DJ’s Cafe | West Highlands

By Gary James This small breakfast/brunch/lunch joint (the 75th person in the place would be the fire marshal) has been feted in all the local media for its six kinds of eggs Benedict, and justifiably so—they’re all tethered by a lemony hollandaise sauce made by chef and co-owner Devin Stallings that really pops. The New … Read more

Billy’s Inn | West Highlands

By Gary James Billy’s has been around 80 years, and the current neighborhood bar configuration is a winner. There’s terrific Happy Hour food—margaritas, wings and nachos all day Monday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The green chile (thickened with masa) and the big burgers rate highly as well. But tacos are the go-to move. … Read more

West Highland Restaurants

By Gary James Where There’s a Willis… …there’s a great Case to be made for dining in West Highlands.  This Colorado native always feels better after playing a round at Willis Case Golf Course. Even though my golf game sucks canal water, the course’s humble, mid-century muni vibe makes me feel like I’m starring in … Read more

Fire on the Mountain | West Highlands

By Gary James The wing nuts at Fire on The Mountain should bag the Grateful Dead reference and instead associate with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird,” since everything about their all-natural chicken is free (hormone-free, antibiotic-free, cage-free, free-range) except the price. The never-frozen fowl forelimbs brown up in trans-fat free oil and are slightly smaller than … Read more

The Porch Deli & Market | Louisville

By Gary James Of the many old town Louisville dining options, I’m partial to the Porch Deli & Market, where the husband-and-wife team of Pete and Anne Pflum have created a friendly neighborhood environment—the coolest touch is tables made from old doors with glass on top. All of the delicious sandwiches are based on freshness … Read more

Parma Mozzarella Bar | Louisville

By Gary James From Coal Creek, take Dillon Road west across McCaslin—about, say, a par 15 —and you land at Parma, named after an Italian town known for meats and cheeses. The authentic “real Italy” cuisine offered by the partners (chef/owner Silvio Cuomo has been the engaging host during my visits) is top-shelf, but what … Read more

Louisville Restaurants

By Gary James There’s an added value to a round at Coal Creek Golf Course or Indian Peaks Golf Course. When you’re finished, you can treat yourself to any number of great eateries in in Louisville, a town that’s become a mainstay in national Best Place To Live polls. Read full reviews on: Parma B.O.B.S … Read more