Reds Caravan arrives in LouisvilleKY on January 26th Tuesday, Jan 17 2017 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adam Duvall and Tim Adleman will headline the annual Reds Caravan stop at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. Minor League right-handed pitcher, Sal Romano, completes the player lineup. The event is free and open to the public.
Other Reds personnel visiting Louisville Slugger Field include manager Bryan Price, broadcasters Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsh, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, senior director of player development Jeff Graupe and mascot Mr. Red.
Duvall, 28, played in a career high 150 games for the Reds last season. The 2016 All-Star and Home Run Derby participant hit 33 home runs, tied for the sixth most in the National League and drove in 103 runs, the fifth most in the NL.
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Adleman, 29, pitched in 10 games for the Reds, all starts, and was 3-1 with a 2.38 ERA. He made his Reds and Major League debut on May 1 against Pittsburgh and earned his first ML win on May 6 at Great American Ball Park versus the Brewers.
Romano, 23, was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft. He spent the entire 2016 season with Double-A Pensacola and went 6-11 with a 3.52 ERA in 27 starts for the Blue Wahoos. He is the 18th best prospect in the Reds system according to MLBPipeline.com.
The 2016 Reds Caravan provides fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each stop, the group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows. In all, the caravan will make 16 stops and cover 3,300 miles in three days over Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee.
Both Reds and Bats sales representatives will be available to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2017 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops. Also at each stop the Reds will raffle two (2) tickets to Opening Day on Monday, April 3 versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
 
The Bats have drawn over 10 million fans since Louisville Slugger Field opened in April, 2000. Tickets for all regular season games are available. The entire 2017 Bats schedule, including updated promotions and special events, can be found at batsbaseball.com. Single-game tickets may be purchased online, by calling 1-855-228-8497 or by visiting the Louisville Slugger Field box office. Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at 502-212-2287.

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Plans Shaping Up for LouisvilleKY’s 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest Thursday, Jan 12 2017 

Louisville, KY – – Local Tailspin Ale Fest Organizers return once again to present the Best Beer Fest of the Season: Tailpsin Ale Fest. It’s set for February 18, 2017 at Bowman Field in the WWII Era Hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation.

Over 70 Breweries and a special Kentucky Heritage section of Kentucky brews will be available for consumption. “Mug” it up at Magnolia Photo Booth and “tap” into tunes provided by LIVE entertainment. View vintage airplanes on display with pin-up girls & fly boys and dine large with some of Louisville’s finest food trucks.

With over 200 beers available onsite, make sure to sample some great all American craft brews from our featured breweries:  Terrapin Brewing Company, Rhinegeist Brewery, Tin Man Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, and Sweetwater Brewing. Heading up the Kentucky Heritage section is the West Sixth Brewing and Falls City Beer.

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We are excited for Tailspin’s fourth anniversary at the historic Bowman Field, bringing our craft beer celebration to the forefront of Louisville’s social scene once again,” said Tisha Gainey, the event co-creator and organizer. “It is rewarding to continue our partnership with Liquor Barn and expand on the fundraising efforts for Dare to Care Food Bank.  We are also excited that our event continues to create new opportunities for furthering our fundraising with partners like Middleton Reutlinger, a local law firm that has a division specialized in working with many Kentucky Craft Breweries. Tailspin also provides a platform to introduce the latest and greatest from the world of craft beer to Louisville.  We love that Tailspin Ale Fest not only benefits our local charity, but is also a destination festival, bringing in guests from more than 16 states. Look for all your favorite highlights and beers at the event – and a few surprises as well – as we strive to make Tailspin better every year.”

