Tag Archives: News

  1. Books, brews, barbecue and ham: a rundown of upcoming foodie events

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    August 28, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    This ham will be served up tonight at Corbett's. What Roscoe would give for a hunk of that. (via Facebook)

    There’s a dog at my heels convinced that he needs a potty break, an empty suitcase that I need to fill in the next 24 hours and a boatload of news and information that I want to share.

    You could say I’m in a bit of a tizzy.

    This is going to be a down-and-dirty post. There’s so much happening in Louisville and in my own life that I have to do some USA Today-style bullets to give you a rundown of all the fabulous food events happening in town and a couple of updates from Ashlee Eats HQ.

    So take a deep breath, and pray that my dog, Roscoe, can hold his composure until I finish this post.

  2. Hillbilly Tea heads to Portland and West End. What other Louisville neighborhoods need more local restaurants?

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    June 4, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A flashback to lunch at Hillbilly Tea in 2010.

    First things first. I’m talking about Portland in Louisville, not Oregon or Maine.

    And a lot of business owners are starting to point their eyes at this neighborhood as the next frontier in fancy redevelopment à la NuLu on East Market Street.

    Hillbilly Tea (which I reviewed back in the day — four years ago!) will open a location at 2425 Portland Ave. and a West End location at 1023 Dixie Highway, according to the Courier-Journal. The restaurant will join the good folks at Gelato Gilberto, who are setting up a wholesale operation in Portland.

    Kudos to these local eateries for looking past Ninth Street to operate new outposts. It makes my heart happy to see business owners taking a chance on an area that’s not Bardstown Road or Frankfort Avenue (no shade to these areas, just sayin’ that they already have a lot).

    What part of Louisville do you think needs more restaurants/coffee shops/eateries?

  3. Bits and Pieces: Grind food truck, Gelato Gilberto and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.17.14

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    February 17, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Be on the lookout for the Gelatomobile (Picture courtesy of Kristin Gilbert).

    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.

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    • 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)
  4. As a couple of restaurant doors close, many more open in Louisville

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    November 4, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    El Camino. Photo courtesy of ConsumingLouisville.com.

    I feel like I’m missing something.

    Restaurants are opening up around town like gangbusters, and I can’t figure out why. Is this a sign of the economy bouncing back? Has Louisville’s appetite for eating out reached epic proportions? Am I just noticing this uptick more because I write about food? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    I’m going to take a Dayquil and ponder this. In the meantime, here is a round-up of some notable openings (and a closing or two). Click the source links for more info.

    Butchertown

     

    Douglass Loop/Highlands

     

    Downtown/River Road

    • Open: Atlantic No. 5 (Ashlee Eats)
    • Opening: Unnamed restaurant from the same management company behind Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar and La Coop: Bistro a Vins (Business First of Louisville)

     

    Fourth Street

     

    Outer Loop

  5. 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)
  6. 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

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    • 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)
  7. Bits and Pieces: Dippin’ Dots, Burger Boy, and other Louisville food news from the web, 7.12.13

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    July 12, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A sampling of Burger Boy.

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    • The owner of the Old Louisville diner (and $10 Challenge subject) Burger Boy plans to turn the Tavern Bar & Grill at Fourth and Gaulbert streets into an upscale restaurant. My husband used to do a lot of karaoke at the Tavern, so I’m pretty curious to see how this pans out. (Insider Louisville)
  8. Weekend road trip: The Taste is casting in Nashville this Sunday

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    July 12, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Listen up, Louisville chefs, cooks and food lovers.

    The Taste, an ABC reality show competition, will hold auditions Sunday, July 14, right down the road in Nashville for the cast of its second season.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!).

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