TOPS Louisville: September 2017

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September 2017 // Priceless


Who’s Who // What’s New // What To Do


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FALL FASHION REPORT | 54 70s VIBES. Alice & Trixie top, $214; Chan Lu necklace, $192; Chestnut jacket, $302; Ella Moss crocheted sweater, $195; all from Merci Boutique.


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FUNDAMENTALS life+style Boutique Spotlight: Caden




tailgating and Trends


at home tour of homes: Open House




Dining: Taste Maker


TOP 5 Dining: Great Tastes


Recipe: The Experts’ Guide to Tailgating


faces+places New+Noteworthy: Downtown Video


Tops Cares: The Petrino Foundation


Meet the media: Tony Vanetti




Super Mom: Jenny Pfanensteil


wow wedding: Michelle and Derek


Parites: How to Tailgate like a Party Planner


Pets: Canine Couture


arts+entertainment Music: Crashing Into Fall


Art: An Iconic Art Fair




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Strategic Optimism


Advice from Two Mid-Life Crisis Males




5 things to Look for in your Personal Trainer


Calendar: What to do in Lou



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Out & About


Misters For MS


Boots, Badges and Bids


Kicking Butt 5K


Crash the Gala After-Party


Summer Happy Hour Series


Brew at the Zoo


Westport Village


Boots and BBQ


SpringHouse 1 Year Anniversary


The 4th Annual Bourbon Mixer


Bourbon Women Sip-Osium


Concert for the Cause


Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs


Lyle Lovett Concert




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CONTRIBUTORS Photographers

Danny Alexander Dick Arnspiger Joy Bauer Brian Bohannon Jolea Brown Tim Furlong Jr. Antonio Pantoja Steve Squall


Tara Bassett Drew Deener Rocko Jerome Allison Jones Steve Kaufman Marcella Kragel Ina Miller Nancy Miller Remy Sisk

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Tony Vanetti Dwight Witten

Cover image by Antonio Pantoja



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September 2017 // Priceless

TOPS Who’s Who // What’s New // What To Do SEPTEMBER 2017


Vol. 1 • No. 9

Tailgating +Trends OUR COVER SHOOT Cover Photo by Antonio Pantoja Model Kaylynne Paulin for Heyman Talent Hair and makeup by Jessie Coleman for Joseph’s Salon and Spa and manicure by Tammy edwards



or followers of fashion, Fall is the unofficial beginning of a new year. It’s the moment when designers—sensing our desire for personal evolution-trot out new colors (garnet red), the latest hemline (longer) and ever-more-beautiful boots (embroidered). The change in the weather coaxes us to reinvent our style too. It’s easier to give in to the urge to buy when the temperature demands that you throw on a sweater or a leather jacket. And as this issue proves, we have plenty of places to go in search of the new and fashion forward. Rounding up the dozens of dresses, coats, shoes, bags and accessories we featured in this issue was another reminder that we have incredible shopping resources in our city. Anyone who says they have to hop on a plane or turn on a computer to find

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something stylish and up-to-theminute just hasn’t tried very hard. And there’s no better place to wear your fashion finds then to your first tailgate of the season. If you’ve ever participated in the pre-game festivities near and around Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, you know it’s not all sweatshirts and denim out there. In this city, we know how to elevate every occasion into a full-on celebration with its own dress code. It’s why a Fall Tailgating and Trends issue makes perfect sense and it’s just another reason—as if you needed it—to love this colorful, energetic place we call home.


JEWELRY Black halo jumper, $338, from Liv Boutique. Diamond and sapphire ring on model’s left pinkie from From the Vault. All other jewelry from Jordan Clines Jewelers: Vintage 18kt snake bracelet, $3600; Art Deco Cabochon sapphire bracelet, $9,900; platinum straight line diamond bracelet, $7500; vintage platinum diamond bracelet, $13,900; 20.00 ct custom rose cut diamond bracelet, $29,000; diamond dome ring, $6,800; diamond custom eternity bands in platinum, from $1800; custom yellow gold diamond ring, $8,800; rubelite and diamond ring, $15,900; white gold diamond ring, $4,900.



WRITER, “An Iconic Art Fair” Remy Sisk is an experienced writer having served as editor of Modern Louisville and associate editor of The Voice-Tribune after graduating from Indiana University. In addition to writing, Remy is an actor around town and serves as artistic director for the nonprofit theatre company Acting Against Cancer. In his spare time, Remy enjoys trying to be more like Lana Del Rey and collecting empty bottles of Old Forester Signature.



Dick is a frequent photographer for many TOPS Louisville assignments. Born and raised in Lexington, Dick received his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. After spending over 35 years in the corporate IT world, Dick decided to turn his life long passion for photography into a business venture. Always trying to learn something new every day, he loves new photo challenges. He married his high school girlfriend Mimi 45 years ago and they have three adult children and two adorable grandchildren.

This is Antonio’s fifth TOPS cover. In the past year, he has won over thirty awards for his efforts in photography and film. He is extremely passionate about his craft. If he woke up tomorrow as a millionaire, the first he’d want to do is pick up his camera and shoot. “If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life.” (Photo of Antonio by Gary Barragan.)


Karen Stout HAIR STYLIST, this month’s “Fall Trend Report”


WRITER, “Tour of Homes” Allison is a Louisville native who has written about décor for The Courier-Journal for the last decade and who also writes for many area advertising agencies. Her free time is spent with her family that includes her husband Brian and boys, Bailey and Bryce.

“Karen Stout, who created the cutting-edge looks in our Fall Fashion report has been a Master Stylist at Joseph’s Salon & Spa for twenty years. She is internationally trained by the Aveda Institute of London. Karen has styled on Broadway (Rocky Horror Picture Show, 2007) and her work has been seen in hundreds of local events and editorial publications. She has styled celebrities such as Vanessa Minnillo-Lachey, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis and lives in Lyndon with her husband and two teenagers.

STEVE SQUALL PHOTOGRAPHER, this month’s “Fall Trend Report” “Steve Squall is a mercenary photographer/fictional character who was invented with the hopes of making beautiful images. In his free time, he enjoys walking around with songs stuck in his head, eating fancy foods, and taking trips to the Star Wars Galaxy. He loves his mother, his girlfriend Kate, and his dog.”

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notes A WIN WIN Cards and Cats fans are on the same team at the third annual Rivalry Gala for the American Cancer Society. By Christine Fellingham In what may be the most festive way to kick off the football season, the American Cancer Society Rivalry Gala on September 29 encourages guests to wear your black-tie interpretations of their team colors for a good cause. “The Rivalry Gala is Louisville’s signature gala-fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and one of the most unique events in our city,” says Gala chairperson Kasia Harshaw. “We have a goal of raising over $100,000 to support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.”

The night that offers guests a unique opportunity to explore the most glamorous version of their team colors also includes mingling with athletes from both programs, enjoying a full sit-down dinner with signature cocktails and culinary surprises, bidding on silent auction items and dancing to Linkin’ Bridge. All of the funds raised from the evening of fun will be used to support The American Cancer Society’s work in our community. If you want to go: Tickets can be purchased online at www.RivalryGala. org. Individual tickets are $250 and sponsored tables of 10 are $2,500.

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TOPS SHOPS: Tailgating

all from Lemon Tree Jane Marie “Game Day” tees, $35 Blue hoop tassel earrings, $27 Red tiered tassel earrings, $28 San Diego sunglasses, $26 each

Here, the gear to make your next game day a winner—no matter what the score. Photos by dick arnspiger

At Liv Boutique Lavande navy trench, $136 Lui red hooded parka, $132 Blue Pacific cashmere scarves, $62 each

At Chartreuse Red or Blue three-strand beaded necklaces, $28.50

At Fleur de Lis Plaid pillows, $135 each Throw blanket, $275 Brass ice bucket, $138 Elephant bottle opener, $22 Leather flask, $46

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At Fresh in Westport Village UofL Skicks high tops, $70 Low tops, $60 Clutch, $20

At Lemon Tree Clara Sunwoo red tunic, $74 Clara Sunwoo pants, $55 Walter Randolph earrings, $39 Wild Heart necklace, $160 Aria grey jumpsuit, $90

At darling state of mind Red and blue Comfor colors t-shirts, $42, Red or blue Southern socks, $12 Team tumblers, $16

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top notes At Cartwheels Govino shatterproof, reusable, recyclable wine glasses, $14.95 for box of four Acrylic personalized beer mug, $50 for set of four

At Cartwheels Leather stamped flask, $18.75

At Apricot Lane SDF hats, $40 Denim jacket, $105 Tees, $39

At Steepleton Yeti Hopper Insulated bag, $199, Yeti insulated coozie, $24.99

At Westport Whiskey & Wine Buffalo Trace, $26.99 Maker’s 46, $39.99 Old Forester, $24.99

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TOPS SHOPS: Trends On the must-have list for fall? Cozy fur, full sleeves, feminine ruffles and fabulous embellishments. And don’t forget the boots. Photos by dick arnspiger

At Liv Boutique 21 Miles cashmere poncho, $222 Lysee washable suede leggings, $98; Italian leather bag, $379 Embroidered “guitar strap” detachable strap, $48

AT HJ Redmon Exclusive Footwear Stuart Weitzman heel, $455 Stuart Weitzman boot, $698

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At Fresh in Westport Village Tru Luv fur vest, $72 Elisa B woven shorts, $66 In tween sizes

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At Fresh Blush ruffled dress, $62

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Blue stripe top with stars, $138 Rhubarb jeans, $188 Brown leather sandals, $220 Tassel leather/suede handbag, $175 Brown leather belt, $185 Denim bomber with collar, $406 Sunglasses, $295

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Kick up your boots and stay a while at BLU Boutique • First to bring you custom leather handcrafted boots by Liberty Black • One of a kind artisan jewelry collections, some by local artist • Fall Fashions of Luxe Layering, Utilitarian Details and Unique Embroidery from designers like Johnny Was and Driftwood Denim

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Walk-In Wonder A meticulously designed closet is becoming a given in well-appointed homes about town. Here, new features that can amp up the glamour. By christine fellingham


t used to be the man cave. Then the media room. Now local homeowners are turning their attention and budgets to their closets, creating boutique-like spaces that organize their wardrobes and enhance their lives. If turning the place where you store clothing and shoes into a virtual sanctuary seems excessive, consider this: “Clutter is disturbing and stressful,” says Marilyn Jones, vice president and co-owner of Closet Factory where business is booming and recent closet reno-

vation projects have ranged from $1500 to $40,000. “When you can eliminate clutter you really improve the quality of the life.” Closet consultations typically begin with a visit to the space and a complete inventory of a client’s wardrobe. “It involves talking about the space and the client’s needs in detail,” she says. “When we’re done, whether you’ve invested in a simple design or a Beverly Hills showplace, you will start and end every day in a place that makes you feel happy.”

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2017 Tough Cookie Awards

KET - Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs at at Turkey Run Park

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Misters for MS Louisville Water Tower | July 27 | | Photos by Jolea Brown

Reese Turner and David Garvey

Olivia Isaac, Molly Cauldwell and Stephanie Renner

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Michelle Seicher and Julie Garrison

Debra Eickenberger and Julie Garrison

Elle Smith and Meagan Shaver

Ashley Quinlan and Whitney Beckley

Samantha and Brett Corbin with Emily Kern

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Debra Griffin, Anne Staley and Christy Rogers

Cynthia Staab, Niccole Lynch and Britteny Johnston



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Boots, Badges & Bids Mockingbird Valley | August 26 | | Photos by Joy Bauer

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Billy Rapaport, Greg Fischer and Vincent Pastore

Shara and Bethany Parks, Lisa and Phil Russell

Angela McCormick Bisig and Arnold Rivera

Maj. Billy Hibbs, Shannon Recktenwald and Maj. Lavita Chavous

Lamont and Stacy Breland, Bert and Lucie Stansbury

Tim Maciejak, Bobby Bailsy, Frank Spesden and Ryan Jordan

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Paul Casi II, Karen Casi, Kristen Olsen and Doug Whyte


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Kicking Butt 5K Waterfront Park at Big Four Bridge |August 26 | | Photos By Dick Arnspiger



Team Dino Mites

The Loving Life Team

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Ashley Olson and Gravy

Shawn Smith and Ryan Smith

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Christina Klein, Gary Morrison, Terri Klein and Isabo

Eastern High School Cheerleaders

Team Weaver Warriors

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Crash the Gala After-Party Seelbach Hilton Downtown | August 4| | Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Dzanan and Heather Guisic with Amy and Jesse Felker

Linda and Herb Phillips

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Greg and Susan Sahrmann

Chad Feinberg and Madison Lichtefeld

Lisa Pension and Dan Heath

Bud and Kathy Orr, Jim and Lindsey Herr, Pam and Ray Aldridge, Kelly and Mark Leonardi

Keith Lerme, David Kuebler, Jennifer Hafendorfer and Doug Kelly

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Tom and Heather Tinsley with Gary Emmick


Summer Happy Hour Series

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The Mainstreet Association | | Photos by Robin Miller

at the Troll Pub Under the Bridge event on august 3

Amy Weber, Eliza Porter, Secoy Richey and Robin Miller

Susan Pass and Pam Leet

Zach Meiners and Ron Burse

Jamie Smith, Rachel Dickey, Kristina Bell and Ivy Clinton

at the Mortons Steakhouse event on august 17

Ellie Yerkes and Jamie Smith with Robin Miller

Albert and Beverly Burton , Peggy Riley and Kara Makey

Cordell Lawrence Jr. and Cordell Lawrence Sr.

