September 2012

Cheers! Alltech opens Lexington’s first distillery in a century

September 28, 2012
Cheers! Alltech opens Lexington’s first distillery in a century

Alltech, a $700 million Lexington-based company founded in 1980 to produce high-quality animal feeds, took a giant step in its slow, but steady expansion into the beverage alcohol business by opening Town Branch Distillery yesterday. It is the city’s first distillery opening in more than a century. The $9.2 million, 20,000-square-foot facility will produce Town Branch Bourbon, […]

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The Renaissance of French Lick

September 27, 2012
The Renaissance of French Lick

From Edible Louisville: A century ago, wealthy Americans — even Europeans — spent their leisure at secluded resorts and spas far removed from U.S. cities. “These hotels were the Disney World of their time,” said Chris Bundy, author of West Baden Springs: Legacy of Dreams. “In those days, it was assumed that if you could […]

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Owensboro, Ky., a must-visit place, shows a town taxing and spending with vision

September 27, 2012
Owensboro, Ky., a must-visit place, shows a town taxing and spending with vision

From InsiderLouisville: Louisvillians are rightfully criticized for thinking our town is the be-all, end-all portion of the Commonwealth. Great place, no doubt, but as I discover nearly every day, there’s so much more to the Bluegrass than what happens inside Jefferson County. A perfect example of how little I know about Kentucky is what’s happening […]

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Wish You Were Here: Keeneland and Georgetown Wish You Were Here: Keeneland and Georgetown

September 27, 2012
Wish You Were Here: Keeneland and Georgetown Wish You Were Here: Keeneland and Georgetown

From Southern Living: Every spring, equestrian enthusiasts head to Keeneland, a historic horse track just outside of Lexington, KY to warm up with the first races of the season. Many choose to stay in nearby Georgetown, a 20-minute drive north of the track to dine at the small town’s restaurants and browse through its art galleries. […]

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Hot Concepts 2012: Pie Five Pizza Co.

September 27, 2012
Hot Concepts 2012: Pie Five Pizza Co.

From Nation’s Restaurant News: Pizza Hut pioneered the five-minute pizza a quarter century ago with the introduction of its Personal Pan offering. The problem was, much like Henry Ford’s “black only” Model T, toppings options were limited, and pizzas were premade and held in hot boxes to make for speedy lunch turns. That’s all changed […]

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Going Head to Head

September 27, 2012
Going Head to Head

From Edible Louisville: Roger Baylor never set out to be the unofficial spokesman for the craft beer movement in the Louisville area. But in the 19 years since he, ex-wife Amy Baylor and Kate Lewison opened Rich O’s Public House in New Albany, the role sort of found him. The trio’s “Spanish Civil War moment,” […]

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Seafood, Kentucky Style!

September 27, 2012
 Seafood, Kentucky Style!

From Edible Louisville: Kentucky chef Jeremy Ashby knew his freshwater trout and prawns combo was a long shot to win the annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans last month. But he had no doubts he’d get his chance to give the influential fish folk there a quick lesson in Kentucky sustainable aquaculture. “Every […]

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Steve Coomes’ Insider Q&A with Fred Noe, III, master distiller at Jim Beam

September 27, 2012
Steve Coomes’ Insider Q&A with Fred Noe, III, master distiller at Jim Beam

Ask folks in the whiskey trade and they’ll tell you there are a few friendlier souls than Fred Noe III, master distiller at Jim Beam. Though incredibly busy, when you find a slot on his dance card, you feel as though he has all the time the world to talk to you. Growing up in […]

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National Pancake-Eating Championship to be held at Wild Eggs Sept. 29

September 27, 2012
National Pancake-Eating Championship to be held at Wild Eggs Sept. 29

Top-ranked Major League Eaters—yep, there’s a league for that—will converge on Louisville for the Wild Eggs National Pancake-Eating Championship on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. The gut-bust, gag-reflexing event will be held at Wild Eggs’ Westport Village location at 1311 Herr Lane. Granted, in a country that’s killing itself by eating too much and then […]

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Is Junior Bridgeman backing Wild Eggs, and what will Palombino’s upcoming honky-tonk be like?

September 27, 2012
Is Junior Bridgeman backing Wild Eggs, and what will Palombino’s upcoming honky-tonk be like?

Sometimes you find the best stories in the least expected places—such as liquor license applications: * NR Grill, LLC, whose address is 1211 Herr Lane, #190, where Napa River Grill resides, has applied for “special Sunday retail drink and supplemental bar licenses.” Not too hard to deduce: special Sunday bar license … in Louisville … […]

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