Category Archives: Blog News

  1. Mission Manuscript: COMPLETE

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    November 25, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Snuggie? Check. Enthusiasm to be back on Ashlee Eats? DOUBLE CHECK.

    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.

  2. Holy shiitake, I’m writing a book about Louisville diners

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    July 31, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Chicken and waffles from Good Ole Jessie's Diner on Dixie Highway, one of the subjects of the book.

    Everyone expects any announcement of big news to center around a pregnancy when you’re a woman of childbearing age. There are no buns in my oven at this time, but I do have news.

    I’m writing my first book, and I have a publisher.

    *throws confetti*

    *swings pants around my head*

  3. Grad school is hard, and other things I learned during my blog blackout

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    April 14, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Oh, pizza. You have sustained me. (Photo courtesy thebittenword.com via Flickr)

    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.

  4. Got an idea for a post or podcast?

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    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)
  5. Visit Louisville.am to hear the Deliciously Louisville podcast and other great shows

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    July 10, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Me after a recording in the Louisville.am studio.

    Want to hear me talk about food with fascinating Louisville people?
    Check out Deliciously Louisville, my podcast on Louisville.am. I interview folks around town about dining, restaurants and whatever strikes our fancy.

  6. Paula Deen, a podcast and everything I missed during my social media blackout

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    July 1, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

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    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!).

  7. A food blogger needs a food tattoo, right?

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    March 12, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    My tattoo. I shall call her... Lulu.

    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.

  8. And the Grind winners are…

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    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.

  9. [Giveaway] Celebrate an Ashlee Eats Facebook milestone with a chance to win a burger from Grind

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    January 15, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Mary, one of my Moth StorySLAM buddies, getting a burger from Grind back in October.

    **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!

  10. Update your Rolodex, I changed my Twitter name

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    October 23, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A friend asked me why I was @ashleeclark on Twitter rather than @AshleeEats.

    Good question.

    The Twitter account came literally years before this blog, but it’s time for an update.

    You can now find me on Twitter as @AshleeEats at twitter.com/AshleeEats.

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