November 2012

Beer Engine revving up for mid-2013 opening in Germantown

November 26, 2012
Beer Engine revving up for mid-2013 opening in Germantown

Beer Engine, a small and well-regarded craft brewery in Danville, Ky., will open a second site in Germantown sometime around the middle of next year. The site is the old Zeppelin Café at 1036 East Burnette, cattycorner to Check’s Café.  Founder, owner and brewer Brian Holton, who not only lives in Louisville, but works as […]

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Mozzaria in Fourth Street Live to become ‘Quattro’ in December

November 16, 2012
Mozzaria in Fourth Street Live to become ‘Quattro’ in December

An insider left a tip on the IL Facebook page: “I see Mozzaria is now Quattro.” Trust us … we don’t ignore tips. So, we drove over to Fourth Street Live from the Insider Louisville World Headquarters in NuLu to snoop. In about five minutes, employees were confirming Mozzeria will change to Quattro, Italian for […]

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Like bourbon? Consider joining Louisville’s Bourbon Society on Nov. 20

November 16, 2012
Like bourbon? Consider joining Louisville’s Bourbon Society on Nov. 20

Unless you’re a problem drinker, consuming alcohol privately just isn’t fun. The great social salve has little value without actual socializing. Especially when it’s good stuff, like premium bourbon, which is practically bubbling up through the Bluegrass these days. Good spirits are best shared, discussed, sniffed, sipped and savored (repeat procedure) with those who appreciate […]

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Pucker up for St. Sour’s Day at Holy Grale Nov. 18

November 13, 2012
Pucker up for St. Sour’s Day at Holy Grale Nov. 18

The phrase “going old school” is way overused these days, but here’s an occasion when it’s entirely appropriate. These guys are going ancient. On Nov. 18, Holy Grale (a truly exceptional beer bar if you’ve never been there) will host a St. Sour’s Day celebration of sour beer. Yes, sour beer, as in intentionally, flavorfully sour, not […]

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Smart cocktailing: Zykan, Doc Crow’s, La Coop’s bar director, earns CSS distinction

November 12, 2012
Smart cocktailing: Zykan, Doc Crow’s, La Coop’s bar director, earns CSS distinction

Jacquelyn Zykan, bar director over the cocktail programs at Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar and La Coop Bistro: à Vins, has earned the title of Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) from the Society of Wine Educators. Why is this noteworthy? Because it shows how beverage pros continue to move beyond tap jerking and […]

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TRAVEL: Snorkeling Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park

November 7, 2012
TRAVEL: Snorkeling Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park

ST. GEORGES, GRENADA—As I help my kayaking guide walk our craft into the waters of Grenada’s Grand Mal beach, the 85 F water enveloping my legs, especially when the air temperature is 3 degrees cooler, is luxurious. Eight years back on a trip to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, the water was a chilly […]

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Holly Hill Inn hosting fifth-annual Classic Cassoulet dinner Nov. 11

November 6, 2012
Holly Hill Inn hosting fifth-annual Classic Cassoulet dinner Nov. 11

Enjoy a much beloved dish from the French countryside during Holly Hill Inn’s fifth-annual Classic Cassoulet dinner in Midway, Ky., on Sunday, Nov. 11. If you’ve ever had the rustic meat and bean dish done well, you know it’s a special treat, the perfect fall meal. And if you’ve ever had it at Holly Hill Inn, […]

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