Dining http://wfpl.org en Women Breaking Down Hogs, Beef and the 'Old Boy Network' in Kentucky Butchering Camps http://wfpl.org/post/women-breaking-down-hogs-beef-and-old-boy-network-kentucky-butchering-camps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Single-sex education is a time-honored approach in the traditional classroom, but a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;workshop in Napoleon, Kentucky, is extending the trend into the kitchen. <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/org/431301121">Grrls&nbsp;Meat Camp</a> will</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> offer a hands-on modern butchery class just for women April&nbsp;12-14 at Napoleon Ridge Farm, between Louisville and Cincinnati.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:13:19 +0000 Dana McMahan 4596 at http://wfpl.org Women Breaking Down Hogs, Beef and the 'Old Boy Network' in Kentucky Butchering Camps Review: Don't Resist Decca http://wfpl.org/post/review-dont-resist-decca <p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:37:13 +0000 Dana McMahan 4251 at http://wfpl.org Review: Don't Resist Decca Secrets of a Lonely Planet Writer: How Food Helps a City Land on Top http://wfpl.org/post/secrets-lonely-planet-writer-how-food-helps-city-land-top <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re number one! So says Lonely Planet in their </span><a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583" style="line-height: 1.5;">list of top U.S. travel destinations for 2013</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The publishing monolith has evidently caught on to what we all already know – that this is a fine place to be. Because I closely follow (and revel in) Louisville’s culinary scene, I give our food and dining a lot of credit for this recognition. But how exactly does a city rise to the top of these lists?</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:55:55 +0000 Dana McMahan 3604 at http://wfpl.org Secrets of a Lonely Planet Writer: How Food Helps a City Land on Top Timeline: Former Employees' Complaints Preceded Lynn's Paradise Cafe Closing http://wfpl.org/post/timeline-former-employees-complaints-preceded-lynns-paradise-cafe-closing <p>Lynn’s Paradise Café, a Louisville restaurant staple with national recognition, has closed after 22 years.</p><p>No official reason has been given for the abrupt closure, but it follows several days of media attention and backlash over new labor policies at the restaurant. The most contentious of those policies, according to several reports, is a requirement for servers to keep $100 in cash on them during each shift to ensure that secondary staff members such as bussers and bartenders receive their share of tips.</p><p>Here are the events that preceded the closing:</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:44:56 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 3393 at http://wfpl.org Timeline: Former Employees' Complaints Preceded Lynn's Paradise Cafe Closing REVIEW: Feast BBQ a Candidate for Last, Great Meal http://wfpl.org/post/review-feast-bbq-candidate-last-great-meal <p></p><p>The last thing you’d eat on Earth—should you have the choice—is a weighty matter. It’s no small decision to pick the food you’d go out on, and I keep a tight rein on my own shortlist. But the list grew by one when I crossed the river to New Albany on a dark December evening to visit <a href="http://www.feastbbq.com/wp/">Feast BBQ</a>.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:41:06 +0000 Dana McMahan 3241 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW: Feast BBQ a Candidate for Last, Great Meal How Prohibition Changed the Cocktail http://wfpl.org/post/how-prohibition-changed-cocktail <p>It's hard to believe there was a time when it was illegal to produce, sell and ship alcohol. Then again, in some places Prohibition might well have never been repealed. I lived in a dry county (Pulaski) myself, where I had to drive 50 miles to buy wine. The inhumanity! My delight at moving to Louisville, a block from Old Town Liquor, must have been something like the elation tipplers felt on Dec. 5, 1933, when the experiment known as Prohibition was repealed.<br> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dana McMahan 2656 at http://wfpl.org How Prohibition Changed the Cocktail Restaurants Face Uphill Battle for Cardinal Towne Diners http://wfpl.org/post/restaurants-face-uphill-battle-cardinal-towne-diners <p>Cardinal Towne seemed like a good location for Papalinos NY Pizzeria to open a second location.</p><p>Bolstered by the success of the restaurant’s Baxter Avenue store, co-owner Shelly Hernandez says she and her husband, co-owner Allan Rosenberg, rented a space in Cardinal Towne, a mixed-use development on Cardinal Boulevard. Sandwiched between the University of Louisville Belknap campus and Old Louisville, the location had the potential to draw patrons from two distinct communities. They opened the Cardinal Towne&nbsp;Papalinos&nbsp;store in August 2011.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:05:40 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 2054 at http://wfpl.org Restaurants Face Uphill Battle for Cardinal Towne Diners