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LOUISVILLEKY.com’s THE WEEK: Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, and There

I won’t have any trouble choosing my favorite eats and drinks from this week for the next EatDrinkTalk podcast — Steve Coomes and I were treated to a marvelous preview of the new Lola Lounge above the Butchertown Grocery. Well, it will be a challenge to choose a favorite from the menu — portobello fries or fish sandwich, Cuban sandwich or Beignet? And the creativity of the cocktail list is unbelievable — I tried something called a Long Dark Blues with charcoal and chartreuse. No, I’m not pretending to even know what those are, but I think I’ll keep going…

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK – And Where to Go After the Game

For most locals, THE GAME is finally here. For the first time, the ESPN GameDay broadcast originates from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the lights at the Churchill Downs twin spires are glowing red; a sports talk station is doing a 24-hour pre game show, and John Drees is mixing up a batch of the “Seminole” a combination of Grenadine and Goldschlager, for our tailgating party that starts too early. Let’s hope Bobby Petrino has the guys ready, and that Lamar Jackson continues to dazzle. It says here the Cards win in a battle to the wire, 44-37. Meanwhile, here are a…