West Broadway: A sign in the window of Leeâ€™s Famous Recipe, 21st and West Broadway, lists businesses that will be open during Derby weekend.
It’s Sunday in the Highlands. The sad sound of Jerry Garcia’s pedal steel is floating around the speakers of the back room at the Outlook Inn as I sit pondering many things. Mostly I’m thinking about beer and why having a real jukebox matters.
Tired of macro-brewed domestic beer that resembles fizzy urine? For once, then, take your weekend beer budget and put it to good use. Prepare for an adventure in beer snobbery as we tour some of the finest watering holes in the area in search of exotic beers from around the world.
Death by a thousand blows?Another door closed last week on West Louisville’s potential to share in the city’s grab on Derby festivities, as the proprietor of the West Broadway Vendors Fair announced he’s canceling the six-year-old event.
This week LEO starts its gubernatorial coverage, which continues through May 9. We invited all 10 candidates to discuss issues, and eight accepted.Speaking of packages, this issue also includes our annual Nightlife Guide, with a fistful of drinking stories and a huge list of places to do it. Our German and Irish heritage have never shone brighter! Seriously, it’s good stuff. Cheers. —Cary Stemle
2007 Nightlife GuideCOMPILED BY SARA HAVENS, CLAUDIA OLEA & NATHAN THACHER We are lucky to have more than 365 established watering holes in the Greater Louisville area, all of which offer a place to escape — from work, from home, from mind. Life seems simpler with a beer in hand and a baseball game on screen. Peruse the list for your favorites, but don’t be afraid to seek out some uncharted territories. The Hitching Post in Highview, for example, is one bar I plan on exploring in the near future.
Nightlife 2007 - Dr. Aura is in the house: Does what you drink really affect your mood? LEO conducted an â€˜officialâ€™
Does bourbon make you mean? Does vodka make you flirty? Does tequila really make your clothes fall off? LEO conducted a little experiment to get at the truth behind these age-old and quite possibly apocryphal beliefs about liquor and the human psyche. What we found wasn’t pretty — some stereotypes seemed to hold true, while others were exposed as blatantly false.
Jim Huie: Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine and Sake Bar owner Jim Huie nurtures his beer list almost as much as the menu. â€œI put beers in that I think have a lot of flavor,â€ he says.
To say it was hot would be an understatement. In fact, if Paris Hilton had been sitting next to me, she would have melted into a puddle of plastic and silicon long before uttering the words.