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April 19, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Updated April 25: Congratulations to Anne, the winner of the $20 Dishcrawl discount! Check your email for more information about how to redeem your prize.
Blogger’s note: Interested in a $20 discount for the next Dishcrawl Louisville event (a bourbon-themed, Derby-centric crawl through Fourth Street)? Leave a comment on this post that answers the following question: “What is your favorite part of Derby?” For two extra chances to win, like Dishcrawl Louisville on Facebook and follow Dishcrawl Louisville on Twitter, then come back and tell me you did all that. You have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 21. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 22.
A new organization has arrived in Louisville to showcase some of the best food the city has to offer.
Dishcrawl organizes events across the country that turns food lovers into tourists in their own town. For $45 per ticket, participants are guided to four restaurants within walking distance of one another to sample dishes from the businesses. The participating locations (with the exception of the starting point) are kept secret until the Dishcrawl is underway. It’s like a dinner party, social gathering and scavenger hunt all in one.
Louisville is the latest addition to the participating Dishcrawl cities. Dishcrawl Louisville’s inaugural event, a NuLu/East Market Street-based evening, took place this week, and a bourbon-themed Derby crawl will take place along 4th Street on May 1.
I got a chance to tag along for the Nulu crawl. Here is an outline of some pros and cons of the experience.
- You will eat food and visit restaurants you might not have experienced on your own. The four stops on the Nulu crawl were Against the Grain Brewery, Taco Punk, Rye and Ghyslain, places that several of the participants told me they had never visited. Though I’d visited these restaurants before, I got to eat food I had never tried, such as Against the Grain’s seitan “chicken” wings (it did taste like chicken!) and Rye’s pork and pistachio galantine (it’s like fancy bologna!).
- The food is tasty. Some of my favorites were the aforementioned seitan, the chorizo and potato taco from Taco Punk, and the dessert trio from Ghyslain, a bistro and chocolatier. That chocolate changed my whole world view.
- The food will fill your belly by the end of the night. Taco Punk provided the most generous portions of the evening. All of the crawlers received three tacos and a side of chips. That, on top of the other restaurant samples, made for a filling dinner.
- A Dishcrawl = fun date night. There were several couples at the event, and they seemed like they were having a blast. But the Dishcrawl was also fun for the groups of friends and solo attendees. Everyone mingled and got to know new people. Good times.
- You walk off some of those calories you eat. I had walked about a mile by the time I made it back to my car. My pedometer was pleased.
- The price is in “Treat Yo’ Self” territory. Tickets to join a Dishcrawl event are $45 per person. This is a lot of money for regular, working people.
- Some portions are tiny. With the exception of Taco Punk, the restaurants provided food that was more amuse-bouche (thanks, Top Chef) than appetizer-sized, which was disappointing to a big-dish American like me.
- The crawl goes on rain or shine. We managed to avoid the big torrents of rain during the Nulu crawl, but I packed an umbrella just in case. But I wasn’t looking forward to crawling in the rain, which would have made my experience soggy.
The next Dishcrawl Louisville event is Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. If you have a spare $45 and are looking for something new to do around Louisville, I say go for it. If you have a spare $25 and you’d like to win a discount on the next Dishcrawl Louisville event, leave a comment, like Dishcrawl Louisville on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
March 25, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Bad things happen when I leave my phone in the car.
First, I find out that I missed out on a sweet Craigslist deal for a set of nightstands ($75! All wood!) because I didn’t text the seller back fast enough. Then, I missed immediately seeing cute pictures of my niece (She’s cuter every day! I might miss a particularly cute moment!). But a handful of mentions on Twitter is what really cut me deep:[caption id="attachment_2924" align="aligncenter" width="302"] How I received some bad news.[/caption]
AP Crafters Kitchen and Bar is closed?
*Darth Vader voice* NOOOOOOOOOOO!
I saw the signs, but maybe I just couldn’t admit that one of my favorite restaurants was heading for that dusty trail to Restaurant Heaven. The last time I ate there (oh, my gosh, how was I supposed to know it would be my last time?), there was only one other couple in the place, and it was a game night, so the restaurant should’ve been packed. I even saw moving trucks in the parking lot yesterday, but I thought, “Oh, look, they’re getting new furniture.”
I can’t believe AP Crafters is gone. No more pretzel breadsticks. No more gummy bears on the way out. NO MORE BEER CHEESE BURGER.
*Shakes fist toward the heavens*
If anyone has any answers for this loss or remembrances, please take it to the comments. I need to drink this wine and hold Roscoe tight. And remember, keep your phone on you at all times, or your favorite restaurant gets it.
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!
January 4, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I love social media.
What started as a Twitter conversation about good food Louisville folks ate in 2012 got a big enough response to be a blog post.
The following post is a round-up of what readers, Facebook fans and Twitter users said was the best Louisville food they ate in 2012, specifically, the best burger, cocktail, fries and overall dish or restaurant. I’ve identified the commenters by first name and last initial or Twitter handle.
A big thank you goes to blogger Michelle Jones of Consuming Louisville/Menu and Hours app, who started the conversation over Twitter, and everyone who responded to our questions.
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November 7, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
My social circle was teeny when I moved back to Louisville two years ago. I had my friends from high school, my family and my then-boyfriend (now husband).
I branched out and attended “Tweet-ups” like Let Them Tweet Cake. I met a lot of new people and have since made some great friends. A similar event will take place this Thursday.
#FaceTimeLou, a chance to meet Louisville and southern Indiana folks you might know from Twitter, will happen at 6 p.m. at The Silver Dollar. Here’s some info from one of the organizers, Alex Porter:
We started this as a fun, laid back way to meet and put a face to a name.
I didn’t know if anybody would even show up but they have been.
We had our first one in February, second in May and the third is on Thursday.
It’s been a big hit and I think one of the main reasons is because there isn’t any strings attached. We aren’t selling anything, no boring powerpoint to sit through.
Also, our core value is to not leave anybody out, so everyone is invited.
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October 23, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
A friend asked me why I was @ashleeclark on Twitter rather than @AshleeEats.
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.
August 2, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Thank you to everyone who took the time to take the Ashlee Eats Improvement Survey.
Forty-eight people participated and left thoughtful feedback. I am sincerely touched by the kind, honest responses I received. You guys are awesome.
Here is a breakdown of the questions and the top two responses for each.
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February 17, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
It’s been a couple of months since I started receiving a Green BEAN produce bin every other week. The organic …
July 7, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I’ve only been out of Old Louisville for a couple of weeks, but there’s a lot I miss already. Pizza …
June 13, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Young whippersnappers have created a new online sensation called “cone-ing.” In short, it’s when someone buys an ice cream cone …