Anastasia Austen and Kim Tichenor

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Brew at the Zoo The Louisville Zoo| August 26 | | Photos by Joy Bauer

Kacey Cox and Zachary Ogden

Kyle Shepherd, Felicia Williams and Casy Carmichael

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Lainie Senell and Serenity Huges

Eddie and Michelle Oakley, Susan Barkley, Kathy and Mark Robson with Meredith Deaves

Alan Morgan, Taylor Rush, Cory Gregory and Mary Nitzken

Stephanie Pennington and Kat Carter

Joel Neuman, Ashley Isaacs, Kelly Hellman, Shelly Brown, and Tracy Donahue

Abbey Buckman, Chris Shelburne and Michelle Purlee

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Sunset Concert Series Westport Village | August 4 | | Photos by Anissa Pate

The Band “KUDMANI”

Jonathan and Megan Leininger

Nick Ellis, Chuck Ellis and Drew Kallay

Joshua, Caleb, Billy and Rita Smith, David and Kim Head

Donna, Tymisha and Dr. Jacquie Nickele

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Siri Anseth and Paul Furlow

Vickie Noe and Kristen Dolle

Annie Mueller and Joe Brueggeman


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Boots and BBQ Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation | August 19 | | Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Mark and Jan Ostbloom, Theresa and Kevin Beam

Jeff and Tanya Murphy, Jaime and Frank Heinz

Deborah Morton and Monica Cooper

Lisa Prewitt, Brianna Prewitt and Jennifer Schell

Eddie and Ashley Peterson

Jim and Margie Gillooly, Ben Foos, Kelly Gillooly

Rob and Debbie Realm

Dana and Tim Fee

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springhouse 1 year anniversary SpringHouse Apartments | August 17 | | Photos by Valerie Wait

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Daryl and Missy Moore

Todd Ballard, Valerie Wait, Daryl Moore, Anna Coffman and Jeffrey Carter

Lauren Coleman and Valerie Wait

Bryson Bell, Ian Kennedy and Jake Oakley

Terri and Herb Buchart

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Carly and David Kaser and Michelle Metz

Madison, Kim and Todd Ballard

Alexa Pogle and Leah Sciretta

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LIV ON TOP! “From the first issue back in January, to today 9 months later, we are consistently “wowed” by every issue of Tops. The community seems to be as well. It is no surprise that we see each issue vanish from our store in a matter of days! Liv Boutique is an independently owned local business which is proud to offer unique, premium apparel and custom service. Likewise, Tops is a premier local publication with unique, relevant content, and amazing customer service. Tops’ vast distribution makes it the perfect driving force to get the Liv message out and really produce results! Get your message out with Tops! It’s a win-win!”

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VINTAGE CHIC Vintage Levi’s jacket, $32; turtleneck, $24; Maeve skirt, $44; Angel Jackson feather bag, $312; velvet dress, $68; long Mohair cardigan, $42; all at Stella’s Resale Boutique.

Boutique Spotlight: Caden Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls Tailgating & Trends Fall Trend Report

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boutique spotlight

Like the stylish motherdaughter duo who opened it, this laid-back Highlands shop combines timeless with trendy, casual with cocktail, fun with ďŹ erce. And it only looks expensive.

ď ş By Christine Fellingham Photos by david Harrison

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Boutique Spotlight:


nspiration is everywhere once you step into the chic, light-filled space known as Caden on the corner of Longest and Bardstown. Whether it’s the enviably-outfitted mannequins in the window, co-owner MacKenzie Gordon’s look du jour, or the constantly morphing décor (the fresh throw pillows on the pink leather couch!), the place is a treasure trove of style ideas.

Thanks to a smart layout—where clothes are grouped by color and pattern into potential outfits and racks are organized so there’s room to browse— it’s easy to turn those ideas into outfits. “Really, we just want an effortless shopping experience with a range of modern and classic pieces,” says MacKenzie. “We call it classic but quirky. We try to give our customers items they won’t find anyplace else.” This season, those items include high-waisted denim from Australia, twopiece dresses from Kendall + Kylie, piles of cozy sweaters and a well-edited selection of coats, long cardigans and jackets. MacKenzie and her mom, Anne, are careful to be inclusive in their selection. “High-waisted jeans are a big trend, but not everyone can pull them off,” says MacKenzie. “So, we also have a mid-rise that’s easier to wear… and we have straight cut, boot cut, skinny and flares.” (Many are from Rolla.) It’s the same with fall knits. “Sweaters are huge for us every fall,” she says. “But we have a range. We carry chunky knits and lighter ones. We also have great long cardigans coming this year.” The clothes not only reflect a wide range of body types, they also cater to a sophisticated

co-owner MacKenzie Gordon

aesthetic more than they do an age. “We have a lot of mothers and daughters who shop here together,” says MacKenzie. “We try to be ageless. We do carry some things like cropped tops or sweaters that might be considered younger, but then we have moms who come and buy them. They may wear them differently than their daughters, but they make it work.” Caden is a place where you just might try that top you’d be afraid to look at elsewhere. The vibe is laid back and there’s plenty of room (and furniture) for friends or daughters to kick back while you head to the dressing rooms. Meanwhile, prices are so reasonable that they take sticker shock out of the equation. Dresses start around $60, sweaters at $30 and denim is priced between $80 and $120. While you can find some pricier items, there are always plenty of options that fall into the guilt-free impulse category. And if you’re really searching for bargains, head to the sale rack in the back where the deals are almost legendary. No matter which rack you spot the latest Caden find on, you’ll be glad you went. If you go: Caden is located at 2013 Longest Ave and open Tuesday through Sunday. Call 502-384-2155. 

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Center ring, $1850, and lock bracelet on model’s right arm, $750, from From the Vault. Miss Ellie NYC leopard ring, $48, crystal ring, $80, and pearl and gold bracelet, $122, at Liv Boutique.


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This season, fine jewelry gets a fresh interpretation. Stacking, layering, mixing and mismatching are giving heirloom pieces new life and your wardrobe a luxe look. Must-have’s from your jewelry box—or from one of our local jewelers-- include big bangles, big hoops, long chains, pearls, cocktail rings and vintage pendants. So, stop playing it safe and saving the good stuff for the next gala. The exquisite pieces on these pages should inspire you. Model Photo by Antonio Pantoja • Model Kaylynne Paulin for Heyman Talent • Jewelry Photos by Dick Arnspiger TOPS LOUISVILLE | September 2017 45







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1 14kt yellow gold Victorian bracelet with rose cut diamonds and seed pearls, $3,000 at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 2 Pietra Dura High Karat gold pendant necklace circa 1850, $1,100, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.


3 Solid 14k gold bracelet with Family Roots pendant, two Golden Flower clips, two Hearts of Gold clear CZ charms and a Flower safety chain, $3560, at Pandora Mall St. Matthews.


4 Greek revival necklace, $9.500, at Aesthetics in Jewelry. 5


18kt yellow gold, ruby, and diamond owl brooch $4,313 , at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 6 18kt yellow and white gold dangle earrings set with diamonds and yellow sapphires $17,000, at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 7 14kt yellow gold Art Nouveau, coral, pearl, and diamond necklace , $5375, at Aesthetics in Jewelery. 8


Solid 14k gold necklace with Embellished Floral Clear CZ pendant, stacked with two Sparkling Bloom 14k gold charms, and a Hearts of Gold clear CZ charm, $1825 at Mall Saint Matthews. 9 Greek revival earrings, $4000, at Aesthetics in Jewelry. 10 High karat gold bracelet with 8kt diamonds, $24,000, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.

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Tailgating and Trends We live in a city that’s both sports-obsessed and styleconscious. For this issue, we take a look at two different ends of our lifestyle spectrum. By Steve Kaufman

FIRST TAILGATE? RUTGERS V PRINCETON IN 1869 Some believe that tailgating dates back to the very first football game ever played between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869, when fans traveled to the game by horse-drawn carriage, grilling sausages at the “tail-end” of the horse– thus the term “tailgating.”

FIRST LOCAL TAILGATE: 1881. Students and alumni of the University of Kentucky were said to have dined on wild fish and other tasty treats before the football game, and hung out eating leftovers and socializing after the game.


NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES SURROUNDING PAPA JOHN’S STADIUM: 8,848 parking (or tailgating) spaces, across the street or at Jim Patterson Stadium. “That does not include others available at businesses, the Kentucky Exposition Center and street parking in surrounding neighborhoods,” says Kenny Klein, University of Louisville Sports Information Director.



NUMBER OF TRAIN CABOOSES LEASED BY FANS: 14 On the west side of the stadium, serious tailgaters lease old train cars and party with friends within the custom caboose interiors and in tents set up outside.


ootball season is upon us. Grab the cooler, whip up some appetizers and rev up your engine. This city knows that the fun starts before the kickoff. The Tailgater’s Handbook recently rated the University of Louisville as the Number Two tailgating school in the country. Author Joe Drozda wrote, “Cardinal fans are the best partiers in America.”


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Louisville’s home football schedule and starting times in 2017 are: Sept. 16 — Clemson at 3:30 p.m. [the following home games’ start times have yet to be determined]

Sept. 23 — Kent State Sept. 30 — Murray State Oct. 14 — Boston College Nov. 11 — Virginia Nov. 18 — Syracuse

Each year, between 20 AND 50 MILLION AMERICANS tailgate in a stadium parking lot.

49 million people attend NCAA football games.


of all game attendees tailgate before the game.


of all game attendees don’t even attend the game.

49% travel less than an hour to the stadium.



travel more than Four hours

travel two to Four hours.

39% of tailgaters set up more than five hours before the game starts



set up one to two hours prior to the game.

set up three to four hours prior to the game.

$35 billion plus:

The amount Americans spend every year on food, beverages and supplies for tailgating each year.


The average amount tailgaters spend per year on tailgating food.

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BEST TAILGATING: ESPN ranks Louisiana State University as the best place to tailgate for college games.


Nearly 100 hours.

Fans of the Universities of Georgia and Florida begin arriving in Jacksonville, FL on Wednesday for the annual Saturday afternoon border battle, and some don’t leave until Sunday night. Which is why the weekend has been called “the world’s largest cocktail party.”

GRILL THRILLS 40% of grill owners told Weber Grill they prefer to bring a full-size grill to their tailgate party.

COLDEST TAILGATE: In 1967, Green Bay, WI fans braved a wind chill of 48 degrees below zero, setting up shop in the parking lots before the Packers—Cowboys NFL championship “Ice Bowl.”

MOST TAILGATES: Joe Cahn, self-proclaimed “Commissioner of Tailgating,” has visited every NFL stadium, 125 college stadiums and nine NASCAR tracks in 15 years. He claims to have served more than 325 pots of jambalaya at more than 800 different tailgating events.


most-purchased tailgating items

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a cooler, a grill, alcohol, furniture and meat.

55% use a portable one. 63% listed hamburgers as their favorite food for tailgating.

A survey found that 79% of tailgaters are men. It’s not just students. 60% of tailgaters are between the ages of 25 and 44. Only 4% are 12-20, and just 9% are over 55.

Takeout? We don’t need takeout!

95 percent of tailgaters now prepare their food at the stadium.

It Takes a Village. For shoppers with an appetite for life, Westport Village has it all. With more than 40 local shops, it’s Louisville’s one stop for home, health, fashion and food.


The number of calories in a cheeseburger, three handfuls of potato chips: three chocolate chip cookies, baked beans and two beers.

Of that

, a tailgater weighing 195 pounds burns 44 calories an hour cheering and throwing a frisbee.


of tailgaters have two or more drinks. Tailgaters are 14 times more likely to have a bloodalcohol content greater than .08 after games than spectators who don’t tailgate first.

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Eating, Drinking And Sleeping On The Cutting Edge Our city sets trends in several categories that all converge into a sophisticated lifestyle. SLEEPING

WE’RE BECOMING HOSPITALITY CITY Louisville’s fast-growing trend is as a hospitality center.


The current number of hotel rooms downtown.


The current number of hotel rooms in the Metro Area.


Number of new rooms opening by 2019.


Number of those rooms that will be downtown.


HOT TABLES Louisville as a center of fine, locally owned restaurants using locally grown products and showcasing farm-to-table freshness – that’s nothing new.

But that doesn’t mean the restaurant scene is not trending. According to Stacy Roof, president and CEO of the Kentucky Restaurant Association, the new big restaurant trend in Louisville is: Fast-casual sit-down dining, often without table service but still with high-quality, high-nutrition food, such as: Taziki’s Mediterranean Café on Shelbyville Drive at I-65 at the far eastern part of Middletown — plus a new location in St. Matthews. Zeggz Amazing Eggs in Middletown and on Lime Kiln Road. Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza in three different locations.

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THE TRENDIEST EMERGING NEIGHBORHOODS FOR NEW RESTAURANTS: Butchertown (Butchertown Market, Butchertown Pizza Hall, Butchertown Social) North End of Frankfort Avenue in Clifton (North End Café, Red Herring, Fork & Barrel, Hilltop Tavern, Manhattan Project) TRENDING RESTAURANT LOCATIONS: Old churches, firehouses, and vacant commercial buildings.


Getting Hotter: Breweries and Beer

September is also the month of Louisville Craft Beer Week. And why not? Louisville’s biggest non-bourbon trend is the craft beer industry. Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse was Louisville’s first brewer-owned-and-operated brewery. (If you come at the right time, you can try the highly-touted Bo and Luke or 35K Milk Stout.) AtG also joined the move to Portland recently, opening a 30-barrel production facility at 1800 Northwestern Parkway, which increased its production by more than 400 percent. Mile Wide Brewery is Louisville’s newest craft brewery, on Barret Avenue in The Highlands. The name is a tribute to the city and to the Ohio River, as well as a symbol of boundless possibilities. 3rd Turn Brewing is a Jeffersontown pubstyle gathering spot with 20 taps. Great Flood on Bardstown Road near Douglass Boulevard in the upper Highlands, is a brewer-owned-and-operated two-barrel brewery. This small size allows Great Flood to produce new experimental house brews every week. Cumberland Brews on Bardstown Road in the Highlands, serves classic beers like the Red Ale, Nitro Porter and Meade along with rotating beers on the small batch system. Old Louisville Brewery on Magnolia Avenue west of Central Park, is a brother-owned micro-brewery and community hangout. Akasha Brewing Co. on East Market Street turns up the “funk” in NuLu. Monnik Beer Co. opened in 2015 on Burnett Avenue in Germantown, crafting a wide array of lagers and ales and offering interesting pub fare using locally sourced ingredients.

