Taking lunches to Oaks and/or Derby? The Derby Festival's guidance this year says you are permitted to bring:
“Box” lunches in clear plastic bags or containers (maximum size 18” X 18” - no trash bags)
What's easiest is to order box lunches ahead of time and pick them up before you head to Churchill Downs. Not having to shop, cook and pack lunches for everyone in the "right" containers means several fewer things to worry about and more time for fun. Here is a list of some (not all) of the local establishments offering Oaks and Derby box lunches.
Chefs Matt Jones and Amber McCool offer slow-roasted BBQ beef brisket, shrimp and crab rolls, a lemon artichoke press and several other amazing-sounding lunches, $18 each.
Place orders by noon on Friday April 25th by calling 502-457-3302 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook
Pick up is 9:00 to noon Friday May 2nd, and Saturday May 3rd
Delivery is available at additional charge
Paul's Fruit Market
Choose one of several giant sandwiches, made fresh at Paul's Deli. Each comes with pasta fresca, fresh fruit cup and a Paul's Derby Bar. Prices: $11.95 to $12.95
Place your order by Friday, May 2.
Order custom-made sandwiches from Lotsa Pasta's incredible deli. With the addition of salads, chips and cookies, prices range from $9.50 to $11.50.
Please give one to two days notice, call 502-896-6361
The Cheddar Box Cafe
Choose roast beef or turkey sandwiches, or grilled chicken derby pasta or grilled chicken on field greens, with pasta, fruit and cookie. Prices: $19 to $20. Snack box to serve up to six is $72.
Pick up from 9:00 to 3:00 Oaks day and 9:00 to 12:00 Derby day.
Call 245-2622 to order.
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