Friday, December 30, 2005

New Albany's "distinctive niches" and "flourishing dining scene," as viewed by LEO.

In LEO's year-end “top 11” survey of Louisville vibrant dining scene, New Albany scores!

This is great news for the folks at Federal Hill and La Rosita, and proof that New Albany need not be resigned to cold Coffey and barbecued bologna when it's time to have a meal.

11 best culinary events/discoveries of the year, by Marty Rosen (LEO WEEKLY).

Here’s the New Albany entry:

(11) And like Market Street (Louisville), New Albany is developing a flourishing dining scene. Yes, the chains are moving in, but distinctive niches are being filled by places like Federal Hill (310 Pearl St., 812-948-6646), an idiosyncratic Italian restaurant in the heart of New Albany’s downtown, where the smell of freshly minced garlic heralds brilliant Italian sausages and lovingly prepared meatballs; La Rosita (2535 Charlestown Road, 948-0401), a tiny little taco stand where you’ll find succulent tacos filled with succulent stewed goat (and more conventional ingredients); and Rich O’s Public House (3312 Plaza Dr., 812-949-2804), home to the most ambitious beer list in the region, a place where the publican’s motto is: “Extremism in the defense of good beer is no vice.”

The downtown New Albany scene is about to get better, but the press release is still a few days away ...

6 comments:

Richard Rush said...

Congrats on the mention Roger.

ceece said...

Good job New Albany, and to all the business's that were mentioned in that piece-THANKS! Thanks for giving something that ALL New Albanians can be proud of!

Can't wait to get more info on the new rest. downtown!

Congrats and good job!

The New Albanian said...

Careful, ceece -- such optimism won't be regarded highly over at Defeatism Central.

All4Word said...

Sorry to harsh the thread, but I just had to share this from a fellow blogger:

Here’s the most irritating thing about running a blog with commenting. Sometimes it’s difficult to express oneself clearly to people of varying cognitive abilities. Some process information better than others. Some are able to reason better than others. The less bright may miss the subtlety and nuance. Certain readers may know a bit of the history behind a particular subject; others may be completely ignorant of it. The intellectually curious may do some independent research in an effort to support or dispute my arguments, while others just want to get in their 2 cents regardless. A few may lack common sense altogether, and still others want to be contrary just for the sake of being contrary.

You can read this posting at http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2005/12/27/kwanzaa.

Iamhoosier said...

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Happy New Year everyone!

Jeff Gillenwater said...

More good food and NABC within walking distance; La Rosita moving even closer. This may be the first year I make a resolution to gain weight.