Unless you follow this here website, The Bar Belle column has been missing in the Louisville media landscape since Insider Louisville shut down in August 2019 — and if we’re talking print journalism, it’s been since my LEO days, which came to an end in August 2014. (What’s with the month of August?)
I’m happy to announce I am returning to local media, and you can now find my column in each issue of Food & Dining magazine, which you can get online and at various locations around town. And it’s free!
In this first piece, I include a roundup of some of my favorite new bars, plus the old-schoolers that have stood the test of time. Since this issue will be on the stands during Derby, I wanted to help point people in the right direction when it comes to my favorite things — cheap drinks, crafty cocktails and unpretentious watering holes.
In upcoming issues, I plan to continue my deep dive into neighborhood bars all around the city — from Shively to St. Matthews and every nook and cranny in between!
Cheers! It feels good to be back in the saddle!