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January 2, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Holy crap, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a $10 Challenge.
It began as procrastination. Then, working on the book kept me from doing much in my free time, let alone write something that wasn’t related to the manuscript. Then, when I finally did have time, I was intimidated to get back into writing the $10 Challenge because I had been gone for so long. My blogging had become sporadic in the back half of 2014, and I was scared that 1) I had lost my $10 Challenge groove, and b) no one would want to hear what I thought about restaurants in the city anymore. A few weeks away from a blog is like an eternity in internet time. How could I make up for lost time?
November 25, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I did it. I wrote a book.
Last week, I turned in the final version of my manuscript about Louisville diners to my publisher, History Press. My book is called Louisville Diners, because life is too short to dance around the point.
The past few months have been brutal. I’ve never written so many words all at once in my entire life. I also discovered the true depths of my procrastination, which runs as deep as the ocean. I’ve panicked, worried, drank a lot of wine, and eaten my weight in Trader Joe’s organic blue corn tortilla chips.
July 31, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
April 14, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
You remember that scene in Jumanji in which Robin Williams emerges from the board game after 20 some-odd years and has NO IDEA what’s going on in his hometown?
Other than the whole trapped-in-a-jungle-board-game hell, I can completely relate.
In November, I started my first semester in the Master’s of Fine Arts program at Spalding University. My concentration is creative nonfiction. I’m not gonna lie — I thought this would be relatively easy-peasy to fit into my life. I was a journalist. I have a food blog. I got this creative nonfiction thing in the bag, I thought.
Holy shiitake, was I wrong.
August 6, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I finally got somewhat fancy and dedicated a Gmail account to this blog.
If you want to give me a shout, just send an email to ashlee [dot] eats [at] gmail [dot] com (did I type that correctly, Internet?).
Here are some things you should send me:
- Ideas for $10 Challenges
- Restaurant news (openings, closings, upgrades, downgrades)
- Pictures of food (seriously, I’ll marvel at them)
- Blog post ideas — guest posts included!
Here are some things you should not send me:
- Naked pictures. Just throwin’ that out there. DON’T GET ANY IDEAS.
- Anything that will break my computer (viruses and the like)
- Spam (the email clutter, not the food — the food is acceptable)
July 10, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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July 1, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
This has been a crazy couple of weeks. Technically, kind of a crazy year. But let me start in the present.
I’ve been absent or only halfheartedly involved in the interwebs for the past two weeks because I’ve focused on completing my application for grad school. I sent my materials off yesterday (almost 24 hours before the deadline — improvement!).
March 12, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
You’re looking at my lower back. My muffin top area, if you will. Upon that muffin top is a permanent slice of cheesecake, a tattoo that I’ve affectionately named Lulu.
This is my first and only tattoo. Kudos to the amazing tattoo artist Amanda Pepper in St. Louis for creating this. I knew I couldn’t go wrong with an artist who shares my love of desserts and Golden Girls.
I don’t want to wax poetically about what it symbolizes (visit the blog F Yeah Tattoos if you’re into that). I’ll simply say that Lulu is a little souvenir from my 20s that I get to carry with me for a lifetime. And it’s as cute as a button.
January 17, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Thank you to everyone who entered to win one of two vouchers to Grind food truck. And, of course, thank you to Grind for being awesome and providing aforementioned vouchers.
And the winners of a voucher good for one voucher from Grind are …
- J.J. V., who said, “Their new Veggie Burger is amazing! Filled with all that fiber goodness!”
- Britt, who said, “I would love to try the veggie burger!”
Congratulations, winners. Look out for an email about getting your voucher.
January 15, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
**This giveaway is closed. Thanks for commenting!**
Sometime around the new year, the Ashlee Eats Facebook page hit a great milestone — 100 fans, baby.
I think that calls for a giveaway.
Liz and Jesse, the couple behind the Grind gourmet burger truck and favorite of Ashlee Eats readers, have offered up two vouchers for a blog giveaway, each worth one burger from the Grind truck. These would be great to use at Truckin’ Ain’t Easy, a food truck gathering at Apocalypse Brew Works on Friday, Jan. 25 (click here for more details).
It’s easy to win. Just answer this question:
What’s your favorite burger from Grind? If you haven’t had one, what kind of Grind burger would you like to taste?
For a chance to win one of the vouchers, leave a comment on this blog post or the Ashlee Eats Facebook page. Just one comment per person, please.
Post your comment by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. I will choose two winners (one voucher each) on Thursday.
And thanks for reading and liking the Facebook page!