Bourbon never goes out of style… and it’s still on the upswing. September is National Bourbon Heritage Month.

Holsopple Brewing opened in February on Catherine Lane in Lyndon, specializing in high-quality ales and lagers. BBC Brewpub across from the KFC Yum! Center, offers an array of beers and American fare in a beautiful European-style pub. Gordon Biersch in the Fourth Street Live! entertainment district brews authentic barrel-aged German lager brewed right here in Louisville. Apocalypse Brew Works on Mellwood Avenue focuses on small-batch fresh craft beer with an emphasis on sustainability, including utilizing solar-heated water and grain reuse. Goodwood Brewing is on East Main Street downtown, and the name says it all. Good aged wood is the key, plus limestone-filtered water. Speaking of names that say it all, Donum Dei — a brewery and pub in New Albany – means “Gift of God” in Latin.

There are now 39 local stops on the Urban Bourbon Trail. When it began in 2008, there were only six. There are currently five bourbon distilleries open in Louisville: Angel’s Envy Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Peerless Several more are in the works, including Michter’s, Rabbit Hole and Old Forester. The actual number of distilleries is six when you include Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery.

And speaking of Indiana, Flat 12 Bierwerks and Red Yeti at the end of the Big Four Bridge give those willing to take a quick walk a taste of what Indiana has to offer. Flat 12 is a rustic taproom featuring 32 taps and a spacious deck overlooking the Ohio River. Just a few blocks down the road, Red Yeti Restaurant and Brew Pub offers a wide variety of Indiana-brewed beers alongside its own Honey Porter and Green Pale Ale.

(List of breweries courtesy of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.)

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Photographed by Steve Squall Styled by Christine Fellingham and Alex Coburn Shot on location at Mellwood Arts Complex Models: Ana Rodas, Bec E. Bien, Kaylynne Paulin for Heyman Talent, Karoline Hix, Jaela Packer, Kennedy Epperson, Aaron Travis, Sophie Meinhartt for Heyman Talent, Jourdan Farris and David Farsetti. Hair by Karen Stout and makeup by Jessie Coleman for Joseph’s Salon and Spa

Welcome to a fashion season where eclecticism and individuality rule. With a full spectrum of power palettes, reimagined denim, lush fabrics, vintage and athletic influences, you get to play dress up every day.

THE NEW BLACK Cold shoulder top, $175; leather leggings; $172; strapless dress, $333; bow-neck dress, $298; all at Monkees of Louisville.

FRESH DENIM From left to right: Embroidered top, $39; Level 99 jeans, $125; from Apricot Lane. Denim dress, $56, and labrodite necklace, $102, from Fresh Boutique. Dear John denim jacket, $89; Boho Jane plaid shirt, $44; Dear John pants, $84; all from Tunie’s. Ruffled embroidery sweatshirt, $40; denim skirt, $35; horn necklace, $8; gold wrap necklace, $28; tassel earrings, $16; at Darling State of Mind. Kyla plaid duster, $22; and Tribal denim dress, $28; at Sassy Fox Consignment.

WILD WESTERN Plaid dress, $175; horn necklace, $300; Johnny Was shirt, $220; bomber, $305; cross necklace $98; Embroidered denim, $98 all at Blue Boutique. Forme by Jenny Pfanensteil hat, $320, at Forme in Mellwood Arts Complex.

VELVET & PEARLS Velvet dress $89; pearl multi-strand necklace, $89; both at Blue Boutique. John Lennon leather jacket, $1200; at Shirts, Ties and Links.

RUFFLES AND FLOWERS Harmony pleated top, $38.50; Shotgun Rider Moto Leggings, $48.50; all at Chartreuse. Another Love bomber, $59; Entro floral dress, $48; floral choker, $42; Bed-Stu purse, $198; all at Tunie’s. Lace romper, $42.50; glitter clutch, $32.50; at Chartreuse. Olive bomber, $44; floral velvet dress, $50; embroidered purse, $30; all at Darling State of Mind.

NEW LENGTHS XCVI jacket, $24; Frock Shop midi dress, $52; necklace, $16; all at Sassy Fox Consignment. John Lennon leather jacket, $1200; at Shirts, Ties and Links.

SLEEVE DRAMA Fred & Sibel white shirt, $134; Frame velvet vest, $330; both at Merci boutique. Denim model’s own. On him: White denim and leather jacket, $250, at Shirts, Ties and Links.

ANDROGENY Krisizio Italy shirt, $220, at Shirts, Ties and Links. Frame velvet vest, $330; at Merci. Denim model’s own.

SOUTHERN WITH A TWIST From left: Shirt, $84; skinny pants, $88; purse, $64; earrings, $24; choker, $14; long necklace, $74. Dress, $74; biker jacket, $124; necklace, $84. Shirt, $68; Jeans, $88; necklace, $24; purse, $54; choker, $24; and earrings, $18; all at Six Sisters Boutique in Nulu.

JEWEL TONES From left: Faux suede jacket, $54; faux suede jumper, $62; burnished earrings, $14; wrap necklace, $28. Burgundy faux fur, $64; burgundy midi dress, $46; reclaimed wood slide necklace, $52; silver earrings, $12. Floral maxi, $54; all at Baz and Bae.

EDGY PRETTY From left: Dress, $72; gold hoops, $20; suede stone drop necklace, $28; suede/ crystal necklace, $42; gold floral jumpsuit, $56; suede jacket, $168; all at Collections.

MONOCHROME Judie Connally dress, $228; Inzi bag, $165; Deepa Gumani necklace, $198. Black Halo jumpsuit, $338; cuff bracelet, $85; and Summer Eliason earrings, $84; all at Liv Boutique.

REINVENTED GLAM Alice + Olivia jacket, $440; and pants, $330; purse, $150; Alberto Makali dress, $345; purse, $129; Carmen Marc Valvo gown, $595; all at Rodeo Drive.


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OPEN HOUSE For Sally and Tim Snavely, their gracious home with its majestic views offers the opportunity to open their doors to causes they care about. By Allison Jones • Photos by Tim Furlong, Jr.


riginally from St. Louis, Missouri, Sally and Tim Snavely made their way to Louisville ten years ago where they were eager to find a way to immerse themselves into the community. For Sally, volunteering was the obvious solution. Having been involved with the United Way in St. Louis, they were immediately drawn to Louisville’s Metro United Way. On a balmy, August day, Sally sat down with me in the stunning living room of the home she and Tim moved into four years ago, to share her excitement over the hundredth anniversary celebration of the Metro United Way that she is chairing. “The Metro United Way has never had a gala. There won’t be any type of auctions silent or otherwise. It is simply celebrating one hundred years of helping this community.” There will be plenty of surprises. “I can’t tell you exactly what they will be,” she says, “but it will be a special evening full of food, fun, and music.” TOPS LOUISVILLE | September 2017 73

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iving back to the community comes naturally for Sally. “My mom was the best volunteer. That is what I saw growing up.” She carries on that legacy with grace, warmth, and a generous spirit. She and Tim also open their gorgeous home for various charitable events. When Theresa Reno-Weber became the Metro United Way’s new president and CEO, Sally and Tim hosted a party in her honor.

I am just amazed at the impact and the presence in this city.”

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107 years of quality products and outstanding service 502.897.7665

It’s the New Thing — Steepleton Outdoor Shop

Fun & Games Since 1910!

Local, Family-Owned Business

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he home is built and decorated to accommodate large-scale entertaining. There are a variety of plush, comfortable seating areas spread throughout. The outdoor space with a recently-added fireplace provides guests with a view of the lush landscape. Party preparations are flawless with the butler’s pantry and open kitchen. Sally has made each room warm and inviting with her own personal touches.

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he takes the same personal approach to chairing this historic gala— eagerly embracing all the planning and meetings such as her sessions with Chef Graham Weber of the Downtown Louisville Marriott where the gala will take place. “He is so easy to work with and such a talent. The food is going to be amazing.” She wants the evening to be a tribute to the tremendous contributions that the Metro United Way has shared with the community. “I am just amazed at the impact and the presence in this city,” she says. “I especially love the way they have focused on education. So many children benefiting from their kindergarten readiness program.”

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People are so friendly here. I have met some of my dearest friends while volunteering.”


ven though Tim and Sally have only been in Louisville a relatively short time, they have embraced the community with an open heart. “People are so friendly here. I have met some of my dearest friends while volunteering.”

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The 100th Anniversary of the Metro United Way

CHANGING GENERATIONS Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:30 Louisville Marriott Downtown

For more information visit or call 502-292-6225

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Dining: Taste maker TOP 5 DINING: Great Tastes Recipe: The Experts’ Guide to Tailgating

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Taste Maker With his third restaurant opening this month, television star, author and local favorite Edward Lee explains his insatiable appetite for new and novel culinary adventures. By Nancy Miller • Photo of Edward Lee by Dan Dry, Others by Jolea Brown


he vaunted, five star fine-dining mecca 610 Magnolia may have been the pinnacle of gastronomy to many Louisvillians and out-of-towners, but it wasn’t enough for chef owner Edward Lee. He opened the intriguingly eclectic Asian-southern fusion MilkWood at Actor’s Theater. He became a television food star and wrote a book. Still, his driving ambition wasn’t sated. “I get bored easily. I don’t like to do the same thing twice. I think life is too short to stay on the same Ferris wheel,” says the chef and entrepreneur. There’s not a minute for him to get bored as he’s teaching, inspiring and judging home cooks on the new television show, “Culinary Genius,” for which he is the chef judge and Gordon Ramsay is the producer. “I push them hard at times because I want them to get better. It’s amazing to see

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someone who’s scared and timid at first create an incredible dish that could be served in a restaurant. I think it’s so cool and amazing that people like executives and bus drivers are getting into food this much,” he says. Diners outside of Louisville think Lee is pretty amazing, too. His work as a consulting chef for Succotash, a restaurant in National Harbor, Maryland was such a success that he’s opening one in Washington, D.C. He chose Washington because of its similarities to Louisville. “Washington and Louisville are only a couple of degrees apart on latitude. Both cities have four seasons and are very diverse communities. From a cultural standpoint, there’s something about D.C. that resonates with me the same as Louisville does,” says the native New Yorker. And, D.C. is the northern-most city where people understand southern food. I

don’t do traditional southern or traditional Korean food, but I use southern ingredients and Korean ingredients. People are receptive to that in both cities. Neither city is rooted in any one thing. Louisville isn’t the deep south, but it’s not north. It’s a little midwestern but not 100 percent. D.C. has a similar identity crisis and I say that as a positive. Both cities are at the crossroads of different cultures,” he says. Fond as he is of the nation’s capital, he has a special bond with Louisville: “Louisville gave me a shot and allowed me to find my voice. If you want Bluegrass music and bourbon, you have them here. Go to Preston Highway to get the best tacos in the world. Or, go to a place like 21c and feel like you’re in a big city. Fifteen minutes from there, I feel like I’m in deep country. When you look at all the nooks and crannies, you realize it’s a gem of a city.”

The Inside Scoop with

Edward Lee Did you have any idea your book, “Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen” would be a phenomenal success?

That’s why he’s debuting Whiskey Dry, on Fourth Street Live, later this fall. The restaurant will have a full menu but with a focus on gourmet burgers, each with a whiskey pairing. Whiskey Dry won’t be all about bourbon. “Bourbon is only one chapter of the story of whiskey. It’s the best story we humans ever came up with,” says Lee. He keeps Louisville central to many of his projects. His film, “Fermented,” was presented at the Flyover film festival in Louisville along with other major film festivals around the country. Produced by the same company behind the PBS program “Mind of a Chef,” on which

Lee appeared, “Fermented” features Lee traveling the world to explore the process and benefits of fermentation. Throwing out old rules is how he works and is what has worked very well for him. He tosses rules that were set by people who were eating very different food at a very different time. He thinks in contemporary terms but acknowledges that there’s risk that comes with that. The risks he takes are calculated. His rule for running his businesses is to question every notion, every rule. He points to wine as an example. “Thinking that has been widely accepted for generations is that when having dinner, you start with a white wine and

Louisville gave me a shot and allowed me to find my voice.... When you look at all the nooks and crannies, you realize it’s a gem of a city.

“I just did it. If there’s one thing, for better or worse, I always have a clear vision of what I want. You can get a recipe anywhere. I wanted to tell stories. I wanted it to be something people held in their hands and read in bed or on the couch. It’s a little bit messy and a little bit gritty. I had to fight for it, convincing my publisher to do it. They said that wasn’t going to happen. Once they saw it, they said, “Oh, you can write!” Now we’re working on a book of food essays, another unconventional book. It will be out in the spring.”

Gordon Ramsay seems like quite a character. Who’s the real Gordon Ramsay? “He’s the kindest, most professional person. A jolly chap. He goes on set and knows everyone’s name and makes everyone feel welcome. His energy level is ridiculous. I think I work hard but he’s ten times that.”

