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Kentucky Derby

by Richt2u Online Now Jan 29, 2005 at 7:05 PM

Going to the derby for the first time this May. Suggestions of where to eat and where to have fun- ther are 5 of us and we are all in are 50's. Thanks, Rich

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    Re: Kentucky Derby

    by ginalynne Online Now Jan 29, 2005 at 11:51 PM

    Louisville has all types of restaurants---of course there are all the major chain places, but I think the best food can be found along Frankfort Avenue. This is a diverse and "artsy" area where you can find anything from Fat Jimmy's pizza to top flight pub grub at the Irish Rover. As far as places to have fun, it depends on what you like to do. The J.B. Speed Art Museum has a small but impressive collection and if you are in Louisville for the Derby, you'll be able to catch the last few days of a special exhibition of the work of western artists Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. Louisville is also home to the Louisville Slugger Museum as well as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. There are tons of architectural and historical attractions, plus the Louisville Zoo. Near Louisville, you will find the world's largest floating casino. I suggest checking out www.gotolouisville.com for info on just about everything the city has to offer.

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    by Richt2u Online Now Jan 30, 2005 at 8:03 AM

    Thanks for the info Rich

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    RE: Kentucky Derby

    by Little_Lou_Lou Online Now Mar 12, 2005 at 12:09 AM

    Just make sure you eat and drink before you go. They are no longer allowing coolers in the infield and refreshments are nt cheap. Have fun, it's a great experience!!!

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  • RE: Kentucky Derby

    by valita1984 Online Now Apr 12, 2005 at 2:39 PM

    You will have to drink a mint julep at the Derby (we all do, even though they are awful!), but here is a little recipe for mint juleps from Louisville legend "Marse Henry" Watterson:

    "Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form on it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them. Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away, and drink the whiskey."

    Limestone Restaurant is excellent (pricey, but worth it)
    Lynn's Paradise Cafe, if you want to see the worst lamps in the world on your table (they support a contest at the State Fair each year) and great food

    Welcome! and enjoy!

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