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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Stirring Up the Melting Pot in District 21

From Preston to New Cut, Poplar Level to Palatka– or Iroquois Park to Louisville International Airport-  District 21 attracts visitors with both business and beauty. Thickly-wooded properties give way to bustling commerce. Generational neighborhoods  are cradled among the avenues and parkways. Affordable, diverse and historic. Settlers from several continents  find a positive community spirit in this part of Louisville and as a new cultural horizon, District 21 appeals to first time homeowners, young professionals, immigrants raising families and starting businesses. This treasured turf is the district of Councilman Dan Johnson.  “Ours is a diverse population,” he said, ” The wide…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – A High Scoring Meal for All Fans

Let’s get started by wishing our talented teams of the Commonwealth the best of luck down in New Orleans. For those of us who are holding down the fort in Louisville, we’ll have one more weekday lunch to scarf before the hoopla begins. We’re good at supporting our local team, let it continue to locally owned dining establishments. Since TGIF Local Lunch Post will now have its own Facebook page, I’m celebrating by letting the Facebook army of forks have today’s column. We’ll begin with a highlight and WFPK ‘s Marion Dries gets the ball rolling. Not only does she have…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Head East to District 19’s Miller in Middletown

It’s Metro Council Friday and today District 19’s Jerry Miller steps up to the plate. His turf is  part of Jefferson County that goes from upscale shops to down-home gardening, coffee houses to cows, contemporary to historic in any given direction. District 19 flourishes along the path of 1-60, from Blankenbaker to Eastwood,  where a great number of  local, independent dining establishments are enjoyed as local traditions and make welcome guests from afar. Councilman Miller shares a few of his faves. My wife and I love to go restaurants serving good food that’s reasonably priced.  When I have a late…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Potatoes!

The lovely, diverse tuber. If I think about the glory and endless recipes for the potato, I might launch into an operatic chorus of  “Starch Gets in Your Eyes.”  Now, that’s a stretch. We all know it goes to our hips. With apologies going to The Platters, check out the actual tune here. Today’s launch into the weekend is  brought to you by potatoes! Diverse and delicious, the vegetable that links Ireland to Idaho can go from the ground to gourmet in no time at all. The potato is blank canvas for the best of sauces, butter, cheeses, herbs, vegetables…


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Ted Smith: Director of the Department of Economic Growth and Innovation Part 2: The Electronic Medical Record

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Rick Redding wrote an excellent recap of what Ted Smith had to say about Economic Growth & Innovation in Metro Louisville at the Breakfast of Champions meeting. But after I heard Ted’s excellent background in healthcare I was particularly interested to hear what he had to say about Affordable Care’s Electronic Medical Record mandate for healthcare providers who care for Medicare patients. Who is Ted Smith, PhD? Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in BioPsychology from Allegheny College, his PhD in Cognitive Science from Miami University and a Post-Doc Fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute…


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LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH Details the Health Status of Louisville

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.            Dr.Nesbitt presented the State of Health in metro Louisville in front of a packed crowd at the Metro Health Department. The good news is that 89% of our residents have health care coverage. The mortality rate is higher in blacks.  Causes of mortality in blacks are heart disease and cancer followed by COPD, stroke and diabetes. All of these diseases are predominantly caused by poor lifestyle choices. She suggested that many of these health issues could be managed on a day-to-day basis. The main reasons for hospital admissions for our…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Spring Break! Adventures in Local, Independent Dining.

The sunny and mild weather forecast holds  much promise for Metro Louisville and surrounding neighbors this weekend so make sure you get off to a great start with a delicious lunch today. Many of  us will be probably eating brunch instead of breakfast on Sunday as we spring ahead an hour for Daylight Savings Time.   So, prepare to lose an hour and gain a meal. Check out Louisville Originals for the some of the best suggestions in supporting locally owned and operated establishments.  Check out recipes from your favorite chefs and keep up with food and dining events in town….


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How Do You Like The Weather?

The one thing I love about living in Louisville…. If you don’t like the current weather, just hang around for a few hours and things will change.  In less than a week, we’ve had tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, snow, rain, sunshine, clouds, partly cloudy, partly sunny, 20 degrees, 70 degrees.  You need 4 complete wardrobe changes, just to get through the week.



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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 4: Noshing in Nulu and Beyond

Hopefully, the stormy weather will not tamper with your lunch plans today. Metro Councilman David Tandy steps up to the plate and has some dining suggestions for the vibrant, historic and culturally diverse District 4. From the Waterfront to Germantown, Portland to Butchertown, Old Louisville to NULU,  Tandy’s turf is as expansive as it is inviting. With Louisville’s central business district as the  epicenter, District 4 has a lot to offer for local pride and a bustling trade in tourism. To name only a few gems on the map,  Slugger Field, Portland Museum, The Kentucky Center, Thomas Edison House , KFC Yum! Center, NULU. The…