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“Halloween” before Halloween at the Levee

Levee at the River House and the Louisville Film Society have partnered for “Lights, Camera, Levee!” – a series of film screenings that are free and open to the public. They’ll host the 1978 film “Halloween” Sunday night at 8:30 PM indoors at the restaurant at 3015...

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Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs – River House

Watch Chef John Varanese turn a ten-year dream into reality, from concept to completion, as he builds River House and shares secrets to popular dishes prepared in the new kitchen. grilled oysters, bourbon stave salmon, and pecan...

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Derby City’s Most Decadent Dishes

Originally Published in The Voice Tribune February 2, 2017 While it’s certainly no secret that Louisville boasts a culinary scene that rivals the nation’s most cosmopolitan cities, some chefs in Derby City are taking our acclaimed foodie reputation and elegantly...

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Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen

Tim shares about his recent injury and his recent cravings for seafood! Head to Louisville, KY to River House Restaurant and Raw Bar for a classic cocktail and meal of Grouper Cheeks & Shrimp with Crab Risotto and Smoked Shrimp Vinaigrette.

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People to know in retail and restaurants: John Varanese

Years in industry: 30 Why did you get into the industry? Much like anyone I knew, I wanted to make a good living and support myself financially. At a very young age, I started cooking. It came naturally to me and I enjoyed it. By the time I went to college, I had five...

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River House Restaurant & Raw Bar – A Dream Deferred

We live in a microwave world where most people expect to get what they want immediately. But Chef John Varanese is proof that a little delayed gratification can be just as sweet. Varanese fell in love 15 years ago, not with a person but with a location. It took 15...

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