Authors’ note: Books of this nature rely heavily on contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles and Internet-based information, which space limitations prevented from inclusion in the text. A full bibliography is, therefore, provided here.

Chapter 1: Kolb’s Tavern

“The Commissionership: A Historical Perspective.” Major League Baseball.

Flexner, Marion. Out of Kentucky Kitchens. New York: American Legacy Press, 1949.

“Founding Spot of Old League Finally Closed.” Milwaukee Journal, December 31, 1947.

Thomas, Charles H. “Thompson Block.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 882. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Chapter 2: Bauer’s

“Azalea’s restaurant demolished.” WHAS, April 12, 2013,

Birnbach, Lisa. The Official Preppy Handbook. New York: Workman, 1980.

Crume, Agnes. “Continental: Bauer’s Since 1970 Has Become a Local Dining Institution.” Louisville Magazine, October, 1983.

Devall, Cheryl and John C. Long. “Landmark restaurant, Bauer’s since 1870, badly damaged by fire.” Courier-Journal, April 23 1984.

Forst, Lee. “Bauer’s began as a blacksmith shop in 1870.” Highland Herald, November 9, 1983.

Garr, Robin. “Bauer’s Since 1870.” 1989-90 Scene Dining Guide.

Glassner, Jacob. “Landmark status sought to save Azalea site—Hearing set for June 9.” Voice-Tribune, June 5, 2008.

Godbey, Marty. Dining in Historic Kentucky: A Restaurant Guide with Recipes. Kuttawa, KY: McClanahan Pub. House, 1985.

Map of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Louisville, KY: G.T. Bergmann, 1848. Library of Congress.

Chapter 3: Cuscaden’s

Falk, Gary. Louisville Remembered (American Chronicles). Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009.

“The History of Ice Cream.” International Dairy Foods Association.

Kloetter, Harry. “Wisconsin’s New Standards for Ice Cream.” Ice Cream Trade Journal, February, 1922.

La Bree, Ben. Notable Men of Kentucky at the Beginning of the 20th Century. Louisville, KY: G.G. Fetter Print Co., 1902.

Louisville fifty years ago : a souvenir issued on the occasion of the Louisville Board of Trade luncheon on March 9th, in honor of firms that have been in business fifty years or more, 1873-1923. Louisville, KY: C.T. Dearing Print Co., 1923.

Chapter 4: Mazzoni’s

Boyd, Terry. “Casting off: Mazzoni’s Cafe to pull anchor, ship out for eastern port.” Business First, November 15, 2007.

Deitel, Bob. “The Oyster is Her World.” Louisville Times, December 4, 1985.

Evans, Amy. “Greg Haner, Fifth-Generation Owner Mazzoni’s Cafe, Louisville, KY.” Southern Foodways Alliance, January 27, 2008.

Flexner, Marion. Out of Kentucky Kitchens. New York: American Legacy Press, 1949.

“Mazzoni’s Cafe closes after 125 years.” WDRB.

Otts, Chris. “After more than a century, Mazzoni’s closes.” Courier-Journal, December 2, 2008.

Reigler, Susan H. “Foods.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 305. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

“Rolled Oysters.”

Thomas, Charles. “Mazzoni’s Café.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 596. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Woehler, Eric. “Mazzoni’s Oysters to leave downtown.” Courier-Journal, June 24, 1989.

Chapter 5: Vienna Restaurant

Bingham, Barry. “Ghostly Viands At the Old Vienna.” Courier-Journal, June 18, 1958.

“Fire Sweeps Restaurant on Fourth: Smoke Damages Democratic Headquarters.” Courier-Journal, August 7, 1959.

Flexner, Marion. Out of Kentucky Kitchens. New York: American Legacy Press, 1949.

“History: Our Heritage.” Rookwood Pottery,

La Bree, Ben. Notable Men of Kentucky at the Beginning of the 20th Century (1901-1902). Louisville, KY: Geo. G. Fetter Print Company, 1902.

“Light Stocks on Hand in Louisville.” United States Tobacco Journal, May 2, 1914.

“Vienna Bakery and Restaurant.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 912. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

“Vienna Restaurant, 133-135 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY.” Written Historical and Descriptive Data, Historic American Buildings Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior. Photographs Division, Library of Congress. HABS No. KY-,56-LOUVI, 24-,

Chapter 6: Miller’s

“Cathedral Commons Apartments Now Open In Downtown Louisville.” WAVE.

Elson, Martha. “Historic Howard Hardy House – the former Millers Cafeteria – sells again.” Courier-Journal, July 5, 2014.

Elson, Martha. “Howard Hardy House downtown to be auctioned.” Courier-Journal, June 30, 2014.

Forst, Lee. “Miller’s owner says cafe is like a family.” Highland Herald, November 9, 1983.

