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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Smooth to Crunchy, 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 just 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,  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 niche for a diverse raw foods lifestyle. This does not sit well…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Oil and Vinegar, a Match Made at Primo!

One of the most tasteful mom ‘n’ pop businesses in town is Primo Oils & Vinegars. Co-owner Bob Hundley steps up to the plate for today’s lunchtime suggestions. His often-professed love for a good meal and a good value is underscored by his appreciation and support of local independent farm markets and fine dining – and everything Louisville and Commonwealth of Kentucky in between. You can find Beverly Bromley and Bob Hundley in their well-stocked Primo tent at the Douglass Loop Farmer’s Market each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beverly is breaking bread and Bob is cracking jokes….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Councilman Robin Engel Dishes on District 22

We’re headed southeast for lunch today with Metro Councilman Robin Engel as our guest. He’ll guide us to a few favorites in District 22, which is one nice stop off Bardstown Road before leaving the county. Engel was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and has made his home in Louisville as well as an impression upon local government. He ran unopposed for a third consecutive term in office, and with the 2010  census results showing District 22 was the fastest growing area behind District 19 in Middletown, we can see why. All Metro Council members include a biography on their MetroGov…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Greg Johnson Guides Us Through New Albany’s Corridor of Cool

Cross the river this week as TGIF  Local Lunch Post pays a visit to our Hoosier neighbors in New Albany. Our guide is Greg Johnson, whose byline informed and entertained us in the Courier-Journal for over three decades. His passion for music, food, travel, and making a story sing are  my reasons for keeping up with Greg through the years. Collaborating with Vince Staten on Real Barbecue: The Classic Barbecue Guide to the Best Joints Across the USA – with Recipes, Porklore, and More! earned the team the honored title of “BBQ kingpins,” so it doesn’t get better than that….


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Dining Guest Jeff Noble Reflects and Recommends

My friend Jeff Noble steps up to the plate this week to offer some dining suggestions as well as taking us on a nostalgic tour of Louisville establishments gone by. While still buoyant with the spirit of Independence Day, I thought it would be fitting to invite someone who is passionate about the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville. Jeff is known as a tireless volunteer and serves his community and local government with both traditional and progressive values. He works as a legislative aide to Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) and serves as a political advisor to…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Meals of Note! Musicians Step Up to the Plate.

  Louisville is blessed beyond compare with its local, independent music community. Genres from Bluegrass to Reggae,  Rock to Folk, Blues to Jazz. And then a few categories that either blend or defy categories, which is always fun – especially for the publicist. Given the hours of some night-clubbing and concert regulars, lunch is often considered the breakfast of  champions for nocturnal stars. Whether you busk on the corner or have a recording contract, the appetite for a good meal is always going inspire creativity. Supporting local, independent talent – whether it’s at a pub gig, a CD, public radio, a…


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Bourbon stirred with a Cigar and mixed with a Gun

This was too good to pass up without writing about. I received an invite for an evening of cigars, bourbon, beer, food, music, guns, and more. It’s this Saturday, June 30th from 6pm to 10pm join at TG&G for Smokin Barrels. Maybe it’s because I am not originally from Louisville but Bourbon and Guns aren’t the first combination that comes to mind. The invitation went further and invited me to come see Louisville’s favorite indoor gun range and training center, and tour their brand new 10,000 square foot Airsoft Arena. Experience and sample cigars from the hottest boutique cigar company on…


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June 26th Event on new Health Plan That Lowers Costs for Employers

Employers are embracing a new model for their health insurance plans, and benefits, through a recently-organized alliance called Community Health Solutions, LLC, based in Louisville, Ky.  An overview and lively discussion with the area CEOs in attendance will be presented on June 26th at a special breakfast, from 7:45 AM to 9:15AM at the Faulkner Building, 10200 Forest Green Blvd., in the lower level conference room.  Community Health Solutions, LLC, will unveil a new model that encompasses partial self-funding with a benefit and wellness approach that allows for improving healthcare outcomes, while lowering costs.  To register for this free event,…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Keeping Louisville Weird…and Cool In the Heat

No matter how high the temps, Louisville remains cool and the revenge can be sweet. Thanks to our hard-working indie merchants for creating such a wide array of drinks and desserts! Here are some fresh ideas to-go or for dining in: , Graeter’s, Sweet Surrender, Comfy Cow,  Dairy Dell, Java Brewing Co., Dairy Kastle,  Heine Bros., Lula’s Frozen Yogurt and Treats. Find out how  to catch a Grasshopper Pie and more cool concoctions in your neighborhood at Homemade Ice Cream & PIe Kitchen. Stay as cool as you are for supporting local, independent business! Send in your suggestions for places to beat the…