Author Archive: Robin Garr
I wouldn’t want to say that I’m an incurable fanboy, but I can’t deny that I’ve spent more than a few long days lining up at Oxmoor Center, eagerly waiting my turn to be among the first to grab the latest and greatest iDevice from the Apple store.
When DiOrio’s pizza first settled into the former home of Karem’s Meats in St. Matthews, it already seemed that this booming nightspot zone was attracting more pizzerias than it could reasonably handle – and that was before Coal’s or Mellow Mushroom came to town.
“Downtown” St. Matthews has come a long way, from the generation when it was best known for dark beer bars populated by portly gentlemen drinking local beer, to the modern era that finds it chockablock with hipster bars populated by trendy young folks wearing skinny jeans and drinking specialty cocktails.
Every now and then you’ll encounter an idea so simple, yet so brilliant, that you’ll suck in your breath and think, “Wow! I wish I had thought of that!” And when such a bright idea concerns breakfast, it’s hard to see how things could get any better than that.
Here’s something worth knowing about Cafe Lou Lou in St. Matthews: Among all the city’s restaurants, edging out even such close contenders as Equus & Jack’s, Del Frisco’s, Charim Korean and Havana Rumba, it arguably stands closest of all to that iconic Louisville location: “Where the old Sears store used to be.”