Celebrate Clifton’s Pizza’s 25th birthday with discounts on pies

Pizza is the perfect food. Think about it. You have some carbs, a tomato sauce, dairy and a medley of meat and vegetables to top it all off. The food pyramid should have been a pizza, I tell ya.

A sample of Clifton's Pizza's product.
A sample of Clifton’s Pizza’s product.

If you appreciate pizza as much as I do, make a stop at Clifton’s Pizza this weekend. The restaurant, which is located at 2230 Frankfort Avenue, is celebrating 25 years in business from March 20-22. Owner Mark Langley tells me that festivities will include giveaways and discounts, like 25 percent off large pizzas. That means you could get a large, one-topping pizza for $13.31, which is $3.33/person for a party of four. Pretty good deal, if you ask me. Very $10 Challenge friendly.


Clifton’s Pizza’s 25th Anniversary Weekend

When: March 20-22, 2015

Where: 2230 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville

For more information: Clifton’s Pizza’s menu

Got 10 bucks? Check out the Tuesday chicken-and-grits special at the Monkey Wrench

 

Fried chicken and grits. Photo courtesy Alexander + Hughes Advertising & Marketing
Fried chicken and grits. Photo courtesy Alexander + Hughes Advertising & Marketing

The Monkey Wrench has changed its game up this year. A new chef and new outlook means this bar, once known mostly for burgers, is putting more of a Southern flair into its menu.

This month, the restaurant/bar has started to offer chicken and grits for $10 on Tuesdays from 4 to 10 p.m. From their fine PR folks:

This isn’t just any friend chicken & grits though; this is butter and flour basted, cast-iron fried chicken and Kenny’s White Cheddar Weisenberger grits.

Ten bucks for a plate full of chicken and grits? Sounds pretty good to me.

The Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Avenue, Louisville

More info: The Monkey Wrench’s Facebook page

Save your quarters for 25-cent scoops at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

Gadzooks, that's a lot of chocolate.
Gadzooks, that’s a lot of chocolate.

The mosquitoes are humming, the air has grown stagnant and the sweat has stopped evaporating from my brow.

Yep, it’s almost summer in the Ohio Valley.

Now, we all promised that we wouldn’t complain about the heat after such a long, dreary winter (I wasn’t complaining in the opening — those were scientific observations). Instead, let’s cool off with the Ninth Annual 25¢ Ice Cream Social at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen.

From noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 31, all single scoops of ice cream are 25 cents at any of the 10 Pie Kitchen locations. There is some fine print: waffle cones and all other scoops such as doubles and triples are normal price.

So go forth with your change, friends, and treat yo’ self to a scoop. Just don’t complain about the heat.

Want to try Green BEAN Delivery? Here’s a special offer.

My first bunch of produce from Green BEAN Delivery.
My first small bin from Green BEAN Delivery.

A couple of years ago, I reviewed Green BEAN Delivery, a company that sells bins of produce, most of which is organic, a lot of which is local, and delivers your bin right to your door (check out the review here).

I’ve been a customer since that review. Every other week, Green BEAN brings a small bin of fruits and vegetables to my apartment. I can customize what comes in my bin, so if I’m not feeling like Brussels sprouts, I can sub a butternut squash. You can also add grocery items such as locally sourced milk, meat and dry goods. The small bins feed my husband and I pretty well and run us $35 for each bin.

If you’re interested in trying Green BEAN (especially with the closing of Grasshopper’s Distribution fresh on our minds), the lovely folks at the company have offered a discount to new or reactivating customers who read this blog — that means you guys.

Use the code “15AEml” for $15 off your first order when you visit Green BEAN’s website and sign up for a membership (don’t worry, you can cancel if you don’t like it). But hurry — the code expires next Friday, Dec. 27.

Visit Green BEAN’s FAQ page for information about this service and how it works.

Got six bucks? La Que has a lunch for you.

Chicken lo mein from La Que.
Shrimp lo mein from La Que.

By 3:30 p.m., the paltry lunch I ate at noon had vanished from my system. A snack just wasn’t going to hold me over until dinner.

I walked into La Que ready for an early-bird special. I stumbled into the tail-end of the Asian restaurant’s lunch hours and received a meal that not only filled my belly for the rest of the day, but cost less than $6.

At many restaurants, lunch menus are less expensive, adapted versions of dinner entrees. But La Que, a tiny restaurant next to Wild and Woolly Video on Bardstown Road, is almost giving the food away. La Que’s main menu is filled with Thai and Vietnamese dishes, but the lunch deal lies in the Chinese dishes. For $5.95, you get the following:

  1. A beverage
  2. Soup, an egg roll or another similar side dish
  3. An entree with choice of rice on the side
A sample of the lunch Rob and I ordered.
A sample of the lunch Rob and I ordered.

The entrees are similar to what you would find at Chinese restaurants (General Tso, chicken and broccoli, etc.). The portion you receive is generous and will hold you through your next meal. And it doesn’t hurt that the food is pretty darn good. I’ve been on a lo mein kick lately, and I recommend the shrimp version La Que offers.

La Que

1019 Bardstown Road

Louisville, Ky.