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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Feedback is Delicious! Vote for Vittles!

For almost two years, I’ve enjoyed throwing together some food for thought as it pertains to grabbing lunch on Friday.  Ideally, readers will take and share suggestions for the midday meal and continue to support local independent restaurants, groceries, growers, and events throughout the week. This column grew from a Facebook post in early 2011, starting as a friendly suggestion for lunch before heading into the weekend. A year later it moved to Rick Redding’s LouisvilleKY.com, giving  TGIF Local Lunch Post a new home and  a nice boost, hopefully attracting  new readers very week. For past columns, check out this…



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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Apron Inc., Serving the Deserving

Keeping up with the good people at Apron Inc. this week. Earlier this year , the newly formed charitable organization gathered with sponsors, volunteers, and dining patrons  in a fundraiser to generate cash and awareness for the at-risk restaurant community. Enjoying the Roaring 20s flair of “Speakeasy Sunday,” the crowd of dandies and flappers filled Theater Square Marketplace where many toast was raised (and funds), to honor the men and women who greet, seat, cook, and clean for us in Louisville’s thriving restaurant industry. As stated on their website and Facebook page: The mission of Apron Inc.is to provide temporary, limited…


Backyard Baseball and Bar B Q offers Summer Fun for a Great Cause

Children laughing and the sharp crack of a wooden bat finding its target… the succulent smells of Bar B Q mixed with charcoal-fired burger perfection… live music booming and green grass underfoot… These are some of the best sensations that balmy summer days have to offer and Louisvillians can find all of them this Saturday (July 28), accompanied by an evident passion for the cause. A family friendly event that’s free and open to the public, the 10th annual Backyard Baseball & Bar B Q Alzheimer’s Fundraiser will feature an old-fashioned mini-baseball tournament for kids and teens, burgers and Bar B Q via Mark’s…


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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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Humane Society CEO come to Louisville: Fund raiser & book signing Tuesday, June 19

    Please join us Tuesday Night for a Book signing with Wayne Pacelle- President and CEO of The Humane Society Of The United States . Shamrock Arrow Fund is Co- Hosting Wayne as he signs his book- “The Bond: Our Kinship With Animals And Our Call To Defend Them-“ The Shamrock Arrow Fund works very closely with HSUS – HSUS is who puts up the rewards on our cruelty cases and we stand side by side with HSUS every year in Frankfort fighting to get the lax laws changed to protect Kentucky Animals. So please Join us ! Shamrock…


Fischer’s Proposed Metro Budget Highlights

Here’s the highlights of the Mayor’s budget address, from Metro Goverment: LOUISVILLE, KY (May 24, 2012) – Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that does not raise taxes but makes strategic investments in the future, including building the Southwest Regional Library, funding three new police recruit classes and foreclosing on 100 vacant and abandoned properties. The spending plan — $512 million in general fund dollars — also invests significantly in public safety, which will result in 96 new police officers and one new fire recruit class. The budget also makes structural changes that…


Memorial Weekend Bash and Fundraiser Helps MIA/POW’S Find Their Way Home

  The Marcus Lindsey – 801 E. Main St. Sunday, May 27th 7pm-10pm Silent Auction 7pm-9:30pm Live Auction by Mallory and Lamb Chop – 8pm Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop will be hosting a unique event in support of the Bentstar Project – an organization helping bring POW/MIAs back home to their families.  Music by local artist Patrick Henry Hughes, Heavy hors d’oevres, grab bags, Kentucky Ale and Helwig wine as well as Street performers. Admission is free but 100% of all donations and proceeds from the event go to BentStar.org . Live auction items include: 2012 Fiat 500 courtesy…


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Bare Heart Buddy: A New Business That Helps Those Grieving or in Separation

When we are hurting, children and adults want to hug and hold.  When someone dies, it is not surprising that all of us may find a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle close that somehow reminds of what seems fleeting—that love is endless and timeless.  This is the message that Bare Hearts, a new business created by Louisvillian and Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Molly Eiche, has established in its line of teddy bears that are filled with keepsakes for people to cope with trauma and grief.  The company is now expanding to working with hospitals and other healthcare circles that…


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Celebs and Pro Poker players go “All in” for the Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III’s Derby Poker Championship benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Thursday May 3, at the Seelbach Hotel

Celebs and Pro Poker players  go “All in” for the Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III’s  Derby Poker Championship benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Thursday May 3, at the Seelbach Hotel Derby week may be the busiest time of year for us die-hard Derby fans, but switch up the old routine and throw in some fresh blood to your events. As a native Louisvillian, even I have overlooked this event, but no more. I am hyped on seeing some great professional card playing – with a healthy dose of star power and a premium fully loaded libation lounge by Jim…