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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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John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

Posted Nov 2, 2017

John Varanese relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, from Charleston, South Carolina, in 1998 when he was hired by local favorite Azalea to be the Executive Chef. By 2008, he was opening his namesake restaurant Varanese on historic Frankfort Avenue. He is currently one of the area’s premier chefs, and his restaurants have become dining destinations that have drawn huge crowds each year.

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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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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Review: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Review: The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Posted Oct 20, 2017

Even people who have never set foot in Kentucky know that the Bluegrass State loves its bourbon, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville is designed to give attendees a real taste of this rich heritage as the first official stop on the well-traveled Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Here is our review of the immersive Evan Williams Bourbon Traditional Tour & Tasting experience!

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Chef Joshua Moore Volare Italian Restaurant

Joshua Moore: Volare Italian Restaurant

Posted Aug 20, 2017

City Walks: New Works by Louisville Artist, Ashley Brossart at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile

City Walks: New Works by Louisville Artist, Ashley Brossart at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile

Updated Aug 3, 2017

July 7th through July 29th, 2017

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Q&A with Eric Shaw, Executive Chef at Jack Fry's Restaurant in Louisville

Q&A with Eric Shaw, Executive Chef at Jack Fry's Restaurant in Louisville

Posted Jul 26, 2017

Eric Shaw is back at Jack Fry’s restaurant in Louisville, this time serving as Executive Chef after previous stints with us as Chef de Cuisine and as a Line Cook. He worked most recently in Chicago as a Sous Chef at beloved farm-to-table staple Lula Café, and before that at its sister restaurant, Nightwood. During his time in Chicago, Eric was heavily involved with Pilot Light, a chef-driven nonprofit focused on promoting children’s food literacy by infusing culinary arts with existing school curricula.

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Dining at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops in Louisville

Dining at Martini Italian Bistro at the Paddock Shops in Louisville

Updated Jul 12, 2017

As my date and I were finishing up our much-needed shopping spree, our hunger started getting the best of us. We had spent the day out east trying to find respective outfits for our friend’s wedding the following weekend and hadn’t planned for dinner. We decided to try this restaurant across the way called Martini Italian Bistro, which is located in the Paddock Shops lifestyle center (formerly The Summit) and we couldn’t have picked a better spot!

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Top Louisville Events January 2017

Top Louisville Events January 2017

Updated Feb 1, 2017

Although the holidays might be over, the new year is just getting started and 2017 promises to bring plenty of excitement to the Derby City. Here’s a roundup of our top events in and around Louisville for January 2017:

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