Tag Archives: Chicken

  1. Chick Cow food truck brings farm-fresh dishes to the streets

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    February 4, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Food trucks brighten up the dreariest days of cubicle life. These mobile eateries are pretty easy to find in downtown Louisville — just look for the huddled masses. The trucks are often parked along Main, Market and Fifth streets to attract the cubicle crowd from the surrounding offices. My brethren and I welcome the options with open wallets.

    Recently, I came upon a food truck called Chick Cow on my way to grab some lunch. I had my sights set on taking a little drive to get an Ollie’s Trolley burger, but this new-ish food truck caught my eye and stomach.

    Since I was meeting someone for lunch, I bought the Kentucky Klucker, aka a chicken wrap, and the Uncle Henry’s Heehaw Burger, aka a cheeseburger, so me and my lunch companion could get halfsies of each. It was a wise decision, if I do say so myself. The chicken was grilled, juicy and tender, so it kind of felt like I was eating a healthy meal. I can’t say that about the angus burger that comes on a buttered bun — it tasted too good to be good for me, too. The burger and the wrap were $7.53 apiece, and they each came with an order of steak-cut fries.

  2. Tardy to the ramen noodle party

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    January 24, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Brace yourself for a surprising confession.

    I ate ramen noodles for the first time two weeks ago.

    It seems criminal that it took me nearly three decades to eat this budget-friendly dish. The only time I was close to ramen as a child was when my mom only fixed ramen for my dad, who slurped up the noodles with baked chicken legs. It seemed like a “grown-up food,” so I stuck with my spaghetti. Then I went to college, where the halls of my all-girls dorm were thick with the smell of spice, salt and chicken, the hallmarks of a bowl of ramen. The smell was so pervasive that it dissuaded me from ever bringing those noodles into my life, budget be damned.

    As with most of my food awakenings, Rob is the one who opened my eyes to the possibilities behind the red and yellow square packages. He grew up eating ramen noodles because “they were cheap, they were good and they were easy to make.” A couple of weeks ago, he came in with a Kroger bag full of ramen packages. I’m pretty sure his eyes twinkled.

    It was time to give these noodles a whirl. He expertly boiled water and dropped the brick of wavy noodles into the pot. After pouring away most of the water, he sprinkled a chicken flavor packet into the now-flaccid noodles while simultaneously tossing them with a fork to ensure even flavor distribution. It was like watching Iron Chef. And the secret ingredient is … RAMEN.

    I steamed some leftover bok choy to accompany the ramen (you know, to make it healthy) and helped myself to a bowl. My mind was blown. The ramen was so salty and spicy that I’m pretty sure I met my sodium intake for the day. The bok choy added some crunch to this tender noodle dish. My mind raced with all the vegetable additions I could make in the future.

    Days after my awakening, a six-pack of chicken-flavored ramen sits patiently in the cabinet. But I won’t let almost 30 years pass before I eat ramen again.

  3. Treat Yo’ Self: Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, Savannah, Ga. (Part 1 of 2)

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    September 4, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It took my husband and me 10 months to make it Savannah, Ga., for our honeymoon. And when we arrived, we ate our way through this great Southern city. The food is some of the finest that the South has to offer, and the dishes represent the best parts of living in this region: simple, homegrown and full of love. Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah is worthy of a few extra dollars.

  4. Treat yo’self and others at Ghyslain on Market’s first anniversary celebration

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    March 15, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I love being frugal, but occasionally, you have to treat yo’self and others.  Ghyslain on Market is a good place …
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  5. The $10 Challenge: The Cafe

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    April 16, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: Congratulations to Rob E., who correctly guessed this week’s Challenge location.) My introduction to The Café began like …
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  6. The $10 Challenge: FireFresh BBQ

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    April 8, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I try to be a leader. But when it comes to food, I am just a sheep following something shiny. …
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  7. You have two hours to get free Chick-fil-A french fries March 4

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    March 2, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Hungry? Got nothing to do on Friday afternoon? Chick-fil-A is offering a free medium order of french fries between 2 …
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  8. The $10 Challenge: Happy Buddha

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    February 21, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A “B” letter grade is acceptable in most areas of life – except for restaurant health inspection ratings. In the food arena, …
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  9. Bits and pieces: Starbucks’ Trenta, Flavor Flav and other food news from the web, 2.7.11

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    February 7, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Starbucks recently introduced a 31-ounce Trenta size for iced coffee. Not only is the mega-cup larger than the average human …
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  10. The $10 Challenge: Shah’s Mongolian Grill

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    January 17, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: I am actively taking recommendations for future $10 Challenge sites. My fiancé, Rob, has been urging me for …
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