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March 31, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
The Post is the latest addition to the Germantown dining scene. This restaurant serves New York-style pizza with an array of thoughtful topping combos on top of a crisp yet bendable crust. There are also subs, salads and calzones if you want something a little different. And if you’re into grown-up drinks, there’s a full bar with a robust selection of drafts.
April 14, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
You remember that scene in Jumanji in which Robin Williams emerges from the board game after 20 some-odd years and has NO IDEA what’s going on in his hometown?
Other than the whole trapped-in-a-jungle-board-game hell, I can completely relate.
In November, I started my first semester in the Master’s of Fine Arts program at Spalding University. My concentration is creative nonfiction. I’m not gonna lie — I thought this would be relatively easy-peasy to fit into my life. I was a journalist. I have a food blog. I got this creative nonfiction thing in the bag, I thought.
Holy shiitake, was I wrong.
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January 30, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Dressing for this winter weather makes me as miserable as the little squirt from “A Christmas Story.”
There are tights, socks, pants (preferably corduroy). A tank top, a long-sleeved blouse, a cardigan. Boots, down-feather coat, hat, scarf. Maybe another scarf for good measure. I look like a stuffed sausage by the time I’m fully clothed.
This routine makes me hesitate to venture outside, even to go out to eat. There are new restaurants I still haven’t tried (looking at you, El Camino) and favorite restaurants that I’ve missed (oh, Mussels & Burger Bar, I’ll be back as soon as I thaw) all because the cold brings out my inner curmudgeon.
God bless delivery people.
These folks take it to the streets to deliver the goods to weather wusses like me. I have a genuine admiration for the work they do to bring home a paycheck.
If you hate the cold like me, here are some places to consider for your next night in:
December 31, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Is 2013 already over? There’s so much food I didn’t get to. So many recipes I didn’t try. So many …
November 7, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Papalinos Pizza serves some of the best New York-style pizza in the city with a bevy of house-made toppings.
The pizzeria’s first location on Baxter Avenue has thrived since it opened in 2010, and I’ve rooted for Papalinos to open another storefront since I wrote about the closing of their second location in Cardinal Towne adjacent to U of L’s campus.
Did someone hear all my cheerleading for this restaurant?
Papalinos plans to open a location sometime this month near Springhurst Towne Center in the East End, Business First of Louisville reports. The restaurant, which will operate at 3598 Springhurst Blvd., will be different than the Baxter Avenue store. From Business First:
The restaurant will offer table service and will have a bar and expanded menu, including more salads and appetizers than the first store.
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February 13, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
What sad lives we lead if they are, indeed, like boxes of chocolate.
It’s true that, like life, you never know what you’re going to get when you tear through that red cellophane. But is life also full of disappointment coated in sugary promise?
Boxes of chocolate are the most discouraging Valentine’s Day gift. When someone mistakenly gives me one, I try to activate my dormant X-ray vision to find the two caramel-filled chocolates that are hidden in every box. Even with a little help from the Rosetta Stone of a guide that’s sometimes included in the lid, I still end up biting through ghastly coconut and raspberry filling. Yuck.
There are other edible presents I’d rather see this Valentine’s Day. Consider these when picking out something for your sweetie.
- An Edible Arrangement. No one in the office is upset when their coworker gets an Edible Arrangement. This bouquet of fruit (and sometimes chocolate) is meant to be shared, not envied like a traditional bunch of flowers.
- A Panera bagel. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that my love for the cinnamon crunch bagel at Panera runs deep. Real deep. A warm, chewy bite of the pastry along with a cup of coffee would start Valentine’s Day off right.
- Twix/Take 5. Stick with one or two types that your significant other loves if you insist on giving something from the candy aisle. My personal favorites are Twix and Take 5.
- Cookies. Specifically, two cookies, a rose and a mixtape from the coffee shop/record store Please and Thank You.
- Pizza. Rob and I have done the heart-shaped pizza for Valentine’s Day, but that isn’t even essential. Order me some Bearno’s and reserve your judgement when I eat half of a large pizza.
- Cellar Door Chocolates. This isn’t the stale variety you find in your neighborhood drugstore. This local business offers a variety of fresh, decadent chocolate treats.
What do you think is the best edible Valentine’s Day present?
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October 29, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- Decca Restaurant and Lounge in NuLu (or East Market District) will show scary movie classic The Shining at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate Halloween. (Insider Louisville)
- Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is now the owner of 21 Papa Johns franchises in the Denver area. (Business First of Louisville)
- Jamba Juice, a national smoothie chain, has opened a location at 320 S. Fourth Street in Louisville, just down the block from Fourth Street Live. (Jamba Juice Kentucky Facebook page)
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September 24, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
- Mozz, a restaurant on Market Street, is no more. (Insider Louisville)
- Louisville Craft Beer Week, a celebration of Louisville’s beer scene, is going on right now. (Consuming Louisville)
- Hammerheads, a restaurant on Swan Street, is featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living. (Hammerheads’ Facebook page)
- Dish on Market in downtown Louisville will give patrons a 5 percent discount on their meal if they leave their phones at the door with the maitre d’. (Business First of Louisville)
- Spinelli’s Pizzeria has opened a location in Okolona, but it’s pick-up and delivery only (Spinelli’s Facebook page)
- Louisville-based Papa John’s has opened its first restaurant in Azerbaijan. (Business First of Louisville)
Know of other food news in Louisville and the surrounding area? Leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Boombozz, a Louisville-based pizza restaurant, debuted its new pizza in the best way. The restaurant gave it away.
On Labor Day, the first 50 customers at the restaurant’s Westport Village, Bardstown Road and Frankfort Avenue locations received a free medium Chicken Sausage Peppadew pizza.
I live across the street from one of these locations. So guess who was the 10th person to get a free pizza Monday?
August 21, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Are you a web geek who likes to hang out with like-minded folks? Tonight’s NETSocial 2.0 meet-up is for you. …