Bits and Pieces: Grind food truck, Gelato Gilberto and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.17.14

Blogger’s note: Y’ALL. I have been buried in the delightful terror that is grad school. I’ll have to tell you about it one day. I’m blogging while I’m up for air.

News

  • Louisville loves Liz and Jesse Huot. How do I know? I linked to a story about the pair behind Grind food truck opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and it’s the most read post EVER on the Ashlee Eats Facebook page. The couple plans to open a restaurant in the building that used to house Oasis Sushi on Preston Highway. Congratulations, you crazy kids. (Courier-Journal)
Picture courtesy of Kristin Gilbert.
Picture courtesy of Kristin Gilbert.
  • Gelato Gilberto, a gelato shop in Norton Commons, will head to Portland (Louisville, not Oregon) for wholesale production of its sweet, sweet deliciousness. (Business First of Louisville)
The Chicken Peppadew pizza at Boombozz in Westport Village.
The Chicken Peppadew pizza at Boombozz in Westport Village.
  • Boombozz Pizza will open a new location in the planned Middletown Commons, a shopping outlet that is being built on Shelbyville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway. The restaurant plans to open in late 2014. (Business First of Louisville)

 

Events

  • We’re in the middle of The Comfy Cow’s fourth annual Chocopalooza. The ice cream shop is offering 10 flavors of chocolate ice cream at its three locations, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. I’ve got my eye on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie. (Comfy Cow website)
  • Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day, which begs the question, “What day isn’t National Drink Wine Day?” But anyway, Eddie Merlot’s is celebrating with half priced pours of the restaurant’s vintages from 4 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18 in the lounge and bar area. The restaurant is at 455 South Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. (Eddie Merlot’s news release)

 

Etc.

  • Here’s a fun little tidbit about Kentucky’s most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln (sorry, George Clooney): he knew his way around a kitchen. A new book called Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln’s Life and Times, “looks at our 16th president’s life through the extraordinary stories of what he ate, cooked and served, along with recipes modified for the modern kitchen.” (NPR)

The Sweet Fix: The Comfy Cow Ice Cream

(Blogger’s note: The Sweet Fix is an occasional feature that will run throughout the summer featuring ice cream and dessert places in the Louisville. Have a suggestion? Let me know.)

A generous cone of Strawberry Fields Forever at Louisville Slugger Field.

Gas prices have been too high to venture more than 15 minutes away from Ashlee Eats HQ, aka my Old Louisville apartment, so I haven’t made it out to The Comfy Cow in Westport Village.

Fortunately, this local ice cream shop has spread its creamy confections to Louisville Slugger Field.

Slugger Field and The Comfy Cow have entered a partnership this season that has left me smiling. The Comfy Cow is the official ice cream of the Louisville Bats. Local ice cream business plus minor league baseball? Yes, please and thanks.

The Comfy Cow offers an abridged, rotating selection of flavors from its regular menu at the ballpark. Cake Batter Up and Mint Chocolate Chippy were two of the options that day. During a Louisville Bats home game last month, I bought a regular cone of Strawberry Fields Forever for about four bucks (my receipt got lost in the abyss that is my purse, so that’s an estimate).

When you order strawberry ice cream from The Comfy Cow, don’t expect a bright pink ball of artificial flavor. This was the freshest strawberry ice cream I had ever tasted. Bits of strawberry dotted the three hearty scoops of my cone. And for such a hot evening, the ice cream held up really well. I didn’t get a drop on my hands, which is no small feat for this messy eater.

A trip to the ballpark is always fun. But the addition of The Comfy Cow makes baseball even sweeter.

The Comfy Cow
Available at Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats minor league baseball team
402 East Main Street, Louisville, Ky.