Bits and Pieces: Damaris Phillips, Wild Turkey and other Louisville food news, 8.16.13

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!


Damaris Phillips, winner of Food Network Star. (Photo courtesy of Food Network)
Damaris Phillips, winner of Food Network Star. (Photo courtesy of Food Network)
  • 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)
  • "Dinner Impossible" chef Robert Irvi...
    “Dinner Impossible” chef Robert Irvine giving his verdict on finished item (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    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)