Drink, socialize to support Louisvillian Damaris Phillips as the next Food Network Star

Look, a Louisville person! In Food Network Magazine! And on Food Network!
Look, a Louisville person! In Food Network Magazine! And on Food Network!

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:

http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2013/08/05/vote-for-louisvilles-own-chef-demaris-phillips-for-next-food-network-star/

http://www.wave3.com/story/23044324/vote-for-louisville-chef-to-win-food-network-star-finale

Good luck, Damaris. And thanks for representing Louisville.

Stop by #FaceTimeLou at The Silver Dollar to meet new friends

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.

Here’s a poster of some people you might know from Twitter who will be hanging out. Stop by and say hi.

 

Late notice: Drink up to help Hurricane Sandy victims

A group of Louisville restaurants and bars will serve up cocktails this week to benefit victim of Hurricane Sandy.

Photo courtesy Farmers & Fishers via Flickr.

A line-up of establishments will serve their version of the Hurricane cocktail during the Hurricanes for the Hurricane fundraiser. Proceeds from the drinks will go toward service industry workers in New York City who were impacted by last week’s hurricane.

Hurricanes for the Hurricane fundraiser begins tonight, Nov. 6, at Decca. Here is the full roster of participants:

 

Visit Hurricanes for the Hurricane’s Facebook page for more information.