Porter, Marion. “Mrs. Rudolph Miller Has Provided Food for Louisvillians Since 1904: Cafeteria Always At Same Location; Appetites Smaller Now.” Courier-Journal, November 20 1953.

Chapter 7: Benedict’s

“Back When … ‘Benedict’s’ Was THE Place.” Louisville Times, November 13, 1969.

Benedict, Jennie C. The Blue Ribbon Cook Book. Louisville, KY: John P. Morton & Company, 1904.

Birnsteel, Larie A. “Benedict, Jennie Carter.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 85-86. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Coady, Jean Howerton. “Miss Jennie catered the city and vice versa.” Courier-Journal, March 14, 1979.

Falk, Gary. The Archives (Louisville Historical League newsletter), January, 2007.

Falk, Gary. Louisville Remembered (American Chronicles). Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009.

Reigler, Susan. Introduction to The Blue Ribbon Cook Book, by Jennie C. Benedict. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008.

“Seventh Annual Opening of Jennie C. Benedict & Co.” Courier-Journal, November 9, 1907.

Chapter 8: Senning’s

“Colonial Gardens Local Landmark Designation Report.” Metro Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, August 19, 2008.

Guetig, Peter Richard and Conrad Selle. “Beer Gardens.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 80-81. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Jones, Michael L. “Colonial Gardens redux: Residents get behind a concept to revive a decaying South End landmark,” LEO Weekly, August 21, 2013.

King, Niki. “Mayor Greg Fischer announces city plans to purchase historic Colonial Gardens.” Insider Louisville, April 8, 2013.

“Senning’s Park.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 803. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Shafer, Sheldon, S. “Colonial Gardens to be redeveloped in city deal.” Courier-Journal, April 11, 2014.

Chapter 9: Kunz’s

“18-Inch Orchids to Adorn New Restaurant,” Courier-Journal, September 7, 1941.

Boyd, Terry. “Kunz’s negotiates to expand downtown banquet facility.” Business First, August 12, 1996.

Davis, Alex. “Kunz’s Fourth & Market Restaurant closes.” Courier-Journal, January 10, 2007.

Davis, Alex. “Kunz’s restaurant files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.” Courier-Journal, September 7, 2006.

“‘Dinner at the Dutchman’ … a time honored phrase in Louisville since 1892.” Louisville a la carte!, September-October, 1962.

Louisville Area Restaurant Guide 1983.

Louisville Today Dining Guide 1980.

 Manning, Ric. “Kunz’s The Dutchman is closing after 55 years.” Courier-Journal, January 19, 1988.

Miller, David. “‘Louisville’s oldest downtown restaurant’ still thriving.” Louisville Skyline, March 27, 1983.

Perkins, Gay Helen. “Kunz’s Restaurant.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 491. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Peterson, Joe. “Kunz’s Fourth & Market.” 1989-90 Scene Dining Guide.

Rice, Clay. “Memories turn to ashes/3-alarm fire destroys The Dutchman.” Courier-Journal, January 25, 1988.

“Serving and Satisfying Keen Appetites for 60 Years.” Louisville Times, September 23, 1952.

Runyon, Keith. “Letter to the editor.” Louisville Magazine, November, 2012.

Wallis, Frederick A. and Hambleton Tapp. A Sesqui-Centennial History of Kentucky. Hopkinsville, KY: The Historical Record Association, 1945.

Chapter 10: Colonnade Cafeteria

1984-85 Louisville Area Restaurant and Entertainment Guide.

“American Dietetic Association to Hold Third Annual Meeting in New York.” The Modern Hospital, October, 1920.

“Colonnade acquired.” Business First, December 4, 1996.

“Drenched Colonnade Cafeteria may be shut a month for repairs.” Courier-Journal, May 23, 1989.

Hines, Duncan. Adventures in Good Eating. Bowling Green, KY, 1947.

Kruger, Joseph. “The Dietitian’s Qualifications.” Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, Volume 66, 1921.

Perkins, Gay Helen. “Restaurants.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 758. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

“R.W. White, Cafeteria Pioneer, Dies.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 1953.

Rosenblum, Aaron. “Behind the Scenes of Segregation in Louisville.” John Filson Blog, February 24, 2015.

Shafer, Sheldon S. “Starks Building sold; major makeover in works.” Courier-Journal, April 7, 2015.

Weir, William. “History of the Cafeteria.” Hartford Courant, December 9, 2009.

Chapter 11: Cunningham’s

“Cunningham’s featured drive-in.” Louisville Times, September 11/12, 1985.

“Cunningham’s Restaurant.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 235. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Cutler, Gayle. “Old restaurant, but a new style: 2nd Cunningham’s goes modern in St. Matthews area.” Courier-Journal, December 30, 1987.

Dempsey, John and Linda Forst. An Introduction to Policing. Cengage Learning ebook, 2015.

G.A.R. Souvenir Sporting Guide. New York: Wentworth Publishing House, 1895.

