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March 10, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
It’s way past my bedtime, but I wanted to get something up quick about an event from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a social justice organization that’s doing good work for folks in the state.
Tonight is the third annual We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage, a bash that brings together art, music and food in celebration of the people of the Commonwealth. This year’s gathering specifically focuses on lifting up black women in Kentucky (*clears throat* YAAAAAAS).
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July 10, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I appreciate agriculture. It’s hard not to when you love food as much as I do. Sure, there’s the food stuff that’s scientifically modified and pushed down an assembly line that’s engineered to be DELICIOUS (Oreos, I can’t seem to quit you). But there’s nothing quite like a bite of fresh produce from a farmer, especially if s/he is close enough to call “neighbor.”
If you share my appreciation or just want to learn more about local farming, Oldham County’s tourism and convention board will host Kentucky Farm Fest this weekend, July 11-12 in Crestwood at a farm called The Maples (because all good farms have names, dontchaknow). The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Proud are also sponsoring the event with the goal of celebrating agriculture.
Some of the Kentucky Farm Festival’s activities will include animal demonstrations about shearing and milking, cooking demos, and workshops from chefs, distillers and farmers. You can take a look at the impressive lineup here. I’m pretty excited about the products that will be at the Foodie Market.
Admission to the Kentucky Farm Festival is $5. For more information about getting there and where to park, visit the event’s website.
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11, 2015; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12
Where: The Maples Farm, 6826 W. Highway 22, Crestwood, Ky. 40014
October 17, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Katie Kelty knows her bourbon. The co-founder of the company Bourbon Built is a big fan of this Kentucky beverage, and I talked to her about it on this week’s episode of Deliciously Louisville with Ashlee Eats, my podcast at Louisville.am.
I had a lot of fun talking bourbon, business and food with Katie. Best quote of the interview:
“It tastes like angels.” Katie describing the doughnut/croissant hybrid at Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Café
Good news — you can now download this episode of Deliciously Louisville and others on iTunes.
Better news — you can listen to the episode right here.
August 21, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
June 5, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
I guess the marriage of bacon and morning pastry at Dunkin’ Donuts was inevitable.
The chain first introduced the Glazed Breakfast Sandwich in April, Eater National reported. But only customers in Massachusetts got to try this sandwich made up of a fried egg and bacon between two glazed doughnuts.
Last week, DD debuted this new breakfast item nationwide, and the internet seems surprised that a restaurant would offer something that just seems so bad yet so good.
But lest we not forget that Kentucky’s been doing this meat-and-doughnut sandwich thing for years.
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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?
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October 11, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Farms warm this suburban woman’s heart.
I love visiting farms. I get to see the origins of the foods that end up in my belly. It’s like a grown-up field trip.
This weekend, Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood will have its fifth annual Fall Festival. The event includes games, live bluegrass music, pick-your-own pumpkin, hay rides, and food from the following businesses:
- Gelato Gilberto
- Cellar Door Chocolates
- Ears What’s Poppin’ Popcorn
- Heine Brothers Coffee
Foxhollow 5th Annual Fall Festival, 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, Ky.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Cost: $5/car for parking
For more information: Foxhollow.com
February 20, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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November 7, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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