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2nd Annual Crawfish boil at Lou Lou Food + Drink Saturday

Lou Lou Food + Drink brings back the 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil this Saturday, June 2 from 1 to 8 p.m. , promising to be bigger and better than last year.

This event is for the whole family and features cold beer, live music, and activities for kids in addition to the roll out of new menu dishes. (Reservations for evening recommended.) Read more to see details.

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Heine Bros. Closing Carmichael’s Location, Opening at Mid City Mall

It’s been just five months since we reported Dunkin’ Donuts closing their Mid City Mall location followed by the report a month later that  Heine Brothers would be taking the location. Now, locally owned chain Heine Brothers’ Coffee is ready to relocate its cafe at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd.  Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.

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Exclusive: Owners of Lou Lou Food + Drink Buy Equus / Jack’s Lounge: Changes Coming

Jared Matthews is owner operator at Lou Lou Food + Drink (108 Sears Ave) and runs both Diamond Pub & Billiards locations (3814 Frankfort Ave, 630 Barret Ave) , but now he is adding another restaurant and bar to his plate. Matthews, who purchased Lou Lou Food + Drink 18 months ago with his financial partner Thomas Barnes, has purchased (with Barnes) Equus Restaurant and Jack’s Lounge (122 Sears Ave) from Chef Dean Corbett. Equus has been in the Saint Matthews neighborhood for over 30 years. A celebration will be June 30, where people can check out the new menu and new look. (The restaurant will not close and will maintain business as usual through the process.)

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The Old Stone Inn Closed in Shelbyville Saturday

The building housing the Old Stone Inn has been in Shelbyville, Kentucky since the 1800’s. Some say 1790, but the local historian reportedly informed a restaurateur there that claiming that on the menus was incorrect. The building has been home to the Old Stone Inn under various management since the 1920’s. The most recent incarnation, The Eleanor Hamilton Old Stone Inn, closed Saturday.

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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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