Tag Archives: Cake

  1. Treat Yo’ Self: Brunch at BLU Italian Grille (and a giveaway)

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    October 19, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: I’m giving away a brunch for two at BLU. Read this post for more info.)
    I got the chance to celebrate brunch last week at BLU Italian Grille in the Marriott in downtown Louisville. The restaurant is promoting its new brunch concept and invited me to try it out on the house.

    The brunch buffet at BLU is $22.95 per person, which puts the BLU buffet firmly in Treat Yo’ Self territory. But the upscale atmosphere, attentive wait staff and wide variety of delicious food choices are worth scrimping during the week to have a nice Sunday brunch, especially if you have some hard-to-please guests to entertain.

    BLU offers a variety of dishes to satisfy urges for breakfast, lunch or both. The buffet provides a satisfying preview of what the regular BLU menu offers. Here are some of the foods that were available during my visit:

    Omelet station
    Egg benedict station
    Carving station (a chef carved slices of beef at your request)
    Antipasto platters
    Selection of fresh fruit
    Continental breakfast selections (yogurt, cereal, pastries, etc.)
    Hot breakfast offerings (eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, etc.)
    Premium entreés
    Desserts
    In about an hour, I had sampled from three plates full of food (I was researching for this blog, so I absolve myself of guilt). Some of my favorite selections were the beef filet and scalloped potatoes from the entreé section of the buffet, the scrambled eggs and the fresh fruit. A slice of moist carrot cake was a good cap to my meal.

    But it wasn’t just the food that made my experience at BLU enjoyable. A jazz trio played upbeat tunes throughout the afternoon. Our waitress, Mei, was never more than a step or two away with fresh coffee or cold water. These little extras made my brunch a little more classy than what I’m used to, and I’m OK with that.

    BLU Italian Grille, 280 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville

    Brunch buffet, $22.95 per person

    10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sundays

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BLUItalianGrille
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BLUGrille
    BLU would like to offer a brunch for two to one Ashlee Eats reader. Just answer the following question in the comments between now and next Thursday, 10.25.12, for your chance to win:

    What is your favorite brunch food?

  2. Don’t waste a failed bread recipe. Transform it in these 4 ways.

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    October 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s easy to save a little money if you are willing to look at something with new eyes. Take, for …
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  3. [Events] No plans Thursday? Make your way to Let Them Tweet Cake meet-up, 3.22.12

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    March 21, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s that time of the month — time for cake, tech talk and good times. The ladies (and couple of …
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  4. It’s that time again — Let Them Tweet Cake, 6:30 p.m. today, 1.25.12

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    January 25, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    You’ve missed the boat if you haven’t come to a Let Them Tweet Cake tweet-up yet. There’s lots of ladies …
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  5. Join me at Let Them Tweet Cake’s November meetup tonight, 11.10.11

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    November 10, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Want to eat some cake, talk technology and hang out with me and a bunch of cool ladies? The next …
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  6. Time for some dessert and technology talk at this month’s Let Them Tweet Cake meet-up

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    August 2, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s that time again, ladies. Let Them Tweet Cake, a meet-up for women (and a few dudes) who are interested …
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  7. Bits and pieces: Cheesecake Factory, downtown distillery and other food news from the web, 7.11.11

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    July 11, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Ever wanted to try all the cheesecake selections at the Cheesecake Factory? A group of writers did, and they lived …
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  8. Get an ice cream cone for 25 cents Saturday at Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen

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    June 16, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Got a quarter and some free time this weekend? Swing on down to one of nine Homemade Ice Cream and …
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  9. Like sweets, soldering and technology? Join me at the next Let Them Tweet Cake event

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    January 25, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve attended a few Let Them Tweet Cake meet ups, and I’ve had a blast at each one. A bunch …
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