Red Wattle Hogs, Louisville’s Butchertown Grocery, Eight Piece Box, Foodchain Expands, Breakfast Battle, & More! in the Weekly Miscellany
Hood’s Heritage Hogs in Mount Olivet is helping revive the Red Wattle hog: “Mary Kate had a sister named Ashley, but we ate her.”
Butchertown Grocery promises to be Louisville’s new favorite night out: “It’s a restaurant, bar and social club. Both the name and the decor of Butchertown Grocery pay homage to Grunkel’s Grocery, the store that sat in the Washington St. space near the end of the 1800s.”
Eight Piece Box: Hazard’s Jonathan Piercy, formerly of What’s Cooking Now!, has launched a new blog and upcoming podcast on Kentucky and Appalachian food.
A bit of humor–or real life?–from The Spectator:
Chef Fernando Garcia of Lexington’s Josie’s is competing in the Hometown Breakfast Battle. Chef John Castro of Winston’s Restaurant in Louisville is also competing. You can vote for them until Sunday.
Rafael and Felipe Ortiz bring a new style of restaurant to Bowling Green with Que Buenos.
Tom Eblen reports that Lexington’s Foodchain is expanding with a new kitchen and neighborhood grocery.
Louisville’s Food Port clears zoning hurdles.
Fancy pizza ovens are reviving the American coal industry: “The hotter temperature at which anthracite burns not only adds flavor, but also cooks pizza at hotter temperatures, offering greater consistency in product.”
One man’s mission to bring back Hydrox cookies:
A raspberry lintzer from Bluegrass Baking Company, one of my regular stops.