Monthly Archives: April 2009

Today’s Reason To Drink

Derby Debauchery is in full force. While riding on the Belle of Louisville last night, I got insulted by the Mayor, set up Larry Birkhead with a local girl and creeped out some kids. All in a day’s work.

Today’s Reason To Drink

It’s the Steamboat Race tonight … but I hear they’re not really racing this year, just doing a series of tasks. Just don’t make me spill my julep, please.

So far no rain … see you at the Chow Wagon tonight?

Velcro Pygmies. 8 p.m. Waterfront Park. Word.

Today’s Reason To Drink

I feel sorry for Louisville livers this week … I know they’re being used and abused. I’m going for a 7-day streak.

Who dat dawg? — Churchill Downs’ Chief Party Officer

Churchill Downs recently named its 2009 Chief Part Officer (CPO) for Kentucky Derby 135, and it wasn’t me. The Bar Belle never cries over spilt beer, however, so it’s onward and upward. So who is this CPO and is he worthy? Let’s find out. He goes by Nick “RiNickulous” Ferrara and resides in L.A. Strike […]

Today’s Reason To Drink

Thank you for being a friend, Bea!

Today’s Reason To Drink

Sobriety is in the eye of the beerholder.

Today’s Reason To Drink

They finally turned off the boiler in the LEO offices … since it’s going to be 80 this weekend, that’s probably a good thing.

Waterfront Wednesday After Party @ Derby City Espresso

So I’ll be bartending tonight at the first Waterfront Wednesday of the season. If you’re there, come say hello — I’ll be slinging in the liquor tent. Tonight’s lineup features Todd Snider, Extra Golden and Tony Furtado. As always, it’s free and starts around 5:30 p.m. on the Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park.  I just […]

Mint Julep Contest tonight at Sully’s

Bartenders from Louisville-area restaurants and bars will compete for a big tip tonight, during the Rose Julep Recipe Contest that identifies the creator of Louisville’s best and most unique mint julep.  The 6th annual Rose Julep Recipe Contest, sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon, will be held at Sully’s at Fourth Street Live! tonight, April 22, […]