Category Archives: Press
Restaurant Review | Mayan Cafe Written by: Marty Rosen Printed in: Courier-Journal Dated: March 26, 2014 In this four-star review, restaurant critic, Marty Rosen, chronicles the history of Chef Bruce Ucan’s culinary story in Louisville – from the Gypsy van, to the Mayan Gypsy to the Mayan Cafe. “For almost two decades, chef Bruce Ucan [...]
The folks from StarChefs magazine and website, starchefs.com, recently made a visit to Louisville. They interviewed Chef Bruce and took lots of photographs of the food and our place. Check out his bio here and enjoy the photos!
England’s own Condé Nast Traveller magazine recently came to Louisville and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in our up and coming neighborhood, NuLu. They visited some shops that have been here for decades like Joe Ley Antiques and Muth’s Candy as well as new places like Why Louisville and Please & Thank You. This is what writer, [...]
“Yucatuckian” by Steve Hacker Story Magazine This winter, Story Magazine did a lovely feature piece on Chef Ucán. They learned all about his days of the Gypsy van, one of Louisville’s original food trucks, as well as Bruce’s vision for farm-to-table fusion with Mayan dishes. Steve Squall took some amazing pictures as well that really [...]
We were all excited here in Louisville when our hometown girl, Damaris Phillips, was on Food Network Star in this recent season 9. And we were ecstatic when she won!! Dana McMahan, a food writer we know and love, got a chance to interview her recently and learn Damaris’s favorite spots around the city. Among [...]
KENTUCKY MONTHLY “The Food Renaissance in New Louisville” by Sean Patrick Hill “…But it’s more than Southern hospitality; it’s the fact we are in a bistro on East Market Street in Louisville’s NuLu District, ground zero of trendiness in Louisville’s burgeoning arts and, especially, gastronomical scene…” Read this fantastic article here!
“Eat Like a Mayan and love it at Mayan Cafe” by Robin Garr Leo Weekly, February 6, 2013 “It says something good about Louisville’s dining scene, I think, that our town’s Latino dining experiences go way beyond just plain Mexican. Not that there’s anything wrong with traditional pan-Mexican/Southwestern/Tex-Mex, mind you, but an hombre can’t live on tacos, [...]
Join us at the Mayan Cafe for Kentucky’s Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Day event!! On Saturday, May 19, the Jamie Oliver Foundation is hosting a Global Food Revolution Day – a global food festival marking a commitment to better food education. This is a chance for people who love food to come together to share [...]
“Farmer to Table” by Linda Stahl July/August 2011 edition of Edible Louisville “The first year of Mayan Market Mondays focused on the food — new specials and local ingredients. The second year the emphasis was on the farmer. Farmers went around and talked to the diners, sharing stories and answering questions. This year Ucán got [...]
Shannon Essa, from Edible Santa Barbara, came to Louisville not long ago to eat and write about our fair city. She ate at 610 Magnolia & Jack Fry’s, visited 21C Museum Hotel & had coffee at Heine Brother’s. This is what she had to say about Mayan Cafe : “Chef Bruce Ucán (pictured above) is [...]