It can’t get much fresher than eating outside right next to a garden where food is being grown, and that’s exactly what will happen at the Farm to Table Dinner next Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at The Jewish Community Center’s outdoor pavilion, 3600 Dutchmans Lane. The JCC garden is maintained by the Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education department (JOFEE). Chefs from Mayan Cafe, Flavaville, Naked Hummus, Monnik and other restaurants will prepare source ingredients from local farms and the J’s garden to create two dishes each for the tasting menu as guests enjoy the evening in a party style (rather than sit-down ) evening. Guests will also enjoy farm to table themed cocktails, music from the Juggernaut Jug Band and a silent auction will round out the evening.
Is it really summer in Kentucky without barbecue or music festivals? Now that Forecastle is again behind us, it’s time to turn our ears and taste buds to the blues and barbecue at the Water Tower. The annual Four Roses Bourbon Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival is July 20 and 21, featuring a full line up of blues bands and some of the region’s best barbecue and microbrews. The event runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Today is the last day to get discounted tickets online ($10 for one day, $20 for two day). After today, tickets will be available for $15 each day at the gate. (Admission is free for children 10 and under.) Parking is free! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but guests must leave pets, food and drink at home.
Bourbon’s Bistro (2255 Frankfort Ave.) will be hosting the Cheese and Bourbon Experience on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a reception cocktail before a 5-course bourbon and cheese pairing hand selected by resident bourbon expert Jason Brauner, and Van Campbell with Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheeses. The cost is $45 per person. For reservations or more information, visit bourbonsbistro.com or call 502-894-8838. Read more to see some of Bourbons Bistro’s new menu changes
Louisvillians have been watching and waiting for Kevin Grangier’s (Village Anchor, Le Moo) new spot in Holiday Manor since it was announced in 2017. The Italian restaurant is set to open in August, and the restaurateur has been searching for someone to fill the title role. Grassa Gramma loosely means “the plump grandmother,” and Grangier sent out the call for Italian grandmothers to come and present their cooking at Oxmoor Center last Saturday, June 30.
An unidentified elderly gentleman drove his car through the front windows of El Nopal in Middletown this afternoon, but he is okay.
Manager Jose Gonzeles did not have much information and said that he is not sure what happened on the street to cause the car to crash through his front windows, but all of his customers were in the bar area at the time and are safe (as is the driver).
“I was in the kitchen when the accident happened,” he said, admitting it scared him. “The impact was loud, and I came running to see what happened. One of my customers had a pain in their stomach, but they were ok. ”
The car has already been removed from the scene, and Gonzeles is waiting on the health department to arrive and tell him if he will be able to remain open.
MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids Cooking School on Monday, July 16 at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA. The school will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events taught by the region’s top chefs and culinary instructors to children ages 7 to 14-years-old. Campers will be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s black coat program (much like karate belts.)
Saying the new Storming Crab opened at 1360 Veterans Pkwy in Clarksville to a warm reception would be an understatement. The anticipated Cajun seafood restaurant opened June 27 and maintained a packed house through the weekend. There was about a 40 minute wait when we stopped in Sunday evening at about 7 p.m. and every seat, booth and bar stool was taken. By the time we left, the crowd had not slowed. I brought a friend with me who enjoys hot and spicy food, and I planned to try one of their “no-heat” flavors, because I’m kind of a sissy.
Westport Whiskey & Wine has plenty of opportunities to up your cocktail skills or enjoy tastings with a variety of spirits brands in a beautiful air conditioned setting this month. Read More for the Full Schedule.
Wednesday, 4 July. Independence Day Hours 10AM to 4PM.
Tuesday, 10 July. 7 PM. Mezcal Mania Tasting. What’s all the buzz about Mexico’s other agave spirit, Mezcal? Come and explore mezcal with us as we host a blind tasting of at least 8 different expressions. Reservations, please. $20.
This South End restaurant is a favorite for many, but they will be temporarily closed while the owners vacation, according to their website. They will reopen on July 12.