Kentucky bars and restaurants face worker shortage as some COVID restrictions ease

Kentucky bars and restaurants are the busiest they’ve been in months amid pandemic restrictions; now they face a new struggle in finding workers.

  Famed Louisville chef and restaurateur teams up with JCPS to feed families

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

  Papa John’s to shift key departments to new Atlanta HQ office

USDA: Kids will receive free meals through December 31

Healthier option of cauliflower rice now being tested at Chipotle

  Food safety tips for your 4th of July cookout

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  Kentucky restaurants reopen

  Kentucky restaurants reopen dining rooms at limited capacity

  Louisville restaurants prep for return to dine-in service Friday

  Restaurants prepping for outdoor and limited-capacity indoor dining in Louisville

Beshear announces new requirements for restaurants ahead of May 22 reopening

McDonald’s offering free ‘Thank You Meals’ to healthcare workers, first responders

Louisville Restaurants: Who’s delivering, who’s offering carry-out?

The research department scoured social media to bring you this list of area restaurants that are still trying to serve the community either by offering delivery and/or carry-out.

  Ways to eat right and stay fit while working from home

With thousands of Americans working from home, it’s easy for anyone to reach into the fridge and snack their day away.

  Local restaurants’ carry-out service keeping doors open

The options now for people to eat out are limited to just carry-out or delivery at area restaurants.

  This stinks: Garlic prices are going up

The outbreak is causing garlic supply disruptions in China, the world’s largest garlic producer.

How to safely store your Thanksgiving food after the meal is over

  Food, feelings, connection: JCPS teacher pens book about Food Literacy program

Parkland neighborhood diner unveils updates and a new name

The Big Table brings people together with food and fellowship

New additions for Cardinal Stadium announced ahead of season opener

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

Chick-fil-A rolling out mac and cheese nationwide

Mac & Cheese, which is the first new menu item since 2016, was tested in five markets

Lucky Charms to sell giant marshmallow-only bags

The bite-sized treats are now giant-sized!

Reports: Pizza Hut will close hundreds of dine-in restaurants

One of America's largest pizza chains, Pizza Hut plans to focus on carryout and delivery business, reported Wednesday.

Company recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold in multiple states

The company says there is a potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

Impellizzeri’s offers deal to celebrate 40 years of operation

The company has five locations all over the city of Louisville.

KFC celebrates National Fried Chicken Day with food donation

The company provided fresh food to the less fortunate throughout the city.

Crunch on Graeter’s 2nd summer bonus flavor in stores now

Graeter’s is trying to get fans excited for the summer with the launch of their five new bonus flavors.

White Castle giving away free sliders Wednesday

Feeling the Crave? Wednesday is National Slider Day and customers across the country can get one free slider and a free small drink to celebrate.

McExtreme Bacon Burger? McDonald’s bringing global menu items to US

Ba Da Ba Ba Ba, you’re going to be loving it, — or so McDonald’s hopes.

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”

Export slump could cost Brown-Forman $125 million

Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey fell 11 percent during the second half of 2018 compared to the prior-year period, as the impact of tariffs started to be felt, the Distilled Spirits Council said in a report Thursday.

Hunger Harness is the ultimate game day snacking accessory

The Reynolds Wrap Hunger Harness has spaces for all of your favorite snack foods, and cup holders for your game day beverage of choice.

Foods to avoid during the government shutdown

It’s been almost a month since the partial government shutdown began, and some of the cutbacks have been the FDA's food inspection. Experts weigh in on what foods you should avoid while the government is shut down.

Longhorn Steakhouse donates leftover food to Louisville organizations

Here in Louisville, LongHorn has donated more than 202,515 pounds to local food banks.

How to lose five pounds this week so you can gain it all back on Christmas

You stay away from holiday sweets all the time. And you shouldn’t have to. Try a little bit, don’t overdo it, and then move on.

Here’s how you can get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $1

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is bringing back its “Day of the Dozens” holiday tradition on Dec. 12.

Twitter reacts to CDC’s cookie-dough warning

CDC says don't eat raw cookie dough. Twitter users say, "Nah, we're good."

Papa John’s introduces new and improved rewards program

The new and improved rewards system gives customers more options to get free pizza.

Cheesecake Factory giving away 40K pieces of cheesecake for free to celebrate its 40th anniversary

You’re welcome.

