Mayor Fischer Will Welcome Downtown Wednesday Farmers Market on 4th St Live! May 9

Downtown Louisville is known for its variety of unique museums, performing arts, bourbon, and concerts – but perhaps a lack of grocery and fresh food options. But a new and exciting venture is about to take root: a downtown farmers market.

 Fourth Street Live!, Louisville Downtown Partnership, and Louisville Grows have partnered to bring a farmers market to the heart of downtown starting Wednesday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will run every Wednesday until October 31. Continue reading Mayor Fischer Will Welcome Downtown Wednesday Farmers Market on 4th St Live! May 9

Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell and Brown Hotel Chefs Host Rooftop Bourbon & Bluegrass Picnic Friday

It’s the magic season of Derby in Louisville – a time to enjoy entertainment of all sorts along with special eats and drinks. Why not do it in a roof garden? The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, is offering an evening of Kentucky traditions during a Bourbon Bluegrass Picnic in the renovated roof garden  at the Brown Hotel this Friday, April 27.

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Brown Hotel Releases Lavish $1500 Cocktail (!) , Blending Cinco De Mayo and Derby

The Brown Hotel, historically known for its Derby parties, will be celebrating more than the 144th Run for the Roses on May 5. In collaboration with Patrón Tequila, the hotel’s Lobby Bar will offer a lavish Agave Julep cocktail from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6 in honor of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby occurring on the same day.

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Race Inspired Culinary Demos with Chefs Michelle Bernstein and Anthony Lamas May 2 at Macy’s

Derby season is upon us – the time when the entire town goes nuts with events, parties and high profile personalities popping up everywhere.  Macy’s is right in the middle of the fray as Macy’s Culinary Council welcomes Chef Michelle Bernstein and local Chef Anthony Lamas to the Home Department on the third floor of their store at the Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., on May 2  at 6 p.m. for a special cooking demo in honor of the Big Race. The master chefs will share their culinary secrets and techniques on how to prepare some of their favorite award-winning dishes for any race day occasion.

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32nd Annual Taste of Derby at Slugger Field (Photos)

The 32nd annual Taste of Derby fundraiser for Dare to Care presented by Brown  Forman at Slugger Field was a very busy and fun filled tasting event with over 40 restaurants, caterers, breweries, distilleries and food  vendors offering samples to hungry and thirsty guests for the duration of the three hours with only a few tables starting to run out of samples at the very end. I tried and sampled my way through various tables offering meatballs of different types, some salmon dishes, steak samples,  a few brave (and delicious) vegetable based dishes and a variety of beers, wines, gins, vodkas and bourbons (and a cold brew coffee.) More than anything, I enjoyed getting to speak directly to so many lively and engaging people about their products and also discuss our amazing food and beverage community or their passion for food and drink. Continue reading 32nd Annual Taste of Derby at Slugger Field (Photos)

Chef & Author Edward Lee Signing Buttermilk Graffiti at Carmichael’s Tonight

Chef Edward Lee’s second book, Buttermilk Graffiti (Artisan Books) is being released today, and the  acclaimed restaurateur and author will be  at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue,  at 7 p.m. to give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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Famed Derby Winning Jockey Pat Day to Tell Life Story at High Tea

The Sword and The Scone, 1915 Blankenbaker Parkway, will serve a special high tea with honored guest Kentucky Derby winning jockey Pat Day on April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.  The famous jockey will share his story from boyhood to his current work at the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy as guests enjoy a special Derby inspired menu of sweets, scones and savories – like festival pie bar, hummingbird cake, lemon lavendar cookies, salted Kentucky butter cake, mint julep creme pie and other treats – with endless pots of tea. Guests will be able to sample tea from more than 45 flavors and varieties. Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy.

Reservations with a charge card are required for the $45 per person tickets. Call 502-907-0018. Please note that tables are mostly for 4 and 6, so if you order less than four tickets, you may be seated at a table with other guests as this event is expected to sell out. (Buy one get one and other coupons are not honored for this special event.) 

Pints for Parkinsons at 4th St Live! With Concert, Brews and Food April 18

The 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser is  next Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and starts at 5 p.m. The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation hosts the event  in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live.  The event raised $23,000 for The Parkinson Support Center last year. Read more for details Continue reading Pints for Parkinsons at 4th St Live! With Concert, Brews and Food April 18

Westport Whiskey & Wine Tasting Room Demo Was Like Cocktail Playtime (Photos)

I joined a group in Westport Whiskey & Wine’s beautiful tasting room last night for a demonstration on making three different versions of the Old Fashioned cocktail with Maker’s Mark. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was a very interesting  and enjoyable evening. The evening was one of the many events and demonstrations set up in their tasting room by store manager Emily Meadows. Tickets were $25 and quickly sold out in advance. Co-owner Richard Splan started the evening off with an introduction and offered discounted purchases in the store afterwards.

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