Godbey, Marty. Dining in Historic Kentucky. Kuttawa, KY: McClanahan Pub. House, 1985.

“Landmark Restaurant Cunningham’s Is Sold For Reported $175,000.” Courier-Journal, December 15, 1967.

Pace, Mary Julia. “Patrons keep coming back to Cunningham’s.” Highland Herald, November 9, 1983.

Williams, David. “Prohibition.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 729-730. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Yater, George H. Two Hundred Years at the Falls of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County. Louisville, KY: The Heritage Corporation, 1979.

Chapter 12: Little Tavern

“Harry F. Duncan American Dream Foundation Scholarship application.”

Hogan, David Gerard. Selling ‘em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food. New York: NYU Press, 1999.

Smith, Andrew. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Striner, Richard and Melissa Blair, Washington and Baltimore Art Deco: A Design History of Neighboring Cities. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

“White Castle Unveils Renovated Castle In St. Louis,” White Castle, May 31, 2014.

Chapter 13: China Inn

“Cabbage Patch worker Roosevelt Chin dies at 73.” Courier-Journal, January 19, 2007.

“Chinatown Boss Slain in Chicago: Chin Jack Lem Is Shot By Mysterious Assassin Who Vanishes in Rain.” New York Times, November 2, 1937.

“Chinese Families of Louisville, Kentucky: Chin Ming.” Kentucky Historical Society.

Elson, Martha. “Cabbage Patch pauses to thank tireless worker Roosevelt Chin.” Courier-Journal, November 4, 1998.

Lang, Helen L. and Roosevelt Chin. “Chinese.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 178. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

“Louisville’s former ‘Chinatown’.” Courier-Journal, August 25, 1997.

Murphy, Todd. “Mighty Motivator: For 42 years, Roosevelt Chin has helped Cabbage Patch children savor their worth.” Courier-Journal, April 11, 1994.

“Operator of China Inn is Dead.” Courier-Journal, December 6, 1954.

“PVA Deputy Richard Chin Named ‘Outstanding Deputy of the Year’.” Jefferson County PVA, July 18, 2013.

“Tribute to Roosevelt Chin—Louisvillian Gives His All to Help Others.” Congressional Record, Volume 140, Issue 44 (April 20, 1994).

Chapter 14: Canary Cottage

“Canary Cottage, Done In Old English Style, Opens Here Monday: Designers Have Aimed At Replica of Inn In Decorations.” Courier-Journal, March 25, 1928.

“Canary Cottage Luncheon Specials Are Varied.” Louisville Times, February 10, 1936.

“Canary Cottage To Be Enlarged And Redecorated.” Courier-Journal, March 21, 1937.

“Cool Comfort Diners’ Treat: Canary Cottage and French Village Help Guests Beat Heat.” Louisville Times, July 13, 1936.

Hill, Roland L. I Recommend [Good Places to Go, Eat, Play and Shop]. Torrance, CA: DeLaney and Company, 1948.

Hines, Duncan. Adventures in Good Eating. Bowling Green, KY, 1947.

Jefferson, Frank. “The Most Beautiful Restaurant in America: The New Canary Cottage In Louisville.” Courier-Journal, August 20, 1939.

Parrish, Thomas. Restoring Shakertown: The Struggle to Save the Historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005.

“Ready for Turkey Day.” Courier-Journal, November 28, 1936.

Runyon, Keith. “Letter to the editor.” Louisville Magazine, November, 2012.

“Tea Rooms Here To Be Decorated As French Village.” Louisville Herald-Post, January 19, 1930.

Chapter 15: Blue Boar

“$100,000 Remodeling Job Is Planned At Walnut Street Blue Boar Cafeteria.” Courier-Journal, September 7, 1955.

Bernish, Paul. “40-Year-Long Serving Line Closes at the Blue Boar.” Louisville Times, 1971.

Biemer, Martin E. “Train a la carte: Blue Boar Cafeteria redecorates with rail theme.” Louisville Times, January 12, 1977.

“Blue Boar 28 years old … and still growing!” Louisville Times, May 12, 959.

“Blue Boar Cafeteria.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 98. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

“Blue Boar Will Open $350,000 Cafe Today: Light Fixtures Are Imported.” Courier-Journal, March 11, 1942.

“Britling Cafeteria.” Bham wiki.

“Cafeteria Will Double Capacity: $75,000 Remodeling To Start In January.” Courier-Journal, December 19, 1940.

Coomes, Steve. “Chewing the Fat with Buckhead’s Wes Johnson.” Insider Louisville, December 19, 2014.

Dugan, George. “Church Apology Given To Negroes: Disciples Act Against Hotels in Louisville That Barred Facilities to Members.” New York Times, October 25, 1960.

Filiatreau, John. “End of a dine-asty: Closing of restaurant means tearful farewells.” Courier-Journal, August 9, 1979.

