Food and Dining

2017 Derby Burger winner

LouisvilleKY man solidifying KDF Burger Champ status

  March 20, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – For the second year in a row, Maurice Williams of Louisville is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 6th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Williams’ recipe for his SmoFried Café Burger was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Middletown. It features ground beef covered in coffee and cocoa powder, provolone cheese and pickled onions, all served on a toasted pretzel bun.   “I wanted to put together something conceptual and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. launches new spirit

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. launches “Blue Sky Mining” 7-year-old pure Muscat Brandy aged 30 months in Kentucky hogshead barrel Limited edition release from Louisville distiller available this March   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 14, 2017) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching limited release artisanal 7-year-old pure Muscat Brandy – Blue Sky Mining. Matured for 30 months in a single Kentucky hogshead barrel, the non-chill filtered spirit is unadulterated by any post distillation infusion of boisé (oak flavor or infusion) or caramel color for a natural color and natural flavor.   Blue Sky Mining…


Four Roses Derby Festival Special Selection Bottle

Four Roses unveils in LouisvilleKY commemorative KDF Poster bottle

  SPECIAL SIGNING SET FOR MARCH 9   March 7, 2017. Louisville, KY. – This spring, you’ll find signs of the Derby Festival everywhere, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon has just released their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2017 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Ron Jasin, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.   “This year’s poster is a unique reflection of both the city and the Derby Festival. We’re honored to have it showcased in this way,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Festival Event is this week

FIRST DERBY FESTIVAL EVENT OF 2017 THIS WEEK ‘FESTIVAL UNVEILED’ FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE   February 28, 2017, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival is counting down to spring. Their first official event of 2017 – Festival Unveiled – is this Thursday, March 2, at a new location, the Tim Faulkner Gallery.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party.   “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival.  In addition to the 2017 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will…


In Jtown, protestors showed up to greet Mitch McConnell.

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: From Tailspin to a Turtle’s Appearance, and on to the Gravy Cup,

Much was focused this week on Mitch McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Jeffersontown Chamber. Plenty of protesters showed up at the Marriott, but none were able to get anywhere close to the Senator, who took only a few questions from the audience, mostly about healthcare. Of course, Mitch and his colleagues don’t like talking about a topic for which they don’t have an answer. But let’s move on to more pleasant topics, like how I’m never going to lose any weight with this kind of schedule. It all started Saturday at the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to provide nutritional information website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com. Although Brown-Forman has provided nutritional information on its brands to consumers upon request, the launch of the publicly available site aims to make the process easier. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. The new site aligns…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle releases 2017 Bourbon lineup and programs

New rarities bar will give Forecastle fans access to one-of-kind, limited releases LOUISVILLE, KY (February 21, 2017) – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, will return for the festival’s 15-year anniversary with a unique lineup of offerings, education, entertainment, cuisine and hand-picked rarities exclusive to Forecastle. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle as “Bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle…


Some pre-Tailspin fun with organizer Tisha Gainey at Bowman Field

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In a Tailspin with EatDrinkTalk and Rusty Satellite

If you didn’t get a ticket at one of the many pre-Tailspin events held around town, you may be out of luck. But if you are going to the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field Saturday, come by and let me pour you a beer. I’ll be a volunteer beer filler upper at the 4th annual Winter Warmer, along with my EatDrinkTalk partner Steve Coomes. Here’s a story from EDT about it. Speaking of EDT, this week’s podcast is a tasty one, and includes my interview with Chef Ellen Gill McCarty, and Michael Beckmann, talking about Das Meal, a five-course beer-paired…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy is now part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Monday at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and gift shop. “The spectacular Angel’s Envy Distillery represents another unique hometown brand and an immersive Bourbon experience that will delight the 24 million tourists who visit Louisville each year,” Fischer said. “We take great pride in Angel’s Envy and our…


River House

LouisvilleKY’s River House Restaurant and Raw Bar celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

  Louisville, Kentucky (February 14, 2017) – Chef John Varanese opened River House Restaurant and Raw Bar on Leap Day, February 29, 2016. To celebrate an incredible first year on the Ohio, River House will commemorate its anniversary on both Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1. In addition to the regularly featured oysters, shrimp, crab and lobster, the raw bar will be packed with a variety of fresh fish, and diners can select their own catch to enjoy for lunch or dinner. To add to the excitement, everyone who dines at River House between now and Monday, February 27 will…