Articles by CindyLamb

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TGIF Local Lunch Post – A Dining Classic: Hole in the Wall!

What best defines a “hole in the wall” establishment is more about ambience than architecture. Easy access, casual, affordable and more often than not, a local best kept secret, are the things that inspire lunchtime traditions for many patrons. Other criteria might be the seating capacity,  a few table tops or perhaps just a counter. Some have that “Mayberry” appeal, others are more downtown. Awards for community sports teams on the wall, local publications on the counter, lively banter from weather to traffic, family news to politics is in the air. The one-on-one service with a smile on an owner’s…


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Forecastle Launches the 2012 Poster at Revelry

It was hard to describe the eclectic gallery and boutique,  Revelry, as a “space” on Saturday, Feb. 18, because there was so little of it. Yes, the reception was cool as it was hot. With the buzz of Forecastle X in the room, there was a lively mix of local friends, fans, volunteers, merchants, artists and sponsors who have supported J.K. McKnight over the past decade in his sea-worthy dream of a successful music, art and activism festival. Surrounded by art,  jewelry, gifts and other eclectic wares, the crowd was there to see one image in particular – the official…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 9 Offers Down Home to Around the World

Progressive and peaceful – a diverse neighborhood with village charm, District 9 has a lot to offer from commerce to culture and  in the last decade has become  a culinary destination for local residents and tourists alike. Landmarks such as the Peterson-Dumesnil House, events such as Taste of Frankfort Ave., the networking fun of F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop and the innovative independence of Crescent Hill Radio are just a few familiar elements of this district’s core. The hands-on Frankfort Avenue Business Association has its work and play cut out for them. Perhaps a motto such as “Come for the history, stay for the food” could arise? The TGIF…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Got Crunch in Your Lunch? 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 jus 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 just might be a great way to move into spring, 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…


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Kentucky Homefront- Keep the Front Porch Rockin’ – Sunday at River Bend

I’ve been a Kentucky Homefront volunteer since 2001 and have loved every moment of the live audience recordings. from the Kentucky Theatre on 4th Street to the Clifton Center. The work that goes between booking to post-production includes stage direction, concessions, storytelling and fundraising. It is truly a labor of love . Songwriter, activist John Gage takes on the lion’s share of that work, passionately and physically, and we thank  him for that. Our consistent volunteer core is family. Not many folks since Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney threw a makeshift stage with a rope and a sheet to do a…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 13’s Homestyle Sauce, Chops and Subs for Savory Fans

Keep going for about ten minutes past downtown Louisville and you’ll be ready to chow down in District 13. You may be lucky enough to join Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch and constituents for  pub grub, picnic and family-style culinary traditions. All fresh, all affordable and all locally owned and operated. A vibrant community advocate, Welch is clearly dedicated to her district from the Jefferson Memorial Forest to the new Fairdale library. She furnished this list via Facebook and it should get you started with some savory lunchtime ideas. Take it away, Vicki! First String is like a “Cheers” where everybody knows…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Get in the Soup Line!

  Unlike the tattered black and white images of the Depression Era’s soup lines, this kind of crowd generates good news and a healthy local economy. Louisville knows how to stir it up when it comes to creating a meal with a simple, savory soup. Thaw your bod and warm your soul with a visit to your favorite establishment or heat up the lunch pail with broth, cream, chili, bisque, meat or veggie soups available. Whether you make it part of a combo with sandwiches, quiche, cheese or salad or just you and your spoon, it’s a wholesome and enjoyable…


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Reed on Bill – Yadon Raises a Toast to the Duke, Bill Bailey

When I heard that  Louisville radio legend Bill Bailey passed away early Saturday morning, there was a bittersweet moment that seemed to take on more weight as the news sunk in. For many WAKY radio listeners who grew up in Kentuckiana in the 60’s and 70’s, Bailey’s growl and guffaw would pour out of many a clock radio as we tumbled out of bed. The more I recalled of those years, my sadness rose to laughter. Good times, indeed. Bill got me out the door to classes at Eastern High School at dark-thirty in the morning with anything from Grand…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 10’s Charm, Tradition and Best Baloney!

Do we really need to spell out “bologna” between sandwich lovin’ folks? Does  your baloney have  a first name? Good!  I just love it when the weather, the occasion or the nostalgic appetite line up for a delicious baloney sandwich. Whether it’s a thick slice with mustard on white, wrapped in wax paper or a Dagwood stacker with layers of deli-thin slices rolled under  produce, seasoning and condiments, everyone has their own classic baloney sandwich. Today is the first week of Metro Council guests to the TGIF Local Lunch Post so raise a toast (wheat, white or rye?), to Metro Council…


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The Cecil New Transcripts – Below and Beyond for Local News?

I was transfixed as the words and voice of sex offender and murderer Cecil New were aired on WHAS 11 last night. It’s not every day you can wander down the psyche of such a monster and I’ll be damned if I didn’t take in the whole thing. Interviewed last year by the now-retired LMPD’s Troy Pitcock along with several detectives who went to the KSP at Eddyville, New gave them more than a few comments. Whether his story is true or not,we’ll never know. What we heard was disturbing. The range of reaction is wide. It may have been…