M. Poulson Gallery Opening Night

A new art gallery is opening in the Highlands, and their grand opening celebration, “Naughty or Nice”, is happening on the same night as Bardstown Road Aglow. This Saturday, December 6th, 2014 between 6:00pm and 10:00pm, stop in 1013 Bardstown Rd and check out MaLynda Poulson’s fairy-tale-themed art in here new Highlands art gallery.

THE+BAD+APPLE+RED+FLORALMaLynda Poulson is new to Louisville fresh out of Boise Idaho, and she’s excited to start a new life and open a new gallery right here in the Highlands. So, on Saturday, during your stroll through the Highlands for Bardstown Road Aglow, make certain you check out the offerings at M. Poulson Gallery. Continue reading “M. Poulson Gallery Opening Night”

Cafe Lou Lou and Oak Street Po’ Boy Festival

cafe-lou-lou-cheeseburger-po-boy-300x200The Oak Street Po’ Boy Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana is in its 8th year. One of our favorite local restaurants, Cafe Lou Lou, with two Louisville locations, is once again throwing their own Po’ Boy party all weekend long as a tribute! A recent menu change at this Louisville restaurant brought one of these creatively delicious, historic New Orleans sandwiches to a permanent spot on Cafe Lou Lou’s menu with the addition of the cheeseburger po’ boy. To celebrate the Oak Street Po’ Boy Festival, they will add a number of special po’ boys to the menu for the weekend of November 21 – 23. Continue reading “Cafe Lou Lou and Oak Street Po’ Boy Festival”

Rumplings Slurp Shop: Tragedy, Love, and Lots of Experience

10012688_588306437958165_321149970781069771_oWhat does an almost fatal accidental shooting, a group hug, a helping hand, a few different kitchen jobs, and a zen-like noodle-sharing experience all have in common? Holy crap, I have no idea. What I do know is that these, among other amazing stories, came out in a recent sit-down conversation I had with the three very passionate chefs behind the brand new Ramen restaurant, Rumplings Slurp Shop, which is set to open in the Highlands this week.

Griffin Paulin, co-owner of Rumplings Slurp Shop at 2009 Highland Ave, describes his relationship with executive chef Chip Hartley, and “dough ho” / sous chef Ethan Ray, as “a total contradiction…but, my life is a total contradiction,” Paulin said, “and this restaurant will be nothing if it’s not me.” Continue reading “Rumplings Slurp Shop: Tragedy, Love, and Lots of Experience”

Rumplings: Authentic Ramen and Homemade Dumplings

As I reported last week, Louisville is getting its first authentic noodle shop, which is moving into the spot on Highland Ave formerly known as Baby D’s Bagel and Deli. What I couldn’t tell you last week is that the new owners are Griffin Paulin and Dustin Staggers. Yes, these are the same guys that just opened Roux, a New Orleans-themed restaurant,¬†which took the place of La Gallo Rosso next to the Highlands Bristol. They’re busy, and that’s good for people like you and me. These guys are extremely talented and they crank out amazing food, so I will take any opportunity I have to support a new venture from them. Not to mention that the Louisville restaurant scene needs some homemade noodles and dumplings. Continue reading “Rumplings: Authentic Ramen and Homemade Dumplings”

Bardstown Bound – 11th Annual Boo Fest

October is full of awesome in Louisville, and especially in the Highlands. Not only do we get to see the amazing fall colors, but there are more festivals and events than you can count! A Highlands favorite for eleven years and counting now is the Bardstown Bound “Boo Fest”. This year Boo Fest takes place on Saturday, October 25th. Continue reading “Bardstown Bound – 11th Annual Boo Fest”

Strati Wild Italian is Opening in the Highlands

Owners of the popular Louisville breakfast spot, Wild Eggs and newly opened Wild Rita’s Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar have decided that they’re not busy enough. Shane Hall and J.D. Rothberg are opening yet another¬†restaurant here in Louisville, this time … Continue reading Strati Wild Italian is Opening in the Highlands