Coffee Talk. Cecil Beaton Knows Best

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This week has been quite intense with everything that is going on locally for Derby. However, even with all the social appointments, deadlines and festivities, I am learning to sit back, enjoy some coffee and be just be grateful.

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

-Cecil Beaton

Eats. Happy Hour Edition

When it comes to winding down after a long week, I often prefer to enjoy a few libations with friends. Recently, I became acquainted with The Corner, a cozy and trendy- both of these dueling aesthetics are represented seamlessly- lounge located on the ground floor of Aloft Hotel.

The bites, such as the Crispy Brussels, are truly palatable, and the mixologists are as knowledgable in the art of drink-making as any that you would see in the competing bigger cities. Plus, on certain nights of the week, the establishment has live music to accompany your cocktail of choice, and that alone was enticing enough for me.

See their full menu here.

Eats. Brunch at Butchertown Grocery

There is no shortage of waffles in Louisville. In fact, almost every menu in the city boasts some variation of the culinary staple; each being more extravagant in its preparation than the next. However, the new local restaurant, Butchertown Grocery, has stripped the waffle down to it’s original form, topped it with a dollop of molasses honey butter and syrup, and served it up with all the flavor, and none of the fuss.

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Eats. Craft House

One Louisville spot that had me at their Bacon Bruschetta- there is no actual bacon on this dish, just a generous helping of bacon jelly mixed with goat cheese, walnuts and pear tomato salad- was Craft House in Crescent Hill. The dishes are interesting, without being pretentious, and the atmosphere is includes a laid back, yet helpful wait staff, and a modern brewery-inspired decor.

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Eats. Eggs Over Frankfort

It’s the weekend, my foodie friends, and since brunch is the most important meal of the day, I thought I would show some culinary love to a local spot that I recently visited with friends- Eggs Over Frankfort.

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Now, I am no food critic by any means, but I do know that the establishment offers the traditional breakfast of this region, but with a light approach that doesn’t include the overly- greased up dishes that are usually associated with home-style breakfast plates. Oh, and did I mention that Eggs Over Frankfort makes and serves their own jam, which lends perfectly to their laid back atmosphere?

Besides good company and coffee, what else could one ask for during their Sunday brunch?

To see there full menu and get more details, click here.