Bluegrass Bites: The Hot Brown

Drenched in gooey cheese, anchored by salty meat, and with enough thick bread to sop it all up, the Hot Brown is quite possibly the ultimate drunk food.

Amy’s Notebook: Someone Put Bourbon on My Bacon

Earlier today, Sara Wood introduced us to the idea of Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar via her interview with Lewis Shuckman of Louisville. Well, that’s not the only surprising thing going on in the Bluegrass State.

Cured South: Lewis Shuckman

For today’s sneak peek of Cured South, one of our new oral history projects, we dive (pun definitely intended) into fish. Trout. Salmon. Whitefish. Cold smoked. Hot smoked. Caviar. American caviar. Better yet, Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar. When Lewis first pitched Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar to chefs in his native Louisville, here are a couple ways he … Continued

Bluegrass Bites: Dried Apple Stack Cake

The Appalachian Stack Cake is far and away the dessert most associated with Kentucky’s mountain region, and is perhaps one of the most rustic confections still eaten today.

Check's Cafe - Bill Tinker - Louisville Barroom

OKRACAST: Bill Tinker – Longtime Patron of Check’s Cafe

All week we’ve celebrated the Barroom Culture of Louisville, Kentucky. In this week’s OKRACAST meet Bill Tinker, longtime patron of Check’s Cafe in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood. In 1935, just after Prohibition came to an end, Check Sumpter opened up a tavern in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood and called it Check’s Café. After nine years in business, … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: Kentucky Valentine

In honor of this week’s featured oral histories from our Louisville Barroom Culture project, I wanted to showcase some Kentucky products and events that would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts next week, or really, any time of the year. For those who like their whiskey coated in chocolate, there’s bourbon-infused truffles from Louisville-based Art Eatables. … Continued

Jack's Lounge - Joy Perrine - Louisville Barroom

Louisville Bars: Meet Joy Perrine

This week, we’re featuring oral histories from our Louisville Barroom Culture project. Today, meet Joy Perrine, who’s been mixing up cocktails at Jack’s Lounge and the Equus Restaurant for decades.

Check's Cafe - Bill Tinker - Louisville Barroom

Louisville Bars: Check’s Cafe

This week we’re featuring oral histories from the bars, taverns, and private clubs of Louisville, Kentucky. Today, meet the bartenders and regulars of Check’s Cafe, a landmark in the Germantown neighborhood.