Thursday, April 30, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dream Dinners Lexington celebrates three year anniverary

This news from Lexington Dream Dinner :

Mark your calendars!
Can you believe it? Our Dream Dinners store is three years old! Would you like to celebrate with us? Of course you would!*Anniversary Open House* We want you to come and celebrate with us! We will be sampling some of our best dinners, sides and desserts! We will have raffles for door prizes! You can earn tickets for attending the open house, bringing friends, completing your next session order and much more!Gift Certificate Sale - 20% OFF! Oh yea, and we will be giving away a FREE session!Join us:Saturday, May 9th 11:00am-4:00pm*FREEZER SALE* We have decided to make this a monthly tradition! This week, we will be transitioning to the new May menu and making lots of extra meals with the "leftovers" we have in the store.Come by and see us:Thursday, April 30th 4:00-7:00 pmFriday, May 1st 10:00am-1:00 pm*Got Friends?* You can now earn $CASH$ toward your next session when you invite your friends to attend a session! You earn $5 for every friend who completes a "sampler" session and $10 for every friend who completes a regular session! Your account is automatically credited when they list you as the referral!Bring them to the Open House and let them see what we are all about! Show them why you love us and they will too!
So much to tell and so little space to do so! I sincerely hope you will come to the store and celebrate with us! We look forward to seeing you as always!--Stephanie and the Dream TeamP.S. Coming soon...Taste of Dream Dinners, Summer Simplified and Dinners for Life (curious? Just ask!)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lexington area HVAC resource -B&D's Refrigeration , Inc.

For many in the foodservice business one of their most critical infrastructure items is their HVAC system . If you ever need professional assistance with your system I recomment you consider B&D's Refrigeration . Their website is .

Beer Cheese Festival in Winchester, KY

June 13 Beer Cheese Festival
10:00am-8:00pm - Downtown Winchester! - Join us for our first ever Beer Cheese Festival. This event will included a beer cheese cook-off in 2 categories, commercial and homemade. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given in each category. We'll have a beer cheese recipe contest, food vendors, exhibitors, crafts, games, music, entertainment and lots more! Please call for more information.
Winchester First

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ollie's Trolley and Druthers - Two Kentucky Originals Still Standing

Two Kentucky restaurant chains that experienced a lot of growth in the 70's still have a remaining outlet .

Druthers- There is a Druthers in Campbellsville, KY at 101 North Columbia Avenue and it seems to stick to its roots .

Ollie's Trolley- There is an Ollie's Trolley in Louisville, KY at 978 South Third Street . The same burger, same sauce , etc..

Two Kentucky orginals !

Bourbon Trail Passport Program

There is a passport program for the Bourbon Trail to visit the bourbon distilleries throughout Kentucky. Woodford Reserve is part of this tour. For more information about this passport program, visit their Website at

Bluegrass Wine and Spirits Tour

Did you know there is a multi-county tour of the bourbon and wine industry in Anderson-Franklin-Woodford counties? These three counties represent 50 percent of the bourbon industry and home to four wineries that are available for tours. Visit their Website at for more information about this tour.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Newport , KY restaurant location available

The location of the Lightfoots Restaurant is available . This is a fully equipped building with a second floor that could be an apartment or other type of residence . The land ,building and real estate is for sale at an asking price of $400,000 and is presented by The Sievers Company ( affiliate of Apex Realty ) . This location is only a short walk from the Newport on the Levee . Contact Mark Sievers for details .

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Brown Forman FINLANDIA news

New news from Louisville, KY's Brown Forman and its imported FINLANDIA brand:

Finlindia Vodka has once again married one ithe best flavors from nature with the crisp, clean taste of its classic vodka to create Findandia Tangerine Fusion. Beginning in May, all-natural Finslandia Tangerine Fusion flavored vodka will be make available in the U.S. market .

