Tag Archives: Louisville Diners

  1. Event Alert: Louisville Storytellers event will be all about food on Nov. 16

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    November 4, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Food and good stories complement one another like Nutella and pretzels (just try it if you don’t believe me). And later this month, the first-ever Louisville Storytellers event will turn the spotlight on this entertaining combination.

  2. Event Alert: Today’s PechaKucha Night presentations focus on food

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    April 14, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

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    I get to participate in a great event tonight, and I’m still struggling with the proper pronunciation. 

    PechaKucha Night will take place from 8-10 p.m. today, April 14, at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Portland. PechaKucha Nights, which take place in more than 700 cities in the world, are “informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format,” according to the PechaKucha website. That format is a presentation of 20 images for 20 seconds each.

    Tonight’s theme is “Food for Thought.” The line up is impressive, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the presenters. Scheduled speakers include Karter Louis of Hillbilly Tea, Edgardo Mansilla of the Americana Community Center, and Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates.

    I’m excited to participate in this event. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll be talking about one of the reasons while diners are important to the Louisville community (hint: there are sporks involved). I expect a lot of thought-provoking discussion about food this evening, which is right up my alley. Now, excuse me while I practice my pronunciation.


     

    PechaKucha Night

    When: TONIGHT, April 14, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7)

    Where: Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., Louisville

    Cost: $5 suggested donation

    For more information: PechaKucha Louisville’s website

     

     

  3. And the winner of a signed copy of #LouisvilleDiners is …

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    March 23, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Thank you to everyone who entered to win a copy of my first book, Louisville Diners (I’ve mentioned the title a time or two).

    Anyhoodles, the person who will receive a copy is…

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    Commenter number 1, handmadejoy! I’ll send you an email so I can get you a copy ASAP.

  4. Louisville Diners is out TODAY!

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    March 16, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The first copies of my first book have arrived. Excuse me while I throw confetti around the house.

    To commemorate today’s book release, here’s an excerpt AND a chance to win a book!

    I’m giving away a signed copy of Louisville Diners. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post that answers the following question: What is your favorite diner and why?

    You have until Saturday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. to leave a comment. I’ll announce a winner Monday, March 23.

    Good luck!

  5. #LouisvilleDiners is out March 16. Here is everything you need to know.

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    March 9, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The first copies of my first book have arrived. Excuse me while I throw confetti around the house.

    The Us Weekly was enough to make my Saturday a little brighter. Then I made it up the steps with my mail in one hand, my Chinese takeout in the other, when I saw a History Press/Arcadia Publishing box at my apartment door.

    I’ve spent the past few weeks handling the business side of the publication of my first-ever book entitled Louisville Diners (brace yourselves, this is the first of many mentions of the book title). The work isn’t as sexy as you’d think. Writing is easy, but I’ve learned that you also have to handle your business like a boss.

    So anyhoodles, a March 16 publication date had been floating around for a few weeks, but the arrival of my first copies from the publisher and confirmation of that date put everything into place. If I hadn’t been so hungry for Chinese and celebrity gossip, I might’ve dropped everything in my arms and ripped open the box right at my threshold. There was also an 18-pound terror terrier waiting for me who was more worried about a potty break than my debut into the publishing world. Eventually, I ripped through the box with my car key, jumped up and down without shaking anything to the ground, and shed a couple of happy tears as Roscoe gave me the stink eye for not leashing him up fast enough. I didn’t care about his judgement — a hard copy of my first-ever book was in my hands.

  6. Mission Manuscript: COMPLETE

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    November 25, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Snuggie? Check. Enthusiasm to be back on Ashlee Eats? DOUBLE CHECK.

    I did it. I wrote a book.

    Last week, I turned in the final version of my manuscript about Louisville diners to my publisher, History Press. My book is called Louisville Diners, because life is too short to dance around the point.

    The past few months have been brutal. I’ve never written so many words all at once in my entire life. I also discovered the true depths of my procrastination, which runs as deep as the ocean. I’ve panicked, worried, drank a lot of wine, and eaten my weight in Trader Joe’s organic blue corn tortilla chips.

Louisville Diners

My first book with the publisher History Press is available now!

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