The good 'ol chalkboard menu is getting a 21st century upgrade on Facebook. Are your favorite Louisville restaurants on board?
If the Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, on the second floor of the Galt House’s Rivue Tower, looks like the kind of place where John Wayne would have been comfortable downing tequila, well, that’s because John Wayne did drink tequila here.
The Rumble at the River, a Seafood Chowder Throwdown will pit some of Louisville's best chefs against one another to find the best chowder in the city. Proceeds from the event, which takes place March 21, will go toward an organization that runs a summer camp for autistic youth.
Somebody steered Bob Dylan right a couple of Julys ago (after a Slugger Field concert), when he rode up to the F.A.B.D. on a motorcycle, had himself a rib dinner and a couple of Budweisers with zero fanfare, and then rode off again, like the Lone Ranger.
For the past 15 years or so, Bob Watters has been a dance instructor in town. Recently, he’s been telling people to get off their “best asset” and onto the dance floor at the Electric Cowboy.
When you need a break from your neighborhood bar-and-grill, put on your little black dress (or its male equivalent) and head to the bar at Proof on Main.
The preferred form of interior decoration at Joe’s Older Than Dirt is taxidermy — fish, deer, fox, the skin of a bear secured to the A-frame ceiling. And, wait a second, is that a buffalo’s rear end?
If you’ve been to Cumberland Brews enough times, then you have heard somebody ask for a Bud Light. “Don’t carry it,” the waitress always replies.
The heads of Back Door regulars are painted on the wall opposite the bar, and it sort of looks like the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover. Up in the painted clouds, four women are depicted in halos and wings, and when you ask the bartender if those are patrons who’ve passed away, she laughs and says, “Everybody asks that. They just like to drink Rosangel tequila.”
This strip-mall hangout is the best kind of sports bar: sports memorabilia and high-def wherever the eye can see; a Golden Tee arcade game that people actually play; fries smothered in cheese, bacon and ranch dressing; super-cheap buckets of beer.
Sara Havens has worked at LEO Weekly for a little more than a decade, and over time she developed a reputation around the office for her tales of weekend bar antics. In 2006, she adopted the alias “the Bar Belle” and began her weekly column about Louisville nightlife.
Norton Commons’ Tea Station Chinese Bistro delivers consistency and much more to the neighborhood’s “New Urbanism” picture.