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Food and drink fun for this weekend

Fall always provides plenty of entertainment options involving food and drink. Oktoberfests proliferate, beer festivals abound, cook-offs pull in competitive cooks and local newspapers owned by national companies try to horn in with their own much-publicized (and expensive) food and wine fun. Here are some things to do this weekend. Continue reading Food and drink fun for this weekend

Two notable wine dinners this week

Wine dinners continue at several area restaurants, offering off-the-regular-menu dishes that highlight the chef’s talents, and introduce diners to a variety of value-priced wines. Cuvée Wine Table, 3598 Springhurst Blvd., and Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy. will both offer such dinners this week. Continue reading Two notable wine dinners this week

3rd Turn Brewing opens Oldham Gardens taproom and beer garden

3rd Turn Brewing, which opened its first taproom last year in a restored 1878 church on Gaslight Square in Jeffersontown, has now opened  Oldham Gardens, a 16-handle taproom with outdoor bar and patios, expansive garden and event space on a four-acre farm in Crestwood. The brewery complex at 6300 Old Lagrange Rd. will grow herbs, fruit and vegetables on the farm that will be used in their brewing. Continue reading 3rd Turn Brewing opens Oldham Gardens taproom and beer garden

Bourbon & Beyond: what you need to know

Bourbon & Beyond begins tomorrow, Sept. 23, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24, at Champions Park, 2050 River Rd. This new music, food and Bourbon festival is aiming high on all three legs of its schedule. Top-notch music acts lined up to perform include Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder and the Steve Miller Band.  Chefs from near and far (Tom Colicchio, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Cosmo Goss and Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas and Anthony Falco) will be cooking with Bourbon, offering brunches both days, smoking up some genuine Southern barbecue, steaming up a massive NOLA-style crawfish boil, and giving live cooking demos. Distilleries from around the state will show off their products, conduct tasting workshops and run discussions on topics such as “The Wonder Women of Whiskey,” led by local author and bourbon expert Susan Reigler. In short, lots of fun will be in store. Continue reading Bourbon & Beyond: what you need to know

Bourbon & Beyond coming up this weekend

Fall is a time of festivals galore, many of them featuring booze or beer. We just finished the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, and this weekend, Sept. 23-24, at Champions Park, 2050 River Rd. you can find Bourbon & Beyond, the new music and Bourbon festival that will include chefs from near and far cooking with Bourbon, distilleries from around the state showing off their products, and some big-name music acts. Continue reading Bourbon & Beyond coming up this weekend

Two wine events worth noting

Next week, two more-than-usually interesting wine events are taking place, both well worth the attention of budding wine enthusiasts. LouVino’s Highlands location will host a wine dinner featuring natural, unfiltered wines on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Brasserie Provence will host a tasting of three red Bordeaux on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Continue reading Two wine events worth noting

Craft Beer Throwdown benefits Homeless Coalition

Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 7, the inaugural Craft Beer Throwdown happens at Bowman Field, beginning at 6 p.m. Six local breweries will compete for audience approval as offering  the best beer, and proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, a local organization that assists homeless people in the Louisville area. Continue reading Craft Beer Throwdown benefits Homeless Coalition

Waylon’s Feed and Firewater opens today

F&D has been listing Tony Palombino’s newest concept restaurant for a while now, but today at 3 p.m. is the official opening date of Waylon’s Feed and Firewater, 3939 Shelbyville Rd. That is the former address of BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, also a Palombino concept. Continue reading Waylon’s Feed and Firewater opens today