On “Culinary Genius,” you help home cooks become great cooks. What are the most frequent mistakes made by home cooks? “They’re too timid with salt. Sprinkling a few beads on a piece of fish isn’t going to be enough. Sprinkle until you think it’s almost too much. Also, every home cook I know overcrowds the pan. The more you put in the pan, the more the temperature of the pan drops and can’t sear things. And home cooks don’t trust their instincts. They ask me if something tastes good. I tell them, “You have a nose, a mouth, a palate. If it tastes good to you, chances are it will taste good to someone else.”

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cuisine finish with a red. At 610 Magnolia, we said that’s just not true. We can start with a red wine, perhaps a Syrah, maybe slightly chilled, and can finish with a full-bodied Viognier. It totally works and lets diners say, ‘I never knew that.’ Things like that excite us,” he says. Before Edward Lee established himself in the hierarchy of the country’s most respected chefs and food authorities, there undoubtedly were skeptics who questioned a chef blending his Korean roots and southern cuisine. “I think you do what you do and can’t worry about what people are going to think. I’m grateful and I pinch myself every day,” says Lee. “I don’t think of myself as successful. The urgency to strive for excellence isn’t gone. The day I think that I’m a success is when it all ends.”



Created by Glenn Dougan, chef, MilkWood

Baby Back Ribs − 32 ounces brown sugar

− 2 tablespoons dry mustard

− 2 tablespoons ground cumin

− 1 head cabbage, shredded − 2 carrots, shredded − 3 cups mayonnaise − ¼ cup mirin − ¼ cup rice wine vinegar − ¼ cup sriracha − 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

− 1 pound salt

− ¼ cup cayenne

− 12 racks baby back ribs

− Salt to taste

− 1 cup smoked paprika

− ¼ cup garlic powder

− ¼ cup onion powder

− 2 tablespoons ground coriander

Makes 12 racks of ribs

Blend together all the ingredients.

Peel off membrane on the inside of the ribs. For the rub, mix together the first nine ingredients. Apply the rub to the ribs. Smoke at 300º for three hours or bake at 300º for 2 ½ hours, while basting with the Apple Cider BBQ every half hour.

Rolls Makes 32 2 ½-ounce rolls

− 32 ounces water

Apple Cider BBQ

− 3 pounds 8 ounces high gluten flour

Makes 2 quarts

− 4 ounces extra virgin olive oil

− 1 ¼ ounces active dry yeast

− 4 cups cider vinegar

− 2 tablespoons hot sauce

− 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

− 2 ounces salt

− 1 cup brown sugar

− 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

− 2 teaspoons mustard powder

− 1 ¼ cups ketchup

− 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

− 1 teaspoon salt

Blend water and yeast. Sift flour and salt. Mix extra virgin olive oil into the yeast. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Knead for 10 minutes. Let rise for 45 min. Knead for ten more minutes. Portion into rolls. Brush with egg wash. Bake at 350º for 10 to 12 minutes.

− ¼ cup butter

− 1 teaspoon black pepper

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 30 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Remove from the stove and pour into a heatproof bowl. Cover, and refrigerate the sauce for two days. Strain the sauce through a mesh sieve to remove the red pepper flakes. Store the sauce in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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4505 Shelbyville Road Suite 100 Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 835-2001 Mon-Fri: 9am-6:30pm Sat: 10am-6:30pm Sun: Closed 17-CB-0198-07131_Brand_8-12x3.indd 1

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français très bien manger The philosphy of cooking at 211 Clover Lane is one of simple elegance, and their seasonal menu will conjure up the essence of both French and Italian techniques. The dinner menu is always well balanced, offering selections for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and the health-conscious alike. Located at the Colony Center in St. Matthews, 211 evokes an atmosphere of the French countryside. The restaurant’s interior is decorated simply with fine French and American antiques, and the soft music and gentle lighting create the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy wonderful food and company in al fresco dining.

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Trending Tastes


Flavors come in and out of fashion just like hemlines. Nancy Miller shares what’s hot. SMALL PLATES







uided by Chef Brandon Noe and Owner Scott Harper, a Master Sommelier, Cuvée Wine Table is taking the trendy concepts of small plates and a wine bar to the next level.

acob Coronado, executive chef at Red Herring, takes a double look at trends, seeing the big picture trends like fast casual dining to micro trends like toast, two of his favorites being avocado and crab meat.

“We think the sum is greater than the parts as we pair creative, small plates with great wines,” says Noe, whose menu features Bites, Salads, Small Plates, Flat Bread Pizzas and Sweets.

“There are also many street tacos popping up. We’re part of that,” he says. “And turning tradition into something new is happening all around. For us, we love our twist on pimento cheese. Instead of mayonnaise or cream cheese, we use Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheddar and piquillo peppers. It’s totally different from any other pimento cheese.”

He piques the imagination and arouses the taste buds with country ham crackling and orange marmalade; a kale salad that’s chock full of pickled beets, figs, pumpkin seeds and hard-boiled eggs; garlic shrimp; Kentucky lamb sliders and mussels and chorizo. The chifeletti, fried gnocchi tossed with powdered sugar and served with chocolate ganache, is just as fun and luscious as you’d expect, plus more.

Molecular gastronomy is a newsy kitchen phenom. Coronado plays foodie scientist when he tops his Niçoise salad lettuce cups with potato foam and gussies up his grouper cheeks with coconut bubbles. “For a long time, using local ingredients was trendy. But I hope it’s no longer a trend. It should be an everyday practice,” adds the chef as he looks back as he’s thinking of the future.

Cuveé’s wine dinners let Noe’s food and Harper’s wine choices work in harmony that’s as smooth as it is exciting. On the latest menu were crostini, smoked crab bisque, shrimp and brie linguine, veal and prosciutto involtini and blue cheese in a honeycomb. Harper’s pairing profiles of food and wine was the touch of a master.

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his past year, the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World featured eight Latin American restaurants. There’s becoming a perception that Latin American can be more refined than the stereotype of just street food,” says Mark Ford, Executive Chef. Artesano recently expanded its menu to include several Latin American dishes, such as Peruvian chaufa rice with calamari, shrimp, smoked bacon and aji panca sauce topped with a fried egg, and served in a hot Korean bibimbap. Another nod to Peruvian cuisine is the lomo saltado, which is Angus filet tips sautéed in Peruvian marinade. Peruvian corn shows up in the shrimp ceviche as do Peruvian drop peppers in the soffrito calamari. Ford also predicts an influx of Venezuelan food on local menus. Artesano is staying ahead of the curve with its arepitas, stuffed with beef short ribs ropa vieja, cheese, guasacaca sauce and pickled red cabbage. “A classically French-trained chef, I’m discovering a lot about different cuisines,” says Ford. “Our owners are Cuban and Venezuelan. Our cooks are from various Latin American countries. Every day I’m learning something new and applying French technique to come up with some special dishes.”

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eginning with a food truck, Stanley Chase has built a business out of tricking the palate. “Unfortunately, there’s often not a lot of creativity that goes into vegan food, but if it’s done right it can be very indulgent,” says Morels Café founder. He’s doing it right. Morels is the only spot in town where a vegan can happily eat pulled pork sliders, a Philly cheesesteak wrap, pepperoni hot pocket or mac and cheese. That’s because there’s no pork, no steak, no pepperoni, and no cheese. In their places are vegan alternatives that are crazy good. Scads of vegans as well as never-in-amillion-years-would-I-eat-vegan converts lose themselves in the no meat, no dairy, flavor-packed Farby, a play on Arby’s roast beef sandwich. “Even at Super Bowl parties where there is no vegan food, I have shown up with plates of vegan chicken wings or loaded potato skins that were devoured. People who had no idea they were eating vegan have asked me for the recipes. Once they found out, they liked it even more because they were taken by surprise. Big biker guys say they could eat our food every day,” says Chase.

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istro 1860 is a Louisville trendsetter. Its Trois Niveaux menu, which offers three portion sizes of every dish, was the first of its kind in Louisville. Chef Michael Crouch is also a trend bucker. “I’ve seen a growing interest in fast casual, which we definitely are not. There’s always someone who wants more of a dining experience and to be taken care of. That’s what we offer. We like all the bells and whistles,” he says. Bistro 1860’s menu changes with the seasons and with Crouch’s whims, but eliminating the duck confit strudel would be a shocking move among regulars who find it laughable to order the small portion. They’ve also developed an affinity for pan-seared foie gras, mushroom Wellington and rack of lamb. Crouch agrees with them about the lobster hush puppies, believing they’re so good they could probably solve the world’s problems. “I have been focusing on exceptional seafood from around the country. “I like playing around with the flavors of red curry, coconut, lime and avocado in the hamachi ceviche, and the charred pineapple, Thai chilies, Bourbon Barrel soy and sherry in the kajiki toro sashimi.”

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The Experts’ Guide To Tailgating I t’s tailgating time! Die-hard tailgaters know there’s something that can put a day of tailgating over the top: great food. Beer, bourbon (straight up or on the rocks) and cocktails have a way of fitting into the mix, but it’s the menu that can really energize your group for a long day of socializing, sipping and screaming for your team. We coaxed several restaurant insiders into sharing their easy and casual menu ideas for tailgating, which local foodies proudly consider a sport in itself.

Around here, we take our pre-game celebrations as seriously as we do our sports. From signature cocktails to monogrammed tablecloths, some people stop at nothing to make every match-up memorable. But even if you’re simply ordering takeout and filling a cooler, the goal is the same: serving up a fantastic time for friends and family no matter what the final score may be. So, we asked local food and entertaining experts for their favorite game-day entertaining hacks: coupleof-ingredient recipes, onthe-way items you can grab and go or festive drinks that make everyone forget that you burned the hamburgers. Their go-to moves will ensure a winning season, if not for your team, for your favorite fans. By Nancy Miller

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BRING BARBECUE AND A BLENDER Tailgating is a special occasion for Steve Clements because he’s rarely able to leave his restaurant, Finn’s Southern Kitchen, for his own partying on game days. “Sports and food just go together. And Southern food and our area teams are perfect matches,” he says. Tailgaters stop by Finn’s on their way to the game to stock up on a feast of pulled pork, baby back ribs, potato salad, baked beans and pineapple jalapeño coleslaw, all new items on Finn’s Southern Kitchen menu. “I think a fun drink is also called for,” he says. “Bring a blender and concoct a bourbon slushy – bourbon, Italian vermouth, simple syrup, bitters and passion fruit syrup.”

for transporting. Brownies are always a fine choice too. Having desserts with you is a way to make friends very quickly,” she says. If you need a sweet treat for your tailgating, Sweet Surrender’s sugar cookies decorated like football jerseys are sure to get everyone in the spirit.

WARM UP WITH ADULT HOT CHOCOLATE It’s the perfect way to warm up a chilly tailgater. Paul Tuell, founder of Ballotin Whiskey, mixes up a fun, game-day drink called the Benchwarmer using one part Ballotin Chocolate Mint with three parts coffee or hot chocolate. The Bourbon Ball Tailgater Tea combines one part each Ballotin Bourbon Ball, sweet tea and lemonade. Either one will take the chill and the edge off.



When Samie Buehner, kitchen manager at Sweet Surrender Café and Bakery, tailgates at U of L football games, she’s often asked to bring dessert. “I like to take bourbon balls because they’re bite size and are convenient

“I’m not much of a sports guy, which my wife Lindsay thinks is great, but I have done my share of tailgating and have made plenty of food for Volare customers to take to football games,” says Chef Josh Moore.

His Italian sausage and peppers, meatballs and braised Italian beef with peppers, served on yeast rolls, are popular pick-up and head out to the game dishes. Blood orange/balsamic glazed chicken wings, which were on Volare’s bar menu for a while, is another sureto-please option.

the game with platters of turkey and ham to put together sandwiches on the spot.

A bourbon aficionado, he suggests a Makers Mark bourbon and roasted apple pear martini, a delicious seasonal sipper.

Many people bring their own serving dishes for us to fill with whatever they order. “They do that so it looks like they made it themselves,” says owner Nancy Tarrant “And I’ll never tell. Am I crazy?”



“The last four or five times I tailgated, I took a smoker to fix elote,” says Adam Burress, chef at Migo, Hammerheads and Game. “I roll fresh corn in mayo (and sometimes some truffle oil) and hit it with lemon juice and Latin seasoning like adobo. Then cotija or Parmesan cheese on top and a sprinkle of cayenne, paprika and finely chopped cilantro. I line the smoker with the corn in the husks. Peel back the husks and you have an instant handle.”

What Cake Flour’s Claudia Delatorre takes to tailgating depends on the time of day. “If starting early, I like cinnamon rolls or a breakfast sandwich of bacon, egg and a biscuit that’s pretty wonderful, or our Champion sandwich that’s a soufflé with ham, avocado and Cheddar. It’s a mega meal that will keep you going,” she says. For something lighter, she starts with the bakery and café’s Powerhouse, an egg white spinach soufflé with tomato and Havarti cheese.

He’s usually a beer drinker but has hollowed out a watermelon and filled it with strong sangria. “With a couple different red wines, wine, tequila and maybe a little rum, it’s kind of like hooch.”

SPICE IT UP While a student at UK, Jared Matthews, now the chef/owner of Lou Lou Food + Drink, was an every-game tailgater. “My contributions were jambalaya and gumbo,” he says. The spread also included chicken wings, hot dogs and a one-time crawfish boil. He and his crew can add a Cajun spin to your tailgating with Lou Lou Food + Drink’s jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, gumbo and shrimp and grits. Leaving the food up to them will let you concentrate on fixing the perfect Bloody Mary, Matthews’ tailgating kick starter. For beer, he says you can’t go wrong with Abita, a Louisiana beer that goes well with the Cajun food.

