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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.
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July 1, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Ahh, Ohio Valley summers. Sultry, sweaty and sticky (I’d complain, but that would go against the vow I took during the Polar Vortex to not talk bad about the heat).
The nice folks over at Gelato Gilberto have a solution to the summer woes. The gelato shop will give away 100 pints of the dessert starting today, July 1.
Bits and Pieces: Grind food truck, Gelato Gilberto and other Louisville food news from the web, 2.17.141
February 17, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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.
- 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)
Bits and Pieces: KFC Eleven, food truck follow-up and other Louisville food news from the web, 7.27.131
July 27, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- KFC gave media folks a sneak peak of the fried chicken chain’s foray into fast-casual dining called KFC Eleven located at the corner of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. From what I can tell from the Eater Louisville slideshow of the restaurant (slated to open to the public in August), the art is funky, the bathrooms are clean and the Colonel is sparse. (Eater Louisville)
- LEO Weekly took a look at the health inspection scores of Louisville food trucks as a follow-up to the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter story that questioned the safety of these mobile eateries (check out my reaction here). Turns out, food trucks are just as clean and safe as brick-and-mortar restaurants. Food truck friends, go ahead and drop the mic in triumph. (LEO Weekly)
July 18, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I hesitated to dip my tow in the recent conversation that has dominated Louisville social media about the cleanliness of food trucks.
In case you missed it, WAVE 3 aired a story recently by reporter Eric Flack about the sanitation and safety of food trucks, mobile eateries that park on the street or at events and serve dishes out of the sides of the vehicles. Eric reported that Metro Health and Wellness inspections “reveal trucks that were cited for food on the floor, dirty kitchens, cheese sauce at potentially hazardous temperatures, mislabeled toxic items and cooks without hair nets.” He went on to interview the chief health inspector with Metro Health and Wellness, who said she never eats at food trucks because of sanitation concerns. You can read and watch the full story here.
This feature lit up on the Twitter feeds and Facebook pages of food trucks and customers. The overall feeling was that WAVE 3 at best, got the story wrong, or, at worst, sensationalized a non-issue.
January 17, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Thank you to everyone who entered to win one of two vouchers to Grind food truck. And, of course, thank you to Grind for being awesome and providing aforementioned vouchers.
And the winners of a voucher good for one voucher from Grind are …
- J.J. V., who said, “Their new Veggie Burger is amazing! Filled with all that fiber goodness!”
- Britt, who said, “I would love to try the veggie burger!”
Congratulations, winners. Look out for an email about getting your voucher.
January 15, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
**This giveaway is closed. Thanks for commenting!**
Sometime around the new year, the Ashlee Eats Facebook page hit a great milestone — 100 fans, baby.
I think that calls for a giveaway.
Liz and Jesse, the couple behind the Grind gourmet burger truck and favorite of Ashlee Eats readers, have offered up two vouchers for a blog giveaway, each worth one burger from the Grind truck. These would be great to use at Truckin’ Ain’t Easy, a food truck gathering at Apocalypse Brew Works on Friday, Jan. 25 (click here for more details).
It’s easy to win. Just answer this question:
What’s your favorite burger from Grind? If you haven’t had one, what kind of Grind burger would you like to taste?
For a chance to win one of the vouchers, leave a comment on this blog post or the Ashlee Eats Facebook page. Just one comment per person, please.
Post your comment by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. I will choose two winners (one voucher each) on Thursday.
And thanks for reading and liking the Facebook page!
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October 30, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- It’s my birthday. I’m grateful for another year of growing up and staying on the right side of the dirt.
- The Moth StorySLAM is tonight at Headliners Music Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tonight’s theme is “the finish line,” so submit your name before the show starts if you want to tell a story. For more information on how a story slam works, visit The Moth website.
- I will celebrate my birthday behind the merch table at The Moth. Yep, I’m selling shirts and taking names (for the mailing list). I love working the merch table. What a perfect way to celebrate.
- My birthday dinner = a burger from Grind food truck and a bourbon from the bar. Liz and Jesse of Grind will be parked outside Headliners before the show. Beef and veggies patties pair well with liquor, right?
May 22, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The good news: Through at least October, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is promoting monthly, lunchtime food truck roundups near city …
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April 18, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Fireworks are about to explode over the Ohio River and in your stomach this weekend. Along with the little fireworks …