• USA Today

    USA Today

    When USA Today was looking for 40 best bites in Louisville, they visited with Good Folks Coffee Company, Bristol Bar & Grill, Doc Crow’s, the Brown Hotel, Butchertown Grocery, Copper & Kings and more!

  • New York Times

    The New York Times

    For their latest ’36 Hours in Louisville’ feature, the New York Times worked with Estes PR to visit Butchertown Grocery, Copper & Kings and the Brown Hotel.

  • James Beard Award

    James Beard Awards

    Estes PR had four clients on the semifinalist list for 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards including Mabel Gray, Bluestem, chef Jesse Houston of Saltine, and chef Paul Fehribach of Big Jones.

  • The Local Palate

    The Local Palate

    Derby season brought The Local Palate to the Brown Hotel for party appetizers and cocktails featuring local spirits like Copper & Kings brandy. Plus, they visit Etch in Nashville for Southern sommelier wine insight.

  • Southwest Magazine

    Southwest: The Magazine

    Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail? Southwest talks to Etch in Nashville for their redheaded chef drink.

  • Food Network

    Food Network Magazine

    It’s not Derby Day without Hot Browns! Chef Damaris Phillips shares her version of the Brown Hotel favorite in Food Network Magazine.

  • Bon Appetit

    Bon Appetit

    Bon Appetit explored where to eat like a local across the country – including finding the best ramen in unexpected places, like Saltine in Jackson, Miss.

  • Coastal Living

    Coastal Living

    Coastal Living goes from pole to plate with chef Nico Romo of Fish for a sustainable seafood feast.

  • Huffington Post

    Huffington Post & Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Newsletter

    Noted critic John Mariani dined around Louisville in search of the best restaurants in the Derby City. His favorites? Longstanding English Grill at the Brown Hotel and newcomer Butchertown Grocery topped his list.

  • Bizarre Foods

    “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations”

    When Andrew Zimmern brought his “Bizarre Foods” spin-off show to Louisville, Ky., he was sure to hit up the Brown Hotel for the world-famous Hot Brown.

  • Uproxx


    “Top Chef” contestant Kwame Onwuachi chats with Uproxx columnist Vince Mancini for fun and funny article.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal

    Where to eat and drink in Kansas City? The Wall Street Journal asked KC chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts for their insider info.

  • New York Times

    New York Times

    The New York times visits chef James Rigato in Detroit where he is making Michigan proud.

  • Paste

    Paste Magazine

    Paste’s “City in a Glass” series visits Charleston for Fish’s signature gimlet.

  • Forbes


    “Tastemaker” David Dafoe is profiled by Forbes for his innovative beverage development business Flavorman in their Dec. 15 issue.

  • Garden&Gun, Feb/March2016

    Garden & Gun

    The revival of brandy! Copper & Kings brings back the staple in Garden & Gun.

  • Food&Wine, Copper&Kings

    Food & Wine

    Copper & Kings’ Absinthe makes the list of Food & Wine’s “10 Objects of Our Obsession”.

  • travel + leisure

    Travel + Leisure

    Traveling to Charleston? Chef Nico Romo of Fish takes you on a chef’s tour of the city with Travel + Leisure.

  • Cooking Light - August 2015

    Cooking Light

    Eat more fish! Honolulu Fish owner Wayne Samiere talks to Cooking Light for a fin-to-fork guide on eating sustainable seafood.

  • USA Today

    USA Today

    Hottest restaurants to try this summer? Check out Futo Buta in Charlotte and Chartreuse in Detroit according to USA Today.

  • Vice.com


    Copper & Kings’ unique sonic aging technique made national headlines with this story from Vice.com portal Munchies, which was picked up by NPR, Food & Wine, Fox News and AV Club.

  • Copper & Kings, Chilled Magazine

    Chilled Magazine

    Founder Joe Heron discusses Copper & Kings’ sonic aging process.

  • Time Magazine

    TIME Magazine

    When it comes to barbecue towns, TIME magazine looks at Louisville as one of the best including Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar.

  • Glamour UK

    Glamour UK

    When Glamour asked Taylor Swift her favorite spots to eat around the world, she was sure to mention Nashville’s Etch restaurant.

  • Eater Logo


    National food website Eater.com send restaurant critic Bill Addison to Big Jones in Chicago where he found great Southern food outside of the South.

  • NPR Logo

    NPR’s All Things Considered “Found Recipes”

    Chef James Rigato is all about fresh, seasonal and local ingredients at his restaurant,The Root, in White Lake, Mich. But when NPR asked him to share a story for All Things Considered’s Found Recipes series, Rigato served up something a 16-year-old boy would love.

  • Bon Appetit

    Bon Appetit

    Bon Appetit talked to pastry chef Megan Garrelts of rye about cooking at home.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune talked to Big Jones chef Paul Fehribach about pickling for springtime.

  • washinton post

    The Washington Post

    The Washington Post featured Campono for a “Plate Lab” feature on their meatball subs.

  • Food & Wine The People's Best New Chef


    Chef James Rigato of The Root won Food & Wine magazine’s online competition for The People’s Best New Chef (Great Lakes Region).