DRESS UP YOUR TAKE-OUT. Couscous salad with mangoes, apples, jalapeños, sun-dried cherries and mango vinaigrette is a tailgating best seller at The Cheddar Box, as are pasta salad and chicken salad. And customers are often sent on their way to

PUT PIZZA ON THE GRILL.. AND ICE CREAM ON YOUR COOKIES. Lindsay Hankins, chef at Kevin’s PICNIC, sets off for a day of U of L tailgating with her mom, dad, sister, husband, sister-in-law and children, J.P. and Jadyn. It’s a family affair of food and good times. She cooks brats in beer before she finishes them on the grill with sautéed onions and peppers. I don’t mind the time it takes to make the brats because they’re so worth it,” she says. Her go-to fare also includes potato salad and grilled flatbread pizza that’s made with buffalo wings, blue cheese and celery. “I spent 18 years perfecting my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I always take them. They’re delicious on their own but putting Comfy Cow bourbon ball ice cream between two cookies makes an amazing ice cream sandwich,” says Hankins. She and her PICNIC staff are ready to tackle any tailgating event with salads, sandwiches and desserts. The Bear’s Basket has a little of a lot – sandwiches, sides and sweets.

Afternoon tailgaters make a quick run by Cake Flour for an assortment of cookies, bourbon blondie bars, brownies and the vegan strawberry bar. She says, “I wouldn’t take a delicate dessert but I have had customers request a cake or cupcakes to celebrate a birthday while tailgating.”

MYO MENUS. “I’m a huge Louisville Cardinals fan and love to tailgate. I sometimes think I get invited to tailgate parties because I end up manning the grill or bring something to eat. So, yes, my friends take advantage of me, but I don’t care,” laughs James Moran, executive chef at Juleps Catering at Sullivan University. If you want to have the fun of hosting a tailgating party but don’t want the hassles of cooking for it, put Juleps on your speed dial and let Moran have at it with nachos, sliders or maybe a taco bar. Or jazz up your menu by adding Juleps’ smoked pork butt with barbecue sauce, green tomato cucumber leek chow chow, crispy pork skins and heirloom tomato salad topped with Cajun charred shrimp cocktail and spicy remoulade.

DON’T FORGET THE VEGETARIANS. “I always enjoy bringing out my favorite cozy blankets, portable chairs and this year will add a YETI to keep the cold drinks cold,” says Anoosh Shariat, chef-owner of Noosh Nosh. “My motto is ‘Eat Well, Love Life!’” His goto tailgating dish? His sweet and spicy chicken wings (a favorite take-out item on the menu) with honey Sriracha sauce. A vegetarian himself, he always brings a charred eggplant dip with pita bread or a margherita pizza which even meat-lovers devour. And he never forgets the cocktails. His game day go-to is a Kentucky Bucks with bourton, strawberry and ginger beer. A vegetarian himself, he always brings a charred eggplant dip with pita bread or a margherita pizza which even meat-lovers devour.

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Hyping Downtown A soon-to-be-released song and video will sing the praises of our city. Here, we have an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek. photos by Dick Arnspiger


ops cover photographer Antonio Pantoja has been busy this summer. In addition to shooting memorable stories and covers for us, he’s been doing pre-production on his first feature length horror film and filming with producer and songwriter Wil Heuser, hitting downtown hot spots with a cast of hundreds of locals. It’s all part of a Downtown Partnership project that will result in a video and song designed to celebrate our city. “I was born and raised here, so it’s such an honor to be doing this,” says Pantoja. The short video features a handful of iconic destinations, well over a hundred interesting and notable locals and a cameo by a certain new glossy magazine. Pantoja and Heuser carefully scripted and blocked the film so many of the complicated sequences were shot in one take. “When it’s finished, I think the song and video will really represent the talent and energy we have in this city,” says Pantoja. “I hope it will be another reason to be proud to live here.”

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Tailgating For A Cause With a perfect mix of pre-game food, drink and entertainment The Petrino Family Foundation Tailgate at the Trager Center raises money for local nonprofits while revving up fans. By Christine Fellingham • Photos by Jacob Zimmer

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t’s a fitting way for a football coach’s family to give back: creating the quintessential tailgate experience before every home game and donating the proceeds to some of our city’s most deserving causes. Now in its third season, the Petrino Family Foundation Tailgate has nearly doubled in size since its initial humble efforts and has raised over $150,000 for organizations like Norton Children’s Hospital, Family Scholar House and PFF scholarships. “That first year, we had maybe twenty-two tables in a tent on the grass,”

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laughs Kelsey Petrino Scott, Executive Director. “Now we’re getting close to our goal of selling forty season ticket tables.” As the crowd has grown, the experience has also evolved to incorporate more sponsors, more surprises, more fun for guests. “We always have performances by the marching band and the dance team,” says Kelsey. “And we have live broadcasting of the pre-game show on 790, which the guests really love.” There are bouncy houses for the kids, corn hole, giveaways, surprise visits from University of Louisville athletes and former players and, this year, the foundation is even working with the Center for the Arts on bringing in a twenty-minute live performance. “We want to show a little love to the arts community and find new ways to engage more people,” says Kelsey. The goal is to create an atmosphere that’s welcoming to fans of all ages. “My kids love to go because they run straight for the inflatables as soon as we get here,” says Kelsey. “It’s a secure, locked facility, so you don’t have to worry. The kids can just take off and play and have their faces painted and I can be interacting with adults.” The food, which is provided by local caterers and restaurants including Wild Eggs, Kingsley Market, Crushed Ice and United Catering, changes with every game. For premium games, they upgrade the menu. For instance, Volare will be feeding the fans at the Clemson Game. And guests can forget about stocking a cooler: Admission always includes two drink tickets at a bar stocked by sponsors like Tito’s Vodka and Anheuser Bush and supplemented by Center Plate. The attention to detail and the something for everyone atmosphere is all part of creating a meaningful tradition in the Petrino’s chosen hometown. “I didn’t grow up here from infancy, but Louisville is the place I’ve lived the longest,” says Kelsey. “Creating the foundation and creating this event around the games is our way of contributing to the place that will always feel like home to us. I’ve made lifelong friends through my work with this organization. I’ve met so many people who do incredible things for this community.”


Petrino Family Foundation Tailgates Party Tickets for the Petrino Family Foundation Tailgates party can be purchased for the season or for individual games, but they can’t be purchased at the door. Call Kelsey Petrino Scott at 502-562-3632 or email or go to for an order form and more information. “I like the personal touch of talking to or emailing all of our guests,” says Kelsey. “We’ve talked about doing this on line, but I like to get to know people!” Season tables for ten are $5000 and include ten meal tickets and twenty drink tickets per home game and a chance to win pre-game on-field access. Single game tables are $1000. Two tickets for premium games can be purchased for $200 and for non-premium games for $150 and each ticket includes a meal ticket and two drink tickets.


BEYOND TAILGATING The Tailgate isn’t the Petrino Family Foundation’s only fundraising effort. It also hosts a Spring Golf Classic at the Louisville Golf Club and is launching a new Love Louisville initiative to spearhead various volunteer efforts around the city. Go to for more information about opportunities to donate or volunteer.

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Tony Vanetti Footballs are in the air, but the long-time Louisville radio sports jock is off on a new venture as co-host of Tony & Dwight, a political entertainment show on WHAS. It’s not the first time Vanetti has reinvented his career – or his life. By Steve Kaufman


ony Vanetti likes the sound and feel of dried leaves crunching under his shoes.

Lamar Jackson put Louisville football on the national map, though, fall and football were special to him.

To him, that means fall. And fall means football.

“Tailgating at Cardinal Stadium was the best,” he says. “You could set up wherever you wanted, drive up onto the grass and park your truck next to a tree. We had an entire bar that we’d take off the truck, complete with bar stools.”

This fall, though, Vanetti will not be at his usual place on September 16, when the University of Louisville hosts Clemson, defending national champions. For 12 years, the radio sports jock was doing a pre-game show, sometimes at old Cardinal Stadium (“great atmosphere, the older fans and fraternity boys”) and sometimes inside the Trager Center with the Petrino Family Foundation (“great buffet”). Instead, Vanetti will be reinventing his radio persona, for the third time in his 25-year career. Just last April, Vanetti began doing a political-entertainment talk show on WHAS from 6-8 p.m., following his friend and mentor, Terry Meiners, on the air. That doesn’t mean that much of Vanetti’s heart and mind aren’t still in sports. He’s jazzed at the way the commonwealth’s two big universities have moved football front and center in the sports conversation. “This used to be a college basketball and high school football town,” he says. “Now it’s a college football town. A Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Louisville? Are you kidding me??” Even before Tom Jurich, Bobby Petrino and

Bars have played heavily in Vanetti’s past. It was at a bar that his radio career was launched. It was in bars that his career, and life, nearly hit the rocks. “I was in a bar with some buddies, holding court,” the Louisville native recalls about the incident nearly 30 years ago. “And a guy came up to me, said he was the new afternoon drive guy on 96 WQMF, that he just got this job, and asked if I could write some jokes for him and do some characters.” A fateful day for Vanetti. “So I went down, wrote a couple of bits, watched while he did his thing and then, afterwards, I asked him, ‘Do you get paid for doing that?’ He said he did, and I asked, ‘Mind if I keep hanging around here?’ ” For three years, he got coffee and lunch for the staff, drove a van, set up remote locations, filled in for every person who went on vacation, did whatever needed to be done. The payoff was a weekend on-air shift.

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Sports and politics are both all about opinions. The facts themselves almost don’t matter. People want to hear what you think.

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“Then, when I was 23, they gave me my own drive-time show,” he recalls. “Here was a kid with no training, no background, doing a show on one of the most famous rock stations in the Midwest.”

It wasn’t easy. “Your brain is smarter than you are, it has found that it likes being drunk and creates situations and anxieties to make you go back to drinking. I knew it and fought through it.”

It was heady times for a youngster dropped into the world of big-time radio and, more than that, into the world of partying, booze and rock-and-roll. There were consequences. Like two DUIs. And a divorce.

Plus, he says, “I wanted to find out what I could achieve if I were one hundred percent Tony, not hung over all the time. I was successful and I was a drunk. What could I do if I were sober?”

Twelve years ago came the first reinvention. “First, I got sober,” he says. “I just quit!”

He found out over the next 12 years, switching to sports radio with one of the

Catch Tony on weekday nights from 6 to 8 on WHAS 840.

PLANNING A SPECIAL CELEBRATION... most popular talk shows in Louisville, on QMF, 100.5 The Fox, WKRD and WHAS. And now politics. How different will it be? “Less so than you’d guess,” he says. “Sports and politics are both all about opinions. The facts themselves almost don’t matter. People want to hear what you think. “We call it ‘hot takes’ – strong opinions. If you believe something, don’t go wishy-washy; go either side, and go hard. If they disagree, they’ll say, ‘That dumb sonofabitch Vanetti was wrong’ – but they’re saying your name.” But what about missing the press booth and the sports banter? Sober Tony’s priorities are different. Such as his wife, Jackie, who divorced him in 2006. They remarried in 2008. “Jackie’s a big-time U of L fan, and she watched years of games by herself,” he says. “Now I’ll be around on Saturday afternoons. We’ll be watching together.” Family is first and foremost for Sober Tony. “I screwed myself over, I don’t want to screw my kids over.” He coached son John in football the last eight years at Holy Trinity Parish School, going to back-to-back Toy Bowls. (John, 14, is now a freshman at Trinity High School, and a Steinhauser Scholar.) Tony and Jackie also have a daughter, 11-year-old Maggie, at Holy Trinity. Jackie coaches field hockey and volleyball there. “Coaching my son was the greatest father-and-son experience there is,” he says. “The most rewarding time of my life. I encourage everyone to do that.” He says he gets a lot of “Hey, Tony” shoutouts around town. But the biggest kick, he says, “is walking through Kroger and hearing some kid shout, ‘Hey, Coach Vanetti!’ “That’s my journey. My transformation is complete.”



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The Good Life Just Got Better Meet our residents... Stasia Kowalski

Even though she didn’t begin swimming until she was in her 40’s, Stasia Kowalski, now 92, couldn’t imagine her life without it. One of her three daughters recently convinced her to compete in a local swim meet, and it’s a good thing that she did–Stasia won both the 50 meter and 100 meter, then played a key role in taking victory in a relay race. Stasia was mostly self taught as a swimmer, and that’s the same kind of independence she enjoys as a resident of Treyton Oak Towers. In addition to swimming, she enjoys going for walks around the grounds, including taking in the sights of historic Old Louisville. She really enjoys the food, especially the twice monthly buffets. She loves watching the changing of the seasons along with her many friends, who are always nearby. “As much as you like to, you can have a very nice, private life here,” Stasia says, “but there’s such a welcoming group of people around. It doesn’t take long to start recognizing faces, it’s such a warm, familial place to be. Treyton Oak Towers is where I belong now.”

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Jenny Pfanensteil Her couture confections have appeared on Michelle Obama, the pages of Vogue and chic heads all over Churchill Downs. The visionary behind Forme Millinery is just as passionate about parenting her daughter. By Christine Fellingham


er cozy, jewel box of a shop in Mellwood Arts Complex is a mecca for hat lovers at Derby time. With its vintage hat stands and antique armoires filled with stunning oneof-a-kind hats, fascinators and headpieces, the place is an instant education in the art of millinery. One look at her masterpieces and you immediately comprehend the stark difference between hand-made and glue-gunned Derby hats. It’s no surprise. Making hats isn’t a hobby for Jenny Pfanensteil, it’s her passion and her craft. A master milliner with a degree in costume design, Jenny Pfanensteil trained with milliners in New York and Australia

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before going out on her own in her hometown of Chicago doing millinery and theatrical costume designs. But it’s when she moved to Louisville three years ago that she made her dream of being a full-time milliner a reality. “I knew my clients were here, the Derby is here and I wanted to fully commit myself to this city and my art,” says Jenny. “Making the decision to move to Louisville was an important step in establishing myself as a serious milliner.” The move turned out to be a good one. “I love the creative energy, the support of local businesses and the excitement around the Derby,” she says. “Since I came here, I’ve devoted myself to my goal and good things have happened.” From her

new home base, Jenny has created patterns for McCall’s, designed micro-collections for Vineyard Vines, partnered with Rachel Zoe creating looks for her Covet app, published a book, The Making of a Milliner (Dover Press), and designed hats for Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. She’s also became the official designer for The Kentucky Derby Museum and launched a baby collection inspired by the recent birth of her daughter, Amelia. What’s next? “I’d like to help make Kentucky become the hat capital of the United States,” she says. Here’s how she harnesses her creativity and energy to raise her daughter and grow an empire.

