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James Halcomb: New Disney/Marvel hybrid Big Hero 6 saved by quality of animation

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“Big Hero 6” is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of movies; they have truly put Marvel in their Disney or Disney in their Marvel. Either way this collaboration continues to shine, this time in animation form.   The film takes …

Chef John Foster: Consider apple pie or crisp as Thanksgiving dessert alternative this year

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  As a devotee of local foods and a strong proponent of letting the ingredients speak for themselves I feel I must re-visit a topic that I’ve covered before; apples.   I won’t bore you with a long discourse on …

EatKentucky: Burgers make trip up I-64 to Walker’s Family Restaurant well worth it

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   In a row of shops and old storefronts facing away from the main road, but toward the railroad track, in Olive Hill is Walker’s Family Restaurant (aka, Walker’s Grill). It’s in an …

Science Guy: Inertia prevents dishes from flying off the table during tablecloth trick

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During the holidays, tables are set with the best family China. Your uncle wants to do the old tablecloth trick. Assuming he is successful, Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy, explains how the law of inertia prevents a catastrophe.   The …

Southern Lights Holiday Festival: Top 100 event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park

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  A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 21-Dec. 31. More than 115,000 individuals in more than 27,000 vehicles attend Southern …

Kentucky State Parks 2015 Stay and Play packages, trail cards available now

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The best golf in Kentucky is now available at the 16 courses operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For 2015, the Kentucky Golf Trail is again offering a trail card that provides unlimited paid green fees for the cardholder. …

James Halcomb: John Wick role shows Keanu Reeves still has chops to drive action movie

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There is a moment where Keanu Reeves’ title character, John Wick, sits at the edge of his bed, hands by his side and takes a quiet, meditative breath. This is last moment in the film until its conclusion that I …

Southern Lights Stroll at Horse Park allows public to enjoy bright holiday lights on foot

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  Enjoy the 13th Southern Lights holiday festival at the Kentucky Horse Park this year first on foot Thursday, Nov. 20, before driving your car through the annual display. This is the only evening in which the public can explore …

Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort nears season closing; it reopens in March

Visitors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, to visit the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort before the facility closes for the winter. The center will reopen March 3.   “This has been one of the best years in …

Grow Appalachia, Greenhouse 17 focus
of upcoming Food News & Chews

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Food News & Chews TV Show, hosted by Lexington chef Jeremy Ashby and Brasabana manager Sylvia Lovely, explores the good works of Grow Appalachia during the month of November.   Chef Jeremy and Sylvia meet David Cooke, executive director of …

Commonwealth Curiosities: New Morehead film looks at odd sites along old roads

Commonwealth Curiosities: An Ode to Kentucky’s Unique Attractions, a documentary by a Morehead State University instructor of mass communications, will screen Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at CoffeeTree Books at 159 E Main Street in Morehead.   Steve Middleton …

EatKentucky: Stella’s lives up to its Kentucky name with emphasis on locally produced food

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   There are rare times when one goes to a restaurant and all things are “right.” For me, Stella’s Kentucky Deli was that kind of experience.   Stella’s is in a converted Victorian …

Some Kentucky State Parks offering special discounts on lodging, food on Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, several Kentucky State Parks are making special offers to veterans and members of the military.   “These offers are a small token of our appreciation to all veterans and members of the …

A book for anyone’s taste ready for autograph at Frankfort’s 33rd Kentucky Book Fair

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  Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier …

Kentuckian and Food Network star comes home to Keeneland to film ‘picnic at the races’

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Keeneland will play a starring role on the Food Network Sunday, Nov. 9, when chef Damaris Phillips takes viewers of Southern at Heart to the races.   The “Picnic Day at the Races” episode will air at noon and then …

Calipari’s Comedy Mania brings Dailey & Vincent, Bill Engvall, Sinbad for charity

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  Laughter is good for your health, your mental state and your relationships. John and Ellen Calipari believe it’s also good for charity as well.   The Calipari Foundation brings the Comedy Mania Benefit Show with stars like Bill Engvall …

Chef John Foster: It’s too early for Christmas music, but not to think about party appetizers

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  I heard my first Christmas song one day after Halloween! I know the holiday season is coming, I can feel the weight of it starting to creep into my brain – parties, shindigs, get-togethers and gatherings all requesting or …

What’s Up Cuisine: Christmas ale, healthy holiday food sampling, lots of new coming

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West Sixth Brewing brings back its Christmas Ale   After selling out in just 24 hours last Christmas, West Sixth Brewing has announced it planned ahead and is releasing more of the popular Christmas Ale beginning Nov. 17 at 4 …

All City Barbeque locations to offer free sandwich platter to veterans on Veterans Day

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City Barbeque in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio will offer a free sandwich platter to all military veterans and active troops on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The restaurant will also work with Elder Heart to raise awareness of its …

Cookbook author highlights food fare of five Northern Kentucky restaurants in Back Road

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Five Northern Kentucky restaurants are featured in the new Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes cookbook, newly released by Great American Publishers.   Author Anita Musgrove was inspired to write the book after many …