Man is this March weather getting me down! Sunny and gorgeous one day, snowing the next. And if you really aren’t into basketball then you are doubly not liking March. I’m really looking forward to April not only for the great weather, but for some really exciting food and drink events coming up. Mark your calendars now!
April 12: Louisville Street Food Alliance is hosting a food truck event at Apocalypse Brew Workson Melwood Avenue from 5p-10p. Expect music, beverages, and lots of great local food trucks. On deck for this fabulous food event is Lil Cheezers, Holy Mole, Grind, French Indo Canada (a Vietnamese food truck), Bluegrass Brick Oven Pizza, Johnny’s Diner Car (serving up cheesesteaks with the meat cut fresh on the truck), and Sweet ‘N’ Savory (home to gluten-free sweet/savory crepes and smoothies). Get the details.
April 15: 2nd Annual Tale of the Horse Cocktail Competition 15th at 5:30p at Varanese. This event is free to the public and includes appetizers and drink specials. Bartenders from around the city will compete by creating their own unique post-Derby cocktail designed to act as “hair of the dog” and get you in a more energized, yet relaxed, state after surviving weeks of Derby activities, parties, wins and losses. Last year’s winner was Tina Hardison, bartender at Bourbons Bistro, and with her recipe (below) “Bananas and Joe”. And I happen to be one of the judges at this event. Twist my arm! Get the details.
April 18: The Bourbon Women have a freaky ghost tour coming up at Buffalo Trace Distillerywith tastings and hors d’oeuvres with Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley from 5:30-8:30 pm. Legend has it there are more spirits residing at Buffalo Trace Distillery than just those residing in the warehouses. Most notable is the ghost of Colonel Albert Blanton, according to the TV show “Ghost Hunters”. He started working at the distillery when he was 16 as an office boy, and worked there for 55 years ending as president. When he died he is rumored to still be haunting the distillery. We’ll blame him on the empty glasses! Get the details.