I have come to realize that when I am at home, it is Amelia and my husband’s time and they deserve a hundred percent of my attention.

You created Forme Millinery first, then had your daughter, Amelia. How has having her changed the way you run your business? “I always thought when I started my own business that my child would come to work with me and it would be wonderful. Well, that worked out for about six months until Amelia was more mobile and didn’t just want to sleep all day. When that happened and we had to make other arrangements, I missed her terribly. I tend to work very long hours, but after having Amelia, I have since tried to leave the hat shop at a decent hour so I can see her before she goes to bed. It certainly was a challenge in the beginning to figure out how to get things done at the shop and spend quality time with Amelia and my husband Bart.

Does the responsibility of having a child to support make owning your own business scarier? “Believe it or not, it doesn’t. If anything, it makes me work harder, so I can provide Amelia with wonderful opportunities. It really has taught me to be more creative and think of other ways to bring in income through my hats. Hence, my latest collaborations with Vineyard Vines, Covet Fashion and American Express. Failure is not an option for me, so I just keep looking ahead at what I can do next.”

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Does having your own business make it easier to spend time with your daughter? “Absolutely. What’s great about owning your own business is that you get to create your own hours. I have a retail hat shop with daily hours, but if I need to leave early one day, or if I want to take an extra-long weekend to spend with the family, I do it. I also open my store at noon, so I can spend time in the mornings with Amelia.”

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“I really try to keep work at work and be engaged during family time. In the past, I use to bring work home and have since stopped. I have come to realize that when I am at home, it is Amelia and my husband’s time and they deserve a hundred percent of my attention. It was a bit difficult in the beginning, but you learn to prioritize better at work and be more productive.”

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What advice do you have for other mothers considering starting their own businesses? “You can do it! It’s never too late to start your own business. If you’re passionate about something, then follow your heart. Take that leap! Starting your business can have challenges, but also know, you cannot do it all. Maybe in the beginning you have to (I certainly did), but as you grow, hire experts in the areas of the business in which you could use help-- for instance, in accounting or marketing. This will allow you to shine in your areas of strength.

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One thing most artists who want to make a living doing what they love don’t realize is that it takes about eighty percent of

your time to run your business and twenty percent of your time to actually do your art. If no one knows you exist, how do you plan on selling what you do? Marketing is top on my list every day to keep customers and hat lovers engaged in what I am doing. I have found this to be essential to staying competitive and exposing my business to new clients.

What do you hope your daughter learns from watching you grow your business? “I want Amelia to know she can do anything! She can be her own boss and start a business from the beginning and grow it into a successful profession. I can see that she has a creative side and I want to support that and help grow those areas of interest. A few things I hope she learns from me: Being a disciplined and organized person is essential to being productive on a daily basis. Customer service is always important. Treat everyone that comes through your door with respect and kindness. Always be grateful for the opportunities and relationships you have and never take them for granted. Quality over quantity. If you produce great work, you will create repeat business. Be true to yourself and your work, don’t forget why you wanted to become your own boss. As long as you are passionate about what you do and work really hard, the reward will follow.”

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New parents Michelle and Derek Keijner were given a chance to walk through a dream wedding when they posed for a styled shoot at Copper & Kings Distillery. By Christine Fellingham • Photos by Love Hunters


hen Michelle and Derek Keijner were married in November 2010, they planned a relaxed downtown wedding where the primary focus was on the food and drink. “We had our wedding at Old 502 Winery and people really enjoyed the fact that we did something a little different,” says Michelle. “We didn’t pay a lot of attention to decorations or flowers, but we had great drinks and food and our guests definitely enjoyed themselves.” So, it seemed a touch ironic when, five years later, her friend Haley Austin Nail, a wedding photographer, asked her if she and her husband, Derek would be willing to model for a wedding shoot at Copper & Kings Distillery. “The shoot was going to have a very similar vibe to our real wedding,” says Michelle. “I had never heard of a styled wedding, but I was intrigued!” Styled weddings are staged by wedding photographers so they can shoot photos

for their portfolios, web sites or publications. In this case, Haley and her friend and fellow photographer Susan Jordan (of Love Hunters Photography) planned to use the photos for their business web sites and for possible submission to a wedding site. “Haley and I had just attended a Creative Mornings. Talk at Copper & Kings about collaboration, “ says Susan. “After meandering around the venue for the first time, we instantly knew we were meant to create something beautiful together in this amazing industrial and modern space.” They chose Michelle and Derek because their look fit the cool venue and their laid-back personalities meant they’d make great models. “To me, the most important element of choosing a couple is that they are genuinely in love,” says Susan. “That’s the reason why I never hire actual models. My photography style is based on capturing raw, real emotion between my couples and if the love isn’t

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The best part was probably when the sun was going down and we were up on the roof. The light was amazing and it felt really nice to be doing something intimate.

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$ there, the shoot won’t feel genuine.” Not only is the love captured in the photos genuine, but in this case, at least, so was the excitement. “I found out I would get my hair, makeup and nails done and basically spend a day with my husband getting our photos taken,” says Michelle. “I had recently had my second baby, so it sounded like a vacation to me.” Derek also jumped at the opportunity to spend a day getting great photos in the cool downtown venue with his beautiful wife. “Once we said yes, there was very little we had to do except show up,” she says. “Derek went for one fitting, but that was it. We just needed to find a sitter and that was it.” On the day of the shoot, the couple relaxed and enjoyed the time together. “It was nice to have a day to be with each other,” says Michelle. “The best part was probably when the sun was going down and we were up on the roof. It was the very end and we were still having a good time. The light was amazing and it felt really nice to be doing something intimate. We forgot other people were there!” Not only did the two have a great mini vacation during the shoot, but they walked away with amazing photos which they do display around their home. “We joke that we have


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our real wedding and our fake wedding,” says Michelle. “We loved them both.” As for what Michelle learned from the second time around? “We had a great photographer for our real wedding but, I wish we had kept her longer. I just realize we didn’t fully capture everything. Even those little details like the tables and invitation shots. We didn’t get them and that’s something I would have done differently.

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Other than that, I guess I wish I had focused a little more on beautiful tables and flowers. I paid attention to food and drink, but I now realize that walking in and seeing those beautiful tables can make your guests feel really special.” Meanwhile, Susan has a unique perspective on shooting and planning weddings after staging and shooting so many of them. “I always tell couples that if they

can, they should create an overall mood board that represents the look and feel they want for their wedding day,” she says. “The vision will mold and change over the course of the planning process and things will naturally fall into place. Don’t be hesitant to ask vendors like your florist to expand your vision! Creatives in the wedding industry love nothing more than to help you put a unique twist on your wedding day plans.” 


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How To Tailgate Like A Party Planner Our resident entertaining experts Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller have some pre-pre-game advice for making your next tailgate outing as relaxed, effortless and fun as a party on blacktop should be.


ere at Ina Marcella Events, we’re a great team and always cheer each other on both personally and professionally. However, there are a couple of times a year when we become bitter rivals. You guessed it: We’re a house divided! During U of L versus UK games, things get a little tense at work. Fortunately, we know how to throw a great tailgate no matter which team we’re rooting for. We’ve found that when it comes to tailgating, timing is everything. Arrive four hours before the game begins. You want to have enough time to relax and get organized so you don’t waste a second of the action on cleanup once it starts. Hopefully, then, the good party juju you’ve created will carry through to your team as well!

FOOD AND DRINK • Think about cleanup before you set-up: Use products that can easily be recycled

or repurposed. A six-pack container becomes a great condiment holder. A case of beer can be a cooler; take the beer out put it in a bag, place back in box and add ice. • Jell-O shots are easy and fun, plus you can use your team colors. • Our favorite drink accessory is the Yeti line of cups, koozies, coffee canisters, beer

growlers and coolers. They keep everything cold, or hot, for hours. • Our go-to food for the grill is skewers. They can be prepared the day before and you

can vary meat and veggie options to please everyone’s palate. They also transport in Ziploc bags and require no utensils to eat.


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DÉCOR A.K.A FAN SWAG • Decor is where

you can have fun! Pennants in team colors are easy to make, easy to transport and are always a cute touch. • Decorate your cooler

using stickers and paint. • Ask an artistic friend to do an original face paint job for the

WHAT TO PACK • A pop-up tent, folding table and chairs are essentials.

Invest in sturdy options that collapse easily and pack flat.

game, or order temporary tattoos to share. • Get in the competitive spirit with games of your own. Our favor-

ites are corn hole, beer pong, and giant Jenga! All three are easy to pack with the rest of your gear.

• A twin-size fitted sheet in your team color can be a table-

cloth. It’s wind-proof and washable. • Frozen water bottles make great ice packs that you can

drink once they thaw. • Once weather turns cooler, pack hand warmers! • Don’t forget a portable speaker-- whether tuned to pre-

game sports talk or favorite tunes. • Pack trash bags, and bring some for recycling! The

camper’s “leave no trace” motto definitely applies.

by Marcella Kragel and ina miller

Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired one-of-a-kind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.

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Canine Couture The well-dressed dog has a choice of stylish boutiques about town. But before you browse, resident pet expert and radio host Tara Bassett shares some shopping pointers. Photos by dick arnspiger

Liv Boutique owner Lucie Stansbury often brings her long-haired chihuahua, Kiki, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Charlee and Bosley to work where they lounge in leather jackets. Lab mix, Buck, rarely visits. On Lucie and Kiki: RE Style sweater, $76, Current Elliot released hem denim, $194, Summer Eliason tassel earrings, $84 Italian leather bag, $379 Guitar strap purse strap, $48 Dog harness, $22

On Kiki and TK Skull sweater, $42 Dog harness, $22 Biker jackets, $45 to $49

DOGGIE DRESSING DO’S AND DON’TS Cuteness isn’t the only factor to consider when dressing your dog. We asked Dr. Lindsay Miller, director of the East Louisville Animal Hospital what to keep in mind when shopping for those adorable outfits.

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SAFETY: “My main concern is putting animals in anything restricting,” says Dr. Miller. “Obviously, for practical reasons, no outfit should get in the way of relieving themselves. With clothing or a leash around their necks, you also need to make sure you can get 2-3 fingers underneath so it is not too tight.” And if clothing is tight or rubbing around the armpits, it can cause irritation.” WEATHER: “Smaller dogs and thin-haired dogs often need extra warmth in cold or rain,” she says. “Their body temperature can drop quickly, so the added protection of outerwear can prevent that. Fitted, comfortable sweaters or jackets in the winter are great— with an extra waterproof layer if needed.”

Shelby TK, owns A Girl and Her Dog boutique in Westport Village, where dogs and pet parents can shop together. She and her Yorkie, Finn, in coordinating fall looks:

Dress, $29.95 Dog handkerchief, $12.

On Finn Houndstooth sweater, $19.99 U of L bandana, $12 Denim baseball cap, $10.50

by Tara Bassett

Tara Bassett is host of “Puppy Pack Adventures” podcast and “Take it from Tara,” Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 PM. “Waggin’ Wednesday” airs in the first hour of her show on... well, Wednesday! It’s all on WCHQ 100.9 FM, Crescent Hill radio.

HAPPINESS: Is your dog really happy playing dress-up? Or are we anthropomorphizing our love of shopping onto our poor pooches? As for my puppy pack, Brady and Wyatte only tolerate the togs I pull out on the Fourth of July. And because of their size and their thicker coats, they really don’t need doggy duds. Gracie Lou, however, shivers even after a bath, so she has a raincoat and sweater to protect her from the elements. She actually prances when I grab her foul weather garb! If your dog scratches, bites, or wriggles when dressed, he or she may be best left to a natural state. If she perks up , then, by all means, indulge your furry fashionista. 

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Crashing Into Fall Rocko Jerome caught up with bandleader Mark Maxwell to bring you the scoop on the perennially popular Louisville Crashers. This season, they’re on the move. By Rocko Jerome

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hey’ve been rocking our city for years, but we’re heading into the peak performance season for the band that never stops making music. “We love the fall,” says lead singer and bandleader of The Louisville Crashers, Mark Maxwell. “We usually play several outdoor performances every year, like Harvest Homecoming in New Albany (October 13th) or the Southwest Festival in Louisville (October 14th). Summer shows are nice, but they really make you appreciate when the temperature come down.” Between outdoor and indoor gigs, their fall schedule is packed— offering their die-hard fans plenty of opportunities to get out and have a good time again.

The Louisville Crashers have earned the title of Louisville’s Number One Party Band, playing every imaginable event and venue for nearly a decade. They always get the crowd on their feet. For Mark, the most special events are the fundraisers. “We are offered so many opportunities to play shows for causes that we believe in, causes that are important to us,” he says. “We’ve been fortunate to be involved in events to benefit Blessings in a Backpack, Down Syndrome of Louisville, Susan G. Komen, and many others over the last nine years. Playing music is great, and we love it, but it’s so much more meaningful when you can use it as a means to bring people together to do good things. We are blessed, for sure.”

