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TGIF Local Lunch Post – It’s Starting to Taste a Lot Like Christmas!

It’s a good time to place orders or pick up those boxes of holiday sweets, so why not create a productive path through Louisville’s chocolate map?   Today is all about combining those sweet spots with great places to dine.  Enjoy a delicious lunch then shop for the sugar, all in the same block. Here are a few suggestions. Do stop by their websites or Facebook pages for details on menus, ordering and photos. I can’t promise that a little bell will tinkle when you visit on the internet but  maybe they’ll have one at their establishment. For as much…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Go Fishing!

With both Lent and warm picnic weather 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 Rim for soups, salads and entrees. A simple sandwich gets the spotlight -Bass Ale Battered Cod Sandwich – Ciabatta bread, house-made tartar sauce, chiffonade of leaf lettuce, Hill Street Fish Fry…


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‘OCCUPY BIKE SEATS’ Could Give Movement Needed Traction

The world looks on and wonders aloud, “Where is the Occupy movement headed?” It might help first to know what the heck the Occupy movement is – beyond the collective frustration of 99 percent of the population feeling ripped off by the ruling one percent. Here’s an answer that could give Occupy some momentum.


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Gary Heine Moves On, No Refill.

The post on his Facebook page, Nov. 14 was straightforward and gracious. Today I’m leaving Heine Brothers’ Coffee after 19 incredible years in the coffee business. My business partner, Mike, our amazing staff and customers will continue the business. I wanted to thank you all for helping make my life so awesome – I love to get up in the morning! I’m deeply grateful for my life and the opportunity to cocreate with you this magical company that is changing this community and the world, every day, one small step at a time. I look forward to continue living in…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Building the Best Day-After Sandwich

I’m not sure if Norman Rockwell painted a Thanksgiving leftover portrait but he should have. Not only is a turkey with the works sandwich a slice of Americana, I consider the clever use of leftovers to be a joyous patriotic duty. Especially when the bounty of your platter is grown or purchased locally! For the best bread for your bird, start with fresh-baked goodness at Great Harvest Bread Co from their daily schedule of Honey Whole Wheat, Farmhouse White and Nine Grain. Gluten-free breads and sweets are also available, thank you. For the ultimate local spread, check out this historic Stewart’s recipe from the…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Before You Gobble? Get Delicious Fiber This Friday

You know it’s coming – the starch, carbs and sweets that render us thankful and often comatose every November.  If you like to paddle through Thanksgiving in a gravy boat, you know what I”m talking about. One delectable way to prepare for the big meal will help you gain some ground in the battle of the bulge as well a comfort and health. Gird for the bird with extra roughage this week, starting with a crisp, locally grown salad, with or without trimmings. Enjoy a few suggestions for green goodness at of our locally owned, operated restaurants. ‘Tis the seasonal salad…


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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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Day 789 of My Car-free experiment

These past two years have galvanized my belief that we don’t have an energy shortage in this country. We have a fatigue surplus! And because fatigue mimics tiredness, most of our people are resistant to walking and cycling. If we already feel tired, we’re not going to be convinced that riding a bike for short trips is a good idea. But just try it for 30 days and you’re very likely to get hooked. You arrive at your destination energized – not drained.


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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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To Sen. Rand Paul – Dude, Follow Up On Your Oath!

After all, sidewalks and bikeways are basically a matter of public health, safety and national security, all of which our leaders have sworn to protect and defend. When my roadways are unsafe for walking and cycling, my elected officials prove themselves guilty of malpractice and breach of their sworn duty to protect and defend my life, liberty and safety.