A “Get on the Bus Gus” service is also offered to and from Bowman field from the following locations:

Liquor Barn Middletown Commons and Hurstbourne Lane locations
Mellow Mushroom (Highlands and St. Matthews location
Drake’s @ The Paddock
New Albanian Bank Street Cafe and Brewhouse

 

Tailspin Highlights:

  • Liquor Barn Bourbon Barrel Beer Bar located in the Kentucky Heritage Tent
  • Expanded Kentucky Heritage Section featuring Kentucky breweries throughout the state.
  • Ciders and Sours bar hosted and poured by the Louisville Chapter of Girls Pint Night Out
  • Some great new breweries coming into the state of Kentucky featured like Terrapin Brewing from Athens, GA
  • Official Tailspin Ale is being brewed by returning LAGER Homebrew Club winner, Mark Robinson at Apocalypse Brewing, a brewery owned by former homebrewers.Over 70 breweries present and over 200 beers available
  • Visit Liquor Barn for their Tailspin Ale Fest/Dare to Care (paper) Beer Stein fundraiser Promotion and donate $1 for your own paper stein starting Jan 1, 2017
  • Pin-up Girls and Fly Boys ready for their close-up selfie shots with public
  • DJ spinning some tunes in-between LIVE Bands

 

Ticket Information: 

VIP TICKETS – $75 + Fees
-One Hour Early Entrance starting at 2PM
-Food Voucher to use at any of the food trucks onsite
-One Year Subscription to DRAFT Magazine
-2017 VIP Souvenir
-YELP Reusable Shopping Bag stuffed with other offers and goods from our sponsors & partners
-2017 Official Tailspin Ale Fest Souvenir Glass
-Paid Tasting Card for pours of some of America’s Best Craft Breweries offerings – Check out the dedicated Kentucky Heritage Section

GENERAL ADMISSION Ticket – $45 + Fees
-2017 Official Tailspin Ale Fest Souvenir Glass
-Paid Tasting Card to receive pours of some of America’s Best Craft Breweries offerings – Check out the dedicated Kentucky Heritage Section

DESIGNATED DRIVER Ticket – $15 + Fees
Access to the Tailspin Ale Fest that includes LIVE Music, Food Trucks on-site, Vintage Airplane Displays, Magnolia Photo Booth, FREE Water and Coffee.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL Designated Drivers must have a ticket in advance to arriving at Tailspin Ale Fest due to space limitations in the airplane hangar.

 

We’d like to thank our partners and sponsors:  Liquor Barn, Middleton Reutlinger Law Firm, YUM Brands Foundation, DRAFT Magazine, Rhinegeist, Terrapin Brewing, Tin Man Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, West Sixth Brewing, Falls City Beer, LEO Weekly, Louisville Magazine & SWIG, YELP! Louisville, Vivid Impact, ESPN Radio, NachBar, Four Pegs Beer Lounge, Mellow Mushroom, New Albanian Cafe and Brewhouse, Drake’s the Paddocks, LIBA, Spudz Chips and Headliners Music Hall.

For tickets or more information, visit www.tailspinalefest.com. For the latest updates about participating breweries and festival news, like www.facebook.com/tailspinalefest.

 

 

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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum Wednesday, Jan 11 2017 

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page

Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare.

Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

For more information, call 502-52-5129.

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Lemonade Day is coming to LouisvilleKY Wednesday, Jan 11 2017 

LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter launch local chapter of children’s non-profit entrepreneur program

 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Founded in 2007, Lemonade Day has spread to more than 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Lauren and Chad Coulter, owners of Louisville’s dining hotspot LouVino, are proud to announce that Louisville kids will get to join in on the fun this spring. Lemonade Day Louisville, presented by River City Bank (member FDIC), will be held Saturday, April 29. With the support of city champion Jan Helson, director of Global Game Changers, Lemonade Day Louisville’s goal is to register 500 youth who in turn will start new businesses all across Louisville – on a single day. A kickoff celebration is planned for Wednesday, March 1—details to come! For more information, visit louisville.lemonadeday.org or watch this quick YouTube video.
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Each child that registers will receive a free backpack with an entrepreneur workbook that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day, including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. Once a youth pays their investor back, they keep all of the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some of their profit. Once a child is registered, they will be able to pick up their backpack and materials at a Louisville-area River City Bank. Additionally, River City Bank is offering a $5 incentive to any child who goes through the Lemonade Day Louisville program and opens a savings account at one of their branches.
 
Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day Louisville! Young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands need mentors, investors, business partners, great locations, and customers. Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success.
 
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About Lemonade Day:
Lemonade Day, a program of Prepared4Life (501c3, non-profit), is a fun, experiential program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business: a lemonade stand. By running their stand, they learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams. Lemonade Day’s program builds self-reliance and financial literacy, and introduces important business and entrepreneurial skills. Since 2007, over 1 million youth have participated in Lemonade Day in over 50 cities across the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Lemonade Day allows youth to experience a new level of confidence and see new possibilities for their future – as the leaders, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. For more information, visit lemonadeday.org.

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Big events to mark LouisvilleKy’s Speed Art Museum Anniversary Celebration Tuesday, Jan 10 2017 

James Lindsey to unveil new EP at Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration

Louisville, Ky., – The Speed kicks off its 90th anniversary year with a Community Celebration on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am – 10 pm, with dynamic performances, art making, gallery talks, and of course, cake.

Throughout the day, there will be an exciting lineup of performers. Come and enjoy Teddy Abrams, the Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, the University of Louisville Steel Drum Band, Louisville Dance Alliance, Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville Free Public Library, Twin Limb, DJ Grey, James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals, among others.

James Lindsey (formerly known as Jalin Roze) will also be a special guest performer at the celebration. The performance will double as a release party for his upcoming EP, “Same Sky,” which will be released on Friday, 1/20/17, on sonaBLAST! Records.

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Lindsey and his producer Joshua Nicholson have been working on this highly anticipated eight-track EP for the better part of two years. A preview of the lead single, “Wanna Shine? (ft. Otis Junior)” earned 3,000 streams on SoundCloud in 24 hours, several blog write-ups, and is now available on iTunes (http://apple.co/2iMRGTu) and Spotify (http://spoti.fi/2ikTu50) as of 1/6/17.
James will perform the entire EP and more at 8:00pm on 1/21/17 at the Speed with his live band, The Grand Nationals, and special guests. This will be a big day for Louisville hip hop – since breaking onto the scene in 2012, Lindsey has consistently been acclaimed for his originality and uncanny storytelling chops. Louisville hip hop fans [James Lindsey included] have been waiting years for this record, and it’s finally time!
Admission to the 90th Anniversary Community Celebration is completely free AND all ages.
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Doors open at 10:00 am.

10:00 am Welcome Celebration & Cake Cutting
Remarks by Ghislain d’Humieres, CEO; Martha Slaughter, Chair, Board of Trustees; and Juliet Gray, Chair, Board of Governors. Jeffersontown, Male, Eastern High Schools, and more sing “Happy Birthday.” Dessert by Mert’s Cakes. First come, first served.

All Day Art Activity – Wish Tree
Add your wish for the Speed to our community wish tree

All Day Picturing American Indian Cultures: The Art of Kentucky’s Frederick Weygold Exhibition

10:00 am African Gallery Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

10:00 am Kendall Carter Organ Trio

11:00 am Storytime with the Louisville Free Public Library

11:00 am Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Kid Canvas Face Painting

11:30 am Works on Paper Gallery Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

12:00 pm Louisville Dance Alliance

12:00 pm Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

12:00 pm Louisville Zoo
Interactive Keeper Talk with some of their furry friends.

12:30 pm Storytime Tour
Explore the Museum’s collection through pairings of artworks and related children’s books!

1:00 pm Cupcakes by Wiltshire at the Speed
Available throughout the day. First come, first served.

1:00 pm Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

1:00 pm University of Louisville Steel Drum Band

1:00 pm Collection Highlights Tour

1:30 pm Picturing American Indian Cultures: The Art of Kentucky’s Frederick Weygold Exhibition Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

2:00 pm Music & Dance Performance
Dancers of Louisville Ballet and Studio Artists of Kentucky Opera and Teddy Abrams from the Louisville Orchestra

2:00 – 4:00 pm Squallis Puppeteers roaming throughout the Museum

2:30 pm Storytime Tour
Explore the Museum’s collection through pairings of artworks and related children’s books!

