Tim Laird

Cheers to the Taste of 502 in Louisville

Originally scheduled for a few weeks ago, the weather had other ideas for the annual Taste of 502 event at the Hyatt Regency downtown. But with temperatures above freezing, restaurateurs showed up for the rescheduled event March 2. Several restaurants offered up small bites at the event. Even more prevalent were companies offering up drink samples. No one went thirsty. I think I tried some Fuzzy Vodka first, moved on to a Shock Top brew, American Honey bourbon, Four Roses — but remember they were all little bitty tastes. Topped off with an Ale-8-1. Paula liked a new wine she…


Oaks, Derby is More than a Double

Happy Oaks Day! Have you heard any of your friends complain about being worn out from partying? How many times have you heard that Happy song this week? Not getting any work done? Decide to get up for Dawn at the Downs at 5? It’s nothing unusual around here. My week has consisted of Bed Race, Parade Preview Party, Boat Race, Parade and now the home stretch at Churchill with Oaks and Derby. If there were a Derby Festival Bucket List, I knocked a big one off the list Wednesday by riding on the Belle of Cincinnati during the Boat…



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America’s Chief Entertainment Officer, Louisville’s Tim Laird shares Derby Recipes!

Being on the backside at Churchill, you get to meet new folks and see old friends like my favorite Louisville mixologist and entertaining King, Tim Laird, and his fabulous wife Lori. This is a great time of year to show your out of toen guests, or even friends who think bourbon is only for race day, a thing or two! Below, find  great recipes from The CEO’s kitchen you can easily try yourself!   Bourbon Breeze ( Perfect for this crazy heatwave:)) In a shaker with ice add: 1½ ounces Woodford Reserve 2 ounces lemonade 1 ounce pomegranate juice Shake…