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It’s a List… a List of Places to Eat

Months ago my uncle returned to Louisville for a job. Having been away for at least five years I made a suggestion: each weekend we’ll try a new place to eat. So far we’ve ate at over twenty places in Louisville. Some of them franchise, some of them local. Below is the list of places in the ‘Ville we’ve stopped at: Applebee’s B.D.’s Mongolian Grill Bearno’s BJ’s Pizza and Grill Bluegrass Brewing Company Boombozz Pizza Brick House Tavern and Tap Buffalo Wild Wings Café Mimosa Chili’s CiCi’s Pizza Clifton Pizza Company Fat Jimmy’s Flanagan’s Ale House Five Guys Burgers and…


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On Seeing “Top Gun” for the First Time

I saw Top Gun last week. You may not be impressed, so let me tell you next that I had never seen it before. I remember when it was the hot movie. I was 8 years old, and my piano teacher had me play that terrible love song they used to play on MTV over and over again. Really, I mostly remember that the tune had five flats, which didn’t seem fair at the time, and it took me forever to pass (but I can still play it from memory). Maybe I’ve held a grudge against Top Gun — or…


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American’s Heart Association’s Circle of Red Society

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The American Heart Association (AHA) Louisville Chapter’s Circle of Red Society is a dynamic, committed and passionate group of women who have the influence and resources to significantly impact the fight against heart disease. Members are asked to donate a minimum annual gift of $1,500.  In addition, new this year is also something special for the men. It’s called the Red Tie Society. For the specifics on the Circle of Red Society contact jane.merman@heart.org or 502.371.6023. Lots of people may not know but before I started publishing my health magazines, Kentuckiana HealthFitness and Kentuckiana…


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Put Your Red Dress on Friday and Celebrate Life.

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N February is American Heart Month.  The American Heart Association (AHA) has designated Friday, February 4 as National Wear Red Day—part of Go Red For Women. In 2004, AHA along with First Lady, Laura Bush, launched Go Red For Women, a campaign to alert women to the fact that heart disease is their number-one health threat. Now, many more know that heart disease is not only a man’s disease; indeed, it actually kills more women than men, almost 422,000 per year, about one per minute, more than the next four leading causes of death, including…



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Whisk[e]y on a Stick and Other Musings

On Monday I blogged about “whiskey,” deliberating hard in my head about which spelling to use.  Both spellings are correct; it’s just a question of geography.  Refer to a March 2008 blog for a Public Service Announcement about whiskey vs. whisky and other know-it-all facts if you need details. To simplify, a pretty good rule of thumb is that Scotch Whisky has no “e” (as well as Bourbon distillers of Scottish heritage, e.g. Maker’s Mark Whisky), and drinks not of Scottish-descent use an “e.” And now a recommendation to those of you who have a whisk[e]y fixation — not the…


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The Future Is Bright for Strong and the Cards

With the strongest recruiting class Louisville has ever seen, Charlie Strong has established the Cardinals as a Big East powerhouse once again. Strong brought in 20 recruits for his 2011 class including three members of ESPN’s top 150 players in the class. While most of the buzz surrounds 5 star quarterback Army All-American Teddy Bridgewater, there are plenty of other things to get excited for. Safety Gerod Holliman, Wide Reciever Eli Rogers, and Linebacker Brandon Golson will all provide a lasting impact on the football program. “We are a BCS school…it has to be expected that this school recruits these…


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Picking Louisville with Jerry Lotz

For a few years, my office was located in the upstairs of a camelback shotgun house on Frankfort Avenue. I’d tell people that I worked in the hump. Free office space for start up non-profits is always a plus.  I coexisted nicely with the artist, Madison Latimer, and her studio downstairs. But the real gravy was that next door was a cornerstone of the Clifton neighborhood and unofficial tourist attraction featured just this week on American Pickers on the History Channel. Jerry Lotz is a creative genius. Part collector, part artist.  In this picture, the lady liberty in the background has a…


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What is Hummus?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. One of the participants in my weight loss program called Waist Watcher’s Guide to Waist Management at my church ask if anyone has any suggestions on good tasting hummus. So, I decided to investigate some recipe ideas and here’s what I came up with. Hummus is a creamy paste typically made from a combination garbanzo beans (chickpeas), garlic, lemon juice and tahini. Tahini is sesame paste made from toasted sesame seeds.  Hummus is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber and vitamins.  There are many variations of traditional hummus. Some recipes include different types…


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Can you believe it… Positive News for Louisville Home Sales!

Tonight there is some encouraging news for Louisville homeowners. New Louisville home sales numbers for January 2011 show the number of homes going under contract up some 14% over January of 2010. Not impressed, oh but you should be. Remember we had a first time and a move up buyers tax credit in effect last year. Add to that January weather was terrible! I can personally tell you it’s no fun slipping and sliding into and out of driveways and walkways. So 14% is a respectable number for homes going under contract. The rest of the news for Louisville homeowners…