About Us

 

It’s about beer, bourbon and cigars.

It’s about watches and cool cars.

It’s about health and fitness.

It’s about what to eat, where to eat and what to do.

It’s about entrepreneurs and guys daring to make their mark.

It’s about the best and all in one cool place.

It’s about time.

It’s about guys.

 

It’s about us!

Simple Steps to Healthy Dietary Changes

    Most people reach a point when they want to “be healthy” by changing their diet. This thought is full of good intentions that may stick around for a short while, but can be overwhelming and leave someone feeling dissatisfied. To make dietary changes long...

Barret Bar

    Barret Bar 1012 Barret Ave Barret Bar has it all. Drinks, food, ample hangout space, things to do, and live music on an semi-regular basis. True, it’s not much to look at, both in curb appeal and interior design, so it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve...

Bourbon Plus

    ...Best Flavored Whiskies The world’s obsession with bourbon and with whiskey in general shows no signs of slowing down. With demand climbing year over year and more and more brands looking to find creative ways to bring younger product to market to meet...

Apocalypse Brew Works Apollo IPA

    I’d had this beer, oh, 16,000 times at Apocalypse Brew Works, straight from the tap and into the cup, but I decided one evening to take home a 32-ounce crowler with me. Why? One, because I was out of beer at home (sacrilege), but two, because I was so...

Duchesse De Bourgogne

    A couple of years ago, I was at Sergio’s World Beers. As is his wont, Sergio was giddy over a beer he’d just gotten on draft: Duchesse De Bourgogne, a Flanders red ale brewed by Brouwerij Verhaeghe in Vichte, Belgium. I had never tried the stuff, but he...

Tessie Can Release #2

    For the second straight month, Mile Wide Beer Co. rolled out a limited run of four-packs of the canned version of its Northeast IPA, Tessie, the legendary Louisville beer that keeps people coming back for more. Yet again, the taproom was buzzing, and...

Trim Tab IPA

    During my summer hiatus at the beach, I passed through Birmingham, Alabama. And as I always say: When in Rome, drink beer like a Roman. It was through this mantra that I discovered Birmingham’s Trim Tab IPA. I had stopped into a watering hole near my...

Kentucky Owl – 137 years on

One of the most polarizing spirits to come out of the Commonwealth lately is Kentucky Owl, a newly resurrected pre-prohibition bourbon brand marketed by the proprietor of the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Since the first release of around 1,100 bottles, this...

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

    You like coffee? Well, if so, I have a limited release for you to seek out: Founders Brewing Co.’s Sumatra Mountain Brown Ale. This guy is a gorgeous, imperial brown ale, with a thick, tan head, and a nose that belts you with all the roasty coffee aromas...

Monday Night Brewing Slap Fight IPA

    One of the best things about going on vacation is finding new beers to try out and bring home. On a recent trip to Alabama for some beach time, I happened Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing with a name I couldn’t resist: Slap Fight IPA. Yeah, that one called...

Staff & Contributors

Jay Goldstein

Jay Goldstein

Publisher

Residing in Louisville,born and raised in New York, Jay Goldstein is Men’s Best Guide publisher.

He has been involved in the television and radio industries since 1992 working in all facets : sales, promotion, marketing and production.
Goldstein is excited to be bringing all his knowledge from the media business and applying it to the only men’s website strictly dedicated to the men’s population of Louisville.

 

Danny Browning

Danny Browning

Staff Writer

Born and raised in the glorious utopia that is Southern Indiana, Danny Browning tours the U.S. headlining corporate events and comedy clubs.

Danny has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names, including Louis C.K., Jim Norton, and Carlos Mencia.  His debut comedy album, “Happy Go Lucky” is currently available on iTunes.

 

Tom Person

Tom Person

Staff Writer

Tom is a 12+ year Louisville resident moving here from a stint in Seattle. A former software evangelist, he started his own business after obtaining his patents and now considers himself the smallest manufacter in the commonwealth producing cedar spills (thin engraved strips of wood used to light cigars and pipes) available on 5 continents, at tobacco shops and restaurants across the U.S.

A food fanatic, but not a true “foodie”, Tom enjoys eating just about anything and everything at least once and finds Louisville to be a great town for life long residents, transplants and visitors alike if you are willing to search out and try the best the Ville has to offer.

Scott Dudgeon

Scott Dudgeon

Website Coordinator

Scott Dudgeon is a Marketing Manager at Rev-A-Shelf. He was born and currently lives in Louisville. Graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.F.A in Graphic Design. Scott also works as a freelance graphic designer for several clients in the Louisville area. When not working or spending time with his wife and two kids Scott enjoys hiking, blues music, and going to the movies.
Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, LD

Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, LD

Staff Writer

Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RDN, LD, CLT is the owner of Nutrition Works, a health promotion company specializing in food sensitivities, weight loss, and wellness. She offers individual consultations, specialized programs and corporate seminars. She can be reached at sandra@smartnutritionworks.com or 502-339-9202. Visit www.smartnutritionworks.com to learn more about Nutrition Works and to subscribe to her complimentary nutrition newsletter.
Tim Laird

Tim Laird

Staff Writer

Chief Entertaining Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation

Tim Laird is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Author of two entertaining books and has made hundreds of appearances on TV and radio. Tim hosts two regional cooking TV shows working with celebrity chefs.

