Thirsty Thursday: Kentucky Valentine

In honor of this week’s featured oral histories from our Louisville Barroom Culture project, I wanted to showcase some Kentucky products and events that would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts next week, or really, any time of the year. For those who like their whiskey coated in chocolate, there’s bourbon-infused truffles from Louisville-based Art Eatables. … Continued

Jack's Lounge - Joy Perrine - Louisville Barroom

Louisville Bars: Meet Joy Perrine

This week, we’re featuring oral histories from our Louisville Barroom Culture project. Today, meet Joy Perrine, who’s been mixing up cocktails at Jack’s Lounge and the Equus Restaurant for decades.

Check's Cafe - Bill Tinker - Louisville Barroom

Louisville Bars: Check’s Cafe

This week we’re featuring oral histories from the bars, taverns, and private clubs of Louisville, Kentucky. Today, meet the bartenders and regulars of Check’s Cafe, a landmark in the Germantown neighborhood.

Jot ‘Em Down: A Greenhouse Film

We’re pleased to share our latest Greenhouse film with you. “Jot ‘Em Down,” by filmmakers Tyler Keith and Camilla Ann Aikin, is a snapshot of horse-racing culture in Lexington, Kentucky.

Southern Six-Pack

1.  Empty nets and traps on the Louisiana gulf coast some three years after the deep water Horizon disaster. 2.  Have women lost the moral obligation to cook or is a generation of femivores turning housekeeping into a righteous political movement? Wait. What? Blame Michael Pollan. Or don’t. 3.  P.S. 244 in Flushing, Queens, runs a … Continued

Sustainable South: New Roots Against Food Deserts

Karyn Moskowitz. Photo by New Roots. Louisville, Kentucky is often hailed as one of the emerging food-and-drink capitals of the South. But Karyn Moskowitz believes that her city is afflicted by what she calls “food apartheid,” and that thousands of low-income Lousiville residents suffer from preventable illnesses due to lack of access to fresh, healthy … Continued