The Weekly Bite: Foodie News From Around the 'Ville (March 31)

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There are too many Louisville foodie blogs, twitters, websites, forums, and new sources for anyone to keep up with. Every week, we bring you a few delicious tidbits from the foodie world. 

Openings:

The Place Downstairs is now open  (as of March 27) in the basement of Mussel & Burger Bar. Serving upscale American fusion, the new Martinez venture is swanky and incredibly posh. Not to be missed. 

Brazeiros Churrascaria, one of the two new Brazilian steakhouses planned for Fourth Street, is set to open (grandly?) on March 31. 

Rob-E-Que, a barbecue joint on Bishop Lane, is set to open March 31. According to their website, Rob-E-Que will offer gourmet smoked foods for carry-out and catering, as well as dine-in.

Future Openings:

Great Flood Brewing Company is set to open on April 11. According to their facebook page, between 4 p.m. and midnight on April 11, you can go to sample "some or all" of their first eight beers. 

According to Insider Louisville, the old Maido location is turning into Bar Code 1758, with traditional Japanese fare and "lots of things on skewers."

Dark Star, on Frankfort Avenue, is to be replaced by a BBC-run brewhouse, which Louisville Hot Bytes reports may be more of a restaurant. Great location for a brewhouse or a restaurant, and will anyone really miss Dark Star? 

Another new addition is planned for Fourth Street Live! in Tavern on Fourth, an "upscale bar on the second floor of fourth street." Tavern's grand opening is set for April 11.

Closings:

De La Torres is under new ownership, and will close April 11. It will re-open as Louvino, a much-needed Louisville wine bar.

Main Street Cafe (in the Ice House) closed for financial reasons.

Tidbits:

Here is a handy-dandy list of places in Louisville that provide service through Takeout Taxi.  

April is Mint Julep Month in Louisville, with local restaurants and businesses serving up different takes on the famous Derby beverage.  

Louisville-birthed app DineTime is now available for (free!) download. You can use the app to add yourself to a restaurant's wait list and get a text message with the accurate wait time. Lots of local restaurants are participating. 

Photo courtesy of Louvino's facebook page.
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