LOUISVILLEKY.com’s THE WEEK: Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, and There

The Omni downtown is going up, up, up.
I won't have any trouble choosing my favorite eats and drinks from this week for the next EatDrinkTalk podcast -- Steve Coomes and I were treated to a marvelous preview of the new Lola Lounge above the Butchertown Grocery. Well, it will be a challenge to choose a favorite from the menu -- portobello fries or fish sandwich, Cuban sandwich or Beignet? And the creativity of the cocktail list is unbelievable -- I tried something called a Long Dark Blues with charcoal and chartreuse. No, I'm not pretending to even know what those are, but I think I'll keep going back Bobby Benjamin's new place until I try every one of the 14 new cocktails. [caption id="attachment_22971" align="alignright" width="225"] Lola's Negroni[/caption] Read Steve's piece on it over at EatDrinkTalk -- where we've been busy writing about holiday festivities, including the Miracle on Market - a pop-up Christmas-themed bar at Rye. But what may keep me going back is the place's attitude -  I love the mythical Lola's pronouncements posted everywhere. An example: "A gal that can hold her whiskey is tops in my book." Beverage manger Nic Christiansen said the names for the drinks were from movies and songs -- so I copied the...Read more