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MESA Will Pair Kids With Top Chefs at New Kids Cooking School

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will be opening a MESA Kids Cooking School this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14.

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Chefs Face Off at 10th Annual Buy Local Fair

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 10th Annual Buy Local Fair with a special Iron Chef-style cooking competition on Sunday, May 20th from 12:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Presented by Louisville Water Company, admission to the Fair is free, parking is $5 per car. 

Two chefs will go head to head with mystery ingredients at 3:15 p.m. and hope for a favorable ruling from a panel of four judges. Two of the judges are to be determined (one through a LIBA social media contest and another through a YELP affiliation), but the other two judges are Executive Chef Cody Stone from DECCA and Art Director and Foodie Rachel Quast, who from Common Table.

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(Audio Interview, Recipes) Seviche’s Anthony Lamas Speaks With Comedian, Foodie Mike Glazer

Comedian, writer Mike Glazer (HBO, Food Network, Funny or Die, BuzzFeed, FOX, truTV, FUSE,. High Times, Fullscreen, The Chive, CBS, UCB Theatre, and Second City Chicago ) won third place on America’s Worst Cooks in 2014 but has since graduated a culinary program and been able to work on sets like The F Word with Gordon Ramsey and co-hosts a food podcast called Weed and Grub.  He has been following his love of food with increased food related appearances, leading to many types of opportunities. So, he seemed like a great person to bring along to Macy’s to interview Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs Anthony Lamas of Seviche fame and  Crumb on Parchment’s Michelle Bernstein, also known for her many television appearances.

Here, find the audio interview between Glazer and award winning Chef Lamas, who later gave a demonstration and tasting of his Benedictine Tostada and Yuzu-Ginger Mint Julep (virgin) recipes to just over 100 eager audience members on the third floor in the home department of Macy’s at Oxmoor Mall. (See recipes below.) Attendee seats each had a free kitchen whisk, a pack of wet wipes, recipe cards and a bottled water on their seat upon arrival. Lamas is also the author of “Southern Heat: New Southern Cooking Latin Style.”

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Linkin Bridge, Live Music & Delicious Eats Raise Funds for Jill’s Wish at Captain’s Quarters Saturday

Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Drive,  hosts the third annual Jill’s Wish Derby Cocktail Party to celebrate Jill Conley and to raise funds for Jill’s Wish — an organization that helps those battling breast cancer —  on Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $75 per person in advance or $100 per person at the door.  Read more for treats, eats and ticket information.

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Handicapping Dinner Includes Three Course Dinner and Expert Commentary on Races Monday

Be ahead of the curve in your Derby picks with expert help. Join Mark Coomes and Jody Demling at Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave, on Monday, April 30 for the Annual Kentucky Derby Handicapping Dinner. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Read More for more information on these special guests and the menu.

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Red Herring Celebrates First Birthday & Derby With Special Bites, Live Music & Mint Julep Varieties

Red Herring, 1757 Frankfort Ave., is celebrating its first birthday Derby week and is throwing the biggest bash in town. Starting Saturday, April 28 through May 5, this cocktail lounge will be offering  live music and four varieties of mint juleps.

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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

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)