Man v. Food Nation to feature Louisville on tonight’s episode

I have a not-so-secret crush on Man v. Food Nation host Adam Richman. 

I mean, come on, look at this guy:

What’s not to love?

Anyway, Richman stopped in Louisville during the Kentucky Derby Festival to film an episode of the Travel Channel‘s Man v. Food Nation, the latest incarnation of the show Man v. Food. In case you haven’t checked out this show, it basically follows Richman around the country as he explores local restaurants and participates in ridiculously awesome food challenges.

The Louisville episode airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Richman lived in Louisville from 1997-1998 (too bad I was just a child at the time), so the episode is a mini homecoming for one of my favorite food stars.

During the episode, Richman visits the Brown Hotel to reveal the history of the Hot Brown, Lynn’s Paradise Café and The Comfy Cow, the Courier-Journal reports. You can check out some behind-the-scenes photos of Richman’s Derby City trip here.

It’s not too late to take part in Fleur De Licious, a showcase of downtown restaurants

Photo courtesy Fleur De Licious.

To eat at some nicer restaurants, I sometimes have to wait for a good deal or promotion.

Enter Fleur De Licious.

During this event, which ends Saturday, May 21, participating restaurants in the downtown Louisville area are offering a “prix-fixe menu highlighting specialties from their standard menu,” according to the Louisville Downtown Management District.

Translation – participating restaurants will have three-course meals for $30 per person. It might seem kind of pricey, but that’s a steal at some of these places.

Here are just a few participating restaurants:

Click here for a complete list of restaurants where the Fleur De Licious deal applies.

Bits and pieces: Sandra Lee, royal wedding cake and other food news from the web, 3.29.11


  • Word’s out about the wedding cake of Prince William and his fiance, Kate – it’s going to be a fruit cake. It sounds like it will be very, um, British. (Time)


  • Cupcakes in a jar – the next dessert trend? (The Kitchn)



  • Need a little oomph in your sex life? Try eating some saffron, according to a group of researchers. (Gawker)


  • Food Network host Sandra Lee grates my nerves a bit, but her rise to fame is pretty interesting, and her advocacy to end child hunger is admirable. (New York Magazine)