A free, family-friendly event will be held at Bristol Bar & Grille, Highlands, 1321 Bardstown Rd., tomorrow, Sept. 9, in honor of four decades serving the Louisville area. The event will feature a celebrity green chili wonton eating contest, live music from Heidi Howe, Rusty Dimes and the Good Times, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and DJ Matt Simons. Local breweries, Goodwood and New Albanian Brewing Company will serve beer while the Frazier Museum and Squallis puppeteers will provide additional entertainment.
A local cooking demonstration is also on the agenda. In addition, the winner of the free green chili wontons for a year will be announced.
“After 40 years of serving the community, it is our pleasure to invite the entire city of Louisville to celebrate with us,” said Bristol Bar & Grille owner Doug Grossman in a press release. “When we opened our doors Sept. 27, 1977, it was our intent to create a restaurant that would become a part of the neighborhood and with the help of our loyal customers, we have achieved that goal.”
Since its opening on Bardstown Rd., the Bristol has been a staple in the Louisville food scene. As well as being a trendsetter for beginning the birth of the Highlands Restaurant Row, the restaurant quickly became first a neighborhood, and then a city-wide tradition, with the opening of four locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
In honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary, Bristol Bar & Grille will hold a raffle for a chance to win free green chili wontons for an entire year. A $572 value, the winner will get one order of eight wontons per week in 2018. This signature dish – cheese and green chilis wrapped in a wonton wrapper, fried and served with a side of guacamole – has been on the Bristol’s menu since the restaurant first opened in 1977.
Starting today, Wednesday, June 21, anyone can enter the raffle by eating at any of the four Bristol locations: 1321 Bardstown Rd; Bristol Downtown, 614 W. Main St.; Bristol Jeffersonville, 700 W. Riverside Dr.; and Bristol East 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Diners will receive a raffle ticket with their check. Guests are limited to three entries per day. Bristol will randomly draw one winner Sept. 9 during its 40th anniversary party at Bristol Highlands. For more information, visit BristolBarandGrille.com.
Plans for that 40th anniversary celebration are already under way. The fun on Sept. 9 will include live music from Heidi Howe, Rusty Dimes and the Good Times, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and DJ Matt Simons. Goodwood and New Albanian Brewing Company will serve beer while the Frazier Museum and Squallis puppeteers provide entertainment. Cooking demonstrations and a celebrity green chili wonton eating contest are also on the party agenda. The event will free and open to the public. More details will be released later this summer.
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