Louisville Magazine

JUL 2018

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50 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.18 CC CC Photos by Terrence Humphrey Salsa El Molcajete 2932 S. Fourth St. A weathered charcoal grill sits on the sidewalk outside El Molcajete, a taqueria near Churchill Downs that serves up authentic Mexican fare. The fresh tacos are packed with meat hot off the grill and topped with radishes, diced onions and cilantro. But it's the salsa I really crave. (And I do mean crave, as I've been known to arrive before the doors open at 10 a.m.) The poblano-based salsa is brown in color and rather thin, but don't let its appearance deter you. The smoky concoction is served warm with onions and cilantro. The house-made chips are perfectly crispy, but they're really just a means to shovel a salsa so good it's been known to result in thrown elbows as the bowl gets low. Runner-up in the condiment category at El Molcajete is a creamy green sauce made with avocado and jalapeños. It's the perfect accompaniment to carnitas, chicken, chorizo or any other main course — assuming you don't fill up on chips and salsa. — Sarah Kelley CC HOUR OF YOUR LIFE Field Trip Foster Program with Louisville Metro Animal Services 3705 Manslick Road Need a hiking mate? Want a snuggle buddy for the best nap ever? Have a hankering to improve your fastball with a retrieval partner? Take a shelter dog from Louisville Metro Animal Services as part of the Field Trip Foster Program. Stephanie Jackson, the LMAS foster coordinator, says that in the year since the program was established, she's seen an uptick in adoptions for long-stay residents and dogs over 40 pounds — both typically less likely to be adopted. She says some people want to adopt a dog after seeing what it's like to have one on a field trip. "Seeing a dog on a couch or at a barbeque kind of puts a dog into their life," Jackson says. Since the program started, Jackson says euthanasia rates due to behavioral problems have dropped by half. The program's only restrictions are that the dogs cannot go to a dog park or meet your own pets without approval. After a single, one-hour orientation, you can take a dog out of the shelter for at least an hour. "It's a really easy thing to do," Jackson says. — Jenny Kiefer View of Downtown Gravely Brewing Co. 514 Baxter Ave. Your calves will burn summiting Gravely's outdoor patio. Worth it. Especially when fireworks light up the night sky after a Bats game. — JM

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