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Local News
9:00 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Endorses 'Food Principles' for Louisville

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday added his name to a list of nearly 50 entities that endorse a project focusing on creating accessibility to healthy food options for residents.

The Louisville Community Food Principles were created by the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Class of 2013 to help direct the community toward a smart food culture by eliminating food deserts, educating the public about nutrition and supporting local sustainably farmed food.

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Local News
12:29 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Kentucky Food Prices Reach All-Time High, Officials Say No Cause For Alarm

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Kentucky food prices are at an all time high, according to the State Farm Bureau’s quarterly marketplace report. But this isn't a cause for concern, says bureau spokesman Dan Smaldone.

“This is one moment. This is one quarter. We’ll see what happens the next quarter. Really, this is most likely just catching up to where the rest of the nation has been for a few more months ahead of us.”

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Food and Dining
11:54 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Derby Pie Maker, Claudia Sanders Dinner House End Trademark Dispute

Derby pie
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A chocolate-nut pie by any other name may be just as sweet, but it won't be a Derby Pie.

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Food and Dining
3:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Women Breaking Down Hogs, Beef and the 'Old Boy Network' in Kentucky Butchering Camps

Meet your meat: the pigs on Napoleon Ridge Farm.
Tricia Houston Napoleon Ridge Farm

Single-sex education is a time-honored approach in the traditional classroom, but a workshop in Napoleon, Kentucky, is extending the trend into the kitchen. Grrls Meat Camp will offer a hands-on modern butchery class just for women April 12-14 at Napoleon Ridge Farm, between Louisville and Cincinnati.

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Food and Dining
10:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Review: Don't Resist Decca

Decca on East Market Street.
Dana McMahan WFPL News

I resisted going to Decca. Yes, I heard all the swooning, but I wasn't buying it. I blame my stubborn Kentuckian side. We have plenty of good chefs. Plenty! We don't need somebody to come in from California to show us what good food is. We know from good food here.

But I kept hearing about it, and every word I heard was a rave. Curiosity got the better of me and I caved, so my husband Brian and I went for dinner (812 E. Market St.) on a cold weeknight in February. I hoped for a pleasant meal.

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Food and Dining
11:35 am
Fri February 22, 2013

502 Restaurant Week Begins

A meal at Harvest. Harvest is one of 30 restaurants participating in 502 Restaurant Week.
Edsel Little Flickr

My attempts to save a little extra money for a splurge are usually half-hearted. Just check my savings account. But there’s an envelope on my kitchen table with a trio of Andrew Jacksons reserved for a night out during 502 Restaurant Week. 

City-wide restaurant weeks have cropped up in markets across the country since New York founded a lunch-only (now expanded) restaurant week in 1992. Like similar events in other cities, 502 Restaurant Week gives diners the opportunity to eat at participating upscale establishments for a discounted rate. 

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Food and Dining
11:28 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Archdiocese of Louisville Releases 2013 Lenten Fish Fry Schedule

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 (Update: Looking for the 2014 schedule? Here it is.)

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Food and Dining
9:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Secrets of a Lonely Planet Writer: How Food Helps a City Land on Top

Eiderdown on Goss Avenue.
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We’re number one! So says Lonely Planet in their list of top U.S. travel destinations for 2013. 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?

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Food and Dining
3:44 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Timeline: Former Employees' Complaints Preceded Lynn's Paradise Cafe Closing

A cement lion holds a rope blocking entrance to the Lynn's Paradise Cafe parking lot.
Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

Lynn’s Paradise Café, a Louisville restaurant staple with national recognition, has closed after 22 years.

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.

Here are the events that preceded the closing:

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Food and Dining
10:41 am
Thu January 3, 2013

REVIEW: Feast BBQ a Candidate for Last, Great Meal

The "Roosevelt" meal at Feast BBQ.
Dana McMahan WFPL News

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 Feast BBQ.

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