Freeman, Don. “Chefs Here Say Louisvillians Harder To Please With Restaurant Food Than the Out-of-Towners.” Courier-Journal, May 5, 1950.

Jakle, John A. and Keith A. Sculle, Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

“Kitchen, Balcony Share New Cafeteria Praise.” Louisville Times, March 11, 1942.

K’Meyer, Tracy E. Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.

Mikulak, Ron. “Blue Boar’s Salisbury steak.” Courier-Journal, March 16, 2011.

Phillips, Rebecca. “Britling’s Fine Dining,” Memphis Type History.

Thompson, Jim. “‘Nostalgia’ wave reaches Blue Boar: Non-cafeteria ventures set.” Courier-Journal, February 9, 1974.

Wines, Michael. “Blue Boar cafeteria on Ali Boulevard to close Aug. 10.” Louisville Times, August 4, 1979.

Woodward, Mary Alan. “The Mall Barber Shop Is Still Looking Good After 50 Years In Mall St. Matthews.” Voice-Tribune, ____, 2011.

Chapter 16: Stebbins

“Dining Out.” Louisville Times, August 20, 1954.

Hines, Duncan. Adventures in Good Eating. Bowling Green, KY, 1947.

Inskeep, Lucinda. “G.H. Stebbins recalls the good old gourmets.” Louisville Times, July 6, 1972.

“The Original Swizzle Stick.” Saveur, December 24, 2012.

Schulman, Sol. “‘Seafood King’: Work Hard and Sleep ‘Fast’.” Courier-Journal, March 22, 1959.

Chapter 17: Kaelin’s

“Cheeseburger.” Wikipedia.

Cooper, Ann. “After Dark: One way to fight inflation might be a visit to Kaelin’s.” Louisville Times, January 18, 1973.

Edge, John T. Hamburgers and Fries: An American Story. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Garr, Robin. “Kentucky Innovators: some of the world’s greatest inventions have stemmed from the simplest ideas.” Food & Dining Magazine, Summer, 2006.

Grace, Roger M. “Old Menus Tell the History of Hamburgers in L.A.,” Metropolitan News-Enterprise, January 15, 2004.

Grossman, Ron. “Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger: In 1934, Carl Kaelin decided to top hamburgers—and America flipped.” Chicago Tribune, May 10, 1992.

Long, John C. “Restaurant owners’ claim to fame has some meat on it.” Courier-Journal, January 9, 1984.

Pack, Lauren. “Memories on the Menu: Kaelin’s is the birthplace of cheeseburgers.” Highland Herald, November 9, 1983.

“Restaurateur Carl B. Kaelin dies at age 77.” Courier-Journal, October 12, 1978.

Chapter 18: Hasenour’s

“BalloonFest History.” Kentucky Derby Festival.

Egerton, Judith. “Officials at Hasenour’s plan to give restaurant’s entrees a Kentucky flavor.” Courier-Journal, November 4, 1989.

Finley, John A. “What’s Doing in Louisville.” New York Times, April 20, 1980.

Goetz, David. “Ed Hasenour can’t cook, but he can make friends.” Courier-Journal, September 9, 1984.

Hasenour, Marcia. Hasenour’s: The History of a Louisville Restaurant Tradition. Louisville, KY: Hasenour Press, 2001.

“Hasenour’s Restaurant.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 375. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Pace, Mary Julia. “Neighborhood atmosphere is focus of Hasenour’s.” Highland Herald, November 9, 1983.

Sheeran, Thomas J. “Louisville Old-Timer Recalls His Favorite Kentucky Derby Races.” Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1987.

Chapter 19: Luvisi Restaurant

Sutton, Carol. “Dear Boss: We’ve Got ‘Em.” Courier-Journal, October 13, 1957.

Chapter 20: Kupie

Hicks v. Hicks, 290 S.W.2d 483 (Ky. 1956).

“Historic Missourians: Rose O’Neill.” The State Historical Society of Missouri.

“History.” Kewpie.

“Sorry, Bill? Why? WAKY Radio apologizes for Bailey’s remarks.” Louisville Times, October 23, 1979.

Chapter 21: Plantation

“About the Seelbach.” Serious Design.

“Diorama Distracts Patrons From Drinks.” Courier-Journal, November 24, 1941.

“Grant Wood’s Corn Room Mural.” Sioux City Art Center.

Harned, Carrie. “The Secret Life of the Seelbach Hotel.” WAVE.

“The Plantation, Louisville.” Billboard Magazine, January 31, 1942.

“Propeller Club Hears of Alaskan Adventure.” The Waterways Journal, Vol. 70, 1956.

“Seelbach Hilton Hotel.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 797. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Chapter 22: Leo’s Hideaway

“Dining Out.” Louisville Times, August 20, 1954.

Schulman, Sol. “‘Seafood King’: Work Hard and Sleep ‘Fast.’” Courier-Journal, March 22, 1959.

