March 22, 2012 - 5:16am
The PBJ Shop Owners
The PBJ Shop located on 440 S. 3rd Street has everything to offer a new restaurateur: Good location, timing (NCAA tournament with new arena down the street), Derby, spring weather, a cute if not interesting idea, and of course ambition. We all love to believe in a ‘fantasy’; reality however is much more likely and usually comes much quicker. Owners Corey Spencer and Shawn Duall have perfected the art of dreaming about sandwiches without the execution of creating a restaurant in real-life.
 The name does not disappoint at “The PBJ Shop”.  I was looking forward to a peanut butter jelly sandwich served in a restaurant, perhaps with a little something more than just the routine peanut-butter-and-jelly, and  that is what I got. Sometimes unfortunately, you get...
March 3, 2012 - 7:59am
Starvin' Marvin's Country Kitchen
Starvin’ Marvin’s menu offers "home-style meals prepared from scratch form their kitchen all day long" and that "you’ll find everything you love about country cooking plus a few that might surprise you". And they absolutely put their money where my appetite used to be. Whether it’s old favorites like biscuits & gravy for breakfast, soup & sandwich combo for lunch to meatloaf, country ham and plenty of country vegetables for dinner, you will never go hungry at Starvin’ Marvin’s Country Kitchen, and like me, you’ll definitely be going back for seconds.
I consider myself a connoisseur of our region’s delicacies.  I truly love good old-fashioned Southern cooking from white linen tables topped with fine china and the latest trends to smothered anything served with pride in a hidden truck stop.  Transplanted from New Orleans to...
March 2, 2012 - 11:56am
Have you ever had that perfect dining experience? The food may be only a part of it. But it’s a magic, often romantic moment when atmosphere, company, mood, cuisine and maybe just plain luck combine to make a lasting memory. Here, our writers share a few of their own. Consider it an appetizer for Valentine’s Day.
This article appears in the February 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit It’s late at Jack Fry’s, and I’m talking with Larry Kaelin, the longtime piano player at the Bardstown Road restaurant. Larry (who has since passed away) asks,...
July 29, 2012 - 7:05pm
Paula Deen
On December 1st, local celebrity and writer George Lindsey interviewed Paula Deen on air to discuss her Saturday, December 3rd show at the Horseshoe Casino titled “A Holiday Evening with Paula Deen”. George is a lucky guy and his article can be read on this site, but he didn’t get to spend an evening with The Lady Deen…I did*.
A Holiday Evening with PAULA DEEN*:  A Three Course Meal, Ya’ll!*
November 30, 2011 - 3:03pm
You'll sleep better for more than just a full belly.
Presented by Brown-Forman, you may dine out at a participating restaurant and 25% or more of your bill will be donated to House of Ruth for the support of Glade House. I particularly love the array of participating venues and am going to try and fit at least one lunch and two dinners in today because frankly I sleep better knowing I did a good thing locally on a full belly.
I love food, exploring the best that Louisville has to offer, meeting new people, and of course if I can accomplish all of that in the name of great cause, all the better, (and makes the holiday season feel more important than bowl games which is generally hard to convince me of).  If you...