Tag Archives: Bardstown Road

  1. Help me pick the next $10 Challenge restaurant

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    October 14, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Spanish Blue.

    I’m in a pickle. I don’t know what restaurant to visit for the next $10 Challenge. Granted, this is a wonderful problem to have — there are so many good, interesting and/or new restaurants around Louisville that it’s hard to pick which one to focus on.

    So I’ll let you guys make the tough choice for me.

    Ashlee Eats readers will pick the next $10 Challenge restaurant. I have some suggestions, and I want you to vote on the one you want to read about. Vote in the poll below through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. I’ll tally the votes and post the $10 Challenge about the winning restaurant Monday, Oct. 21.

    Here are the contenders for the first crowd-sourced $10 Challenge:

    1. Mussel and Burger Bar: This is one of my favorite newer restaurants in the area, but it is indeed a challenge to only spend 10 bucks for hand-crafted deliciousness on a bun (or in a bowl if you get the mussels).
    2. Proof on Main: I’m not gonna lie — some of the menu descriptions are a little scary (charred octupus?). But this restaurant inside the 21c Museum Hotel has gotten a lot of attention nationwide for its cuisine. Could I find something delicious and inexpensive?
    3. Simply Thai: I love Thai food, but I’ve yet to make it out to this often-recommended eatery in the East End.
    4. KFC Eleven: OK, it’s a “concept” dining experience from a corporate fast-food behemoth, so this pushes the boundaries of keeping the $10 Challenge local. But I’m curious to see fried chicken turned fast casual at Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road.
    5. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Parlor: I’ve gotta throw in a South-end option. A co-worker was disappointed I hadn’t tried what she called some of the best pizza in town. Should I be the judge of that?

    Ready? Let’s do this!

  2. Bits and Pieces: KFC Eleven, food truck follow-up and other Louisville food news from the web, 7.27.13

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    July 27, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    News

    • KFC gave media folks a sneak peak of the fried chicken chain’s foray into fast-casual dining called KFC Eleven located at the corner of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. From what I can tell from the Eater Louisville slideshow of the restaurant (slated to open to the public in August), the art is funky, the bathrooms are clean and the Colonel is sparse. (Eater Louisville)
    • LEO Weekly took a look at the health inspection scores of Louisville food trucks as a follow-up to the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter story that questioned the safety of these mobile eateries (check out my reaction here). Turns out, food trucks are just as clean and safe as brick-and-mortar restaurants. Food truck friends, go ahead and drop the mic in triumph. (LEO Weekly)
  3. Bits and Pieces: Horse meat, Zagat listings and other Louisville food news from the web, 3.11.13

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    March 11, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Closings

    • The original Highlands Tap Room (next door to Kashmir Restaurant on Bardstown Road) will close after 11 years. The bar’s second location down the street at 1058 Bardstown Road will remain open. (Insider Louisville)

    News

    Openings

    • A new restaurant called Sidebar Ice House and Grill is set to open in April on Whiskey Row, according to one of the developers of the downtown strip next to the Yum Center. This would bring the number of eateries in the 100 block of West Main Street to five. (Business First of Louisville)

    Etc.

  4. Bits and Pieces: Dragon King’s Daughter, Game and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.4.13

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    February 4, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Closings

    • John E’s Restaurant and Lounge closed abruptly last week. (WHAS 11)

     

    News

    • “Louisville residents currently spend $100 million annually on local foods and are interested in purchasing an additional $158 million each year, for a total demand of $258 million.” Noted. (Business First of Louisville)

     

    Openings

  5. Bits and Pieces: Tom+Chee, distilleries and other Louisville food news, 9.10.12

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    September 10, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: For more information about any of the items in this and subsequent round-ups, click on the source links at the end of the sentences.)

    Openings

    • Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open a new location in Prospect. There are currently nine Pie Kitchen locations in Louisville and surrounding counties. (Pie Kitchen’s Facebook page)
    • Tom+Chee, a fancy-pants grilled cheese restaurant, is opening a location in Cardinal Towne on Cardinal Boulevard. The chain has a Bardstown Road location. (Tom+Chee’s Facebook page)
    • Queen of Sheba Ethiopian restaurant has opened a second, lunch-only location in downtown Louisville on S. Fifth Street. The restaurant’s main location is on Taylorsville Road. (Queen of Sheba’s website)

    Events

    • Red Hot Roasters and Wiltshire on Market are hosting a coffee-themed dinner to benefit the Center for Women and Families on Sept. 19. (Consuming Louisville)
    • Yale architect students who visited Louisville and created designs for a downtown distillery have completed their work, and the designs will be on display through Sept. 24 at the corner of First and Main streets across from Whiskey Row downtown. (WFPL)

    Know of other food news in Louisville and the surrounding area? Leave a comment or send me an email at ashleelclark@gmail.com.

  6. Verdict on new BoomBozz pizza: Delicious

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    September 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Chicken sausage peppadew pizza from Boombozz.

    Boombozz, a Louisville-based pizza restaurant, debuted its new pizza in the best way. The restaurant gave it away.

    On Labor Day, the first 50 customers at the restaurant’s Westport Village, Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue locations received a free medium Chicken Sausage Peppadew pizza.

    I live across the street from one of these locations. So guess who was the 10th person to get a free pizza Monday?

  7. The Sweet Fix: Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

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    July 20, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: The Sweet Fix is an occasional feature that will run throughout the summer featuring ice cream and dessert …
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  8. Here are some Louisville food trucks worth following

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    June 9, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The food truck scene in Louisville has exploded recently. Yes, we’re a bit behind bigger cities like LA and New …
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  9. The $10 Challenge: Mark’s Feed Store

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    December 3, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I lived in Louisville for 17 years, but there was a lot of stuff I missed. I didn’t discover all …
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