I am (relatively) new to Louisville and write about my culinary experiences on Newtolou blog. I noticed from reading your posts that you limit carbs. I am writing a post about a low-carb pizza crust I made from zucchini and would like to give you a shout out as a fellow food-lover on the low-carb plan. Are you ok with that?
hey, 1993 called. they want the word waitress back.
Right you are! I have corrected it. When I was waitressing (waitering?) I always referred to myself as a waitress so it guess I wasn’t aware there was something negative attached to gendered words in this case.
Frankly I do not personally ascribe to the notion that gendered words automatically degrade a person. But hey, I’ve been wrong before.
And I don’t like to step on toes when there’s no reason to do so!
Best collection of spots for "out-of-towner" bachelor party? Need a mix of local beer, bourbon tasting, large group dinner, afternoon drinking, late night dive bar, brunch/hangover spot(s). Thanks!
Wooo boy congrats!
Local Beer: can’t beat BBC, but I’ve heard good things about Against the Grain’s local beers.
Bourbon Tasting: depending on how serious the group is, you could try Down One Bourbon Bar (so many good bourbons!!!) or tour the Evan Williams Experience
Large Group Dinner: I’m obsessed with Monkey Wrench right now, which would probably also be a good place to start getting your drank on. Mussel & Burger Bar would probably also be a hit with the bachelors. As would Feast BBQ.
Afternoon Drinking: Early evening drinking is probably best at Nach Bar or Holy Grale. GREAT beer selection, and in the case of Holy Grale, bar snacks. If you want to go swankier, 21C and St. Charles Exchange both have GREAT bars.
Late Night Dive: Nach, The Back Door, Cahoots or Mag Bar if you’re really brave and adventurous. Meta if you’re feeling classy.
Hangover Cure: Coffee from Quills or Sunergos, donuts from Nord’s Baker (bacon maple) and Ramsi’s brunch buffet.
Hopefully this helps! Thanks for the question, let me know if you need further recommendations.
Photos 1, 2 and 4 courtesy of BBC, Down One and Holy Grale’s Facebook pages.
Any advice on quick, healthy snacking on the go or how to squeeze in extra workouts?
What a great question!
Healthy snacking on the go:
I’m a raw vegetable junkie so I snack on celery sticks, cut up green peppers, pea pods, etc. In my off time I am known to devour buckets of homemade nut butters. It’s a problem.
The key to eating and snacking healthy for anyone is preparation. So I spend literally hours on Sunday with my husband preparing food for the week. It’s a lot easier to make healthy choices when there are already cooked vegetables in the fridge.
Squeezing in extra workouts:
I don’t think about them as extra workouts…I think about them as an alternative to watching Netflix or vegging on the couch. I have recently made a rule that I can’t watch TV or movies during the week, or alone at all. You wouldn’t believe the kind of time and space that’s freed up in my life. I also do all the outside work on our house…bug spraying, fertilizing, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, mulching, gardening, chasing the cows out of the back yard…all that burns calories.
I also find ways to make working out more fun. So I emotionally blackmail my friends into working out with me. I guilt Teacup into going to the gym with me. I listen to a special audio book every time I get to work out.
Sorry this is anon--I don't have a tumblr account! An old friend of mine is coming into town and wants to know the best local dive bars/restaurants. He said he wants "independent and interesting, dives are great, price is an issue, but not super limiting" and he likes "seafood, steak, Korean, Vietnamese, southern comfort food." As an old married lady with a small child, I have NO clue where to send him. What would be your top recommendations for a few bars/restaurants?
Never a problem!!! I always love questions like this.
If he likes Vietnamese, he has to go to Vietnam Kitchen. SO GREAT!
Southern comfort food: definitely Hammerheads. Best BBQ in town is Feast. Best fried chicken in town in Monkey Wrench. Best biscuits are in my kitchen, home made.
Dive Bars: Nach Bar, Holy Grale for beer and food. Zbar is my favorite for pinball but the weekend crowd is young and rowdy. Meta for incredible cocktails.