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lexington Craft Beer Festival

The Red Mile and the Brewers Of Central Kentucky Homebrew Club ( B.O.C.K. ) are organizing the first Lexington Craft Beer Festival . Information can be found at . There will also be The Bluegrass Cup Homebrew Competition .

Festival Information
The festival will be held on the grounds of the historic Red Mile horse racetrack in Lexington, KY. The festival will occur rain or shine and will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. The address is 1200 Red Mile Road; Lexington, KY; 40504.
Saturday, May 16, 2009. Festival starts at 4PM. Beer pouring ends at 7PM.
Tickets will be $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. This gets you beer samples and lots of great food.

Designated driver tickets will be available for $10 at the door. This entitles you to great food and any non-alcoholic drinks.

Beers -We will have over 170 different commercial beers for sampling.

Music ------Live blues will be provided by G. Busy and the Blues Revue.

Food--------Award winning BBQ, Louisiana Jambalaya, and roast pig will be prepared by Bayou Bluegrass Catering. Menu subject to change.

Sober Rides-------Rent-A-Driver will be providing sober rides home for attendees. They pack a folding bicycle in your trunk, drive your car home for you, then bike back to their next pickup.

Charities- A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to ReRun, Inc and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, both organizations to find new homes for horses.

Tickets are available at The Red Mile , Pazzos , Saul Good Pub and Liquor Barn .

Email the event organizer: Chris Vandergrift -

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fayette County Rent a Driver Resource

A Lexington area business enterprise ....RAD Rent A Driver is available to you if you have too much to drink and need a ride home . The following is some information from their website

Too Much to Drink? We’ll drive you home.
Here’s How:
Call 859-233-4RAD 20-30 minutes in advance.
Give us your name, phone number, location, and type of vehicle.
We ride a bicycle to your location, collapse it, bag it, and place it in your trunk or back seat.
We drive you and seat-belted passengers anywhere in Lexington.
We unfold our bicycle and ride away.Note: You must have an insured, street legal vehicle.
RAD Service Area:Any Lexington, Kentucky address
Why RAD:The average cost of DUI fines and court cost are $2500.00.Have your car in the morning. Everyone gets home safe. Operating 7 days a week
Currently accepting cash or check.

Pre-Fill and Pre-Print a pickup form here
Call Ahead for Reservations
Currently accepting cash or check.GET HOME SAFE
Would you like to be part of the RAD team Send your resume to our e-mail address -

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Galvin's in Georgetown , KY

Recently I have had the pleasure of visiting Galvin's restaurant on Main Street in Georgetown , KY . This is a gem of what I would characterize as a neighborhood pub and casual theme restaurant/bar . While they have a nice menu variety the two areas where they really seem to stand out are with great sandwiches and beer . This location has great food and is well run with fine service . If you are in the Scott County area I highly recommend it .

