Food and Dining

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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Eggs! Meal in a Shell

The best-laid plans for lunch, compliments to the hard-working hen. My first thought is kudos to the numerous Metro restaurants who are using the best of Kentucky’s pasture-based farm eggs. More healthy cluck for your local buck! A good place to start on your egg-u-cation is Stone Run Farms, only one of many options for eggs, produce, poultry and antibiotic/hormone-free meat. Continue your shopping list by visiting this EatWild as well as locations for all Louisville Metro Farmer’s Markets  for more info on how to fill your plate in good conscience and great taste. There are eggs waiting to please the palette…


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An Easy Date to Remember Edition

Whatever you think the significance of 11-11-11, enjoy it. I looked it up, and found that nothing really unusual goes on just because of the numerically odd numbers associated with the date.  However, 3,500 couples have obtained wedding licenses for the date in Vegas. These are people who have a hard time remembering anniversaries. There are plenty of great Veterans Day events going on, including a parade downtown. Yesterday, some local meteorologists were openly cheering the prospect of snow (Jude), even working hard to find adn get video of three flakes that fell up in Indiana. But the weather around…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Grazing in La Grange

Get out of the city for lunch today! A nice drive to Oldham County is what might help shake the busy week right out of your bones! I promised myself I’d try not to use the words “quaint” and “charm” but it cannot be avoided. There’s plenty of enjoyment for dining, gifts and entertainment on both sides of the railroad track…which runs right down the middle of town. Motoring out a half hour north of Louisville promises an afternoon of pastoral landscapes, architectural history and the calm of a laid-back, welcoming community. And if you already reside in or around…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Gobblin’ at the Seelbach and Brown for a Memorable (Perhaps Haunted) Meal?

Ask any ghost buster or history writer in town and you’ll discover that Louisville is not only a great place to live but a fine city to haunt.  From Whiskey Row to Sleepy Hollow; Cherokee to Waverly,  our county is brimming with the restless past. To celebrate those living and hungry for a hot meal on this Halloween weekend, I’m suggesting a visit to the Seelbach and the Brown for lunch with the stars. Make that four Stars and four Diamond each. At the Seelbach’s Otto’s Cafe, you may be greeted by the Lady in the Blue Dress. Here’s a hint…


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Three Good Local Books Coming Soon

Do good things really come in threes? Wait, that’s tragedies, right? I’m looking forward to the release of three new books by local writers. Here they are: I’m excited to read the 100 columns compiled by Sara Havens, LEO’s own Bar Belle. She’s having a book release party for “The Bar Belle”  Nov. 10 at, where else, the Back Door. I’m hoping she will drunk text me afterward. The invite going around online could have only been written by the Belle herself: “There will be drink specials, appetizers and dick jokes. “The Bar Belle” features 100 of the best columns…


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Clifton Gets a Slice of Life and a Sweet Scoop – Comfy Cow and Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen

  I’m talking to Homemade Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle He is smiling and gesturing but I lost him at “..,going to be incredible!” His voice cannot compete with the drill and hammers on the roof above. His excitement can. Standing with one shoe on hardwood floor and another on raw concrete base,  Adam is surrounded by sawdust, dangling cords and buckets of paint. Yet…. If they bake it we will come. Right? Opening is planned by Friday this week. Me? I’ll wait patiently for a slab of their famous Dutch Apple w/Caramel. By a fireplace and with a shot…


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City’s Food Truck Regs Leave Operators Unhappy

You may have noticed a small story in the media last week — that the Mayor’s office had altered the existing laws to help and encourage operators of food trucks around town. This has been in the works for months, suggested by the growing food truck community and Steve Paradis, who has held a couple of food truck parties at his Fresh Start Growers Supply business downtown. The release had this great quote: “Food trucks add a new element of energy on the street and we needed to relax the regulations to encourage more of them,” said Fischer. “This is…


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Everything’s Getting Cool on Frankfort Avenue

What a difference a new owner makes, right? Frankfort Avenue has a bright pink building now where there used to be an ugly, dilapidated house and a greasy diner. And look what’s going on across the street. Coming soon no more than 100 feet away is a new Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen. I hear both are opening very soon.


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Winners and Losers and an Online Guru

Finally, a happy Monday after the rarest of football weekends — U of L won, UK won and WKU won.  I went to the Cards’ game, which left me with two lasting memories.  First, the biggest play of the game, the one that spelled doom for Rutgers, was the pass that would have been a game-clinching 84-year TD had Mark Harrison not dropped it. But he did, and the Cards managed a much-needed 16-14 win. But the victory was marred by the game’s other defining moment — when cornerback Anthony Conner slammed into the knee of Rutgers wideout Mohamed Sanu…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – There’s a Troll Under the Bridge!

It’s not every day you can utter the word “bridge” in this neck of the woods and get a positive response but this week, it’s all good at the Troll Pub Under the Bridge. Located at the historic corner of 2nd and Washington, this establishment offers stacked sandwiches to rib eye steaks, regional favorites and vegetarian offerings. The architectural miracle in itself is mesmerizing yet the affordable, diverse menu will hold your attention and appetite. Step back into time and greet the spirits in the rafters of Whiskey Row while digging into a juicy half-pound bison burger with sides of…