January 2012

Majid’s hosting Eight Beer Fantasy meal pairing Sunday, Jan. 29

January 11, 2012
Majid’s hosting Eight Beer Fantasy meal pairing Sunday, Jan. 29

Majid’s, 3930 Chenoweth Lane,  is hosting and Eight Beer Fantasy pairing with food at the restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2:30 pm. to about 4:30 p.m. According to bar manager Stephen Dennison, the event is about beverage education. And along with a similar Whiskey Roulette event he conducted recently and future monthly beverage […] […]

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Varanese showcasing biodynamic wines at Grgich Hills Estate dinners, Jan. 18-19

January 10, 2012
Varanese showcasing biodynamic wines at Grgich Hills Estate dinners, Jan. 18-19

Biodynamic wines from Grgich Hills Estate will flow for two nights at Varanese, where a pair of six-course dinners will be offered on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19. Grgich vineyard manager David Bos will be the guest speaker for each evening and talk about the work, the virtues and pleasurably drinkable rewards of biodynamic winemaking. […]

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Penzeys Spices to open Louisville store in March

January 10, 2012
Penzeys Spices to open Louisville store in March

Penzeys Spices plans to open a store in Louisville’s Shelbyville Road Plaza in March. For anyone who’s used its first-rate products, this is huge news. For anyone who doesn’t know about Penzeys but cooks, keep reading. You’re going to be happy. The announcement came sort-of unofficially in an email I received from Penzeys today. It […]

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Start your weekend at Brown Hotel bar with bargain-priced bubbly and small plates

January 10, 2012
Start your weekend at Brown Hotel bar with bargain-priced bubbly and small plates

Love really good champagne but can’t justify the price of a full bottle—or drive home safely if you splurge? Then consider visiting the Brown Hotel’s Lobby Bar (335 W. Broadway) any Friday between today and Feb. 24 for its “Celebrate the Bubbly” deal, served from 4-7 p.m. The bar is pouring three champagnes rarely, if […]

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Southern Living vote loss mystery chalked up to duplicate votes — for now

January 10, 2012
Southern Living vote loss mystery chalked up to duplicate votes — for now

Insider Louisville readers, you are a persistent lot! Since I last blogged about how 6,000 Louisville votes disappeared (take note, TV newscasters and reporters, it’s “disappeared,” never “went missing”) in Southern Living magazine’s South’s Tastiest town contest, you have asked daily, “Have we been dissed? Have our votes been missed?” Since Southern Living is owned […]

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Louisville loses 6,000 votes in controversial Southern Living Tastiest Town contest

January 10, 2012
Louisville loses 6,000 votes in controversial Southern Living Tastiest Town contest

In less than a week, controversy has erupted over Southern Living magazine’s South’s Tastiest Town online vote-off. The contest has become a heated duel between Louisville and Lafayette, La. — that’s right, Lafayette, not New Orleans, which is far behind in the poll — and the two communities are pulling hard for their own. The […]

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Rye sneak peek reveals beautiful restaurant, a few tastes of the menu—but no pictures!

January 10, 2012
Rye sneak peek reveals beautiful restaurant, a few tastes of the menu—but no pictures!

Last night’s sneak peek party at Rye (900 E. Market) was designed to give the small and invitation-only crowd just a taste of what’s to come when it opens officially on Tuesday, Jan. 3. And it achieved that. Not only was manager Erin McDonald not overly forthcoming with details about the establishment (plus, she was […]

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The name ‘Tim Tebow’ is terrible only because it’s connected to Christ’s

January 10, 2012
The name ‘Tim Tebow’ is terrible only because it’s connected to Christ’s

Last week I was reading the blog of my longtime friend, Rick Redding, and noticed he wrote this about Denver Broncos’ quarterback Tim Tebow: “I hate that guy.” Wow! Hate? Strong stuff. I knew he wasn’t the only one with such splenetic distaste for Tebow, so I emailed him and asked, basically, “Why hate?” Redding […]

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Louisville restaurants and chefs gaining notoriety lately in national media

January 10, 2012
Louisville restaurants and chefs gaining notoriety lately in national media

There’s a whole lotta love being showered these days on Louisville restaurants and chefs in some prominent media outlets. This is important for two reasons: It shows outsiders what remarkable culinary talent and offerings we have here; but perhaps most importantly, such “expert out-of-towner” praise might get local officials and media to see that our […]

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Bowling Green’s Corsair Artisan Distillery producing Kentucky’s finest gin — yes gin!

January 10, 2012
Bowling Green’s Corsair Artisan Distillery producing Kentucky’s finest gin — yes gin!

Ever heard of Corsair Artisan Distillery? The award-winning micro-distiller of gins, bourbons and rums that’s located in Bowling Green, Ky.? Not ringing a bell, right? But if you do know of it, you’re among the pleasured minority who knows about the terrific sippers being made in an old brick warehouse just blocks from Western Kentucky […]

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