During many of the years that she edited this magazine, Betty Lou Amster wrote a monthly column signed "Bla." But blah could not have been further from the truth about Betty Lou. She was a Tennessee Williams character.
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I traveled to Cuba in 1998 and, at the tables of several families there, tasted food I still savor: pork marinated in fresh orange juice, cumin and garlic; a simple breakfast of crispy Cuban bread and newly laid eggs purloined from hens cooped outside kitchen windows. Those memories made me wonder whether Marcos Lorenzo and Fernando Martinez would succeed when they opened their Cuban restaurant, Havana Rumba, in St. Matthews in 2004.
Gary's on Spring's chef, Harold Baker, and owner Guy Sutcliffe have been friends since they met at Louisville's Walden School at age 12. For decades, they have talked about sharing a dream: to open a restaurant together.
Dave Truong knows his noodles. He can even say he was eating at Anthony Bourdain's favorite Pho place in Vietnam before Bourdain discovered it. Truong grew up craving the beloved noodle dish, and of course he has it on his menu at Nam Nam Cafe (318 Wallace Ave., 891-8859), which he opened earlier this year.
Ten years ago you could have dismissed Forecastle Festival producer JK McKnight as a dreamer. Now his event draws thousands of fans each year. So, what's the next dream?
Kentucky Refugee Ministries is more than a way station for immigrants seeking asylum in America.
David Dominé, the "Bluegrass Peasant," is the author of several travel books and cookbooks including Ghosts of Old Louisville and, most recently, 111 Fabulous Food Finds in Kentucky, which features some of the region's best eateries.
With a four-pack of pubs, including Best of Louisville winner Patrick O'Shea's, and praise from even his competitors, Tom O'Shea has more than the luck of the Irish going for him.
On more occasions in the past year than I care to ponder, a server has described a restaurant's house potato salad as "not your grandmother's potato salad." I've even seen the phrase printed on menus, and not just in this town.
Pole dancing is so 2009. If you saw pop star Pink's performances at the 2010 Grammys or MTV's VMAs, you caught a glimpse of the newest celebrity fitness fad: aerial dance.
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.