Friday, October 22, 2021

“Serving Those Who Serve You,” or a status report from the folks at APRON

Today we have an APRON Inc. information doubleheader. First, this statement explaining that while APRON's special COVID relief grants are coming to an end, the non-profit organization intends to keep moving forward with its decade-old...

Gov. Andy Beshear’s $1,500 incentive for (qualifying) Kentuckians to return to work

WHAS-11 has the story, sans paywall: Get a job, get $1,500: Beshear announces incentive for Kentuckians to return to workforce. Beshear said the program will pay the first 15,000 Kentuckians who start a job with...

Juneteenth in Louisville

Your attention is directed to a news item yesterday: "The House passed legislation Wednesday that would make June 19, or Juneteenth — the date commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas...

Summer Solstice Eve Soiree at Street Grub & Hops, this Saturday (June 19)

Are you looking for traditional yet innovative ways to honor the summer solstice? Here are a few Euro-themed suggestions. Build a bonfire to burn a witch, like the Danish. Collect herbs and have a...

Abol Cafe: “Ethiopia is the most caffeinated country in Africa”

You might be curious to know what “ABOL” means. Abol is a word commonly used in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony process and it means first coffee brew. The first cup in every coffee brew...

Edibles & Potables: A Memorial Day observance

Today at "Edibles & Potables," I propose to play against type, leave the food and drink until later, and consider the institution of Memorial Day in America. After all, such a tradition must begin somewhere,...

Restaurant critic Robin Garr “ponders the new normal”

Louisville's culinary milieu generates ample media coverage, and justifiably so. In my view these newspapers, magazines, web sites and social media feeds each have something to recommend them (although yes, there are occasional exceptions),...

Effective May 28, Beshear kicks COVID curfew to the curb, restores bar seating

The coronavirus is still with us, although the devil remains firmly embedded within the details. Even those who are convinced that the nation as a whole has hit a tipping point acknowledge that individual metropolitan...

New life for Louisville’s legendary Vernon Lanes

Over at Tourist Attractions and Parks (TAP) Magazine, writer Karen Appold surveys an overlooked source of sustenance: "How to Strike it Right with Food Offerings at Bowling Centers." "When people visit a bowling center," Appold...

LG&E-KU Foundation grant helps Chef Space keep rolling

When the legendary Jay’s Cafeteria closed for good in 2008, it marked the sad end of a restaurant and catering colossus in the Russell neighborhood of West Louisville. Jay’s Cafeteria persevered even when Russell fell...