3:00 pm The Unknown
Louisville native Tod Browning directs a silent film released the year of the Speed’s opening with live accompaniment by Scott Carney (Wax Fang). Introduction by Dean Otto, Curator of Film. 13+

3:00 pm The Wonderland Museum Exhibition Talk with Scott Erbes, Speed Curator

3:00 pm Music by In Lightning

3:00–8:00 pm Photo Booth with Derby City Selfie

4:00 pm Dutch & Flemish Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

4:00 pm Tai Chi with Lloyd Kelly
Class with local artist and certified Tai Chi instructor.

4:30 pm The Wonderland Museum Exhibition Talk with Scott Erbes, Speed Curator

5:00 pm Music by Karter Louis

5:30 pm Old Masters Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

6:00 pm Music by Babs

6:30 pm Speed Dating Tour
Play matchmaker with artworks

7:00 pm Music by DJ Grey

7:00 pm American and European Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

7:30 pm Music by House Ghost

8:00 pm Music & Dance Performance
Dancers of Louisville Ballet and Studio Artists of Kentucky Opera and Teddy Abrams from the Louisville Orchestra

8:15 pm Speed Dating Tour
Play matchmaker with artworks

8:30 pm Music by DJ Grey

9:00 pm Music by James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals

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LouisvilleKY resident selected as next KDF Official Poster Artist Monday, Jan 9 2017 

January 6, 2017 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival has selected Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin, as the Official Poster Artist for the 2017 Derby Festival. His artwork will be featured throughout the Festival’s Official Poster and Merchandise line in 2017. It will also be showcased at the Derby Festival’s first event of the spring, “Festival Unveiled,” on March 2. Tickets for the event go on sale today at KDF.org.

Well-known in the music scene for his album art work and gig posters, Jasin has worked with artists and organizations including My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Calexico, WFPK and Neil Young. Jasin and his wife own Madpixel, an art and design studio specializing and combining their passions: photography, illustration, design and printmaking. Ron has held positions at several publications in Louisville including Assistant Art Director of Louisville Magazine and the Art Director of LEO weekly. He is currently following a new passion as the Creative Director at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company in Butchertown.

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“The image Ron Jasin created for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival was selected because it showcases icons significant to the Festival and the diverse community we call home,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “The image will also translate well to other items we believe Festival fans will love in our merchandise line this year.”

Jasin will be on hand to sign copies of his original image at “Festival Unveiled” on Thursday, March 2 at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Each year, “Festival Unveiled” showcases several elements of the upcoming Festival, including the roll out of the 2017 Official Poster and Merchandise line. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. featuring cocktails and dinner, as well as sweets from Kern’s Kitchen Derby-Pie® and wine from Old 502 Winery. Four Roses Bourbon will also hold their 14th Annual Rose Julep Recipe Contest in conjunction with Festival Unveiled. Attendees have a chance to sample the recipes made with Four Roses Bourbon and vote for the “People’s Choice” Rose Julep.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased online at KDF.org or by calling (502) 584-FEST.
Four Roses Bourbon and Citizens Union Bank are Presenting Sponsors of Festival Unveiled, with Contributing Sponsor Ladyfingers Catering and Media Sponsors LEO Weekly and 106.9 PLAY.

Over the years, the Derby Festival’s Official Poster Series has become a unique symbol of the community. Past designs decorate offices and homes throughout the city. Peter Max’s expressionistic “Bluegrass Pegasus” launched the series in 1981, and a stylistic and geographical mix of artists have been showcased over the years. The signed collector editions continue to significantly increase in value, and the quality of the Poster Series has been recognized worldwide.

