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Bits and Pieces: Grind food truck, Gelato Gilberto and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.17.14Leave a comment
February 17, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Blogger’s note: Y’ALL. I have been buried in the delightful terror that is grad school. I’ll have to tell you about it one day. I’m blogging while I’m up for air.
- Louisville loves Liz and Jesse Huot. How do I know? I linked to a story about the pair behind Grind food truck opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and it’s the most read post EVER on the Ashlee Eats Facebook page. The couple plans to open a restaurant in the building that used to house Oasis Sushi on Preston Highway. Congratulations, you crazy kids. (Courier-Journal)
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November 14, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
This is SUPERSONIC last minute, but the March of Dimes will host a foodie event tonight to raise money for the non-profit’s efforts to fund research to find the causes of premature birth and developing strategies to prevent it.
The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will take place today, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. Here’s a rundown of the event, courtesy of the March of Dimes:
- Guests sample culinary creations from 25 of Louisville’s finest white tablecloth restaurants followed by an exciting live auction featuring experiential dining packages and unique items. The Lead chef is Josh Moore of Volare Italian Ristorante.
- Participating restaurants include: August Moon Chinese Bistro, Bistro 1860 Wine Bar, Bourbons Bistro, Buck’s Restaurant and Bar, Corbett’s, Jack Fry’s, Lilly’s Bistro, Napa River Grill, Rivue and Varanese.
- To reserve your table or seat, contact Kim Ulrich at email@example.com or 502-473-6683.
- Want to help March of Dimes? Make a donation (https://www.marchofdimes.com/kentucky/support_giving.html) or call March of Dimes Ohio Valley Division at (800) 255-5857 for volunteer opportunities.
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September 11, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
If you have an aversion to swine, look away.
Still on board? Then you might be interested in the first-ever Butchertown Porktoberfest from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at The Pointe, 1205 East Washington Street.
Here’s a blurb about the event from the Butchertown Neighborhood Association:
This barbeque and pork inspired culinary competition will feature live music by Hog Operation and Johnny Berry, local brew from Apocalypse Brewery and food samples from more than 15 of Louisville’s finest restaurants. …
Participating restaurants include Atria, Cellar Door Chocolates, Decca, Farm to Fork, Harvest, Holy Grale, Jack Knife, Momma’s Pickles Mustard and BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Morels, RYE, St. Charles Exchange, Stellar Sweets, The Bristol and Wiltshire.
Don’t fret, vegheads (I say that term lovingly) — there will be vegetarian options at the event.
Admission is free, but bring some cash to buy samples, proceeds from which will benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association.
5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11
The Pointe, 1205 East Washington Street
For more information: http://www.butchertown.blogspot.com/
Drinks with Many Ladies: Learning about fancy ice cubes and proper daiquiris at Sidebar on Whiskey RowLeave a comment
September 4, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Blogger’s note: This is a post I wrote for the Drinks with Many Ladies blog. DWML is a meet-up of ladies that includes socializing and learning about adult beverages. I’ve been to several of these meet-ups, and I’ve had a great time meeting other alcohol enthusiasts and plain ol’ nice people. For more information about the group, visit the Drinks with Many Ladies blog or email me.
August 28, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I’m a sucker for an outdoor festival, especially the ones with free admission and a bunch of participating food vendors. WorldFest has all that going for it, plus some.
WorldFest, an international festival in its 11th year, will take place this weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville. Here’s some of what you’ll find at WorldFest, courtesy of Louisville Metro Government:
- More than 50 bands and performers
- More than 30 food vendors
- Nearly 150 booths with information about different cultures
- A naturalization ceremony
- A Parade of Cultures down Jefferson and Fifth streets
- Cooking Up Cultures culinary demonstrations — with free samples (!)
WorldFest, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, the Belvedere, downtown Louisville
Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sept. 2: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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August 23, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
(Blogger’s note: This is a guest post from reader Adam Price. Thanks, Adam!)
I spent last Saturday morning at the Beechmont open air (farmer’s) market talking about the 4th annual Taste of South Louisville to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM). I spoke with a woman there who lamented that so many people have a negative perception of South Louisville, often formed without having spent much time here.
I suspect anyone who lives in South Louisville has encountered that at some point, and to be sure there are real poverty and crime issues. SLCM serves approximately 22,000 residents in zip codes 40214, 40215, 40208 and 40209, more than a quarter of those 22,000 live below the poverty line. We operate multiple Meals on Wheels routes, a food pantry, and offer direct assistance with utility, rent and medicine assistance. We also offer counseling through a partnership with Campbellsville University. SLCM is working on the front lines to help those most in need and is making a real difference in people’s lives.
As I responded to the woman I spoke with on Saturday, the best way to combat that negative perception is to showcase the great things happening in our area. With a strong history of ethnic diversity, it is no surprise that many of the city’s best international restaurants reside in South Louisville.
This year, the Taste of South Louisville is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at Churchill Downs Millionaire’s row from 6-8 p.m., tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids 5-11. There will be a silent auction that will include items like a football signed by AJ Green and an autographed Jennifer Lawrence poster. All proceeds go to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries.
Come have a great time, eat some wonderful food, and learn a little more about a great part of town, all for a good cause. You can find out more about our programs here or the taste of South Louisville here.
Cardinal Hall of Fame Café PRP Pizza
DaLats Gateaux & Cafe Rubbies
Flavours Catering Seven Up/Snapple
Jimbos Shack in The Back
Levy Restaurants at Churchill Terri Ann’s
Little Jerusalem Tuscany
Main Street Deli Vietnam Kitchen
Golden Grain Bakery Khalil’s
Adam Price is a Louisville native, accountant at the University of Louisville, volunteer, and serves on the board of directors for South Louisville Community Ministries. He enjoys sports (especially UofL), the arts, craft beer and Kentucky bourbon…not in that order.
August 21, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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August 7, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I blame my lack of cable on being tardy to the Damaris Phillips party (also, my computer’s inability to play videos right now, but that’s a different story).
Damaris is a Louisville native who is one of three finalists on the ninth season of Food Network Star. If she wins, her concept for a show is called Eat, Date, Love, which sounds delightful.
If you’re reading this post before 9 a.m. Eastern time, you can still vote for Damaris to take home the Food Network Star title here.
If you’re a late riser, join a bunch of ladies and gentlemen at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands to watch the finale episode this Sunday, Aug. 11. This weekly watch party has been going on all season, so my apologies for completely missing that boat. Here’s some info about the viewing party from the Louisville blog Drinks with Many Ladies:
From what I can gather the party starts at 8pm and goes till about 11pm.
So who is with me?
Oh and this “drink up” is not just for the ladies this time.
Men, this is your chance so come on out.
Also go VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! You can vote up to 10 times a day, until Wednesday, for Damaris- http://star.foodnetwork.com/
You can follow Damaris on twitter- @chefDPhillips
If you would like more info a few good articles have been written:
Good luck, Damaris. And thanks for representing Louisville.
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July 25, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Wine tastings are an untapped resource for cheap entertainment. Think about the concept — you pay one low price and get to sample several varieties of vino and munch on unlimited cheese and crackers. Wine, cheese and crackers (separately or together) are three of my favorite things, which is why I enjoy the tastings at Westport Whiskey & Wine.