Articles by CindyLamb

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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Dining Guest Jeff Noble Reflects and Recommends

My friend Jeff Noble steps up to the plate this week to offer some dining suggestions as well as taking us on a nostalgic tour of Louisville establishments gone by. While still buoyant with the spirit of Independence Day, I thought it would be fitting to invite someone who is passionate about the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville. Jeff is known as a tireless volunteer and serves his community and local government with both traditional and progressive values. He works as a legislative aide to Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) and serves as a political advisor to…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Meals of Note! Musicians Step Up to the Plate.

  Louisville is blessed beyond compare with its local, independent music community. Genres from Bluegrass to Reggae,  Rock to Folk, Blues to Jazz. And then a few categories that either blend or defy categories, which is always fun – especially for the publicist. Given the hours of some night-clubbing and concert regulars, lunch is often considered the breakfast of  champions for nocturnal stars. Whether you busk on the corner or have a recording contract, the appetite for a good meal is always going inspire creativity. Supporting local, independent talent – whether it’s at a pub gig, a CD, public radio, a…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – High Five for District 25’s David Yates

The most recent addition to Louisville Metro Council, David Yates, brings fresh energy into District 25 . As a life-long resident of the area, Councilman Yates knows the turf and traditions of the Auburndale, Pleasure Ridge Park, Parkridge, Prarie Village, Valley Station and Waverly Hills neighborhoods. He is a hands-on member of numerous local organizations, including the Southwest Dream Team. David and his wife, Jill, have two daughters, Ava and Grace, and are members of St. Lawrence Church. David has been a volunteer coordinator of Financial Peace University and a mentor for the National Guard’s Kentucky Bluegrass Challenge Academy. Late breaking…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Keeping Louisville Weird…and Cool In the Heat

No matter how high the temps, Louisville remains cool and the revenge can be sweet. Thanks to our hard-working indie merchants for creating such a wide array of drinks and desserts! Here are some fresh ideas to-go or for dining in: , Graeter’s, Sweet Surrender, Comfy Cow,  Dairy Dell, Java Brewing Co., Dairy Kastle,  Heine Bros., Lula’s Frozen Yogurt and Treats. Find out how  to catch a Grasshopper Pie and more cool concoctions in your neighborhood at Homemade Ice Cream & PIe Kitchen. Stay as cool as you are for supporting local, independent business! Send in your suggestions for places to beat the…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Dining Present and Past in District 8

Our guest for Metro Council Week here at TGIF is Councilman Tom Owen and a few of his favorite culinary stops in District 8. The Highlands’ eclectic bounty of independent business could feed the county with its restaurants alone. Opportunities for business start-ups and popular dining traditions are maintaining at a high volume for local and tourist traffic – on foot, bike, bus, and baby strollers. Since Councilman Owen is one of our most passionate and active resources for Louisville history, it makes sense to go back into time for part of this particular installment of TGIF Local Lunch Post….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Gone Fishing!

Summer is the time for re-runs. If you missed this post from Dec. 2011,  then it’s new to you! Feel free to suggest your favorite place to catch some fish for lunch. With Lent and warm picnic weather far behind us, there is still the call and craving for fish on Friday. In a bowl, on a platter, between bread or chopsticks, the humble fish gives its all in the name of nourishment and taste. A few suggestions for the best lunchtime catches are captured in the following menu items: Napa River Grill – Venture to northern California and the Pacific…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – APRON Inc. Louisville Wears it Well!

Known as a garment that protects or decorates, the apron is the simplest and most fitting title for an organization that keeps watch over the countless number of  employees in our local dining establishments. If you see someone in an apron today – bringing your food, on the line, ringing up your tab, pouring a beverage, clearing your table –  offer a word of thanks. The art and action of kindness is alive and well in Louisville. Creative ways to enhance lives and organize funds are the focus of today’s post. In 2011, APRON Inc. was founded by a group…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post -Churchill to Catfish, Pizza to Guacamole and a Tour of District 15.

With so much history lining the streets of Louisville’s south end neighborhoods, it’s only fitting that local, independent business would be as natural as the trees, parks, and welcoming  community spirit. From the hustle and bustle of Churchill Downs to the misty quiet of Iroquois Park, there is as much tradition as there is diversity in this part of the Metro. If you’re going to take advantage of this week’s postcard-perfect spring weather and enjoy a picnic in the park, you’ll want to stock up on food and supplies at Iroquois Manor Value Market at 5301 Mitscher Avenue just off…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Start the Weekend with a Meal Like Mama Used to Make

As we move into the Mother’s Day weekend, we focus on the table of our youth. The tireless work of nourishing their children has provided us with memories our moms from a PBJ in the lunchbox to fried chicken and biscuits after church. This Friday’s lunch suggestions appeals to the comfort food lover in all of us – meals that were favorites when we lived at  home have become  menu items that we crave when feeling nostalgic, homesick or  even a smorgasbord for a good old-fashioned pity party. Perhaps I tend to focus on the Boomer generation and the precedent…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Mayor Fischer Steps Up to the Plate for Oaks Friday

Greetings to all who are visiting Louisville this week  and  kudos to the locals who have been able to keep up with all the traditional Derby chaos that closes April and opens May each year. The  138th  Kentucky Oaks will have a field of fillies running for the lilies as well as a tip of the pink hat to survivors of breast cancer. This venerable event was first won by a three-year-old Thoroughbred named Vinaigrette on May 19, 1875.  An appropriate historical fact that lends itself to food, don’t you think? If you’re not dining at the Downs for  your midday…