  • Travel + Leisure

    Travel + Leisure

    The Brown Hotel joins the ranks of the T+L 500 2015 World’s Best in Travel + Leisure this year.

  • FWx

    FWx (Food & Wine blog)

    Food mash-ups are everywhere but FWx is showing some love for one done right at Saltine.

  • Wine Enthusiast

    Wine Enthusiast

    High-end absinthe is on the rise and Wine Enthusiast is following spirits makers like Copper & Kings as they produce new variations on the classic.

  • Thrillist


    Nashville’s cocktail scene is hot! Thrillist picks Union Common as a must-visit in this national list.

  • Fodors Travel

    Fodor’s Travel

    Looking for the hippest neighborhoods in Louisville? Fodor’s Travel picks Butchertown with spots like Copper & Kings and Butchertown Grocery.

  • Imbibe

    When Imbibe profiled Louisville as an up-and-coming cocktail city, they were sure to mention Copper & Kings, The Brown Hotel and La Coop Bistro in their Nov/Dec 2014 issue.

  • Louisville Magazine

    Louisville Magazine

    You can’t talk bourbon in Louisville without consulting experts at the Brown Hotel and Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar. Louisville Magazine checked in for their February 2015 issue.

  • Everyday with Rachael Ray

    Everyday with Rachael Ray

    You can’t do a Kentucky Derby party without Hot Browns! Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine gave a shoutout to The Brown Hotel and their famous sandwich in the May 2015 issue.

  • Men's Book

    Men’s Book

    Modern Luxury’s Men’s Book featured Copper & Kings brandy in their roundup of new spirits products in several markets including Chicago and Atlanta.

  • Taste of the South Sept-Oct 2014

    Taste of the South

    Taste of the South shared their excitement for the newly opened Saltine restaurant in Jackson, Miss. in the Sept. issue.

  • Forbes.com


    America’s best chefs are turning to Wayne Samiere of Honolulu Fish Co. to bring them the best seafood available. Forbes.com shows you how to get it at home.

  • Food and wine

    Food & Wine

    In the March 2015 issue of Food & Wine, Colby Garrelts has a recipe for BBQ chicken and Spicy Chicken and Sausage Hash.

  • Garden & Gun Feb|Mar 2015

    Garden & Gun

    Garden & Gun included two EPR clients in February/March – a recipe from chef Jesse Houston of Saltine in Jackson, MS and tips for cooking sunchokes from chef Nico Romo of Fish in Charleston, SC.

  • Southern Living - April 2015

    Southern Living

    Southern Living featured the Brown Hotel in their April 2015 issue’s guide to Louisville, Ky.

  • Wine Spectator | Nov 2014

    Wine Spectator

    Chef Deb Paquette of Etch in Nashville, Tenn. gave her “Perfect Match” suggestions to Wine Spectator to pair with a recipe for roasted cauliflower.

  • Nashville Lifestyles - March 2015

    Nashville Lifestyles

    What is brandy? Nashville Lifestyles explored the topic with Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. through an interview and several cocktail recipes.

  • Hemispheres-January-2015


    Hemispheres profiled the city of Louisville in January 2015 highlighting the Brown Hotel and Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.

  • Food Fanatics - Spring 2015

    Food Fanatics

    Chef Deb Paquette of Etch restaurant in Nashville, Tenn. was featured in the cover story for the Spring 2015 issue of Food Fanatics.

  • fsr magazine

    FSR Magazine

    Etch in Nashville made FSR Magazine’s list of top 100 indies!



    Top culinary trade magazine PLATE searched for undiscovered treasures of America and found them at Big Jones, AZUR and Tupelo Honey Cafe.

  • restaurant hospitality

    Restaurant Hospitality

    Restaurant Hospitality is dying to try Futo Buta – the hippest new ramen spot in the South!

  • Yahoo Food

    Yahoo! Food

    Yahoo! Food picked soon-to-open Chartreuse in Detroit, Mich. for their upcoming bar guide.

  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal

    For their “Off Duty” section, The Wall Street Journal profiled Moonshine University where the art of distillation taught to enthusiasts and professionals alike.

  • bevnet


    New spirits from Copper & Kings were featured by BevNet.

  • Best of Jackson - Jan. 2015

    Jackson Free Press

    Saltine restaurant in Jackson, Miss. was chosen as Best Seafood and Best New Bar by Jackson Free Press in January 2015.

  • Sullivan on WDRB for King Cake

    WDRB in the Morning

    WDRB reporter Keith Kaiser spent the morning at The Bakery at Sullivan University learning to make King Cakes with pastry chef Robin Richardson.

  • The New York Times

    The New York Times

    Looking for the freshest, wild-caught seafood from Hawaii? The New York Times likes Honolulu Fish Company’s Ahi Club.

  • Saveur August 2013


    The familiar, hearty fare at Rye KC in Leawood, Kansas is refined enough to be worthy of cloth napkins Give the people what they want, thought Colby and Megan Garrelts when they opened Rye KC last winter in… Read More

  • James Beard Award

    James Beard Awards

    The James Beard Foundation awarded chef Colby Garrelts with the Best Chef Midwest Award in 2013.