Passport to OuitaWorld, Breeder’s CupCake, Portrait of a Hero, Graham Cracker Crackdown, Happy Birthday to Eat Kentucky, & More! in the Weekly Miscellany
Get Your Passport to OuitaWorld: Eat at each of Ouita Michel’s five restaurants before September 19 and join Ouita for a party at West Sixth Brewery on September 19, get a t-shirt, and have a chance to win a dinner for two at Midway’s Holly Hill Inn. Go!
Lexington’s Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe was picked to make the official 2015 Breeder’s CupCake for October’s Breeder’s Cup at Keeneland.
R.L. Reeves of Chowpapi returns with “Frying Fish With the Masons in South Louisville”: “My grandfather Big Jim Sullivan was a Mason who suffered through the hard times of Prohibition, but that didn’t stop him from buying bootleg whiskey and taking his old mule Pete out for a gallop through the rural Kentucky countryside.”
The Hungry Travelers like Lexington’s Smithtown Seafood.
Rona Roberts of Savoring Kentucky eats a Smithtown Seafood Market Salad and decides salads are well worth defending (despite what The Washington Post says): “Increasingly, salad, to me, means an individual plate of goodness I compose from a variety of foods I have on hand.”
Ella Wilkie finds the University of Kentucky’s commitment to local food does, apparently, extend beyond buying Coca-Cola: “UK’s Director of Strategic Analysis, Melody Flowers, said The Food Connection’s goal is for all food and beverage purchases of local and Kentucky Proud items on campus to grow to 20 to 25 percent in the next 15 years.”
The Kentucky State Fair threatens graham cracker crusts and…even Oreos! ‘When “people make a crust from Oreos, vanilla wafers or graham crackers, they crush them with a little butter and they think they have cooked,” Lee said in an interview. “They are taking the work of Nabisco and claiming it as their own.”‘
Intrigue, eggs, mayonnaise, and why the American Egg Board joked about taking a hit out on the CEO of Hampton Creek, maker of Just Mayo. Oh, and the American Egg Board is a government agency. NPR reports, listen:
Southern Living has a new Louisville City Guide, including where to eat.
It’s fall festival time in Kentucky: Follow this handy guide and don’t miss a single one.
Another Woodford County Castle: Historic Old Taylor Distillery and garden grounds are beautifully restored reports Garden & Gun.
Portrait of a Hero—Father saves family from house fire, goes back in for his slab of BBQ ribs: “The only thing I think first is, ‘make sure them ribs is right’ and ran over and got my family, man,” he told the station. “I got my kid [and wife] first, then I thought about my ribs, I didn’t want to let the ribs burn, I take pride in what I do, man.”
Happy Birthday to Eat Kentucky! One year ago this week Eat Kentucky went live. Thank you to those who have taken the time to visit the site.