Matt Weirich was executive chef at NABC's Bank Street Brewhouse for just shy of three years, and now he's landed a position at one of the most anticipated new eateries in Louisville: The Place Downstairs. It's obviously a step up, and also nearer to Matt's home.
Opening of The Place Downstairs sets standard for new Louisville restaurants in 2014, by Steve Coomes (Insider Louisville; photo from Matt's Fb page)
You sense an undeniable air of exclusivity when going to The Place Downstairs. To get to the restaurant, which opened yesterday, you walk a bee line through a gauntlet of customers waiting for a table at Mussel & Burger Bar, the always absurdly busy, upscale burger restaurant at 9200 Taylorsville Road.