Tag Archives: Coffee

  1. Bits and Pieces: Comfy Cow, Havana Rumba and other Louisville food news for the web, 2.25.13


    February 25, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson


    • The owners of Comfy Cow plan to expand their ice cream shop by franchising in the region. As a fan of their seasonal sweet potato casserole ice cream, I approve wholeheartedly. (Business First of Louisville, Insider Louisville)
    • Taco Punk, the NuLu restaurant Mexican restaurant that launched a Kickstarter campaign, did not reach its $20,000 fundraising goal. No word on what’s next for the restaurant. (Eater Louisville)


    • More official news about Havana Rumba‘s new “express” concept restaurant. Havana Rumba Express & Tapas Bar will open in Douglass Loop at 2210 Bardstown Road in the space formerly occupied by Desserts by Helen and Mucho Queso. Owners are still in the planning stages, but this is an opening worth keeping an eye on. (Consuming Louisville)
    • New coffee shop alert: Kaelin’s Coffeehouse, 1801 Newburg Road. (Consuming Louisville)
    • A Detroit-style pizza parlor called Loui Loui’s will open in Jeffersontown next month at the former Ferd Grisanti’s building, 10212 Taylorsville Road. Check out Insider Louisville’s article for more information about this style of the popular dish. (Insider Louisville)
  2. The downtown Vint Coffee shops are now Heine Brothers’, and they’re giving away coffee Wednesday

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    January 7, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Well, color me surprised.

    The Vint Coffee location I often visit at 516 W. Main Street next to Humana HQ has turned into a Heine Brothers’ coffeehouse. Ditto at the Vint location at 462 S. Fourth Street.

    I was two seconds from being super confused until I remembered that this replacement had been in the works for months.

    Heine and Vint announced that they were merging back in November 2011. As of Monday, the two downtown Vint locations carry the Heine Brothers’ name, Insider Louisville reports. The Frankfort Avenue Vint will stay the same.

    To mark the occasion, the downtown Heine Brothers’ locations will offer buy one, get one free coffee on Wednesday, Jan. 9. I’ll drink to that.

  3. The Ashlee Eats guide to last-minute Christmas gifts

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    December 20, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    You waited until now to start Christmas shopping, huh?

    It’s OK, you have 120 hours and counting to grab some stuff for friends, family and your office Secret Santa.

    Here’s a quick and dirty list of food-centric presents that you can scoop up for the big day. Good luck, and godspeed.

    • For the drinker
      • Bourbon. Duh. (Any decent liquor store)
      • Against the Grain Brewery has glassware to hold plenty of beer. The restaurant and brewery also offers Grainiac memberships come with anytime for discounts on beer all year long. (401 E. Main Street at Louisville Slugger Field)



    • For the barista in training
      • Quills Coffee has some deals that let you treat yo’ self while buying for the ones you love.
        • 10 percent off Quills diner mug when you buy a bag of coffee
        • Buy a bag of coffee and get 15 percent off your second bag
        • Free drink with a $25 Gift Card purchase
        • Fancy coffee-brewing sets

    (quillscoffee.com or one of three locations)



    • For the out-of-towner
      • Bourbon is the gift that keeps on giving. Why not give the ones you love a little taste of Kentucky by buying products spiked with a nip of bourbon? Bourbon Barrel Foods has an array of sauces, marinades and seasonings worthy of any gift bag. (bourbonbarrelfood.com or various locations)


  4. Give $1 at Heine Brothers’ Coffee to help the Center for Women and Families

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    November 27, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    If you have a spare dollar, it could go a long way for a family this holiday season.

    The Heine Brothers’ Coffee location at 805 Blankenbaker Pkwy. will give a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate to all guests who donate at least $1 to Care in a Cup on Thursday, Nov. 29. The donations will go toward buying holiday dinners at the Center for Women and Families.

    Visit the Center for Women and Families’ website for more information about the non-profit organization.


    Care in a Cup

    Where: Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 805 Blankenbaker Pkwy., Louisville

    When: Thursday, Nov. 29

    Cost: At least $1 donation

  5. Bits and Pieces: Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Quills and other Louisville food news from the web, 11.19.12

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    November 19, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson



    • The new Heine Brothers’ Coffee location at 4305 Shelbyville Road will have its grand opening Nov. 28, but the store will be serving medium cups of coffee for $1 beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday. (Heine Brothers’ website)


    • Mozzaria at Fourth Street Live will become Quattro in December. (Insider Louisville)
    • Customers can now buy Quills Coffee online on the shop’s website. If you buy whole beans before noon today, you can get 20 percent off your order when you enter promotion code “Launch” at checkout. (Quills Coffee’s website)
  6. Bits and Pieces: Vint coffee, the Kentucky doughnut trail and other Louisville food news from the web, 11.5.12


    November 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson


    • Vint, a coffee/wine shop that merged with Heine Brothers’ Coffee earlier this year, will close its Northfield location Wednesday, Nov. 7. Staff members will work at the new Heine Brothers’ location at 4305 Shelbyville Road that is set to open before the end of the year. (Business First of Louisville)



    • The New York Times featured Louisville doughnut shop Nord’s Bakery in an article about the Kentucky doughnut trail. I frequented two other stops on the trail when I lived in Lexington — Spalding’s Bakery and Magee’s Bakery. (New York Times)



    • BoomBozz pizza founder Tony Palombino plans to open a restaurant called Manny and Merle on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville. The restaurant will feature Mexican street food, live music and cocktails. (Insider Louisville)



  7. What foods make you think of fall?


    October 18, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Look what I found at Heine Brothers’ Coffee last Sunday.

    While I was having a coffee office, I noticed the list of seasonal drinks available at the coffee shop. This, my friends, is how I know that it’s officially autumn.

    What food or drink reminds you of fall? Chili? Turkey? The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte? Take it to the comments!

  8. [Bits and pieces] The Cinnamon Challenge, Starbucks and other food news from the web, 3.19.12

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    March 19, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Wait a minute. People are swallowing spoonfuls of cinnamon for kicks now? And videotaping it? Excuse me while I bang …
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  9. Happy Valentine’s Day, and a foodie’s musings on love


    February 14, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve griped about Valentine’s Day, but I’m really nothing but a big sap with a caramel center.  I’m blessed to spend …
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  10. 5 reasons to visit Please & Thank You, the coffee shop/record store hybrid


    January 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Working in coffee shops around Louisville was the best thing about being unemployed. You recall seeing black woman, black frame …
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