Since I currently live in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, I often keep a close eye out for restaurants that open in the areas close to where I reside. One such area that gets a lot of my attention is the Clifton one. This part of Louisville is known for it’s long-standing culinary presence, and recently Red Herring was added to Clifton’s roster of must-visit restaurants.
Red Herring opened in May of this year in the historic Hilltop Theater on Frankfort Avenue. It serves 100 of the most influential classic cocktails, inspired by award-winning bartender Clay Livingston, along with house-crafted recipes, adult milkshakes, artisanal wines and even regional craft beers. With a menu that caters to all, the establishment’s dishes are created by chef Jacob Coronado, and meant to complement the drinks Red Herring offers.
Food that can be eaten by hand alongside my favorite cocktail?
I’ll definitely raise a glass to that!
With a dedication to exploring the meaning of art through fashion, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will present the fifth annual KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway show on April 15, 2017.
Since its inception in 2013, KMAC Couture is a fashion presentation dedicated to showcasing handcrafted, wearable art from emerging and established regional artists that include costumers, milliners and designers. Every year, there is a unique theme for the event. This year, KMAC artists will explore the idea of color and how it has been utilized to connect people throughout history.
According to the KMAC website, “Color theory connects us to centuries of creative expression seen by artists using vivid colors as texture and narrative, like Sam Gilliam, Helen Frankenthaler and Dan Flavin, or artists who use lack of color as texture, like Eva Hesse or designer Alexander Wang. Color can be a symbol of beauty and power, as well as a political tool used to divide and isolate. This year, KMAC Couture artists will challenge the vast spectrum of color as a subject matter by adding layers of creative interpretation that evoke emotion.”
Through the creation of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that are composed of unconventional materials, local artists like Gunnar Deathrage (former contestant on Project Runway) will explore the distinctive relationship between art and fashion for KMAC Couture. The unconventional materials that are used range from human hair to candle wax, and even match sticks.
The event will take place under a tent outside of KMAC Museum. Proceeds from the show support educational and exhibition programming for the museum throughout the year. To find out more and purchase tickets, click here.
Ph: The Chic Street
It is the thing, right? So when I heard KMAC opened an exhibit titled Sisters of the Moon- a compilation that features artists who dive into the topic of mysticism and mythology, while illuminating the creative space where female identity, art and spirituality connect- I was immediately intrigued.
I have to be honest, the first time I tried quinoa I was completely clueless as to what it was, or even how to pronounce it (I still don’t even know if I’ve mastered the latter). However, one thing I did know was that the grain was being heralded in as the next big thing in the vegetarian world, and not being much of a carnivore myself, I had to see what all the buzz was about.
Fast-forward to now, and I not only seriously enjoy this edible seed, but I actually actively seek it out on menus. One such menu that is included in this search is the one at North End Cafe in Louisville. This restaurant boasts a variety of options for those seeking vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free plates, and my favorite menu item is the chickpea and quinoa cake.
The cake is a baked combination of chickpeas and quinoa seeds that is topped with grilled vegetables that are locally-grown, crumbled goat cheese, red pepper coulis, and a balsamic reduction that is lightly drizzled on top. The vegetables are grilled perfectly to a crisp in order to balance out the softer consistency of the cake, and the goat cheese tangos beautifully with the balsamic reduction. These elements, combined with that coveted feeling of being satisfied and not stuffed after eating, are what make this one of my favorite lunch dishes in the city.
To learn more about North End Cafe and to see there menu, click here.