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Seth Davis to come to LouisvilleKY to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival

March 23, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Seth Davis will go from March Madness to April Madness, as he helps kick-off this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival. Davis, an award-winning writer, broadcaster and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the 61st Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 21. The luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule.   “Like Derby Festival, March Madness tops the list of favorite times of year in Louisville and we know our basketball town will welcome Seth Davis as he…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Sweet Artistic Treat For Your Sweetie

Perhaps the best, and surely the sweetest, treat of the week was last night’s reception at Cellar Door Chocolates. Two of the loveliest Rusty Satellite alumni have teamed up to offer Barnhart Bars, a series of chocolate bars packaged with artistic, romantic images of women. Erika Chavez-Graziano, the entrepreneur behind Cellar Door, and Jeaneen Barnhart, the local artist known for beautiful images of horses and women, debuted the Barnhart Bars at Cellar Door’s 4th Street location Thursday to an approving, capacity crowd. Chavez-Graziano described the care that has gone into creating the new product. The bars sell for $12. “We…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: We’re All Business (Meetings), Dirty Bourbon, Delbert and the Seafood Lady

You might think it’s a pretty mediocre week when a highlight is attending two business organizations’ annual meeting, but both the Greater Louisville Inc. event at The Palace and the Jeffersontown Annual Meeting at the Community Center were worthy events. Plus, I got a chance to sample a plate from the Seafood Lady, tried a Dirty Bourbon at SET from my pals at Ballotin Whiskey, played rare January golf and got myself back on the racquetball court. And, a new Delbert McClinton recording was released. And it’s called “Prick of the Litter.” How cool. Plus I met some very interesting…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Double Dogs Doozy, The New Chief and the Cal Cast

On Monday, you can experience the opening of the new Double Dogs restaurant in Middletown, out by the Snyder. I was invited to a preview event last night, and the place is done up right, with a dog theme (in the spring, you can take your pup there and eat on the patio). The theme is incorporated throughout, down to the Bo’s Dog Bowl Nachos, served in, that’s right, a dog bowl. Check out my story on the place over at EatDrinkTalk, where you’ll also learn about the opening of the Goss Avenue Pub (in the former Craft House spot)…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Looking Back, 2016 Wasn’t All that Bad

We’ve been reflecting on 2016 on the Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. I love all those end-0f-the-year lists, which I use to fill my Amazon Watchlist queue and take note of worthy books for future reading. And now that I’ve got a new friend, named Alexa, that plays my musical choices whenever I ask, I can easily remember what made news is 2016. However, I’m really tired of hearing people complain about the year, expressing joy for its demise, and dread about 2017. Yes, I’m aware that famous people passed away in 2016 – a list headed by Muhammad Ali…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: No Scandal Here, Right?

If the national media is reporting on the University of Louisville sports world, it couldn’t be accurate without using the words “shooting” “sex” “scandal” “cheating” “investigation” and “money”. The positive news about Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight, very brief, before a shooting involving football players and a revelation about cheating, plus the A.D. waging a war of words over money with city officials, returned to the front page. I’m trying to figure out how two U of L football players, and a cheerleader, got themselves shot at a party at an off-campus apartment,…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rounding up Those Rusty Guests in the News

There’s so much Rusty Satellite guest news to get to this week. And you’ve just got to listen, if you want to know what’s going on and what’s cool, to this week’s Rusty Satellite Show and EatDrinkTalk podcasts. For EatDrinkTalk, I went to Portland, which is not a thriving locale for restaurants. But there is one unique business open for lunch with really good food. The Table, serves a wide variety of folks, some of whom volunteer their time in exchange for a good meal. And the food is outstanding. The Table was even featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins…


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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: This is Not Going Well

As President-Elect, Donald Trump is today taking credit for something that was never going to happen — he tweeted that he was responsible for Ford not moving a plant from Kentucky to Mexico. He’s picked a known bigot as one of his top advisors. People around the country continue to hold protests. This isn’t going well, and it’s just getting started. So we must look outside politics for good news — I played golf at Seneca in 70 degree weather on Nov. 17. It’s almost Thanksgiving. Maybe a move to Thailand is in order. According to this video from my…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Let’s Talk about Getting Past the Election, and Whiskey

In attempting to come to grips with the outcome of the election and the idea of a President Trump, I invited a local Republican woman to be my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show. I think you’ll enjoy my conversation with Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet, who has plenty of positives to speak about concerning LOCAL politics. I also talk with social media manager Katie Delaune, a recovering TV news reporter, about the election and an important event coming up this weekend — the Candle Glow Gala benefitting Hosparus. Of course, I can’t say the election results aren’t disappointing to me, and…