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My Old Kentucky Homemade: Kern's Kitchen and Derby-Pie

My Old Kentucky Homemade: Kern's Kitchen and Derby-Pie

Updated May 13, 2019

Handcrafted for more than 60 years in Louisville, Kern’s Derby-Pie® chocolate nut pie is a true – and truly delicious – Kentucky tradition. Leaudra and Walter Kern, along with their son George, created the very first Derby-Pie® in 1954 at the Melrose Inn, which was located in Prospect, Kentucky. To this day, Kern’s Kitchen still crafts each pie, one at a time, according to that legendary secret recipe.

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Matt Weber: Uptown Cafe in Louisville

Updated Mar 9, 2019

A Louisville native Matt Weber began his culinary career at Cafe Metro, one of the city’s first premier fine dine restaurants, and the Uptown Cafe’s now-defunct sister restaurant, in the 1980’s. During his time at Cafe Metro he worked as a busser,server and Pastry Chef. He made the transition to the Uptown Cafe in the early ’90’s where he honed his cooking skills and became Head Chef. Matt lives in Crescent Hill with his wife and two sons. In addition his passion for food and wine, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and staying fit.

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Get to Know Chef Allen Hubbard: Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville

Get to Know Chef Allen Hubbard: Martini Italian Bistro in Louisville

Updated Mar 8, 2019

Allen Hubbard was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and has two children. He spent six years in the US Marine Corps as a Food Service Specialist and graduated from Sullivan University with a Culinary Arts Degree. He worked as Sous Chef at Vincenzo's, spent 4 years as an Executive Chef at 2 local universities and has been with Martini Italian Bistro for more than 7 years. Hubbard's hobbies include going to the track, dancing, traveling and of course, enjoying a great meal!

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Experience the Barton 1792 Distillery Tour in Bardstown, Kentucky

Experience the Barton 1792 Distillery Tour in Bardstown, Kentucky

Updated Jul 9, 2018

The iconic Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and is still open today as the oldest fully-operating Kentucky bourbon distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

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Forecastle Festival 2017: One of the Best Music Festivals in Louisville, Kentucky

Forecastle Festival 2017: One of the Best Music Festivals in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated Mar 20, 2018

Text: Joey Yazell; Photography: Cody Sprigler

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Dallas McGarity: The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar in Louisville

Dallas McGarity: The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar in Louisville

Updated Jan 10, 2018

In October 2016 Dallas and his wife Laura opened The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. His passion for high quality local ingredients as well as his creative, but approachable style of cooking allows him to create cuisine that is elegant and unique while showing off some of the surrounding area’s best ingredients.

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Get to Know Some of the Best Chefs in Louisville

Get to Know Some of the Best Chefs in Louisville

Updated Nov 3, 2017

Louisville has gained a national reputation as one of the best foodie destinations in the country. Nearly any list of top culinary destinations will mention Louisville as a must-do! Jetsetter and USA Today have ranked Louisville as one of the best new local food scenes in the country, while National Geographic, Zagat, Travel + Leisure and members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals have all Louisville as one of the top-rated foodie destinations in the world. And for the second consecutive year, more than 16 restaurants have opened in the area!

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Behind the Barrel: Best Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries and Tours

Behind the Barrel: Best Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries and Tours

Posted Oct 30, 2017

No two Kentucky bourbon distilleries are exactly the same, so you’ll discover new and intriguing bourbon-making secrets during every tour, since each one offers an introduction and insight into their own unique way of making this legendary spirit. The introductions to four of the best bourbon distilleries and tours below will serve as an excellent beginning to your Kentuckybourbon making adventures!

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