Tag Archives: Kentucky Derby

  1. A few wishes on this Kentucky Derby Day

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    May 3, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Happy Derby Day, readers. I hope you have fun, whether you’re at Churchill Downs or chilling in a patio chair in front of a grill (which I will be doing shortly).

    Here are my wishes for you on this day our lovely Bluegrass State deems a holiday:

  2. Enjoy sweet discounts during the final stretch of Hometown Tourist Celebration Month

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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.

     

    What’s your favorite Hometown Tourist destination?

  3. What are you eating this Kentucky Derby weekend?

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    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?

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

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    April 26, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

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

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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 …
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  6. Bits and pieces: Starbucks thefts, celebrity cookbooks and other food news from the web, 5.3.11

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    May 3, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Whoa, guys. This has been a busy few days, and it’s just going to get worse. A prince got married. …
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  7. The $10 Challenge: Mark’s Feed Store

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    December 3, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I lived in Louisville for 17 years, but there was a lot of stuff I missed. I didn’t discover all …
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  8. Emeril Lagasse loves Louisville, and so should you

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    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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