Tag Archives: University of Louisville

  1. Last-minute event alert: Taste of South Louisville at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Aug. 24

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    August 23, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: This is a guest post from reader Adam Price. Thanks, Adam!)

    I spent last Saturday morning at the Beechmont open air (farmer’s) market talking about the 4th annual Taste of South Louisville to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM). I spoke with a woman there who lamented that so many people have a negative perception of South Louisville, often formed without having spent much time here.

    I suspect anyone who lives in South Louisville has encountered that at some point, and to be sure there are real poverty and crime issues. SLCM serves approximately 22,000 residents in zip codes 40214, 40215, 40208 and 40209, more than a quarter of those 22,000 live below the poverty line. We operate multiple Meals on Wheels routes, a food pantry, and offer direct assistance with utility, rent and medicine assistance. We also offer counseling through a partnership with Campbellsville University.  SLCM is working on the front lines to help those most in need and is making a real difference in people’s lives.

    As I responded to the woman I spoke with on Saturday, the best way to combat that negative perception is to showcase the great things happening in our area. With a strong history of ethnic diversity, it is no surprise that many of the city’s best international restaurants reside in South Louisville.

    This year, the Taste of South Louisville is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at Churchill Downs Millionaire’s row from 6-8 p.m., tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids 5-11. There will be a silent auction that will include items like a football signed by AJ Green and an autographed Jennifer Lawrence poster. All proceeds go to benefit South Louisville Community Ministries.

    Come have a great time, eat some wonderful food, and learn a little more about a great part of town, all for a good cause. You can find out more about our programs here or the taste of South Louisville here.

    Participating Restaurants

    Cardinal Hall of Fame Café                             PRP Pizza

    DaLats Gateaux & Cafe                                 Rubbies

    Flavours Catering                                         Seven Up/Snapple

    Jimbos                                                       Shack in The Back

    Kalisimbi                                                     Sunergos

    Levy Restaurants at Churchill                          Terri Ann’s

    Little Jerusalem                                            Tuscany

    Main Street Deli                                            Vietnam Kitchen

    Golden Grain Bakery                                      Khalil’s

    Adam Price is a Louisville native, accountant at the University of Louisville, volunteer, and serves on the board of directors for South Louisville Community Ministries. He enjoys sports (especially UofL), the arts, craft beer and Kentucky bourbon…not in that order.

  2. Eco-chef/activist/author Bryant Terry to speak at University of Louisville Thursday

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    February 27, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I hadn’t heard of Chef Bryant Terry before I learned he was coming to speak at University of Louisville this …
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  3. Papalinos testing new dishes at University of Louisville location

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    November 30, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Some interesting developments from Papalinos NY Pizzeria can across my Facebook timeline today. Observe: With the Hubs out of town …
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  4. Visit The Root Cellar for some great fresh, local groceries

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    July 7, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’ve only been out of Old Louisville for a couple of weeks, but there’s a lot I miss already. Pizza …
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  5. The $10 Challenge: Shah’s Mongolian Grill

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    January 17, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: I am actively taking recommendations for future $10 Challenge sites. My fiancé, Rob, has been urging me for …
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  6. The $10 Challenge: China Inn

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    December 13, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Ever heard the phrase, “Sex is like pizza – even when it is bad, it is still pretty good”? I’d …
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