The “40 Years in Beer” Compendium: links, previews, and coming attractions

(Updated on July 18, 2024) 40 Years in Beer is a memoir of my life and times in the beer business. The first of these...

El Mundo makes it official: it’s all about the Highlands moving forward

Reporting at Louisville Business First, Joel Stinnett confirms the permanent closure of El Mundo’s original 2345 Frankfort Ave. location, which ran for 28 years...
The complete review of Elijah Craig B523, 124.2 Proof

The complete review of Elijah Craig B523, 124.2 Proof

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a revered name in the world of bourbon, known for its robust and uncut expressions. The B523 release, bottled...
The grand opening of Monk’s Road Boiler House is today, downtown “by the bridge”

The grand opening of Monk’s Road Boiler House is today, downtown “by the bridge”

According to an information release, today (July 17) is the grand opening of Monk’s Road Boiler House at 131 W. Main Street in downtown...
Great Flood Middletown is out (Lou Lou coming in). Also, Pivot Brewing for sale

Great Flood Middletown is out (Lou Lou coming in). Also, Pivot Brewing for sale

Brewery news items today, “Hip Hops” tomorrow, because I feel a cleansing rant coming on.  This week Great Flood Brewing Company took to Instagram to...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 52: “Anheuser-Busch, Gone Home,” our classic 1997 victory lap

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 52: “Anheuser-Busch, Gone Home,” our classic 1997...

Recent postcard, from Masné krámy’s website. Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by prohibiting FOSSILS from quoting him. As...

Decade’s Summer Guest Chef Series continues with Kathy Cary, July 24 & 25

The Summer Guest Chef Series at Decade Restaurant (1076 E. Washington St.) continues with Chef Kathy Cary for a two night engagement on Wednesday, July...

Edibles & Potables: Age limits, carding, and non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits

“If we leave the door open to there being a marketing push for non-alcoholic beverages among kids, could that then lead to increased alcohol...

Bourré Bonne Steakhouse projected for the Canopy by Hilton Downtown

Kindly allow me to repeat a prelude that appeared in this space just two months ago. According to Louisville’s tourism authority, 2023 was a...
Easy Entertaining: “Summer Sensations” with Wiltshire Pantry’s Susan Hershberg

Easy Entertaining: “Summer Sensations” with Wiltshire Pantry’s Susan Hershberg

Ben Franklin was right: when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. In the current Summer 2024 edition of Food & Dining Magazine,...
SOLD OUT Chef in a Box (July 17, 18): River Road BBQ, featuring chef/owner Krissy Davis

SOLD OUT Chef in a Box (July 17, 18): River Road BBQ, featuring chef/owner...

The monthly Chef in a Box allocation has sold out as of Thursday, 11 July, which renders my anticipated Friday tout null and void,...

Mai’s Thai’s 24th annual birthday and anniversary party is Sat., Aug. 3

Saturday, Aug. 3 is a date to remember, and not just because it’s MY birthday. I’ll get to this in a moment. Mai Kungkran Meyers, owner...
What is talking expert about Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt

What is talking expert about Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt , 118 proof

Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt, crafted by Santa Fe Spirits, is a unique American single malt whiskey that stands out due to its innovative...
Hip Hops: Coopers Sparkling Ale  — not Foster’s Lager — is Australian for BEER

Hip Hops: Coopers Sparkling Ale — not Foster’s Lager — is Australian for...

During the Stoned Age, when Crocodile Dundee and Outback Steakhouse roamed the earth with impunity (and nary a sliver of ironic detachment), so did...
40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by prohibiting FOSSILS from quoting him on it

40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 51: Papazian sidesteps AB vs. Budvar by...

Previously: 40 Years in Beer (Book II) Part 50: Papazian goes AWOL as we contest AB’s aggression against Budvar. Around the same time in 1994 that...
In the Highlands, Afrokanza Lounge has closed

In the Highlands, Afrokanza Lounge has closed

When Afrokanza Lounge opened in the Highlands (1578 Bardstown Rd.) in autumn of 2021, there was anticipation with regard to the kitchen. Afrokanza Lounge offers...

Craft House Pizza: new shop on Shelby, and a profile in our Summer issue

Today’s special is a two-for-one: pizza and beer. Craft House Pizza’s new location at 1500 S. Shelby St. in the Meriwether neighborhood is open for...

Edibles & Potables: My obligatory annual Francesinha tout, and other world sandwiches

The particular example of a Francesinha sandwich chosen as today’s “Edibles & Potables” featured photo was the most humble of many that I consumed...

New York Pizza Company is up and baking in Clifton

New York Pizza Company has opened at 2354 Frankfort Ave. in Clifton (recent occupants have included Avenue Bar, Smokery and Dark Horse Tavern), with...