Thursday, April 24, 2008

FAT Friday Trolley Hop

Those of you who will be in Louisville on Friday should head down to Frankfort Avenue for the FAT Friday Trolley Hop. From the Mellwood Arts Center to Stiltz Avenue, you would be surprised just how many shops and galleries will be open. It's a great chance to see what's going on in the neighborhood, to meet with others interested in the Clifton/Crescent Hill community, and to just have fun. A list of events currently planned can be viewed here.

It looks like there may be a chance of thunderstorms Friday, currently the national weather service suggests those will be late in the evening.

Hope to see you in the neighborhood.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Living the good life in Clifton

I live in the Clifton Neighborhood of Louisville. It’s a neighborhood bounded by Brownsboro Road on the north, Ewing Avenue on the east, I-64 on the south and Mellwood Avenue on the west. (However, I like to claim all the way east to Bayly—that way I can count a Heine Bros. and a Carmichaels Bookstore as part of the neighborhood. There are many reasons you should consider living in (or at least visiting) the Clifton neighborhood. One of those reasons is food:

1. Coffee Shops.

I can walk to four different terrific spots for coffee: Heine Brothers, Java Brewing Company, CaffĂ© Classico, and Nancy’s Bagels. (If you like dark roast, get a cup of Nancy’s Thundermuck. It is delightful.)

2. Restaurants in general.

We’ve got it all here in Clifton. We have high end spots like Volare, Basa and Bourbon Bistro. We have an excellent Asian Vegetarian restaurant, Zen Garden. North End is eclectic, delicious, and Kentucky Grown. We’ve got two great pizza places, Clifton’s and Fat Jimmy’s. And then there are the more exotic: Sari-Sari (Filipino) El-Mundo (Mexican), Shiraz (Middle-Eastern), and the Grape Leaf (Greek).

Now that spring has come, almost every Clifton restaurant and coffee shop offers outdoor dining. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We'd love to see you.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Play Ball

The Louisville Bats won their home opener on April 11 8-5. It was a high-scoring game, and so fun for those of us who know little about baseball -- who do not spend the game listing hits, errors, and other esoteric statistics. The team will be in town all of the coming week, playing against the Pawtucket Red Sox from Friday April 11 to Monday, and then playing the Norfolk Tides through Friday, April 18. (See schedule).

The team, a farm team for the Cincinnati Reds, and the field itself are a wonderful part of Louisville – particularly in the spring. (In the heat of the summer, I’m not as big of a fan of outdoor spectator sports.) That said, I would suggest anyone visiting Louisville during baseball reason take an afternoon or an evening to attend a game. I honestly don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house. There’s a merry-go-round and other attractions to keep the kids happy, and a microbrewery just outside (Brownings) that you can enjoy before or after the game.

These are a couple shots of the game and the field that I took last night.