Friday, April 10, 2009

Slow Food Bluegrass Calendar Released

Calendar of Events
Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM "Everybody Eats!" From the Ground Up: First Annual Louisville Food Summit Metro United Way 334 E Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 This day will reflect the flow of our food from "farm to table" and encourage dialogue between all parties involved in each step to create a synergy that will work to begin efforts to improve Louisville's food system. Slow Food Bluegrass will be an exhibitor.
Join us Saturday, April 18 and Sunday April 19 for Art in the Garden: The 46th Annual Farmington Plant Sale and Louisville Artisans Guild Spring Fair. A wide selection of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, are featured in the Sale, which will be held behind the Farmington Museum House adjacent to the historic Anne Bruce Haldeman garden. Hours will be 9:00-3:00 both days. New for this year Farmington has partnered with the LAG for their Spring Art Fair. The Fair will consist of juried artists featuring jewelry, textiles, pottery, stained glass and more. Hours will be 10:00-5:00 Saturday and 12:00-5:00 Sunday. Attendance is free. There will be food and refreshments for sale provided by Slow Food Bluegrass. Farmington will continue its preorder tradition. Please call for an order form.
Saturday, April 25, Whole Foods Market , Louisville, NOON to 4:00pm 4944 Shelbyville Road You are invited to the Whole Foods annual GREEN FAIR – in the heart of St. Matthews in the Whole Foods Market Parking Lot. Slow Food Bluegrass will be an exhibitor.
Sunday, April 26, Whole Foods Market, Lexington Green, Lexington 859-971-8600 Whole Foods Market’s Back to Basics Event, come learn about reducing your carbon foot print through your food choices. One of the educational focuses will be on the Slow Food movement. Slow Food Bluegrass will provide local food samples. Free
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 9am-4pm, Louisville Nature Center and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213 The Nature Center’s Spring Plant Sale is scheduled for May 9th from 9am to 4pm. There will be food and refreshments for sale provided by Slow Food Bluegrass. Call the Nature Center at 458-1328 for more information.
Saturday, May 16, BloomFest, Bring the entire family and enjoy the glory of the season with something for everyone Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Clermont, KY502.955.8512 Slow Food Bluegrass will be an exhibitor
Saturday, May 16, Lexington, Bluegrass Community Technical College, “Peace and Global Citizenship Fair”. Slow Food Bluegrass members and Terrapin Hill Farm will prepare local food for sale.
Saturday, May 16, Frankfort, Franklin County Fairgrounds, 17th Annual Kentucky Herb Festival. Slow Food members will present a Kentucky herbal feast.
Saturday, May 23, Norton Commons Farmers Market, Louisville, “Spring on the Greens” featuring sustainable agriculture farmers and food producers. Slow Food Bluegrass members will prepare samples of food being sold at the market 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, Louisville, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, NatureFest! featuring nature discovery, music, games, Slow Food, arts and crafts, environmental groups and activities for the whole family 12-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, Louisville, Locust Grove Historic Home and Slow Food Bluegrass present “The 2nd Annual Slow Food + Locust Grove Summer Family Picnic”. Featuring arts and crafts, old fashioned children’s games, farmers, artisan foods, animals, Bluegrass musicians and more! $5 a carload, bikers free
Friday, June 19, Louisville, Come party with Slow Food at Thieneman’s Herbs and Perennials Annual Summer Solstice Party.
Saturday, June 20, Jazz in the Garden, Hidden Hill Nursery, 1011 Utica—Charlestown Road, Utica, Indiana 47130Tel: 812-280-0347812-282-0524. Slow Food Bluegrass and Huber Winery come together again for one great night of local food, wine and live jazz. More details to follow.E-mail:
Sunday, June 21, Slow Day and Night, Statewide celebration of local food on the longest (and Slowest) day of the year.
Saturday, June 27, Midway, Francisco’s Farm Fine Arts Festival. Slow Food Bluegrass and Honest Farm will present “The 2nd Annual Starving Artist Party”
Slow Food Bluegrass is a nonprofit organization that supports a biodiverse, sustainable food supply, local producers, heritage food traditions, and rediscovery of the pleasures of the table. Please join us!
We also recommend
Vital Food Programs Cooking Classes at Foxhollow Farm Center, Crestwood, KY,
Rona and Steve Roberts Monday night Cornbread Potluck Suppers at 250 Campsie Place, Lexington more details@;
April 5-30 Terra Madre & A Taste of Italy Photography exhibit by Jim Embry 7am-11pm daily Third Street Stuff, 257 N Limestone
April 11 Saturday 2-4pm Sustainability Lecture Series Bringing Italy & Terra Madre Home to the Bluegrass... Slide presentation by Jim Embry about his trip to Italy in October 2008. Food and olive oil tasting. Third Street Stuff, 257 N Limestone
Lexington, KY Reforest the Bluegrass (RTB) is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 11th at Shillito Park off of W. Reynolds Rd. I hope that you can join us on April 11th. If you have any questions, feel free to call 866.222.1648. Directions: Take the Nicholasville Rd exit off of New Circle Rd. Turn right onto W. Reynolds Rd (right before Fayette Mall). Turn left onto Shillito Park Rd and follow the signs.
April 13 Monday 6pm Central Public Library, Main St. 2008 MacArthur Fellow, Speaker Will Allen, an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production, and delivery of healthy foods to underserved, urban populations. Founder/CEO of Growing Power, (UK Gaines Center)
Growing our Community Food System.From the Ground Up, a regional conference, will be held April, 17 &18 in Lexington, KY. The Friday workshops will address general topics about creating a more sustainable community foods system such as food assessments, farm to table, CSAs, food and hunger. The Saturday workshops will focus primarily on providing practical tools and resources for creating community gardening., 859-312-7024,
Gardening with Class! Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden A One-Day Workshop for Developing School Garden Programs When & Where: Saturday April 18, 2009, 8:30-4:00, Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr or Friday June 12, 2009, 8:30-4:00, University of Kentucky, Gorham Hall Cost: Free to all participants includes lunch Obtain application by email request or at more information, contact Jim Embry at or (859) 312-7024