North End Cafe facing federal lawsuit, accused of withholding OT pay

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a popular Louisville restaurant that operates two locations.

  Louisville company comes up with free solution to messy Thanksgiving problem

A Louisville man has come up with a creative, environmentally-friendly solution to a messy Thanksgiving problem.

WATCH AND LISTEN: How to cook a turkey in half the time

Did you wait too late to pick up a turkey? Do you hate waiting 4 hours (or more) for it to cook only to risk it being dry?

Hummus, gourmet hot dogs & Falls City Beer: New options coming to KFC Yum! Center

The KFC Yum! Center is switching up the menu.

‘Top Chef Kentucky' releases trailer, announces premiere date

The show’s 16th season features the ‘unique culinary scenes’ in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland before heading abroad for the show finale in Macau, China.

Skyline brings chili to Christmas with new holiday sweater

Some say it’s always Skyline time, but is Christmas one of those occasions? The chili chain has a festive new product just in time for the holidays.

  Dean Corbett: Beloved Louisville chef has died

Dean Corbett, known by many around town as “Deano," died Saturday. A cause of death has not been confirmed.

  Cooking school, restaurant partner to design a better kids menu

Each week, groups of kids ages 5-to-10 years old and 10-to-15 years old meet at MESA Kids Cooking School, trading schoolbooks for chef’s aprons. Here, they learn how and what to cook.

Just in time for the holidays - Mac & cheese candy canes

Who doesn’t love cheese? Americans eat about 35 pounds of cheese per person, per year. And now, Seattle-based novelty company Archie McPhee has a holiday treat for cheese lovers everywhere: Mac & cheese candy canes.

  Rally’s launches new Bacontastic Burger

The new Bacontastic Burger, featuring a 100% beef hamburger and American cheeses, offers fans the perfect tailgate grub during a big game.

5 questions with the executive director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Bourbon lovers from around the world will descend upon Bardstown Ky. for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival which runs this year Sept. 12–16.

Derby for foodies: How to make your favorite dishes and drinks

WAVE 3 News visits Louisville chefs to get the inside scoop on their favorite Derby recipes.

Noodle Soup Recipes As Seen On WAVE 3 Sunrise

Chicken and Noodles Imperial Ingredients: 8 oz Mueller’s Old Fashioned Extra Wide Egg Noodles 1/3 cup olive oil 1 cup red onion, julienne 1 cup green bell peppers, julienne 2 tbsp dill weed, freshly

Heart Smart Recipes From Floyd Memorial Hospital

Blueberry Crisp Topping ½ cup old fashion oats, uncooked ½ cup pecan pieces a cup packed brown sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon c teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter cut into 4 pieces Crisp 4 cups blueberries 1

Recipes Using Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout cookies are always great, but did you know you can cook with them as well? Click through for a few delicious recipes.

Recipes from The Seelbach Hotel

Tuna Tartare Scallion Bilini, Wild Strawberry Jam KY Ginger & Sarsaparilla Broth (Serves 4 appetizers) For The Tuna: 4oz. Sushi Grade Tuna ½ Shallot Minced (Reserve the other half) ½ Shallot

Best SPAM Recipe

National “Best SPAM Recipe” Competition Rita Safranek, 1st Place, Kentucky State Fair DOWN SPAM-ICO WAY 1 T. olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 T. garlic, minced 1 (12 oz.) can SPAM, chopped 3/4

Sicilian Stromboli

Prepared on WAVE 3 Listens, Friday, August 23.

Hyde Parker Salad

Seen prepared on WAVE 3 Listens, Friday, August 23.

Cajun Cream Pasta

Seen prepared on WAVE 3 Listens, Friday, August 23.

All About Crepes As Seen on WAVE 3 Sunrise

Check out these yummy crepe recipes from Ouita Michel, chef and owner of the Holly Hill Inn.

Raspberry Fool (And Other Valentine’s Day Fools!)

You can make this wonderful dessert for your Valentine in just a few minutes, and it takes no real cooking. The recipe comes from “Gooey Desserts,” by Elaine Corn, former Courier-Journal Food Editor.

Stuffing to Top-Off Smithfield Crown Roast

Stuffing to Top-Off Smithfield Crown Roast

Pumpkin Soup

This soup does not taste the way you would think it would taste-not sweet like pumpkin pie. Instead, it tastes like-and is-a thick creamy soup that most people like a lot. Enjoy!