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May 3, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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August 23, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
(Blogger’s note: This is a guest post from reader Adam Price. Thanks, Adam!)
I spent last Saturday morning at the Beechmont open air (farmer’s) market talking about the 4th annual Taste of South Louisville to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM). I spoke with a woman there who lamented that so many people have a negative perception of South Louisville, often formed without having spent much time here.
I suspect anyone who lives in South Louisville has encountered that at some point, and to be sure there are real poverty and crime issues. SLCM serves approximately 22,000 residents in zip codes 40214, 40215, 40208 and 40209, more than a quarter of those 22,000 live below the poverty line. We operate multiple Meals on Wheels routes, a food pantry, and offer direct assistance with utility, rent and medicine assistance. We also offer counseling through a partnership with Campbellsville University. SLCM is working on the front lines to help those most in need and is making a real difference in people’s lives.
As I responded to the woman I spoke with on Saturday, the best way to combat that negative perception is to showcase the great things happening in our area. With a strong history of ethnic diversity, it is no surprise that many of the city’s best international restaurants reside in South Louisville.
This year, the Taste of South Louisville is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at Churchill Downs Millionaire’s row from 6-8 p.m., tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids 5-11. There will be a silent auction that will include items like a football signed by AJ Green and an autographed Jennifer Lawrence poster. All proceeds go to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries.
Come have a great time, eat some wonderful food, and learn a little more about a great part of town, all for a good cause. You can find out more about our programs here or the taste of South Louisville here.
Cardinal Hall of Fame Café PRP Pizza
DaLats Gateaux & Cafe Rubbies
Flavours Catering Seven Up/Snapple
Jimbos Shack in The Back
Levy Restaurants at Churchill Terri Ann’s
Little Jerusalem Tuscany
Main Street Deli Vietnam Kitchen
Golden Grain Bakery Khalil’s
Adam Price is a Louisville native, accountant at the University of Louisville, volunteer, and serves on the board of directors for South Louisville Community Ministries. He enjoys sports (especially UofL), the arts, craft beer and Kentucky bourbon…not in that order.
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May 22, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The Kentucky Derby feels like it happened yesterday, but somehow we made it in spitting distance of June. Where did May go? Did we do a time warp?
Fortunately, the month isn’t quite over, so we still have time to enjoy some of the perks of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hometown Tourist Celebration. The purpose of the festivities is to get folks like me away from the computer and into the wilds of Kentuckiana to enjoy the local food and fun in our area. Plus, a lot of participating businesses will give you substantial discounts when you show your Kentucky, Indiana, local student or military ID.
Here are some of my favorite deals. Click here for a complete list of discounts.
- Quattro: Free dessert with any meal
- Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant: Free quart of U-pick strawberries
- Sway at the Hyatt Regency: 20 percent off all food and non-alcoholic beverages
- The Comfy Cow (Frankfort Avenue): Free topping with purchase of a regular cone
- Manny and Merle: 20 percent off your bill
What’s your favorite Hometown Tourist destination?
May 3, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
You smell that? That mix of horse, bourbon and funnel cake? It’s Kentucky Derby in the air.
The Derby, aka the best two minutes in sports, is tomorrow at Churchill Downs, and the phillies run today in the Kentucky Oaks. These races cap off weeks of festivities in Louisville and the surrounding area.
But enough about the races. Let’s talk food.
I wrote a piece for WFPL’s blog that outlines some tips for finding getting into restaurants during this busy weekend. And I have some plans of my own that include trips to Queen of Sheba and Wild Eggs.
I want to hear from you guys. Where and what are you eating this Derby weekend?
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May 6, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
This Saturday, Louisville will be the hot spot for horse racing with the running of the Kentucky Derby. I love …
September 16, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Emeril Lagasse’s history with Louisville is as rich as the cherry cornbread pudding he created during his visit to Derby …
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September 13, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
It was hard to predict what would happen at the Fork, Cork & Style festival that descended upon Churchill Downs …