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May 3, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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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.
- Quattro: Free dessert with any meal
- Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant: Free quart of U-pick strawberries
- Sway at the Hyatt Regency: 20 percent off all food and non-alcoholic beverages
- The Comfy Cow (Frankfort Avenue): Free topping with purchase of a regular cone
- Manny and Merle: 20 percent off your bill
What’s your favorite Hometown Tourist destination?
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?
Bits and Pieces: Drinking ordinance, Kentucky Derby Festival and other Louisville food news from the web, 4.26.13Leave a comment
April 26, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- The blog Megabites Louisville has a write-up about three food-centric Kentucky Derby Festival events. My vote is for Winefest. (Megabites Louisville)
- The organizers of the Taste of Frankfort Avenue are looking for volunteers, a great way to get access to a tasty event. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. June 23 at the Clifton Center. (The Clifton Center website)
- 21c Museum Hotel will host the James Beard Foundation‘s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change from May 12-14. According to the foundation, the event is “designed to provide chefs with the tools and support they require to lead and advocate for food-system change.” Louisville chefs Levon Wallace of Proof on Main and Kathy Cary of Lilly’s will participate. (James Beard Foundation website)
- 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)
- 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)
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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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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. …
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 …
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 …