Snyder, Ken. “A Louisville Fish Story.” Louisville Magazine, March, 2003.

Tifft, Susan and Alex S. Jones. The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty. New York: Summit Books, 1991.

“Weil Dies.” Kentucky New Era, July 28, 1977.

Chapter 23: The Old House

Cusick, Dennis. “The Old House isn’t quite ready to be a restaurant.” Louisville Times, April 1, 1980.

Dick, Erma Biesel. My Old House. Louisville, KY: Beechmont Press, 1988.

Dick, Erma Biesel. The Old House Holiday & Party Cookbook. New York: Cowles Book Company, 1969.

Eaton, Yvonne. “Old House closes: A party, but sad.” Courier-Journal, January 31, 1979.

Eaton, Yvonne. “Old House to close Jan. 30.” Courier-Journal, January 18, 1979.

Erma Biesel Dick obituary. Obits for Life.

Godbey, Marty. Dining in Historic Kentucky. Kuttawa, KY: McClanahan Pub. House, 1991.

Howerton, Jean. “1830 Building, Now Old House Restaurant, Was Home to 3 Generations of Dentists.” Courier-Journal, September 21, 1958.

French, Robert Bruce. “Old House Restaurant.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 674. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Runyon, Keith. “Remembrance of Bygone French Dining in Downtown Louisville.” WFPL Blog, September 26, 2013.

Shafer, Sheldon. “New owners to keep Old House’s nostalgia.” Courier-Journal, August 25, 1986.

Chapter 24: Stewart’s Orchid Room

Aprile, Dianne. “The Closing of Downtown Orchid Room is ‘the end of an era.’” Louisville Times, February 12, 1986.

Bruce, A.D., Jr. “Dining Discoveries with Dave Bruce.” Reprinted in Lincoln Heritage Trail press kit,

Kamuf, Rachel. “No cash registers are ringing, but there’s life again—Tenants have filled most of ground level of Hilliard Lyons Center, once home to Stewart’s Dry Goods.” Business First, February 16, 1998.

Miller, Kenneth L. Stewart’s: A Louisville Landmark. Louisville, KY: Carraro’s Art Print & Publishing Co., 1991.

Miller, Kenneth L. “Stewart’s Dry Goods Company.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 851. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Turchi, Kenneth L. L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Press, 2012.

Chapter 25: C-54 Grill

“GI Bill Turns 62 Today.” Today in the Military, June 22, 2006.,13319,102383,00.html.

“Herman C. Weist.” Courier-Journal, November 3, 2009.

Honeycutt, Brooks. “Navy Veteran Converts Big C-54 Into Grill.” The Southeast Missourian, August 18, 1948.

Kamps, Charles Tustin. “The C-54 Skymaster.” Air and Space Power Journal, Summer 2003.

The New York Times Complete World War II, 1939-1945: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front, edited by Ken Overy. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013.

“Restaurant Slated to Fly the Pacific.” Spokane Daily Chronicle, September 3, 1951.

Chapter 26: Hick’s, Southwind and Pryors

“Dining Out.” Louisville Times, August 20, 1954.

“Explosion Rips Restaurant At Louisville.” Park City Daily News, December 12, 1957.

Liebs, Chester H. Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture. Baltimore, MD: JHU Press, 1985.

Chapter 27: Melrose Inn

McKinney, Helen E. “Smiser known by many as a humble community servant.” RoundAbout Madison, September, 2010.

Schrambling, Regina. “Fare Of The Country; The Favorite at Churchill Downs: Derby-Pie.” New York Times, April 30, 1989.

Theiss, Nancy Stearns. Oldham County: Life at the River’s Edge. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010.

Chapter 28: Li’l Abner’s

“Ex-restaurant owner Richard Cleaves dies.” Courier-Journal, August 8, 1994.

Kitchen, Denis and Michael Schumacher. Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

Nagle, James J. “Longchamps Planning ‘Li’l Abner’ Food Franchise.” New York Times, July 18, 1968.

Schenker, Israel. “Al Capp, Creator of Li’l Abner, Is Dead at 70; Burdens of Wealth.” New York Times, November 6, 1979.

“Shares Offered.” Louisville Times, January 18, 1961.

Chapter 29: Hoe Kow

Caputo, Tina. “The Mystery of Almond Boneless Chicken.” Zester Daily.

Cooper, Ann. “Hoe Kow restaurant redecorates.” Courier-Journal & Times, January 6, 1974.

Des Ruisseaux, Richard. “As they say nowadays: ‘I can’t believe I ate the Hoe Kow…’” Louisville Times, July 22, 1972.

Elson, Martha. “Couple retire popular restaurant: Bon Air family closes Hoe Kow as diners mourn.” Courier-Journal, June 7, 1995.

Garr, Robin. “Hoe Kow.” Scene Dining Out 89-90.

