Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 10.18 105 NIBBLES NEAT A local restaurant people would be surprised to know you've never tried? "Papa John's." Favorite hole-in-the-wall? "Cravings Byanca in Crestwood." What'd you eat for breakfast today? "One-eyed Jack — fried egg on a piece of toast." What's in your freezer right now? "Foxhollow grass-fed beef and frozen tomato sauce." What ingredient do you use more than any other? "Crushed red-pepper flakes." Where are you a regular? "The Weekly Juicery for the Sweet Heat smoothie, which includes cacao nibs, cinnamon and cayenne pepper." What Louisville dish have you eaten more than any other? "The burger at Mayan Café." What's always in your refrigerator? "Lemons and random seeds for the garden." What's on your weekly grocery list? "Siggi's yogurt." Favorite cereal? "Puffed Rice. I actually use them to make meatballs." First drink you ever had? "A Goombay Smash in Exuma, Bahamas, with my grandmother. It was super-sweet and very strong." What cures your hangover? "Water and French toast." If you were a fruit, what would you be? "Heirloom tomato. They thrive in Kentucky." If you were a vegetable, what would you be? "Carrot. They are rooted in the earth, sweet and a bit crunchy." Omicah House of the Louisville Pride Foundation wasn't quite sure what kind of wine he and his colleagues were looking for. They just knew they wanted to select a special wine for this year's Pride Festival on Bardstown Road. It's hard enough to pick a bottle for a dinner party, let alone an event that shuts down part of a street. Maybe a rosé? "We wanted something that was open and light that would cater to as many tastes as possible," House says. The Pride Foundation found that at Old 502 Winery. Members of the Pride Foundation sampled a few different Old 502 whites and settled on one called White Noise, made from Kentucky-grown grapes. It's been rebranded as Louisville Proud wine for a limited-edition run, with a rainbow label bearing the Pride Foundation's logo. Dry, tart, a little fruity — Louisville Proud is a sweet sipper perfect for the patio at Chill Bar — one of several gay bars, including Big Bar — that served it during the festival last month. Old 502's physical location on 10th Street also carried Louisville Proud, and one dollar from every purchase went to support the Pride Foundation. Old 502's director of marketing, Kenneth Wright, says the winery hopes to continue collaborating with the Pride Festival in the future. I personally wouldn't mind a whole wine rainbow. — Dylon Jones Maggie Keith is a fourth-generation steward of Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, which is hosting its 11th-annual fall festival Oct. 13. Last month, so-called local "influencers" on social media began posting #sponsored #ads about something called Shell Select, the first such location in the United States. "Game-changer." "Free Wi- Fi." "Delicious noms." "Think of this as your new coffee shop." The global oil company as a coffee shop? Even Mayor Fischer proclaimed Sept. 5 as Shell Select Day. During lunchtime on a Thursday, I pull into a parking space near the front of the tan-col- ored building on Brownsboro Road, directly next door to Paul's Fruit Market, which has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables to Louisville for more than 65 years. At Shell Select, a three-paneled sign with stock photos advertises "fresh" and "local" eats. A chalk sandwich board reads "Nord's & Good Folks Coffee" and "Louisville Originals," with a drawing of a smiling doughnut and a mustachioed cup of coffee. Inside is a typical gas station layout, with aisles of colorful packaging and coolers of sugary and caffeinated drinks. A beverage station includes complimentary fruit water like you'd find in a hotel lobby. Behind the cash register, shelves made of crates you'd see in a farmhouse contain Good Folks Coffee bags, a basket of sunflowers and porcelain coffee cups. Among the options with Kentucky roots: Mingua Beef Jerky, Hosey Honey and Ale-8-One. A "Welcome to Louisville" mural covers a wall from floor to ceiling, highlighting all things Louisville: the Ohio River, Muhammad Ali, a steamboat, Thoroughbreds, a bottle of bourbon. And, yep, Shell Select. Two glowing television screens display a menu of locally inspired sandwiches: bacon and pimento, Ale-8 barbecue pulled pork on a brioche bun. I opt for the Hot Brown sourdough panini (the grill marks are impressive) with tomato jam and snag a fresh veggie pack for two bucks from the cooler stocked with pre-packaged salads. I eat on the patio, which has a half-dozen tables and artificial greenery lining the fence. It's cute, but the smell of gasoline reminds me I should probably get an oil change soon. — Katie Molck FED UP

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