Belly up! Summer Solstice pig roast this Saturday at Taco Punk

Limitless pork tacos … a Mexican-food/hog lover’s dream? … bait to lure Elvis out of hiding? … or a reality made manifest this Saturday at Taco Punk?

Thanks to Taco Punk, it’s the latter, and the feast will coincide with this year’s summer solstice, which means the evening could be a long one. Continue reading Belly up! Summer Solstice pig roast this Saturday at Taco Punk

Pairing alert! Angel’s Envy Bourbon and Drew Estate Cigars Tonight (June 18)

If you like bourbon with your cigar—or the other way around, depending on your preference—you’ll want to nab a seat at tonight’s Drew Estate Cigars and Angel’s Envy Bourbon pairing.

According to a news release, the event is being held at Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge (201 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Ind.) and runs from 7-10 p.m. Continue reading Pairing alert! Angel’s Envy Bourbon and Drew Estate Cigars Tonight (June 18)

Sliders on wheels: White Castle food truck coming to Louisville

So we’ve learned 400-unit White Castle is launching a pair of food trucks: one in Louisville; the other in the chain’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

According to a report in BusinessWeek—which none of us thought covered things like Slider Truck deployments—in a few weeks, White Castle CraveMobiles will be dispatched first for private functions, then loosed upon public roads to spread the chain’s gospel of gaseousness. Continue reading Sliders on wheels: White Castle food truck coming to Louisville

Get ready for ‘cue and blues at Smokin’ On the River Festival this weekend

For whatever inexplicable reason, Louisville has no excess of barbecue joints—even bad ones. There are a handful of dandies, but a mere handful seems unacceptable for a restaurant community so advanced on one hand and so burger-centric on the other.

Both extremes are good, which means to us that, somewhere in the middle, there should be a meeting of slow-roasted meat masters, cooks who cook with indirect heat smoke, not full-on fire. Continue reading Get ready for ‘cue and blues at Smokin’ On the River Festival this weekend

Why, of course Louisville’s flattered by all the national attention!

OK, raise your hands if you find yourself thinking a lot about other cities when your own hometown of Louisville is one damn amazing place you admit you sometimes overlook.

We’d raise our hands but we’re typing this indictment of ourselves, so just count us in with this admission: Sometimes we all forget about what’s right under our collective nose and need outside reminders of just how cool that is. Continue reading Why, of course Louisville’s flattered by all the national attention!

Carlton, Food & Dining writer, nabs 1st place in travel writers contest

Yep, we’re proud: One of our own feature writers, Carla Carlton, grabbed a first place honor in the Midwest Travel Writers Association’s 2013 Mark Twain Awards.

Her feature, “NuLu Redux,” featured in our winter 2012 issue was one of 39 entries in the contest’s magazine category, typically one of the association’s most hotly contested areas. Continue reading Carlton, Food & Dining writer, nabs 1st place in travel writers contest

Crawfish boil and fresh oysters on the deck at Monkey Wrench Sunday 5pm – 9pm

Come enjoy the newly renovated deck at The Monkey Wrench in the Highlands (1025 Barret Ave.) for an evening of oyster tasting and a Cajun crawfish boil surrounded by the sounds of your favorite Yacht Rock DJ, Captain Capricorn.

The meal begins with an appetizer serving of fresh oysters done three ways (on the half-shell, Rockefeller and deep fried), followed with a huge traditional crawfish boil flown in from Louisiana. Continue reading Crawfish boil and fresh oysters on the deck at Monkey Wrench Sunday 5pm – 9pm

Finally, beer comes to the classroom when Joy Perinne teaches beer cocktail class at U of L

Here in Bourbon Country, we’re all familiar with spirits-based cocktails, but how many of us make beer cocktails?

And if we don’t, why shouldn’t we with all the great brewpubs in the area? Continue reading Finally, beer comes to the classroom when Joy Perinne teaches beer cocktail class at U of L

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