EVENT CRASHING The Louisville Crashers are the featured band at many favorite Fall events. Here’s a partial list of their upcoming shows: September 8

Middletown Festival

Middletown, Kentucky

September 9

Rocktober Fest

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

September 16

Pal Wow Festival Palmyra, Indiana

The band members include Mark on lead vocals, his brother Max Maxwell on drums and vocals, and Jesse Vest on bass guitar. Rounding out the Crashers’ unique sound are another pair of brothers, multi-instrumentalists Howard Gittli on guitar, trumpet, and vocals and Geoff Gittli on keys, sax, flute, and vocals. The group owes its origins to the Maxwell family business: Louisville’s own legendary instrument shop, Mom’s Music. “At some point, all of us in the band have been employees of the store,” Mark says, “and back in the day we would throw an employee band together to do special events like the company Christmas party or trade shows. After a while, we started kicking around the idea that maybe we could put together a permanent band to start playing weddings and other private events. Our first rehearsal with this lineup was in August 2008, and I believe we played our first show-which was a wedding- in November of that year. The funny thing is, we still didn’t have a name for the band, and so for that night we just named ourselves after the bride and groom. For the next couple of months, we were ‘The Matt and Melissa Band.’ To this day I still think it’s a better name than The Louisville Crashers.”

Mark feels a great sense of passion about what he does: “Music is the universal language. We see firsthand the power it has to build community, to bring people from all walks of life together and help them forget about their troubles for a short time. We’ve been doing this so long that we’ve had the experience of watching something akin to a family grow up around this project. We’ve witnessed people meeting for the first time at our shows, watched relationships kindle, we’ve played at their weddings, and now they bring their kids to see us play! While we’d like to take credit for what we’ve built, we know that the music itself is what holds the power. We just tag along for the ride. While we do have a lot of fun, we also take our jobs seriously. We know that we only got where we are because we are willing to work hard. We focus on the fans and try to always bring our A-game, whether we’re playing for a small party of 50 people or a crowd of 10,000. We are constantly learning and trying out new material, and we put a lot of effort into finding ways to connect with the audience. If someone hires us for a private event, we make it our goal to ensure the event is as fun and hassle-free as it can possibly be. Being in this band isn’t always easy, but it is always worth the work we put into it.”

September 21

seymour City Jam Seymour, Indiana

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Jam with the Mayor

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Harvest homecoming New Albany, Indiana

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An Iconic Art Fair The oldest and arguably most famous annual art fair in the city, the St. James Court Art Show doesn’t rest on past success, but continues to improve year after year. Here’s what you won’t want to miss this time. By Remy Sisk


f you’ve been to Old Louisville during the first full weekend of October, then you’ve witnessed the expansive splendor that is the St. James Court Art Show. Encompassing foursquare blocks, the show annually attracts more than 100,000 attendees to the largest section of preserved Victorian homes in the world to explore more than 700 art exhibitors who come from across the globe. St. James has unquestionably become a cultural institution in Louisville, and that’s because the fair has been able to keep up with the wants and needs of its patrons for six decades. “I’d call it a large outdoor fine art and contemporary craft show,” says Marguerite Esrock, executive director since 2005. “We’re definitely more than arts and crafts. We have a lot of high-end artists selling pieces from $500 on up, but then we also have a nice mix of lower-priced items and something for everyone.” Wares at the nationally renowned, juried show span the gamut from more traditional painting and photography to metalwork, pottery, glass sculpture, textiles and jewelry.

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Interested artists apply in January with applications closing in April. Then, come October– whether blistering heat, merciless cold or that perfect, crisp fall day – they arrive in Old Louisville, the ideal eclectic setting for browsing exceptional art. “What I really think makes St. James special is the setting and the backdrop of this Victorian neighborhood,” Esrock maintains. “You can find other fine arts shows in the country… but they’re not in that setting. A lot of people like to make a stroll of it and see the homes and architecture. It’s really a charming neighborhood.” A newer attraction is the renewed focus on artists based in Louisville and Kentucky. “In the last three or four years, we’ve really tried to recruit Kentucky artists,” Esrock affirms. “The patrons are asking for that and we recognize that there’s a lot of talent here.” One aspect St. James has sought to improve based on patron feedback is the logistical side of the show. A common criticism has been that it’s simply too crowded to enjoy. Fortunately, Esrock and

her team have worked diligently to improve patron experience year after year and made several major decisions that have resulted in more space to walk and browse.

Bank. Attendees are invited to bring a canned good to donate. So, the fair now offers a way to make a contribution to the greater community while browsing awe-inspiring exhibitors.

Roughly a decade ago, the city told the show that it could not get any bigger perimeter-wise. At that point, Esrock relates that it was close to bursting at the seams with nearly 800 artists. To combat this issue, the team has methodically and gradually reduced booth space, resulting in more breathing room for both artists and guests. The concession area has also been moved off the street and into Central Park, which has helped with past bottleneck issues.

The combination of meticulously juried art and attention to overall experience is what makes St. James a community institution and a signature event for our city. “It is a tradition in Louisville and the fact that people bring their kids and expose them to all of these different mediums – the fact that they expose younger generations to art and bring them up appreciating art… is very important and might really be paying off here in Louisville,” says Esrock. “I think right now, we have a great set of twentyand thirty-somethings who are really rocking in the art scene here. I don’t know if St. James has been a part of that or not, but I’d like to think it has.” 

Esrock has also come up with ways to bring back guests who think “they’ve seen it.” There is a 30 to 40 percent turnover of artists every year. The show highlights the new artists by placing them in the central-most interior section. So, if you start at the famous fountain and walk immediately north or south, you’ll encounter all new artists you’ve likely never seen before.


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Here are more opportunities to see and buy original artwork. Check out any of these events and find out what kind of talent we have locally.

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September 23

Big Four Arts Festival

Art in the Park

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October 6-8

Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

September 9

Portland Art & Heritage Fair

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Strategic Optimism As the first game fast approaches, resident sports expert and radio host Drew Deener contemplates what’s in the Cards for the impending U of L football season..


he headline in a recent Herald Leader Column said it all about the upcoming University of Kentucky football season. “Are we being too optimistic about UK’s chances this football season?” That lets you know exactly where Wildcats stand with their team this year. Coming off their first bowl in five years, there’s an air of hope…an air of optimism. August is always the most optimistic month of the football season anyway because everyone is undefeated. Cat fans are falling in line with most fan bases this time of year and talking themselves into an extra win or two. Things are different in Louisville, but I’m not even sure in what way. Card fans don’t quite know how to feel about this football team. They are ranked sixteenth in the AP pre-season poll. That’s actually the fifth highest they’ve ever been ranked in that poll, but it doesn’t feel like an air of optimism. The overwhelming vibe I get from fans is an odd one: Restraint.

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was the same: Can U of L get into the playoff? Then the bottom fell out. Three straight losses to end the season, and the question was: What just happened? Between the end of the season, and the start of this one, you’ve also had an NCAA punishment, an appeal of that punishment, controversy with the U of L Foundation, and a confrontational tone to a new YUM! Center lease.

There was no restraint for most of last football season. From the moment Lamar Jackson and the Cards destroyed Florida State in front of College Game Day and a national audience, there was a new target: the college football playoff.

Which brings us to the restrained vibe for this football season. Maybe those other negative events have made Cards fans feel guilty about being optimistic. Maybe being so close to the playoff last year has them once-bitten twice-shy.

Cards fans focused so much on how to get into the top four of the rankings, they forgot to talk about basketball. Every point of conversation into November last year was about football. From call-in shows, social media, water cooler talk, to any bar or restaurant you went into, the question

There is plenty to be excited about. It starts with most exciting returning player the program has ever had in Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson. (By the way, Penn State, Oklahoma state, and Oregon are big names among a list of 22 schools to have one Heisman trophy winner). It

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continues with a schedule that should see them favored in 10 of 12 games. ESPN radio has already selected Louisville and Clemson to be their anchor site for College Game Day in week three. No one knows until December if optimism or pessimism is justified. But it seems to me that Louisville fans should share in the blissful ignorance of not knowing what lies ahead in this college football season. So, Cards fans, bust out the grills and the corn hole boards and join the party that is pre-season hype. We have plenty of time to deal with reality when the games start.

by drew Deener Vice President/Talk Show Host ESPN 680 /93.9 The Ville

Advice From Two Mid-Life Crisis Males Who better than these die-hard sports fans and outspoken media professionals to educate the rest of us on the finer points of tailgating? Here, Tony Vanetti and Dwight Witten tell you all you need to know about pre-game partying.

What are the best games for tailgating and why?

TONY: Football is the best and I’ll tell ya why. For a long time, Louisville and Kentucky were really bad at football. So, we made it all about the pre-game party. The party was so good sometimes you didn’t even go into the game. These days, the teams are pretty good, but the party has turned corporate.

Dwight: Football games are usually the best, because in this culture it’s accepted for a fat guy like myself to take his shirt off and paint his chest. This behavior is sometimes looked down upon at some of my favorite haunts like Jeff Ruby’s, church and Chuck E. Cheese. What’s the best location?

TONY: Old Cardinal Stadium. It’s a short walk to the new stadium and that’s where the fraternity and sororities set up. Park where you like and have fun.

Dwight: I have found that parking lots works best. They seem to frown upon firing up my grill under Concourse B or Section 115.

Name the essential tailgating menu items.

TONY: I’m not one for fancy. Keep it simple: burgers, brats and chocolate cake. Don’t forget to ice the beer down night before.

Dwight: For years, the Wittens’ FAVORITE for a tailgate has been Spotted Owl. However, since it has become so popular and increasingly harder to get, we have switched to Cheese Doodles and Fiddle Faddle. Rumor has it that Lays is planning on releasing a spotted owl flavored chip this Fall…. Fingers crossed!

What are the biggest tailgating faux pas?

TONY: Don’t freaking jinx the team! If you have a weird superstition for the big game don’t forget to follow it to the letter. You could be the reason we lose.

Dwight: Not holding your pinky out while shot-gunning your beer or vaping. Also, apparently relieving yourself on the car bumper of the person parked next to you is now no longer acceptable. (Found that one out the hard way.)

Can you tailgate with opposing team’s fans?

TONY: Depends on the team. Stay away from super-redneck or super-condescending fan bases. They can throw you off your game.

Dwight: Sure, you can! I also highly recommend eating gas station sushi, staring at the solar eclipse with readers on, the rhythm method and running full speed at a grizzly bear making kissy noises while covered in honey and bacon. Complete this sentence: Tailgating ends when…

TONY: Tailgating ends when security throws you out.

Dwight: When the puking begins…

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5 Things to Look for in Your Personal Trainer Working with a personal trainer is an investment in yourself that can pay dividends for years to come. As the hiring director for personal trainers for the last 22 years, Carlos Rivas has learned what separates good trainers from great ones. Here, his five criteria for hiring the right one for you. 1. THEY ARE COMPETENT AND CONFIDENT A great trainer will have a track record of success and results to show for their efforts. While most gyms require their trainers to have certifications from credible organizations, the most important thing a trainer needs is a list of happy, successful clients. Ask your trainer for references from people they’ve worked with who have goals similar to yours. If they can prove they’ve helped others get where you want to go, you’ve made the right choice.

2. THEY KEEP YOU ACCOUNTABLE The number one reason people hire a trainer is for accountability. They need someone to get them to show up, work hard and feel good about it. They should be firm yet understanding. They should give you tough love when you need a boost and show empathy when you’re struggling. Look for a trainer who shows up prepared with a customized workout. That means they’ve done their homework, and they’ve taken the time to consider your individual needs. On the flip side, they must be accountable to you, too. They should show up on time, put their phone away and give you their undivided attention.

3. THEY LISTEN Great trainers listen more than they talk. They ask the right questions and focus intensely on the answers. They should ask about your goals and expectations.

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They should constantly ask for feedback during workouts. If your trainer isn’t asking, “How does that feel?” or “Where do you feel this exercise?” then you’re not getting your money’s worth.

4. THEY STAY POSITIVE Most people respond best to positive reinforcement. The best trainers will stay upbeat and positive even if you’re struggling. Fitness is about progress, not perfection. Look for someone who reminds you that you’re a work in progress and encourages you to get a little bit better every day.

5. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW Nobody knows it all, and the best trainers are not afraid to admit it. If you’re working with someone who claims they know everything, beware. You’ll undoubtedly run into roadblocks during your workouts, and your trainer should be able to summon the right person to help you. Your results may require a team effort, so a deep referral network of specialists is key. Ask your trainer for referrals for things outside their scope of practice, including nutrition, physical therapy or massage therapy. Choosing the right trainer can make a lasting difference in your life. Don’t settle for someone who is underwhelming when you’re hiring someone to guide you on your fitness journey.

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Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS is the Director of Health and Well-being @ ProFormance,LLC and the Chief Encouraging Officer @ Compassion and Cooking. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Carlos can be reached by e-mail: carlos@proformanceresults. com or 502.741.9428.


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Jonathan Szeto and Madeline Mortenson

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Bourbon Women SIP-OSIUM Brown Hotel | August 25 | | Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Cynthia Thorp, Lisa Morsman with Jaime Estes

Allen and Amy Bloomhuff

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Lisa Hunter, McCauley Adams and Olivia Reibel

Colleen Clines and Maggie Clines

Shannon Davis, Susan Doig, Anita Annati, Audrey Petty

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Jaleigh White, Melanie Gavanes and Cheri Starn

Laura Blandford, Debbie Block and Carly Block


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POWR (Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction) is a medically based program designed to help you achieve your healthiest body weight. You will experience an increase in energy levels, strength, and stamina while decreasing your risk for diseases and improving your quality of life. The POWR program is covered by most insurance plans, especially if being overweight or obese is leading to a medical condition such as joint pain or back pain.

