea of joining a few … Continue reading Get your sushi on the go from ToGo Sushi

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You can’t beat the pho at NamNam Café Wednesday, Mar 18 2020 

It’s easy to overlook NamNam Café. It’s tiny, you don’t hear a lot about it, and it’s off on a St. Matthews side street. But you really shouldn’t miss it. It’s one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants, even among a dozen strong competitors. [During the Covid-19 closure of dine-in restaurants, NamNam is offering carryout and … Continue reading You can’t beat the pho at NamNam Café

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Everything is good at Ramen House Tuesday, Dec 31 2019 

Thoughts upon eating edamame at Ramen House: If you’re supposed to get at these delicious little underripe-soybean snacks by popping the beans out of the inedible pod, what’s the point in seasoning the outside of the pod? A taste of Ramen House’s amazing spicy garlic edamame ($5.50) explains it all for us. Grab a pod … Continue reading Everything is good at Ramen House

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Lola’s Kitchen, Filipino food for a “Happy lunchtime” Wednesday, Nov 13 2019 

If language reflects culture, then it’s fair to assume that the people of the Philippines love to eat. Tagalog, the Filipino national language, is the only language I know with a special greeting, tucked between “good morning” and “good afternoon,” to wish people a good lunchtime. So let’s say “Magandang tanghali po” to Lola’s Kitchen, … Continue reading Lola’s Kitchen, Filipino food for a “Happy lunchtime”

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District 6 brings a taste of Vietnam to St. Matthews Wednesday, Oct 9 2019 

If you think “District 6” is an odd name for a Vietnamese restaurant, think again. This moniker honors the heritage of its owners, Hanh Duong and Vinh Thai, whose parents hail originally from the District 6 neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City’s District 6 is part … Continue reading District 6 brings a taste of Vietnam to St. Matthews

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Pho Phi gives your money’s worth Wednesday, Jul 3 2019 

You say “pho,” I say “fuh.” Which is the right way to say it, anyway? Inspired by a couple of bowls of pho, er, fuh, at Phi Pho (“Fee Fuh”), a new, fast-casual pho shop in St. Matthews, I dug into the roots of pho, and – somewhat to my surprise, since I thought I … Continue reading Pho Phi gives your money’s worth

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