Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

Following on his success with vegan takes on popular fast-food dishes like the Farby, an Arby’s knockoff made without a molecule of meat, Morels Cafe’s proprietor Stanley Chase has now turned his attention to a seemingly even more impossible task. Behold, Morels Vegan BBQ Smokehouse, where Chase is creating vegetarian barbecued pulled “pork” and meat-free … Continue reading Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat

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Pollo chicken food truck lands in Clifton storefront Wednesday, Aug 19 2020 

“From food truck to brick and mortar. A dream has come true!” With palpable joy, Troy King and Selena Johnson, the owners of the Pollo food truck and Shelby Park’s popular Six Forks Burger Co., announced on social media last month that Pollo has landed in a Clifton storefront. Pollo – or “Pollo – a … Continue reading Pollo chicken food truck lands in Clifton storefront

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Let’s take Oskar’s out for a picnic! Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 

I’ve been doing a lot of takeout dining in the past couple of months, and I’m content with that. But I have one big problem with takeout: Unless I choose from a handful of restaurants within a five-minute drive from my house, my takeout dinner is likely to be lukewarm or worse by the time … Continue reading Let’s take Oskar’s out for a picnic!

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BurgerIM fights off challenges to bring the burgers Wednesday, Jul 29 2020 

If you’ve been wondering about the odd name of that new gourmet-style hamburger joint in the Vogue Center, wonder no longer: The Hebrew plural ending “-im” on the English word “Burger,” yields “BurgerIM,” a crafty way to make a common word a trademark. We brought home a bunch of burgerim, er, burgers, the other day … Continue reading BurgerIM fights off challenges to bring the burgers

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Secrets of the burger chefs Wednesday, Jun 24 2020 

Some days you feel like a burger. Some days you feel like a steak. But let’s make one thing perfectly clear: This is not a matter of better and best. The simple, honest burger in no way takes second place to the faux nobility of the tenderloin, rib eye, strip, or porterhouse. Sometimes, when you’re … Continue reading Secrets of the burger chefs

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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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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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Burger Girl fills our diner needs whenever we’re up Wednesday, Jul 17 2019 

I got the jingle “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun” stuck in my head the other day, and there was no way to stave off the crave. So I blasted off to get one. No, not Mickey D’s. Better. The double bison burger at the new Burger … Continue reading Burger Girl fills our diner needs whenever we’re up

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