“I truly understand that the POWR program isn’t a diet, but is a lifestyle change. I struggled my first few years, but I understand the WHY behind living healthier, and it has made a difference in my life. — Joyce Wyman, lost 60 lbs


The ultimate differentiator and national symbol of recognition and distinction in the Office Imaging industry, PROs Elite 100 certification, is awarded to a very limited number of select organizations displaying world-class service delivery. Only 1 dealer in any market will be awarded this distinction. This industry first certification program recognizes higher levels of performance that have been proven to produce the most customer obsessed, responsive, and productive companies in the Office Imaging Industry.



Concert for the Cause Downtown Marriott | August 26 | | Photos By Anissa Pate

Mr. and Mrs. Glassner and Mr. and Mrs. Medley

Daniel and Ann Swintosky

Kevin Harned, Shannon Cogan and Kendall Cogan

Marcus Rommelman, Andi Oldiges, Erin Christian Michael Connorsand Brooke Klondike

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Josh and Heather Nickel Family

Joe and Katie Greene

Madison Cork and Carla Donnell

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Date Night


Enjoy an intimate and interactive live cooking show with some of the area's best chefs.

Seth Kline and Anna Matthews

Jessica Clark and Tim Stratman

Ted and Leesa Ennenbach

216 Pearl Street • New Albany, IN


Only 23 seats available per show so book now and turn any night into a special night! O U R M A R K E T I N G PA R T N E R S

Brian and Erin King

Tyler and Erin Davidson


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Spirits, Sparkles, and Spurs Turkey Run Park| August 26 | | Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Elizabeth and Joe Joyce

Kitty Hatcher, Judy Miller, Ina Bond, and Jill Cooper

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Madeline and Jerry Abramson

Steve and Marty Hedgepeth, Mindy Cumberlad, with Nan Moore, Tony Carney, Boat Makathan

Jason and Britney Groneck, Amy and Dr. Jeff Stephenson

Sherry Feldpausch and Michele Ripley

Tonja Aaron-Wells and John Wells

Barbara Ann Callahan and Moyra Byrne

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Lyle Lovett Concert Iroquois Amphitheater | August 6 | | Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Karen and Bryan Harper

Francine Reed and Lyle Lovett

Shawn Young and Kim Mobley

Tim and Ann Hoskinson

Jim Turner, Sara and Peter Ritchie with Beverly Bartlett

Walter Hawkins and Tony Sheppard

John Ridgill and Betsy Jones

Scott and Jewell Currie

Cindy Smith and Anne Hubbs

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LOUISVILLE EXECUTIVE AVIATION B3 Fest: The Festival of Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer to benefit Kosair Charities will take place September 9 at the Louisville Executive Aviation Hangar at Bowman Field! General Admission Tickets include all bacon tastings and are very limited & will sell out. They also have a very limited number of all inclusive VIP Tickets that include Early Entry VIP Hour and ALL FOOD & DRINK!

5TH ANNUAL CQ JAM FOR WATERSTEP CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS RIVERSIDE GRILLE The 5th Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep will be held at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille on Saturday, September 9 from 2pm to 11pm. The fundraiser will benefit WaterStep, a local organization that works to save lives around the world with safe water, and will feature 9 full hours of entertainment, including a performance by “The Gators” with lead singer of The Legacy Platters Lonza Bartlett. The suggested donation is $20 per person.

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival Waterfront Park Teams race on a 300 meter course down the Ohio River in front of the Great Lawn and Wharf area in Waterfront Park. Four dragon boats race in each heat to compete for the best time. Awards are given for each division and challenge. In 2016 six beautiful Rivulet trophies were given to the winners of the open, charity, scholastic, local, invitational divisions. As well as the overall champion team: Four Barrel CrossFit. Louisville loves DRAGON BOAT racing! It is a fun, high energy, team building activity that anyone (ages 12+) can do. Equipment and training are provided. In fact, you can Try A Practice for FREE, great for beginners!

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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Waterfront Park The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

September Art Fair

Mellwood Art Center Louisville's September Art Fair at Mellwood is an annual showcase of juried artwork that is free and open to the public. Attendees can peruse a variety of artwork ranging from handcrafted jewelry to oil paintings and enjoy live entertainment, fresh food and great drinks.


Big Four Bridge Each year, the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival invites guests to start the weekend of fine art, food and entertainment with the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival Preview Party. Guests for this one night only event have exclusive access to the entire Big Four Bridge Arts Festival to view the art of the guest artists, enjoy delicious food and beverages and, of course, have the first chance to buy limited edition works of art! This is one of the most highly anticipated nights in Louisville’s social calendar. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23

StageOne Family Theatre presents “Miss Nelson is Missing!”

The Kentucky Center Miss Nelson's class is the worst behaved in the whole school. The students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson goes missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher who assigns mountains of homework and wields her ruler like a sword!.

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Butterflies n’ Blooms

The Louisville Zoo Explore the zoo’s new 1000 square feet flight house, filled with hundreds of native butterflies. With 12 species of butterfly present in the flight house, see how many you can identify. If you are lucky, you might even get to see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. SEPTEMBER 11 THROUGH OCT 01

Southern Fried Nuptials

The Derby Dinner Playhouse The uproarious sequel to last season’s comedy “Southern Fried Funeral”! This time, the Mississippi clan is preparing for the wedding of daughter Harlene, with many of the same Frye family members in attendance. THROUGH OCTOBER 14

Gordon Parks—Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

Speed Art Museum Come visit the first contemporary art exhibit to explore the complex landscape of the American South through literature, cuisine, music and more. The exhibition focuses on artwork within the past three decades but also includes work from the Civil Rights Era. 60 artists are represented, along with a music-listening library.

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Actors Theatre in the Bingham Theatre His fangs are bared. His eyes glow crimson. Louisville’s favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense—and even more blood. SEPTEMBER 13

Make-A-Wish Charitable Barrels

Haymarket Whiskey Bar Make-A-Wish Charitable Barrels is a local fundraiser hosted by Haymarket Whiskey Bar. We are teaming up with guest bartenders from Seven Grand and Four Roses Bourbon to benefit local Kentucky wishes through Make-A-Wish. Live bluegrass entertainment provided by Hickory Vaught Trio. SEPTEMBER 14

Main Street Association’s Summer Happy Hour Series: Underground

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience This summer MSA is taking it UNDERGROUND for their Happy Hour Series featuring cocktail specials and complimentary appetizers, plus other surprises, at FIVE of the coolest (literally, because it's inside in the summer) underground venues on Main Street. The events are free to attend, but please RSVP in advance, since space is limited at some (in the private rooms just for us.) Events take place 5pm-7pm every other Thursday through September 14.


Louisville Pride Festival

Highlands Neighborhood The Louisville Pride Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Louisville Pride Festival, a celebration of the spirit of Louisville coming together as one. The 2016 Louisville Pride Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 on Bardstown Road in the popular Highlands neighborhood from 11am to 11pm. The event is all ages, family friendly, free and open to the public. SEPTEMBER 19


KFC Yum! Center Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling superstar Bruno Mars is returning to KFC Yum! Center September 19, 2017! The 24K Magic World Tour celebrates Mars’ eagerly anticipated new album, 24K Magic. The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates. SEPTEMBER 23

Light The Night Walk Kickoff

Louisville Slugger Field The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission.



Rye Restaurant The Rye Back Porch Sessions will be focusing on arts in the community, heading into our 6th year for this series. Presented by Heaven Hill Brands.

Mary J. Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour

KFC Yum! Center The undisputed queen of R&B and Hip Hop. The Grammy-award winning platinum selling recording artist Mary J Blige will be in concert. Special guests Grammy nominated Joe and Stokely will perform on her "Strength of a Woman" tour at the KFC Yum! Center. Mary J. Blige will be performing records from her new album “Strength of a Woman ‘” plus huge repertoire of Hip-Hop Soul anthems that include the hits; You Remind Me, Real Love, I’m Going Down, Mary Jane (All Night Long), Not Gon’ Cry, As, Dance For Me, No More Drama.


Seneca Park The 14th annual fundraising event includes a 5K run as well as other family-friendly events. Proceeds go to benefit Animal Care Society, the city’s first non-profit, no kill shelter, located at 12207 Westport Road. Events for pets and their owners include Kissing contest, look alike contest, a doggie Halloween costume fashion show, agility demonstrations and many other activities which begin at 7 a.m. and last until 1 p.m.

Sgt. Pepper at the LO POPS

Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall What would The Beatles have sounded like if they had the chance to perform live in concert with a symphony orchestra? Find out when Classical Mystery Tour joins Bob Bernhardt and your Louisville Orchestra in Sgt. Pepper at the LO Pops.

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Sept/Oct events SEPTEMBER 29

Summer Movie Series: A Space Odyssey

Kentucky Science Center The Kentucky Science Center continues its summer movie series with the film "A Space Odyssey"

Rivalry Gala

The Seelbach Hotel Join us at the American Cancer Society’s Rivalry Gala on September 29, 2017 for a one-of-akind evening, featuring great food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. SEPTEMBER 30

Stampede for VIPS 5K

The Louisville Zoo The 15th annual Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates Stampede for VIPS will be held at the Louisville Zoo. Bring the entire family out for a 5K (or 1 mile family walk) and spend the rest of the day exploring this fabulous Louisville gem. OCTOBER 1

Hunger Walk/Run and Row

Waterfront Park Harbor Lawn Get ready for the most fun you, your family and coworkers will ever have making a difference! Join Dare to Care for the Hunger Walk/ Run & Row. This fun-filled day raises funds and awareness to end hunger in our community.

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St. James Court Art Show

St. James Court The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 725 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy

2017 Taste of Louisville

Louisville Executive Aviation Come be a 'foodie' in your own city and taste the BEST of Louisville! Enjoy food from over 50 local restaurants, taste delicious local brews, an assortment of fine wines, and spirits a plenty. Come frolic with friends through it all! OCTOBER 21

The Doctors' Ball OCTOBER 12

Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Iroquois Park The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988. It’s entertainment for the entire family. The Louisville event, October 12 - November 5, will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a -mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an art show daily from dusk to 11pm during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. The festival includes: , Nightly illumination, Entertainment for the whole family, 5,000 illuminated pumpkins on a 1,500-ft. trail with over 100 carved into veritable works of art, presented in themed scenes and music. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. OCTOBER 15

2017 Harvest for Hope Festival

Uspiritus Bellewood Campus Join us for a day of family-friendly entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Uspiritus’ Bellewood campus in Anchorage. This FREE community event will include carnival games, arts and crafts, climbing wall, inflatables, food vendors and live music.

Marriott Louisville Downtown A Night to Remember! See why hundreds of people call this their favorite event! Join us Oct. 21 for a four-course meal, cocktails, a silent auction, dancing to live music, and much more! We'll honor physicians and community members who bring hope, healing and wellness to our community.


Louisville Halloween Parade and Festival

Bardstown Road The 15th annual Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival is going to be the best yet! This year, experience Louisville's BIGGEST Halloween celebration brought to you by LouisvilleHalloween. com, Louisville's Home For Halloween. The festival will be located on Baxter Avenue between Bardstown Rd and Winter and will open at 12PM and close at 8PM. The festival will include vendor booths and live entertainment. There will even be a variety of special events also incorporated to make it an all-day, fun-for-the-whole-family event! The parade will begin at 4PM with an extended Parade route from Baxter Ave and Broadway to Bardstown Rd and Rosewood (just past Mid-City Mall). It will be the biggest and BEST parade yet and there is no other event that celebrates Halloween quite like this!

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CirqueLouis: Kaleidoscope

The Kentucky Center Join CirqueLouis this fall on a colorful adventure in Kaleidoscope. Inspired by the centuries-old toy, vivid colors and shape shifting form will be brought to life by CirqueLouis' aerialists, jugglers, and acrobats. Beyond its rich visual surface, Kaleidoscope examines the symbolism of color, the subdivision of the individual, and reintegration of parts to the collective whole. The experience begins in the lobby as the CirqueLouis cast guides the audience to the theater through interactive performance! NOVEMBER 11

metro united way 100th anniversary gala

louisville marriott downtown Metro United Way is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017! With this significant milestone we want to thank, recognize and honor those who have played a key role in the success of the organization's 100-year history. To do this, Metro United Way's Tocqueville Society members are hosting a one-time Gala celebration.




Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

The Derby Dinner Playhouse This spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story breathes fantastic new life into the classic tale. A lavish and thrilling musical that is perfect for the holiday season! NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 23


Actors Theatre in the Victor Jory Theatre Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Actors Theatre’s rendition of Dickens’ classic tale is brought to new life with visual splendor and joyous music. NOVEMBER 25TH

Home for the Holidays

The Kentucky Center Louisville Orchestra: Lisa Vroman joins Doug LaBrecque to celebrate the music of the season with these two exceptional talents.

The Kentucky Center Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three time Tony Awardwinning director Jack O'Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production. DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 16

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Kentucky Center The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have bullied their way into the church’s annual Christmas pageant! Slated to be the “worst pageant ever,” the whole town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see the Herdmans ruin Christmas. Will the pageant be a disaster as everyone is expecting, or will the spirit of the season change the hearts and minds of the Herdman family?

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TOP SHOTS Who’s Who in Lou!

Donovan Mitchell, David Wilson, Robbie Valentine, Mangok Mathiang and Charlie Wilson

Katie Meinhart, Ashley Ross and Heather Yates of Six Sisters Boutique in NuLu

Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s Kicking Butt 5K

Ysha and Bobby Bass at MESA

Todd Kessinger and Kevin Thompson at Boots, Badges and Bids

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