Category Archives: Reviews

Thurby @ Churchill Downs Goes Gonzo

On a gorgeous Thursday before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby I had a choice to make. On one hand there was work. On the other hand there was venturing to Churchill Downs for Derby week festivities. The Thursday … Continue reading

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Sig Luscher Brewery Brings Heritage-Style Lager to Frankfort

Beer is back in Bourbon City. A new pour house has taken up residence at the crossroads of the Bourbon Trail in Frankfort, KY. Sig Luscher¬†opened its doors this past December, at 221 Mero Street, across from the Dept. of … Continue reading

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Vintage Vinyl for Sale

Chances are those over the age of 50 have owned a record collection. It’s a Gen X reality. Maybe back in college or as a 20-something, before the advent of the compact disc. Flash forward 20 years and records haven’t … Continue reading

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The Queen of Soul Takes Final Bow

Detroit’s own, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, made her final curtain call August 16, passing away at home from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET). She was 76. Franklin set herself apart from contemporaries and across generations with her boundless singing … Continue reading

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Radiohead Makes Return Trip to Cincinnati

Radiohead brought its alt-rock mastery to U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on July 25, as part of a North American extension added to its A Moon Shaped Pool tour that began in May of 2016. Total disclaimer here: It has … Continue reading

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Shack in the Back BBQ is Hickory Smoked Perfection

There is something instantly recognizable about a plume of hickory smoke filling the air. That’s barbecue baby, and that distinct fragrance means it’s close by. On a recent jaunt to Jefferson Memorial Forest, located just south of Louisville off I-265 … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly Glass Exhibit at Maker’s Mark Leaves Impression

This tale is for the bourbon drinking art lovers out there. I’m Kentucky born and bred, meaning I’m accustomed to the sight, smell and flavor of this dark mysterious liquor being around my universe since before conscious memory.¬†Step inside the … Continue reading

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