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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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Chef John Varanese on Secrets of Louisville Chefs

Chef John shares some his most popular dishes from River House and Levee, including the Maker’s 46® Barrel Plank-Smoked Salmon with southern ratatouille. Also featured are the delicious Crispy Grouper Cheeks and Shrimp with lump-crab...

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