Continuing with our series on new restaurants opening in Louisville, we bring news of five new businesses in the Louisville region, all opening or reopening in the hottest restaurant spots in Louisville: the Highlands, Nulu, and New Albany (yeah, NA is a veritable development hotspot nowadays). Check out previous installments here and here.
- Cafe Mimosa and The Eggroll Machine. Nearly nine months after a devastating fire, Cafe Mimosa and the Eggroll Machine have reopened in the old Lentini’s Restaurant building last occupied by Jarfi’s Bistro at 1543 Bardstown Road. Everyone jumped on this one, so you can tell it’s a local favorite. [Read more: Official Site, Consuming Lou, V-V Eats, My Loueyville, Mojo, WHAS11 ]
- PotStickers. Edward Lee, co-owner of upscale restaurant 610 Magnolia, has opened a new “upscale fast-food” concept at 938 Baxter Avenue. The restaurant opened Tuesday and serves sandwiches and noodles with a variety of sauces and toppings. Inside, salvaged materials and furniture provide for ‘green’ design elements. [Read more: C-J, Mojo]
- La Bodega. Another fire victim, the popular tapas bar at 1606 Bardstown Road has emerged larger than before with new Spanish decor including an imported wooden bar. A grand-reopening is being held for the entire month of October. Neighboring De la Torre’s had reopened some time ago. [Read more: Official Site, Louisville.com, V-V Eats ]
- Crush on Market. Located in the old Hausman building on the corner of East Market and Campbell Streets, entrepreneur Mike Schnell plans to open a wine bar, restaurant, art gallery, and wine shop. The art gallery on the second floor will open onto a landscaped roof above the wine shop, dubbed Cask 55. Plans call for a Spring 2010 opening. [Read more: Ville-Voice ]
- Wick’s Pizza. The new location of the popular pizzeria should be opening imminently after its alcohol license was approved Tuesday. Already, a new neon sign has been hoisted and mounted to the facade of its New Albany home on 225 State Street. Inside, a bar was made of salvaged brick and timbers found in the building’s basement. [Read more: Official Site, NA Confidential ]