• 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.
  • The city’s first commercial brewers weren’t German, according to local beer historians Peter Guetig and Conrad Selle; they were Britons named Ainslie, Metcalfe and Nuttall, and their ale-making breweries — opened circa 1830 — were located between Sixth and Seventh streets north of Market. (East Coast breweries preceded them by two decades.)
  • Falls City Pale Ale, with its smooth yeastiness and nice blend of malt and hops, has me going through 64-ounce growlers faster than I really should.
  • It's been two months since Men's Health Magazine determined that Louisville is a dark-clouded "frown town" -- the fifth-saddest of 100 selected U.S. cities, based on unemployment and suicide rates, antidepressants use per capita, and number of people confessing to feeling down all or most of the time. Is the loss of Jerry Abramson as mayor to blame?
  • Much ado about Coals Artisan Pizza located at 3730 Frankfort Avenue.
  • Whether he likes it or not, the viewing public most recognizes Louisville native William Mapother as creepy Ethan Rom from the hugely popular TV series Lost.