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TGIF Local Lunch Post – A Dining Classic: Hole in the Wall!

What best defines a “hole in the wall” establishment is more about ambience than architecture. Easy access, casual, affordable and more often than not, a local best kept secret, are the things that inspire lunchtime traditions for many patrons. Other criteria might be the seating capacity,  a few table tops or perhaps just a counter. Some have that “Mayberry” appeal, others are more downtown. Awards for community sports teams on the wall, local publications on the counter, lively banter from weather to traffic, family news to politics is in the air. The one-on-one service with a smile on an owner’s…


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Louisville Real Estate Recovery!

Yea, Yea, Yea you may say it’s too early to tell if the housing market has really recovered. I’ll put my neck on the line out right now and tell you the worst of the home sale slump is behind us. Unless there’s a major shift in consumer interest in homes because of some future unknown event Louisville home sales in 2012 are back on track for much of our area. Here’s why: Louisville Home sales for January 2012 are up 12.5% over a year ago. The number of homes going under contract are up 14.2% over January of last…


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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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Forecastle Launches the 2012 Poster at Revelry

It was hard to describe the eclectic gallery and boutique,  Revelry, as a “space” on Saturday, Feb. 18, because there was so little of it. Yes, the reception was cool as it was hot. With the buzz of Forecastle X in the room, there was a lively mix of local friends, fans, volunteers, merchants, artists and sponsors who have supported J.K. McKnight over the past decade in his sea-worthy dream of a successful music, art and activism festival. Surrounded by art,  jewelry, gifts and other eclectic wares, the crowd was there to see one image in particular – the official…


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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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It’s Friday and This Can’t Be Good

This Can’t Be Good:When a press conference is called for 4 p.m. on a Friday, the news is never good. It’s usually something politicians want to see buried in the media. Today’s 4 p.m. news will come from Mayor Fischer “will report budget reductions to balance the current fiscal year’s budget.” Translation — If you’re expecting something from Metro Government, here’s when you find out you’re not getting it.” Ed’s On with Chris Thieneman: On Wednesday, Chris Thieneman, who may or may not be running for the 37th District Kentucky Senate seat, was a guest on Ed Springston’s online radio…


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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…


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Kentucky Homefront- Keep the Front Porch Rockin’ – Sunday at River Bend

I’ve been a Kentucky Homefront volunteer since 2001 and have loved every moment of the live audience recordings. from the Kentucky Theatre on 4th Street to the Clifton Center. The work that goes between booking to post-production includes stage direction, concessions, storytelling and fundraising. It is truly a labor of love . Songwriter, activist John Gage takes on the lion’s share of that work, passionately and physically, and we thank  him for that. Our consistent volunteer core is family. Not many folks since Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney threw a makeshift stage with a rope and a sheet to do a…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – District 13’s Homestyle Sauce, Chops and Subs for Savory Fans

Keep going for about ten minutes past downtown Louisville and you’ll be ready to chow down in District 13. You may be lucky enough to join Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch and constituents for  pub grub, picnic and family-style culinary traditions. All fresh, all affordable and all locally owned and operated. A vibrant community advocate, Welch is clearly dedicated to her district from the Jefferson Memorial Forest to the new Fairdale library. She furnished this list via Facebook and it should get you started with some savory lunchtime ideas. Take it away, Vicki! First String is like a “Cheers” where everybody knows…


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At Last, Cracker Barrel Comes to Valley Station

LOUISVILLE – Valley Station residents are finally getting their Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. After almost eight years of consideration and planning, ground is being broken on the property at Dixie Highway and Bethany Lane this morning. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July. Flynn Brothers is the general contractor. Financing is being provided by Stock Yards Bank. The developer is Thieneman Real Estate. The restaurant is being built on a six-acre site at Dixie Highway and Bethany Lane, just north of the Greenbelt Highway. Jim Torcivia, Vice President of Real Estate for Cracker Barrel, said the new…