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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…



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Head’s Up: a Guide to dealing with brain injuries 23 days in

Its been 23 days since my car accident on Super Bowl Sunday. In an instant, my life took a turn I never saw coming, and it will be changed evermore. This post is meant to increase awareness of what can and does happen in instances of car accidents like mine and what you can look for in yourself or loved ones who may be affected by their injuries. Seen or unseen, brain trauma can take many forms, and manifest itself in many ways some subtle, some not so subtle. If you are ever in an accident of any type that…


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US 42 Road Diet for Dummies

A petition drive makes a variety of terrifying claims that the project will kill their businesses and bring chaos to Lower Brownsboro Road. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, projects like this one all over the world have resulted in the opposite results – a more lively business climate, smoother traffic flow and fewer traffic crashes.


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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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Bourbon Barrel Foods: 20% of the Company’s Sales Come from Online Valentines and Holiday Shoppers

By Dawn Yankeelov Bourbon Barrel Foods sees a blockbuster Valentine’s Day this week, in part, because consumers like you, in Louisville and Southern Indiana, shopped online this weekend for that gift that says “Kentucky.”  Matt Jamie, founder and CEO, of Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods, notes that people get very specific in their online gift searches, typing in “artisan soy sauce,” and chefs across the country are also right there with the local shoppers.  He says 18% of all orders in 2011 were from chefs, sharing with fellow restaurant owners, and spreading the word.  “As a former chef,” says Jamie, “that’s…


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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…