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Boone Tavern luncheon kicks off the new Bon Appétit Appalachia, a map-guide of 47 locales

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The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, along with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, will host a celebratory luncheon to recognize 47 Eastern Kentucky food sites recently chosen for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Bon Appétit Appalachia, a national map-guide showcasing the …

James Halcomb: Glad to see fantasy/sci-fi
on TV, but to last needs to be less derivative

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So let the Fall TV show pilots begin. I was really curious this year; there are a lot of fantasy/sci-fi shows popping up in this year’s crop, so I thought I would give some of them a look. I started …

Covington’s Grateful Grahams thankful to be nominated for Martha Stewart 2014 award

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This company has only been in Covington for a year and a half and already has had a big impact.   Grateful Grahams, the brainchild of baker Rachel DesRochers, started with a small kitchen on Pike Street but expanded so …

Chef John Foster: It’s amazing how little connection we have with raw ingredients

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  See my simple peach gelato recipe below I baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies this past weekend, one for home and the other to pack away for my college-bound sophomore son. As the last crumb disappeared several days …

Lex What Wear: Blue, blue and more blue … with a little white thrown in for good measure

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   This weekend kicks off another year of Kentucky football – and perhaps one of my favorite things to do: tailgate!   On Saturday, when the first official tailgate of the year begins (I cringe …

Roots and Heritage Fest brings art, theater, tours, market, headliners and gospel to town

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  The 26th annual Roots and Heritage Festival on Sept. 6-7 comes to The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center at 300 E. Third St. in Lexington to celebrate diverse cultures with “special emphasis on African-American heritage.”   Beginning at …

Gena Bigler: ‘Beef. It’s what’s for dinner’ doesn’t have to be true seven days a week

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  In America, and especially in the South, it is not uncommon to have some form of meat in every dish served for any given meal. From waffles, donuts, potato salad and even jam, bacon is everywhere. It’s so permeated …

Think you eat like an elephant? Find out and also help stamp out hunger while you’re at it

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Local God’s Pantry Food Bank is teaming up with circus elephants to bring a greater awareness of world hunger.   God’s Pantry and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circuses are hosting Eat Like An Elephant Brunch on Friday, Sept. …

Return of an Icon: K-Lair Grill is back on UK campus in newer, bigger, still greasy cool form

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  A University of Kentucky icon – K-Lair Grill – is making a comeback.   UK President Eli Capilouto, representatives from UK Dining and Student Government President Jake Ingram will cut a ribbon to celebrate the reopening of K-Lair on …

Science Guy: Growing a garden doesn’t always require a plot of land, just a sandwich bag

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We typically grow a garden outside in the soil. Not Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy. Jason and a young scientist show us how to grow a garden in a sandwich bag.   Garden in a sandwich bag   Ingredients:   …

From Billions to None: Film about extinction of passenger pigeon shows in Henderson

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The John James Audubon State Park Theater will show a new documentary, From Billions to None, on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. The film is about the loss of the passenger pigeon a century ago and present-day issues of loss …

First Jefferson Street Soirée will bring new local and outside visitors to city ‘hot spot’

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  The first Jefferson Street Soirée is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6-10 p.m. in the block between Short and Second Streets to highlight one of Lexington’s culinary and cocktail hot spots.   The restaurants and bars along Jefferson …

Intrepid Urban Farmer: My plan for nearly 900 ripe tomatoes is ‘no tomato left behind’

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By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward   The big payoff is here! Tomatoes!   It is the time of year when I have a continually full basket of tomatoes on my kitchen floor. At any time, there are at least …

Expanded Kentucky State BBQ Festival brings thousands to Danville for ‘must-taste’ event

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By Mariel Smith Special to KyForward   This first weekend in September the Kentucky State BBQ Festival celebrates its fourth year. The event will reap the rewards of its lightning ascent as a must-taste event for barbecue lovers across the …

Jazz violinist Zach Brock strings his way home for free Beaumont’s Moondance performance

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  Jazz violin virtuoso Zach Brock came home to Lexington for a performance tonight, but his violin almost didn’t make it. The airline out of LaGuardia in New York tried to charge him another seat for his instrument.   Of …

Chef John Foster: Grilling, smoking not just for meats … don’t be afraid to experiment

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  See my Bowl of Red recipe below   Walk through my neighborhood on a weekend and you can catch the smell of wood smoke mingling with cooking meats. In fact, at least a couple times during the work week …

Lex What Wear: There’s a new guy in town, and he’s already making a fashion statement

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Something exciting happened in my life recently: I became an aunt for the first time! My brother Brad and his wife Kate had an absolutely beautiful baby boy, who I just flew home to …

Lexington, Friends of Dog Park cut ribbon
on Jacobson Park’s new two-part extension

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  With plenty of barking and tail wagging, canines of all sizes – and their owners – celebrated the expansion of the Jacobson dog park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon.   “The public-private partnership between the city and Friends …

Well-known bug photographer and scientist speaks at LASC family event in September

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  The Living Arts & Science Center’s September Discovery Night program will present entomologist and wildlife photographer Tom Myers on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6-8 p.m. in Lexington. There is a suggested donation of $1 for children under 12 and …

Derby City Nationals at Sawyer Park brings three days of BMX competition to Louisville

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E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park will be the site Aug. 29-31 for the Derby City Nationals, a BMX event that is expected to attract more than 1,000 riders.   The three days feature competitions for all age groups. Riders will …