What’s the critic’s favorite restaurant? It’s complicated. Wednesday, Sep 22 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com “What is your favorite restaurant?” “What’s the best restaurant in town?” As a frequent diner who writes about my experiences, I get these questions often. My stock answers, though, aren’t as simple as you might expect: My favorite is probably wherever I ate last. The best? I won’t name just one. … Continue reading What’s the critic’s favorite restaurant? It’s complicated.

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Dining and the Delta variant Wednesday, Sep 8 2021 

Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com When I got my Covid vaccination a few months ago, I thought this long national nightmare was over,. Ha! The nasty Delta variant has brought Covid roaring back. “This is the worst the pandemic has been,” a masked Gov. Andy Beshear told Kentuckians last week, as more than 4,500 new cases were … Continue reading Dining and the Delta variant

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Many disability access barriers are easy to fix Wednesday, Aug 25 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com “With today’s signing of the landmark Americans for Disabilities Act,” intoned President George W. Bush in March 1990, “every man, .woman, and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom.” The ADA promised access for disabled people to public … Continue reading Many disability access barriers are easy to fix

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Noosh Nosh satisfies at any time of day Wednesday, Jul 21 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Here is the eternal question about dining out: Do we want to go someplace excellent but pricey, or shall we hit an eatery with great affordable fare? Thanks to the wit and wisdom of Chef Anoosh Shariat, you can jump in the car and hold that decision until you swing into … Continue reading Noosh Nosh satisfies at any time of day

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A happy return to El Mariachi, a favorite taqueria Wednesday, Jul 14 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Hola! I finally got back to a favorite taqueria, El Mariachi, last week, and oh, did it make me happy. Now I wish it hadn’t taken me so long, but I felt uneasy about the idea before I finally got fully vaccinated. There’s typically some language barrier for me at the … Continue reading A happy return to El Mariachi, a favorite taqueria

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Pints & Union, a London pub in New Albany Wednesday, Jul 7 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Let’s head over to New Albany for a London pub experience at Pints & Union! It’s the real deal: They’ve got great beers, ales, porters and stouts! They’ve got that dark and cozy British pub vibe! They’ve got great fish and chips! And they’ve got Indian tikka! Wait! What? Yes, you … Continue reading Pints & Union, a London pub in New Albany

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We find our way to good eats at Joy Luck Wednesday, Jun 23 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com It doesn’t seem reasonable to say that it’s hard to find good eats on Bardstown Road on a Sunday afternoon, but I was sure feeling that way the other day. Trekking through this usually busy restaurant row on a sizzling afternoon, I struck out at three places before we got to … Continue reading We find our way to good eats at Joy Luck

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Wild Eggs scores with every plate Wednesday, Jun 16 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com One cloudy, stormy looking March afternoon last year, when lockdown had just begun and we all were starting to reckon with the scary reality that the pandemic was here to stay for a while, I got out and walked through a completely deserted Westport Village. I walked up to the big … Continue reading Wild Eggs scores with every plate

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The restaurant critic ponders the new normal Wednesday, May 26 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Slowly, gradually, with some stutter steps, Louisville’s restaurant scene, like the nation’s, is edging back toward normal, and I for one am delighted to see that. But even with widespread vaccination and declining positivity rates that mean many of us are pocketing our masks much of the time, it’s a new … Continue reading The restaurant critic ponders the new normal

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Clay Oven’s star shines in our Indian galaxy Wednesday, May 12 2021 

By Robin Garr LouisvilleHotBytes.com Let us take a moment to mark the virtual extinction of the all-you-can-eat buffet. Rendered terrifying by the pandemic and images of contagious hands dipping into communal pans, the restaurant buffet has all but disappeared from our lives. I for one won’t mourn it much, with a solitary exception: I miss … Continue reading Clay Oven’s star shines in our Indian galaxy

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