The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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LIBA to Host 2nd Annual LouisvilleKY Local Business Expo Thursday, Jan 5 2017 

 

Louisville, KY (January 5, 2017) – You’ve proved you know how to shop local for holiday gift giving, but now let’s talk business. Where do you buy your printer paper? Who does your taxes? How do you market your service or product? Do you shop local for these services also? An upcoming event will give attendees the chance to ‘walk the talk’ and find quality, local vendors for their business purchases.
Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of over 850 local and independent businesses, will host the second annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, January 19 from 1:00pm-4:30pm at the Mellwood Arts Center’s Picasso Room. The expo will showcase over 50 local and independent “Business to Business” companies, giving business purchasing decision makers the opportunity to explore local options for their needs. Admission is free with a business card, and the first 150 people to register online will receive a “Local Love” gift bag.
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The event will also feature three local business owners sharing “TED” style talks to inspire business owners on their road to success.
1:30pm – The Storyteller in You
Stories told by excellent communicators create sticky memories in the listener’s brain.  They generate imagery that goes beyond normal corporate jargon and take us deeper into our emotions. Madison Cork is a pro at creating great storytellers and will share the simple ways to bring out the storyteller in you!
2:30pm – Turning the Ship Around
How reconnecting to mission and community can reinvigorate your business. Kentucky Shakespeare was on the brink of collapse before Matt Wallace took the helm and applied core business principles to bring it to a record breaking season the following year.
3:30pm – Being Your Own Super Fan
Darnell Ferguson, owner of SuperChefs, struggled for much of his life. In this talk, he shares how with the right believe in himself, he overcame trials, tribulations and barriers to become a successful business owner.
Making a shift in our purchasing habits can have big effects on our local economy, keeping more dollars circulating locally. This applies to our personal and business decisions. A market shift of just 10% to local independent businesses would retain an additional $416 million in our regional economy, which helps all of Louisville businesses.
The event is presented by DMLO CPAs and sponsored by Total Office Products and Service, Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Tilford Dobbins and Schmidt PLLC, Streamline Payments, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, along with C&H Audio Visual Services, eyedia, design it again, FocalPoint Business Coaching of Kentucky, Insider Louisville, Living Spaces by Lyn, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Public Media, Mirazon, One Thing Marketing, Snookie’s Kookies, USA Printing & Promotions and Wimsett & Company.
About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com

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Restaurant Week Coming to LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Wednesday, Jan 4 2017 

Growing dining destination launches week-long culinary celebration

PROSPECT, Ky. (January 4, 2016)— Norton Commons announced today a new restaurant week coming to the growing new urbanist community in northeast Louisville. Monday, January 23 through Monday January 30, participating restaurants will offer patrons three-course dinner menus including appetizer, entrée, and dessert from $15, $20, and $25.For further details, or to make reservations, visit: nortoncommons.com.

“The dining scene keeps picking up steam,” said Marilyn Osborn Patterson, Marketing Director and General Counsel for Norton Commons. “The community is now a culinary destination, with nationally-recognized chefs serving up everything from South American street food fusion, to casual Italian trattoria, and beyond.” Restaurants participating in Norton Commons Restaurant Week include; Mercato Italiano; Citizen 7; The 502 Bar & Bistro; Tea Station Asian Bistro; Karem’s Grill & Pub; and Johnny Brusco’s.

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The walkable neighborhood now counts seven eateries, and will soon welcome an eighth, Wild Ginger, in the next several months. Norton Commons is also home to an independent coffeehouse; a wine, bourbon and beer bar; and an award-winning gelato shop.

About Norton Commons:
Norton Commons is Louisville’s first Traditional Neighborhood Development (“TND”). Planned TNDs are the cornerstone of the new urbanism movement, which promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, and vibrant mixed-use communities assembled in an integrated fashion, resulting in a complete community. Norton Commons sits on almost 600 acres in northeast Jefferson County, Kentucky and is currently home to over 1200 residences, 60+ businesses, 3 schools, and dozens of parks, pools and green spaces. To learn more about Norton Commons, visit www.nortoncommons.com, or @nortoncommonsky on Twitter.

