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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Downard On Dining in District 16

The summer is waning in the Bluegrass. On the cusp of harvest, it is a time of plenty and what better way to greet the fall season but an enjoyable meal with friends, family, or business. Today, we’re motoring up Hwy. 42 to feature some of the fine dining establishments of District 16. From Barbourmeade to Prospect, Indian Hills to Glenview, with Brownsboro Farm and Spring Valley in between, District 16 is a sweet place, indeed.  Given the history of Locust Grove and the progressive Norton Commons, there is truly something for everyone  – shopping, real estate, boating, and dining….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Apron Inc., Serving the Deserving

Keeping up with the good people at Apron Inc. this week. Earlier this year , the newly formed charitable organization gathered with sponsors, volunteers, and dining patrons  in a fundraiser to generate cash and awareness for the at-risk restaurant community. Enjoying the Roaring 20s flair of “Speakeasy Sunday,” the crowd of dandies and flappers filled Theater Square Marketplace where many toast was raised (and funds), to honor the men and women who greet, seat, cook, and clean for us in Louisville’s thriving restaurant industry. As stated on their website and Facebook page: The mission of Apron Inc.is to provide temporary, limited…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Go Global for Lunch at WorldFest

Make that a World Feast this weekend as the Belvedere becomes the largest al fresco dining establishment in the region this weekend. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of WorldFest on Friday, Saturday and  Sunday at  from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Dinners, desserts, plate lunches, products, and appetizers  from around the world as well as around the Louisville Metro brings culinary cultures together along the Ohio River. Local independent merchants will bring the best of their menus for the hungry crowds who have made WorldFest one of the Top 10 winners in the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Judge’s Award for Fall Festivals…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Gluten-Free at Last! Revenge is Sweet at Annie’s.

If  you see most restaurant menus as being wrapped in yellow caution tape, then you may belong to a significant part of our dining population suffering from food-related allergies. Louisville has come a long way in education and awareness of patrons who need a little extra attentiveness and understanding when it comes to enjoying a meal. From Apocalypse Brew Works to Zen Garden, gulten-free, vegan, and other health-issues are recognized and menus and kitchens are accommodating. You may want to drop in on the gluten-free dining thread at Robin Garr’s Louisville Hot Bytes as well this gluten-free friendly list on…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – All’s Fair and Kentucky Proud

Grain fed to deep fried, you can get more bang for you and your little buckaroos at the Kentucky State Fair this year and still keep it local. Indulging in lunch options that you just don’t consider for the rest of the year is all part and parcel of dining at the State Fair. Giant ears of buttery roasted corn, the one that makes us giggle to say it -pork butt on a stick, the cool swirl of a pineapple whip, chocolate-laced Frisbees that are funnel cakes all raise the bar on food as entertainment and certainly rattles your cholesterol. This…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – John Timmons Steps Up to the Plate and the Microphone

  After the end of an era ( and yes, I’ve got one more “e” in me…wait for it.), it  was a question on the lips of the music-lovin’ masses, what would ear X-tacy’s John Timmons would do next? No matter how the end credits ran, what rose above the ear X-tacy story was a fierce dedication to local, independent commerce – not to mention a passion for music as written, performed, and recorded by anyone from buskers in the Highlands to festivals on the Waterfront or the intimacy of a nightclub set to recording studios  nestled throughout the city….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Smooth to Crunchy, Raw Foods Rock!

The flavor and benefits of a raw foods regimen are delicious and positive. While freshly chopped salads, fruits and vegetables are not just plain, they are most powerful.  Holding on to the nutrition and enzymes that cooking zaps from our veggies and fruits is what a body enjoys most about a raw diet. Whether your health is at risk, your energy needs a boost or a cleanse,  there are many ways to enjoy a zesty helping of nude food. It’s been said that Louisville hasn’t found its stride offering a niche for a diverse raw foods lifestyle. This does not sit well…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Oil and Vinegar, a Match Made at Primo!

One of the most tasteful mom ‘n’ pop businesses in town is Primo Oils & Vinegars. Co-owner Bob Hundley steps up to the plate for today’s lunchtime suggestions. His often-professed love for a good meal and a good value is underscored by his appreciation and support of local independent farm markets and fine dining – and everything Louisville and Commonwealth of Kentucky in between. You can find Beverly Bromley and Bob Hundley in their well-stocked Primo tent at the Douglass Loop Farmer’s Market each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beverly is breaking bread and Bob is cracking jokes….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Councilman Robin Engel Dishes on District 22

We’re headed southeast for lunch today with Metro Councilman Robin Engel as our guest. He’ll guide us to a few favorites in District 22, which is one nice stop off Bardstown Road before leaving the county. Engel was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and has made his home in Louisville as well as an impression upon local government. He ran unopposed for a third consecutive term in office, and with the 2010  census results showing District 22 was the fastest growing area behind District 19 in Middletown, we can see why. All Metro Council members include a biography on their MetroGov…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Greg Johnson Guides Us Through New Albany’s Corridor of Cool

Cross the river this week as TGIF  Local Lunch Post pays a visit to our Hoosier neighbors in New Albany. Our guide is Greg Johnson, whose byline informed and entertained us in the Courier-Journal for over three decades. His passion for music, food, travel, and making a story sing are  my reasons for keeping up with Greg through the years. Collaborating with Vince Staten on Real Barbecue: The Classic Barbecue Guide to the Best Joints Across the USA – with Recipes, Porklore, and More! earned the team the honored title of “BBQ kingpins,” so it doesn’t get better than that….