Kimberly Greenwell

Kimberly Greenwell

Staff Writer

Kimberly Greenwell grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky, a quaint, historic town known for its beauty, its bourbon distilleries and Stephen Foster’s famous ballad “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Kimberly graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and quickly worked her way up from a media sales account executive to a National Media Consultant.  She traveled the country helping television stations, newspapers and radio stations with their interactive media sales.

In 2009, Kimberly started her own consulting firm, KAG Consulting. In addition to running her own business, Kimberly is the Executive Producer and Host of the regional television home show “Your Kentuckiana Home” and the author of the popular book “The Bad Date Book- A Rendezvous with Frogs”.

kimberly@kagconsulting.com

Bill Veith

Bill Veith

Staff Writer

Bill started in better men’s clothing in Lexington, KY while attending U of K. Joined Tom James in November ’83. 30 + years of client development
Graduate of University of Kentucky ’77-’79 and theUniversity of Louisville ’89-’91. ATO MU IOTA Chapter UK

Bills Goals are to serve his existing clientele by providing the finest clothing in the industry, and developing new clients. We are one of the fastest growing offices in Tom James. We have 7 salespeople now and projecting 22 in the future.

Personal Info

Wife Karen, married 32
Son Andrew age 22
Pets : Lily our golden retriever, Marley our Corgi Beagle and Puff the black and white kitty cat. Our horse Rio: my wife’s 3rd love. Ask me sometime about this

Interests

Running, swimming, golf, weight training and very occasionally Tennis
Long Run Hounds

“Clothes make the man…naked people have little or no influence on society”.
Mark Twain

“Master the art of permanent fashion”.
Alan Flusser

 

Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson

Staff Writer

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based writer and author who writes about everything from beer to food to entertainment to sports. In his 25-plus years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards, but doesn’t know where most of them are now.

He is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014) and 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (2016), among other books. Check him out at www.502Brews.com  and KevinGibsonWriter.com

Diane Tobin, Ph.d.

Diane Tobin, Ph.d.

Staff Writer

Diane Tobin, Ph. D. is currently the Special Assistant to the President at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.  She is the former Executive Director of two non-profits, a co-owner of a for-profit business and a former Dean of the College of Business and Communication at Spalding University.
Ray Perryman

Ray Perryman

Staff Writer

Ray is a Louisville native and life long bourbon and beer enthusiast. Always on the lookout for quality spirits and beers, Ray loves sharing with people his passion. Any fellow enthusiast knows that one of the best things about great beer and bourbon is sharing it with your family and friends!. He is the Beer Merchant/Buyer for the United States division of Liquor Stores North America (Liquor Barn). Cheers!
Terry Steiden

Terry Steiden

Creative Director / photographer

Terry Steiden owns Deadblue Media, a marketing, advertising and communications agency in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a graphic designer and a musician.  Terry writes for several political opinion sites and is the Media Liaison for the Convention of States in Kentucky.

tsteiden@gmail.com

502-657-9999

 

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Staff Writer

Jonathan is a Louisville area transplant with a passion for wine, spirits, and beer.  A Certified Sommelier, he’s been in the distribution business for a little over 3 years, and has become a bit of a booze geek, enamored with the art, history, and science of the intoxicating liquor we know and love.

Currently a Louisville area sales rep for Heidelberg Distributing, he plans to continue his studies and expand his knowledge in preparation for the Advanced Sommlier exam, Certfied Specialist of Spirits, and Bourbon Steward program.

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

Andre' Wilson

Andre' Wilson

Staff Writer

André Wilson is President/CEO of Style Icon, LLC. Founded in 2008, the style, fashion and brand development company focuses on comprehensive and personalized services that teach men and women how to utilize style to achieve amazing results.

In addition to personalized consulting, Style Icon produces fashion shows, luxury celebrity suites, corporate seminars and fundraisers to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.

As a well-respected stylist and consultant with over 20 years of extensive industry knowledge of trends and non-verbal communication, André Wilson and Style Icon have appeared on E! News, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, US Weekly, USA Today and worked with celebrities Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Gosselin,  and Sofia Vergara(Modern Family).

styleicongroup@gmail.com

Jesse Hafer

Jesse Hafer

Staff Writer

Jesse Hafer is an adventuring outdoors guru.  From backpacking, kayaking, fishing, to rock climbing, he and his four legged companion have pretty much dabbled in everything outdoors and across just about all the states.

After exploring all 48 continental U.S states with his dog, he plans to mark off Alaska and Hawaii in the near future.  To see his travels follow his Instagram @Jesseandthebear.

Dustin Harryman

Staff Writer

Dustin has finished the 2009 Louisville Ironman, 2014 Nashville Ultra Marathon, 2010 & 2011 Nations Triathlon, 2010 Cardinal Harbor Half Ironman, 2010 Memphis in May Triathlon, Nashville Country Music Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Air Force Marathon, Flying Pigs Marathon, Disney Marathon, Maui Marathon, Chicago Marathon, San Francisco Marathon and several others for a total of 22 marathons.

Dustin has trained several athletes to run half and full marathons, sprint and olympic triathlons…. including the Ironman Triathlon.  He has worked with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training as a participant, mentor, coach and marketing director.  He has also worked with members of the Manual High School field hockey team, Centre College Field Hockey, traveling softball and baseball teams as well as speed training classes for kids ranging from 9-13 years of age.  He has helped many clients with general weight loss and strength training.