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Food Network’s Ginormous Food Episode Featuring LouisvilleKY’s Mussel & Burger Bar Thursday, Dec 29 2016 

Restaurant invites fans to join for a watch party

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mussel & Burger Bar, the award-winning restaurant from Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today that Food Network will air an episode of the new show, Ginormous Food, featuring the popular Louisville eatery on Jan. 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

“It was a real blast to shoot the episode back in October,” said Chef Fernando Martinez, Co-founder of the Olé Restaurant Group, which is comprised of Mussel & Burger Bar Jeffersontown, Mussel & Burger Bar Downtown, Mercato Italiano in Norton Commons, Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas in Westport Village, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana on Ormsby Station Road, El Taco Luchador on Baxter Avenue, and Red Barn Kitchen in Lyndon. “It was fun to see our loyal customers interacting with the crew and host, Josh Denny. We’re excited that America will get to see our Double Southern Belle Burger.”

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Mussel & Burger Bar will be hosting a watch party at the Jeffersontown location, 9200 Taylorsville Road. The restaurant will be serving up drink specials beginning at 7 p.m., along with the Double Southern Belle Burger, which is a decadent full pound of black angus beef, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and remoulade sauce on a pretzel bun.

Ginormous Food, in its first season on Food Network, invites the audience on an adventure, highlighting the best of the biggest, most delicious dishes out there from across the country.

In February, Chef Fernando Martinez and Mussel & Burger Bar were featured on the Food Network’s Burgers, Brew & ‘Que.

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About Mussel & Burger Bar:
Mussel & Burger Bar offers unique, inventive burgers and gourmet twists on classic bar and grill fare, made in-house, with fresh, top-notch ingredients. Mussel & Burger Bar opened in early 2013 at 9200 Taylorsville Road in Jeffersontown. A second location opened in Downtown Louisville at 113 S. 7th Street in late 2015. Mussel and Burger Bar won the 2016 LEO Weekly Readers’ Choice Award for Best Burger in Louisville. Visit: www.mussel-burger-bar.com or Facebook: @musselburgerbar.

About Olé Restaurant Group: The Olé Restaurant Group is an independently-operated restaurant group of seven eateries in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded by Chef Fernando Martinez, Olé is comprised of Mercato Italiano, Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, Mussel & Burger Bar Jeffersontown, Mussel & Burger Bar Downtown, El Taco Luchador, and Red Barn Kitchen. Visit www.ole-restaurants.com, or on Facebook.
Read more about Ginormous Food: www.foodnetwork.com/shows/ginormous-food.

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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates two big birthdays Thursday, Dec 29 2016 

Louisville, KY., – Free with admission, the Zoo will celebrate two animal birthdays on January 7. Gorilla Helen’s 59th Birthday will be held at 11 a.m. at Gorilla Forest and polar bear Qannik’s 6th birthday will be held at noon at Glacier Run.

Guests are invited to watch as these two important animal ambassadors celebrate their birthday with special enrichment gifts while guests sing “Happy Birthday”. Helen is the fourth oldest known gorilla in the North American population, wild born so her birth date is estimated. The median age for Gorillas in managed systems is 38.3. The oldest known gorilla in a managed system is Colo at the Columbus Zoo who just celebrated her 60th birthday. Polar bear Qannik was rescued from the wild after being found on Alaska’s North Slope in 2011, separated from her mother and sibling. She is a great ambassador for her species and arctic conservation. Her exact birthdate is unknown but officials from the USFWS assigned January 10 as her birthday. Each year the Zoo celebrates on the Saturday closest to that date.

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Job Fair

The Louisville Zoo will also host a job fair on January 7 in the Zoo’s Gheens Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Zoo is seeking candidates to fill seasonal positions in various departments including Admissions, Education, Guest Services, Membership, and Rides and Attractions. Candidates will be provided training and should be outgoing, highly motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and will provide outstanding customer service. The Zoo is looking to fill 160 positions.

The hourly rate for seasonal positions is $9. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and able to work a variable schedule that includes mostly days, but also nights and weekends from March through October. Some positions require applicants to be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Other positions also may require CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.

In addition to working in a unique environment, seasonal Zoo employees receive free Zoo admission during employment term, discounts to the gift shop and food concessions with Zoo ID and free parking.
All other full-time and part-time vacant positions will be posted weekly on the Louisville Government website at www.louisvilleky.gov/HumanResources

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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