Garr, Robin. “Crazy For Chinese: Louisville’s dining landscape has blossomed with Oriental restaurants.” Courier-Journal, September 26, 1987.

Inman, David. “Hoe Kow.” Scene 86 Hot 100.

Jackman, Michael. “Something borrowed: A rich history of Chinese-American cuisine.” Detroit Metro Times, December 15, 2010.

Kayal, Michele. “The ABCs of Michigan almond boneless chicken.” American Food Roots, January 30, 2014.

Mariani, John F. Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

Mikulak, Ron. “Recent Resturant Nostalgia.” Food & Dining, August 14, 2014.

Phillips, Jo Ann. “Old Patrons and New Are ‘Gung Ho’ for Hoe Kow Restaurant.” Louisville Magazine, _____.

Yan, Nancy. “Wor Sue Gai and Claiming Local Identity.” Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture, Summer 2013.

Chapter 30: simmons

Cocanougher, Kelly. “simmons having financial trouble with a capital T.” Louisville Times, February 10, 1975.

Cocanougher, Kelly. “simmons hungry for survival.” Louisville Times, May 14, 1976.

Eggers, Andrew. “Public Relations.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 734. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Ehrenstrom, Art. “Downtown: Few coming to dinner.” Courier-Journal, November 2, 1975.

Chapter 31: Ferd Grisanti’s

Garr, Robin. “Ferd Grisanti’s Restaurant.” Scene 86 Hot 100.

Garr, Robin. “Ferd Grisanti Restaurant.” Scene Dining Out 89-90.

Mattei, Dominic. “Italians.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 426. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Ward, Joe. “The House of Grisanti: a two-generation tale of fine Louisville food,” Courier-Journal, September 23, 1979.

White, Charlie. “Jeffersontown’s Ferd Grisanti closes after business declines.” Courier-Journal, June 24, 2008.

Chapter 32: Jay’s

1984-85 Louisville Area Restaurant and Entertainment Guide.

Baye, Betty Winston. “Russell: With Influential Institutions, Glamorous Homes, The Area Served As Testimony to Heights of Black Achievement.” Courier-Journal, _____, 2004.

“Before the Wrecking Ball.” Filson Society.

“Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator.”, June 29, 2015.

Jeffries, Fran. “Good cooking and repeat customers feed Jay’s.” Courier-Journal, February 18, 1991.

McCafferty, Bonnie. “Great Meals for Under $20.” Louisville Magazine, October, 1992.

“Michelle Obama visits Kosair and campaign headquarters.” WDRB.

Mikulak, Ron. “Jay’s Cafeteria Getting New Life as Business Incubator.” Food & Dining, December 18, 2014.

Thompson, Ashlee Clark. Louisville Diners. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2015.

Wilson, Cynthia. “Jay’s Cafeteria serves up expansion plans.” Courier-Journal, February 5, 1992.

Chapter 33: The Fig Tree

Bowling, Caitlin. “Bim Deitrich on changes to Louisville’s restaurant scene.” Business First, March 31, 2015.

Lucadamo, John. “She’s found her place in restaurant kitchen.” Courier-Journal & Times, January 12, 1975.

Potter, Heidi. “FACES of Louisville: Kathy Cary.” Style Blueprint Louisville, February 3, 2013.

“Restaurant at Fig Tree has closed.” Courier-Journal, December 23, 1980.

Seekamp, Alwin and Roger Burlingame. Who’s Who in Louisville. Louisville, KY: Louisville Press Club, 1912.

Chapter 34: Sixth Avenue

Robin Garr, “Let’s eat!” Scene Dining Out 89-90.

Godbey, Marty. Dining in Historic Kentucky. Kuttawa, KY: McClanahan Pub. House, 1985.

Graves, George. “Sixth Avenue.” Scene 86 Hot 100.

Magida, Phyllis. “Exploring the American cuisine at a one-of-a-kind symposium.” Chicago Tribune, March 17/18, 1982.

Richman, Phyllis. “America’s Cuisine.” Washington Post, March 24, 1982.

Rosen, Marty. “Casa Grisanti: Godfather of Louisville’s Restaurant Revolution.” Food & Dining Magazine, Winter 2004.

Schrambling, Regina. “Food; Bluegrass Flavor.” New York Times, May 28, 1989.

Ward, Joe. “Grisanti firm prepares to open American-cuisine restaurant.” Courier-Journal, January 26, 1981.

Welch, Jack. “The Dearly Departed: Sixth Avenue.” Louisville Magazine Eats, 2012-2013.

Chapter 35: Cafe Metro

Boyd, Terry. “Shepherding in the bistro crowd: Restaurateur Nancy Shepherd used stumbling blocks as stepping stones to happiness.” Business First, June 2, 1997.

Corn, Elaine. “The Cafe Metro Crew: David and Nancy Shepherd and David Schroeder have one criterion for their food: It must be tasty.” Courier-Journal, December ___, 1985.