This year’s Arbor Day celebration is scheduled for Saturday April 25, 2008, from 10am to 2pm, at The Arboretum. Our theme for this year’s celebration is “Our Trees, Our Earth, Our Heritage”, and we will be doing activities celebrating Abraham’s Lincoln bicentennial. The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.
Saturday, MAY 9th 11-5 at Willow Park in Cherokee Triangle for Louisville's 2nd Annual Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny Mighty Kindness 502.235.0711

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Al's Bar at Sixth and Limestone in Lexington, KY

Check out for news and events at an orignal bar in Lexington , KY .......... Al's Bar .

The Greatest Bar In The History Of Time

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

USDA - Food and Beverage Business Financing Resource

Many people are aware of SBA loan guarantee programs . However, there are also loan guarantee programs available through the USDA . These loans are only available for uses in rural areas ( as defined by the USDA ) . As with the SBA , the process is a "process" but can be very useful for many business acquistion and other financing purposes .

Contact us or the Limestone M&A Alliance for details !

Lock and Key Cafe in Georgetown, KY

A great little spot on Main Street in Georgetown , KY is the Lock and Key Cafe which
is now open seven days a week , have free wirless internet, great food , and an interesting selection of gifts .

During April through September you can also arrange to have Henna body art done there.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kentucky Children's Health and Fitness Fund

Mark Sievers is pleased to be associated with the Kentucky Children's Health and Fitness Fund as a member of their Board of Directors :

The Kentucky Children's Health and Fitness Fund
Providing healthy living education and programming to Kentucky families
Our mission is to give every Kentucky child the chance to grow up healthy and happy. Our goal is to deliver the latest information in a multi-lingual, multi-media, FUN and engaging way that makes every young Kentuckian feel smart about choices toward healthy living.
Founded in 1995 and incorporated as a nonprofit charity in 2009, we are unique to the state in scope and effect. Among other efforts, we provide:+ in-school printed, online and televised healthy living programming to 240,000 children in grades + K-4 through our nationally unique "Fit 4 Fun" campaign;+ statewide youth-sports league support including a low-cost uniform and equipment co-op;+ high-profile, celebrity-driven events that draw media attention to the critical and immediate health+ needs of Kentucky's children; + formal collaboration with four other nonprofit charities serving similar missions around the world.
We're a fun, energetic, pro-active group of professionals. We choose to envision with hope the day all of Kentucky's children grow up healthy, happy and well-educated, contributing members of our society. Our very active Board of Directors is constantly working to improve the lives of all Kentucky children.
If you love Kentucky kids as much as we do, please join us. Send us an email and we'll explain all the ways you can get involved, such as joining our "Play It Forward" team of adults who played sports as kids now bringing that opportunity to today's youngsters.
We welcome everyone working to make Kentucky a healthier place to grow up.