We know how good our food is in Louisville and the word is getting out fast! Here’s what’s going on in TV land.
Alton Brown in the Ville this November
The Kentucky Center recently accounted that Alton Brown’s “Edible Inevitable” is coming to Louisville. The show will include “comedy, quiz, lecture, puppet, talk, science, storytelling, and music show! Food will fly!” Puppets? Flying food? Sounds fun!
Here’s how you get tickets:
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. via The Kentucky Center’s website, by phone (502.584.7777), and in-person at the box office counter and drive-thru. Ticket prices start at $25, reserved seating, fees apply. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $125. The VIP package includes Meet & Greet and photo opp with Alton, a pre-signed photo, and exclusive seating in the first three rows, dubbed the “poncho zone.”
Fun Fact: How did the Rud get it’s name? The 20 year young, old Louisville favorite is named after a poet who wrote the poem The Mother-Lodge. The poem celebrates a pub in colonial Indiana where every variety of person from soldiers, Muslims, Hindus, Irish folks, etc gathered and viewed each other with warmth and respect.
Eat Street is airing!
On June 10th at 8 pm Eat Street, “a lip-smacking celebration of North America’s tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food” is featuring local food truck and burger geniuses the Grind and a little appearance by Megabites- that’s me! All airing on the cooking channel.
We are nearing the end of May, but being it’s still national burger month, there’s still time to celebrate. Our local Hard Rock Café at Fourth Street Live is featuring a custom creation by a gentleman named Bill Keyer from right here in Louisville, Kentucky. His Bourbon Bacon Blue Burger, now called the Local Legendary Burger, beat out 300 submissions at the Kentucky Derby Festivals Derby Burger Challenge back in April and is being featured throughout the month on Hard Rock’s menu. And he made a monster of a burger: 10 oz. ground beef cooked to order. (Including MR). Served on a toasted bun with bourbon glazed sautéed onions, blue cheese and FOUR slices of bacon. Check out the beast yourself on the poster.
To celebrate the local legend of Bill Keyer and his creation, Hard Rock is giving away a trip to Punta Cana for two every single day until the end of the month. All you have to do is try Bill’s burger at the downtown location, snap yourself eating it on your phone, and upload that photo to Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest with the hashtag #HARDROCKBURGER.
The Chocolate Bar, a family friendly restaurant during the day turned martini bar at night, has opened in Westport Village. From 11 am to midnight you can satisfy your sweet tooth with every chocolate dish you could dream of. For starters there are 35 flavors of hot chocolate and 40 different martinis. And some of the martinis come in a 35 ounce glass. But officer- I only had one drink!
The menu is vast from steaks to salads, and traditional restaurant offerings without chocolate. But there is also chocolate rubbed pork, chocolate bar pasta, chocolate baguettes, and chocolate grilled cheese. Kids have a simplified menu with the option to make s'mores by roasting the marshmallows at their table. I’m particularly excited to try out their dip your own berries happy hour and their upcoming Martinis and Manicure Mondays from 7-10 pm. Getting your nails done while consuming chocolate is just efficient. Nestled in the former PNC Bank building, the Chocolate Bar pays homage to their roots with a side room with a gorgeous floor covered in pennies that you have to check out in between bites.