Blogger’s note: I haven’t been under a rock for the past week or so. Rather, I’ve been under the thumb of The Man. My responsibilities at the day job really kicked into gear this week. After 10-hour days of looking at a computer screen, I had to give my mind and eyes a break from the digital world when I got home. I think I’m past the worst, though. So, onward!
- A big ol’ congratulations to Louisville native Damaris Phillips, who won the reality competition Food Network Star. Damaris is a culinary arts instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. (Eater Louisville)
And speaking of Food Network, celebrity chef Robert Irvine brought his show, Restaurant: Impossible, to Louisville this week to revamp Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub in Germantown. The restaurant received a makeover and is now Brooke and Billy’s Back Patio. Insider Louisville has a good write-up of the changes. (Insider Louisville)
- Lawrenceburg, Ky.-based Wild Turkey Distillery has a new rye and bourbon combo called Forgiven, a product that was created by accident. (Business First of Louisville)
- Anybody heard about the cronut, the croissant/doughnut hybrid that has become wildly popular in New York City? Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe has its own version called doughssants. Good luck getting one — these things sell out fast. (Eater Louisville)