Articles by CindyLamb

Benefit for Hank Sinatra – Aug.11 @ Jim Porter’s

    Whether you know him as Roger Knight or Hank Sinatra, you’ll want to contribute to his health, healing, and all the financial help that is involved. One of the finest southpaw guitarists in town, Hank needs as much support as he can get, emotionally and financially, so come on out to Jim Porter’s this Sunday. Easy, free parking and plenty of it.  So much talent under one roof, it could be deemed as the Louisville Music zip  code for the day.     Jim Porter’s – Sunday, Aug. 11   Ballroom:     5:35 – 6:00 Happy Panic…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Best Places to Break Bread After the Election

After one of the most frustrating, intense, and polarizing elections in recent history, some savory food for thought might boost our appetite as well as our spirit as  move toward the weekend.  Put down your swords and shields and pick up your fork and knife, pass the olive branch, and bless your meal. Today, a few of the Facebook foodie friends have the page offering their lunchtime suggestions that support our local, independent culinary community. The highlight goes to  Come Back Inn: An Italian-American Pub. Check out their Lunch Menu here. A tip of the toque goes to Chef Leslie Stewart for…


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Tempest In a Teapot – Whatever It Takes to Validate My Vote for President Obama

Even though Halloween has passed, there are plenty of scary things afoot. Like the polarized state of the nation, the Commonwealth, and our city in the upcoming election on November 6. Driving by one of the many political yard signs on Breckenridge Lane, I was reminded of an experience a few years back that haunts me  as the 2012 campaigning comes to an end.. I was volunteering at the Kentucky Democratic Party booth at the Kentucky State Fair and having a blast. Met a few Dems, young and old,  from surrounding counties, got to grip and grin with farmers, journalists,…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Feedback is Delicious! Vote for Vittles!

For almost two years, I’ve enjoyed throwing together some food for thought as it pertains to grabbing lunch on Friday.  Ideally, readers will take and share suggestions for the midday meal and continue to support local independent restaurants, groceries, growers, and events throughout the week. This column grew from a Facebook post in early 2011, starting as a friendly suggestion for lunch before heading into the weekend. A year later it moved to Rick Redding’s LouisvilleKY.com, giving  TGIF Local Lunch Post a new home and  a nice boost, hopefully attracting  new readers very week. For past columns, check out this…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Pump(kin) It Up for Harvest Dining

When it comes to the three D’s of the autumnal table – dining, desserts, and drinks – the venerable harvest squash – the simple, glorious, healthy pumpkin -takes center stage. I think all pumpkins are great, Charlie Brown, and if I can get my fair share in coffee, beer, pasta, pies, and ice cream, life is good! Here are a few suggestions to give your appetite a head start for lunch over the weekend and in many cases, through Thanksgiving. Feel free to submit your favorite dining establishment or market and its contribution to the spirit of the season where…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Last Call for Orange Cows and Fat Elvis!

Do you need just one more soft swirl before the season closes? Buy a round of Orange Cows for the office? Trade in that salad for a chili dog or see Fat Elvis one more time before March 2013. A most beloved stop in the Germantown/U of L area for chili dogs, shakes, and cones is one of the few drive-in dining and dessert establishments to remain open through October. Part  of the revamp for the Eastern Parkway landmark of Dairy Kastle is extending the season to October 28.  Over the years, nothing made me wince like driving past that marquee…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Madonna Flood Knows It’s OK in Okolona to Support Local Indie Dining

Head ten miles south of downtown Louisville to the Preston, Outer Loop convergence that is known as Okolona. You’ll find community spirit in the generations of residents as well as a few favorite dining establishments of District 24’s Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood. A bit of history on the southern loop of the city was located on Wikipedia. i always wondered where the name of the city came from. It was first settled by farmers from Pennsylvania and Virginia in the late 18th century. It was called Lone Oak in the late 19th century. However, a town near Paducah, Kentucky already claimed…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Morris’ Is the Best Deli For Your Belly

The no-frills thrill of a freshly sliced and stacked sandwich in a brown paper sack is what keeps us coming back to Morris’ Liquor & Deli.  With two locations, Taylorsville Road. at Bardstown Road in the upper Highlands and downtown on 2nd Street at the Y they are set up to feed the need. The friendliest and most proficient lunch rush crews in town take good care of you from the moment the menu gazing begins until you are headed out the door with a delicious meal in  your sack for under $10. Dress it up city or country with pimento cheese, Kentucky cured…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Get Your Fleur de Lis On at La Coop for “Dejeuner.”

Welcome to the latest whim here at TGIF  – “Pitchin’ from the Kitchen.” Whenever the opportunity presents itself or the mood strikes, I’ll pull someone from the crew over for his or her lunch suggestions. Today, prep supervisor Jeremy Ferry step up to the plate for La Coop. -Bistro a Vins. Louisville’s history with France is often traced to the dining table. And yes, the history and the food are rich. A tip of the beret, if you will, to owners Steven and Michael Ton, the creative culinary siblings who brought us Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar as…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Pig Out, Dig In at Smoketown USA

You’ll enjoy Louisville historic preservation as much as you will the pork when you find a table and open the menu full of southern soul cookin’  at Smoketown USA. The Smoketown USA building was built in 1862 and has served as a vital business location for  Germantown and Smoketown communities since the Civil War era. It’s been a grocery, feed and seed store, and a livery to name a few. Eric and Lynn Gould purchased and restored the property, then opened Smoketown USA BBQ in the spring of 2007. One unique and most welcomed items on the menu is that all the sides…