Event Alert: BBQ book signing, Taste of Frankfort Avenue coming up this weekend

I’m beginning to think I have a problem with filling my agenda. That is, I fill it too much.

Along with the new job (hey, CNET!), I’ve also returned to grad school this semester. And I’m still promoting Louisville Diners. And I still write on this blog. And somewhere in the middle, a husband, a dog, friends and family. So you know what that means.

Courtesy of giphy.com.
Courtesy of giphy.com.

Anyhoodles, I have a steaming cup of the good stuff right here so I can let you in on some events coming up this weekend. Let’s do this.

Barbecue critic to sign books at Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ

front coverI feel equal parts jealous of and sorry for author Johnny Fugitt. Fugitt visited 365 barbecue restaurants across the country during one year to write his book, The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in AmericaI love barbecue, hence the jealousy. But I also know what it’s like to eat for research, so I pass a bottle of Tums in solidarity.

Fugitt will be in Louisville this Friday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a book signing at Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ,102 Bauer Ave. Don’t forget to grab some wings while you’re there.



Taste of Frankfort Avenue to raise money for the Clifton Center

Food and fundraising go hand in hand, like almond butter and banana (trust me on this one). Enjoy both at the 23rd annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue event at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, this Sunday, June 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $45, and all of the proceeds benefit the Clifton Center, a venue that hosts cultural and community events. Here is a peek at some of the restaurants that will participating in the event:

  • Porcini
  • Varanese
  • Volare
  • Bourbon’s Bistro
  • Craft House
  • North End Café
  • Irish Rover
  • Gary’s on Spring
  • Cellar Door Chocolates
  • Silver Dollar
  • Grape Leaf
  • Caffe Classico
  • DiFabio’s Casapela
  • Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen
  • Crave Café
  • Boombozz Pizza
  • The Comfy Cow
  • Vint
  • Heine Brothers’ Coffee

These are my favorite kinds of fundraisers. So many options under one roof AND you get to support a cool facility that promotes the arts? I’m down. For more information and to buy a ticket, visit the Clifton Center’s website.