New Albanian concepts expanding to Louisville? Well, “Feast BBQ to open in NuLu on Dec. 18.”

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The question is this: When’s the last time a concept originating in New Albany successfully migrated across the river to Louisville?

Preston Arts? If I’m not mistaken, it originated in New Albany, expanded into Louisville, and then only later vacated New Albany, leaving us an empty building to look at seemingly forever.

As restaurants go, Habana Blues and La Rosita tried to replicate in Louisville, but neither effort lasted. Earth Friends Cafe is another current example. It originated in the Grant Line Road corridor, and after many fits and starts, is operating in downtown Louisville.

I’m inevitably missing something or someone.

Feast BBQ to open in NuLu on Dec. 18, by Steve Coomes (Insider Louisville)

Early Merry Christmas, smoked pork lovers!

Come Dec. 18, barbecue will be added to the eclectic range of foods served along NuLu’s ever-evolving restaurant row.

Following a successful two-year run in New Albany, Feast BBQ will open a second location, whose extreme updating has led owner Ryan Rogers to spend beyond “our budget by a tremendous amount.”

Yet he’s not complaining. Investing in a NuLu spot is well worth it, he said.

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