Finley, John. “At Cafe Metro change is good.” Courier-Journal, ____, 1981.

“Gourmet Restaurant.” Louisville Today, ____.

Kaufman, Steve. “Hot Seats: Café Metro.” Voice-Tribune, October 9, 2008.

Neuhauser, Ken. “Cafe Metro.” Scene Dining Out 1982.

Neuhauser, Ken. “Cafe Metro.” Scene Dining Out 1983, October 29, 1983.

Neuhauser, Ken. “Cafe Metro keeps getting better.” Courier-Journal, ____, 1982.

Penn, John. “First impression sticks.” Evansville Press, April 22, 1981.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe is a feast for the eyes, appetite.” Courier-Journal, ____.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe Metro.” 2001 Scene Dining Guide, November 3, 2001.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe Metro.” Scene’s 1998 Dining Guide, November 7, 1998.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe Metro.” Scene 2003/04 Dining Guide, November 1, 2003.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe Metro remains first-rate.” Courier-Journal, _____.

Reigler, Susan. “Cafe Metro still sublime.” Courier-Journal, November 8, 2003.

Reigler, Susan. “Metro’s new dishes are Wow!” Courier-Journal, July 14, 2001.

Sanders, Linda. “New Highlands restaurants: Their owners believe Bardstown Road deserves a break from fast food.” Louisville Times, ____, 1981.

Scanlon, Leslie. “Louisville’s Bardstown Road is ‘getting the sparkle back.’” Courier-Journal, February 12, 1984.

Stahl, Linda. “Nancy Shepherd won’t let tragedies stand in the way of getting on with her life.” Courier-Journal, April 29, 1987.

Welch, Jack. “Matchless Café Metro.” Louisville Magazine, March, 1990.

Woodward, Mary Alan. “Café Queen: Despite owner Nancy Shepherd’s personal challenges, Café Metro and the Uptown Café have satisfied diners for 25 years.” Voice-Tribune, August 17, 2006.

Chapter 36: Afro-German Tea Room

Bloody Monday-Louisville.

Corn, Elaine. “Phoenix Hill restaurant is a little bit of heaven with an urban mission.” Courier-Journal, May 15, 1985.

Crume, Agnes S. “Food for Thought: Neither Afro nor German, the Afro-German Tearoom operates for the benefit of Urban Montessori Schools.” Louisville Magazine, ____, 1985.

Mikulak, Ron. “Afro-German Tea Room’s apple crisp.”

Miller, Howard. “St Martin’s Afro German Tearoom: Seating is limited, but business isn’t.” Courier-Journal, April 11/12, 1984.

“Parish History.” St Martin of Tours Catholic Church.

Ullrich, C. Robert, et al. “Germans.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 338. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Yater, George. “Bloody Monday.” In The Encyclopedia of Louisville, edited by John E. Kleber, 97. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Chapter 37: De La Torre’s

Adkins, Ben. “Maggie de la Torre followed her own path to restaurant ownership.” Business First, May 11, 2009.

Coomes, Steve. “25 years of De la Torres to end April 11 with sale to Louvino.” Eat.Drink.Blog., Insider Louisville, March 21, 2014.

Garr, Robin. “Small bites add up to fine dinner at De la Torre’s.” LEO Weekly, October 11, 2008.

Green Ed. “De la Torre’s owners retiring, selling restaurant.” Business First, June 20, 2012.

Chapter 38: Timothy’s

Allar, Bruce. “Dining Out Comes of Age.” Louisville Magazine, October, 1983.

Ellis, Lana. “Menu, decor both change at J. Timothy.” Courier-Journal, February 3, 1974.

Kaukas, Dick. “Louisville Classics: a short history of distinctive dishes and where they came from.” Courier-Journal, October 24, 1992.

Roby, Jack. “Myra’s is a delightful restaurant with a good bar, a creative menu.” Courier-Journal, December 21, 1984.

Ryce, Clay. “J. Timothy Barnes, restaurateur, dies at 48.” Courier-Journal, May 17, 1990.

Welch, Jack. “The Dearly Departed: Myra’s.” Louisville Magazine Eats, 2012-2013.

Welp, Mary. “The Dearly Departed: Timothy’s.” Louisville Magazine Eats, 2012-2013.

Chapter 39: Deitrich’s

Bruni, Frank. “At P.J. Clarke’s, the Bartender of Your Dreams.” New York Times, May 27, 2010.

“Find your fun on ‘The Avenue.’” Frankfort Avenue.

Godbey, Marty. Dining in Historic Kentucky. Kuttawa, KY: McClanahan Pub. House, 1991.

Neuhauser, Ken. “Langtry’s is … lively, luxurious, lovable and luscious.” Scene, ____.

Neuhauser, Ken. “Myra’s isn’t as formal as formerly, and now it’s simply delightful.” Scene, ____.

