Bits and Pieces: Drinking ordinance, Kentucky Derby Festival and other Louisville food news from the web, 4.26.13

Louisville, Kentucky Derby
Louisville, Kentucky Derby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Events

News

  • The Louisville Metro Council approved an ordinance that will allow liquor to be sold at restaurants starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays instead of 1 p.m. (WFPL)

Openings

  • A new restaurant called Derby City Roadhouse is set to open next week in the space that formerly housed City Café in Mid City Mall. (Insider Louisville)

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

Chicken curry naan and a side of fruit from Ghyslain on Market.


I love being frugal, but occasionally, you have to treat yo’self and others. 

Ghyslain on Market is a good place to do so.

This French bistro on East Market Street in NuLu has delicious sandwiches, pastries and other sweets that are perfect for a midday pick-me-up.

And next month, Ghyslain on Market will celebrate a year in Louisville by sponsoring a supply drive for Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day, a city-wide service initiative that helps kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival.

On Sunday, April 15, 2012, patrons can receive a free Vanilla Crème Brûlée with the purchase of entrée when they bring in a donation for St. Joseph Children’s Home. Did you read that, people? FREE FANCY DESSERT. Sandwiches and entrees start at $10, and it’s worth every buck.

Here are some of the items that St. Joseph Children’s Home needs:

  • Nightlights
  • Beach towels
  • Wrapping paper and gift bags
  • Adult-size socks
  • Individually-sized snacks

For more info, visit the websites of Ghyslain, St. Joseph Children’s Home, or Give a Day.

Man v. Food Nation to feature Louisville on tonight’s episode

I have a not-so-secret crush on Man v. Food Nation host Adam Richman. 

I mean, come on, look at this guy:

What’s not to love?

Anyway, Richman stopped in Louisville during the Kentucky Derby Festival to film an episode of the Travel Channel‘s Man v. Food Nation, the latest incarnation of the show Man v. Food. In case you haven’t checked out this show, it basically follows Richman around the country as he explores local restaurants and participates in ridiculously awesome food challenges.

The Louisville episode airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Richman lived in Louisville from 1997-1998 (too bad I was just a child at the time), so the episode is a mini homecoming for one of my favorite food stars.

During the episode, Richman visits the Brown Hotel to reveal the history of the Hot Brown, Lynn’s Paradise Café and The Comfy Cow, the Courier-Journal reports. You can check out some behind-the-scenes photos of Richman’s Derby City trip here.

For love of the Kentucky Derby: New takes on classic Derby dishes

This Saturday, Louisville will be the hot spot for horse racing with the running of the Kentucky Derby.

I love this time of the year. The city puts on its pretty face for the world. We host some (B-, C- and D-list) celebrities. And everyone just seems so excited to be a Louisvillian. That is, until you’re stuck in traffic because of road closings necessary for the Pegasus Parade.

In honor of the best two (or is it three?) minutes in sports, here are a few classic Kentucky recipes and some new takes on the originals. Enjoy, and happy Derby.

Everything is better in tiny portions.

Holy heck, they’ve made a cocktail into a cupcake. This restores my faith in humanity.

This is probably a lot lighter on the belly than a sandwich covered in Mornay sauce.

Kentucky’s homegrown soft drink gets an adult upgrade.