Food and Dining

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LouisvilleKY chocolate lovers to get a night of bliss

From ElderServe’s website: Louisville, Ky., – Chocolate Dreams: An Evening of Decadent Bliss! is Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center (1860 Mellwood Avenue, 40206). Chocolate Dreams is eagerly anticipated by guests and supporters throughout Metro Louisville. At Chocolate Dreams, 25 culinary professionals enter their chocolate creations for a juried competition, offering samples of those delights to our guests. The event also features hors d’oeuvres, an auction, and the presentation of Today’s Transitions Caregiver of the Year award. ADMISSION: Seats and reserved tables can be purchased online. To order by phone, contact Lauren Curry at 502.736.3834. ~ Single seat,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Double Dogs Doozy, The New Chief and the Cal Cast

On Monday, you can experience the opening of the new Double Dogs restaurant in Middletown, out by the Snyder. I was invited to a preview event last night, and the place is done up right, with a dog theme (in the spring, you can take your pup there and eat on the patio). The theme is incorporated throughout, down to the Bo’s Dog Bowl Nachos, served in, that’s right, a dog bowl. Check out my story on the place over at EatDrinkTalk, where you’ll also learn about the opening of the Goss Avenue Pub (in the former Craft House spot)…


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Redevelopment of south LouisvilleKY’s Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville Louisville, Ky., – The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area. Citizens sought successfully to designate the iconic Colonial Gardens building, located across from Iroquois Park, as a local landmark in 2008. The city purchased the property in 2013 to help foster its commercial redevelopment. The site’s developer, Underhill Associates, is in talks with local restaurant groups to occupy the space on the corner of…


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End of an Era for the Monkey Wrench

After 12 years as a go-to spot for live music, the Monkey Wrench on Barret will shut down for good April 1. Dennie Humphrey made the surprise announcement today in a Facebook post filled with emotion. “It’s with a big smile, bittersweet amazingness and a lot of pride I announce that in March, the month of our 12 year anniversary, Monkey Wrench is saying goodbye,” he wrote. In an interview, Humphrey said he made the decision after a lot of consideration, saying that it would take $150,000 to upgrade the facility to remain competitive as both a restaurant and nightspot….


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LouisvilleKY group to celebrate Fat Tuesday

  Louisville, KY., – Join the Highland Commerce Guild on Fat Tuesday for a Mardi Gras celebration of Louisville’s “Restaurant Row”, featuring picks from the city’s biggest collection of local, unique, and eclectic establishments on our beloved Bardstown Road. All to support Highlands Community Ministries, helping neighbors in need of food, emergency financial help, and quality-of-life programs. Up to 20 establishments will be represented. Restaurants inlcude Asiatique, Bristol Bar & Grille, Eat-a-Pita, Highland Morning, Jack Fry’s, Kizito Cookies, Morris Deli, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Somewhere Louisville, Uptown Cafe, Wild Ginger, and Wiltshire Pantry plus more in the works. Spirits provided by…


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Set the date for LouisvilleKY’s annual Oscar Party by the Louisville Film Society

Louisville, KY— With award season now in full swing, the Louisville Film Society announces its 4th Annual Oscar Watch Party to be held Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at The Loft at The Gillespie. Although La La Land ran away with the Golden Globes, Oscar Watch guests will enjoy making their own predictions during the live Academy Awards broadcast from Dolby Theater. The Oscar Watch Party is LFS’s primary fundraiser helping to support the organization’s programming and operations throughout the year. LFS Chairman Stu Pollard, who is a filmmaker himself, noted that the industry has exploded in Kentucky this…


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Plans Shaping Up for LouisvilleKY’s 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest

Louisville, KY – – Local Tailspin Ale Fest Organizers return once again to present the Best Beer Fest of the Season: Tailpsin Ale Fest. It’s set for February 18, 2017 at Bowman Field in the WWII Era Hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation. Over 70 Breweries and a special Kentucky Heritage section of Kentucky brews will be available for consumption. “Mug” it up at Magnolia Photo Booth and “tap” into tunes provided by LIVE entertainment. View vintage airplanes on display with pin-up girls & fly boys and dine large with some of Louisville’s finest food trucks. With over 200 beers available onsite, make sure…


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Lemonade Day is coming to LouisvilleKY

LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter launch local chapter of children’s non-profit entrepreneur program   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Founded in 2007, Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Lauren and Chad Coulter, owners of Louisville’s dining hotspot LouVino, are proud to announce that Louisville kids will get to join in on the fun this spring. Lemonade Day Louisville, presented by River City Bank…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In Which Things Get Real

Kentucky Republicans are wasting no time in the first week of the legislative session in Frankfort. With the new power gained by winning control of the House and Senate, the senators and representatives jumped on the pressing social issues that all Kentuckians consider priorities — passing laws restricting abortion. That was a bit of sarcasm. For as long as I’ve been following state government, the old white guys in office around the state have sent annual abortion bills to committees, where Democrats concerned for women’s rights promptly voted them down. This week, a bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks is…


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Restaurant Week Coming to LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons

Growing dining destination launches week-long culinary celebration PROSPECT, Ky. (January 4, 2016)— Norton Commons announced today a new restaurant week coming to the growing new urbanist community in northeast Louisville. Monday, January 23 through Monday January 30, participating restaurants will offer patrons three-course dinner menus including appetizer, entrée, and dessert from $15, $20, and $25.For further details, or to make reservations, visit: nortoncommons.com. “The dining scene keeps picking up steam,” said Marilyn Osborn Patterson, Marketing Director and General Counsel for Norton Commons. “The community is now a culinary destination, with nationally-recognized chefs serving up everything from South American street food…