Segal, Julie. “Deitrich’s opens in Old Louisville.” Entertainer, December 6-19, 1988.

Welch, Jack. “The Dearly Departed: Deitrich’s in the Crescent.” Louisville Magazine Eats, 2012-2013.

Welch, Jack. “Now Playing: Deitrich’s.” Louisville Magazine, January, 1989.

Chapter 40: La Paloma

Mikulak, Ron. “Dishes from the former La Paloma have a lasting appeal.” Courier-Journal, February 5, 2013.

Welch, Jack. “The Dearly Departed: La Paloma.” Louisville Magazine Eats, 2012-2013.

38 thoughts on “Bibliography

  1. Can’t wait to get a copy of the book. But can’t believe you didn’t include the old Bavarian Dine Inn which was in front of an old 50’s style motel on Dixie Highway in the PRP area. The place was quirky as all get outs but the German food was as good as it ever got in Louisville.


      1. We agree. We have a new book coming out soon with a story about the Normandy Inn, the Hearthstone Tavern, and the owner’s other life as a truck driver!


  2. seeking info on a chinese restaurant that had a place on the bottom floor of a condominiium complex called El Conquistidor in jefferson county and i think it was on Hikes Lane. The name ( I think) was “Henny Woo’s
    Thank you


    1. We’d not heard of that one, but the Courier-Journal archives show an ad for the apartments that reference “our Hennie Woo Restaurant.” So you’re obviously right!


  3. I’m trying to remember the name of a restaurant that was on Bardstown Road in the 50’s and 60’s. It was Katty corner across from the Brown Suburban. I think it was a one story white building that featured steaks and had the best onion rings. When the building was torn down, the chef (and maybe the restaurant name) moved into the brand new Holiday Inn that was built at Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane. Can you help, please!!!


    1. Do you mean the building that’s now called PNC Tower (that I think of as First National Tower)? The lower level place was called Cravings back in the 90s, I believe. But not sure what it was before that.


  4. Love this site. Trying to remember name and exact location of a neat ice cream shop in the highlands. It’s was hidden on the top of a knoll and you could see the skyline of Louisville. Any idea?


  5. There was a woman that owned a tiny shop Old Shelbyville Rd called Pie Oh My. She made the best pies! One in particular was the King Louis. It was outrageous!! Do you by chance know where this business moved to? I’d love to get my hands on that King Louis recipe!!


    1. Digging around the Courier-Journal archives (always fun and worth the monthly charge) shows that your memory is correct. There’s a 12/12/97 article by Sarah Fritschner about former dental hygienist Janet De Stefano’s shop. There’s even a photo of the King Louis Birthday Pie. But, sadly, no recipe.


  6. Do you know the name of the restaurant that was originally opened as an Asian restaurant that is now Red Lobster on the corner of Breckinridge and Dupont? Thank you.


  7. Looking for receipt of fish plate from Not Quite Cricket
    So good I did not want to eat it..then it would be gone!
    Poached fish with a clear sauce


  8. Does anyone remember getting frosty malts inside a department store in downtown Louisville in the 1950’s? It was from a small stand, not a restaurant in the dept store

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    1. Slightly before our time, but Stewarts had a soda fountain/luncheonette in addition to the more formal dining room. Is it possible that’s what you’re remembering? Shopping was more fun back then, wasn’t it?


  9. I am looking for the Menu or owners of Mexican American Restaurant in the Highlands called Amigos III.

    IT had a delicious entree I ate there.


    1. Glenn Lapp was the owner of Amigos III from about 1983 to 1985 of the restaurant at 1573 Bardstown Road. We couldn’t find a menu, but a 1983 Leslie Ellis review in the Courier-Journal featured Mexican Pizza, a “quesorita” (described as “basically a burrito”), chimichangas and chile rellenos.


  10. This has been a fun read! I haven’t lived in Louisville in years but I grew up there and worked in a bunch of restaurants in high school and college. My first job was dishwasher at the Melrose Inn (I lived in Prospect at the time, and worked there in the late 70s). I also worked at Applegate’s Landing in Hurstbourne which some might remember, next to Ramada Inn.

    I was trying to remember the name of a well-known seafood restaurant on Shelbyville Rd., very near to the intersection of Hurstbourne Ln. It was just a few blocks from that intersection, going toward Middletown and it was on the right side of the road if you were heading that direction. They were famous for their seafood buffet if I remember correctly. I only ate there once as a teenager but can’t remember the name? Thanks


    1. We remember Applegate’s Landing (“the eating’s outstanding,” if we remember the jingle correctly). The restaurant you’re thinking of was most likely New Orleans East. It was opened in 1974 by Alderic Senecal, who first opened the New Orleans House on West Chestnut in 1972, then closed that location in 1989. There were also New Orleans House restaurants in Lexington and Indianapolis.


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