Pledge of Allegiance. What in the name of Pudge Heffelfinger is going on? Well, it seems the new assertion of college football status is how many show up at the spring scrimmage? A tip o’ Bear’s houndstooth to the Crimson Tide. Bama fans totaled 92,000+, with thousands more partying in the parking lot. Which makes you wonder if O-H-I-O State fans really care? The horseshoe on the banks of the Olentangy was only two-thirds full. Tsk, tsk. U of L, to the continuing amazement of old-timers who used to have their choice of seats at Fairgrounds Stadium, is an up and comer, with 25,000+ in attendance last Friday.
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.
The unintended-irony capital of the world?Imagine you live in Jeffersonville. You’re on a fixed income, and to help make ends meet you don’t drive. You work downtown — say Humana — and walk to work every day. There’s only one way for pedestrians to cross the Ohio River in Metro Louisville, by walking over the Clark Memorial Bridge. Your options: take a cab or bus, catch a ride or take the day off.
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.