Friday, December 24, 2010

Have a fantastic holiday.  Eat, drink, and be merry.


Sunday, December 5, 2010


Dear Friends:

   First, can someone please bring back the hit TV sitcom GOOD TIMES please.  Whatta show!!

Second, last night we had our DINE event at Mozz, the new establishment where formerly Primos was located.  They have been open only one month and the food sure did impress.  From fresh in house made mozzarella, fresh salad, pizza, steak, fish, I think everyone enjoyed their food. 

It was our biggest turn out yet, and I really hope everyone continues coming to these events.

The full review of Mozz and our night out can be found at

Happy Sunday!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Tis the season for thanks, tis the season for gift giving, tis the season for an excuse to drink wine and be merry.......... also due to changes beyond our control, WE HAVE MOVED OUR RESERVATIONS

Dine is back.

Where: MOZZ

When: Saturday Dec. 4th.

Time: 6:30 PM

MOZZ is awesome. Read this review below.

"It's much better than Rich Girl and Maneater combined!!!"
- Hall and Oates 2009

and then this one:

"just eat IT"
- Weird Al Yankovic 02/2010

As always, please RSVP to by November 30th so we can make reservations.
This is the boring spot between Thanksgiving and Christmas and not a dang thing is going on, so join us.

*DINE is committed to supporting local establishments. Email us if you want us to partake in your place.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Butchertown Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Dear Friends:

The BNA Annual Meeting is upon us.

WHEN:  Wednesday Dec. 1st

WHERE: Hadley House 1638 Story Ave.


WHO: All Butchertown Folk (no invitation/reservation required)

We will be electing new board members and celebrating another great year!!! Please invite your neighbors.

If anyone has questions please forward to

See you there!!!!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


I plan on overeating today.... I'm sure most of you will as well.   SO......if you have indigestion after a full day of consumption, please follow this link below for some relief.

Happy Turkeying to Everyone


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Winter is coming Butchertown folks.  Stay warm, save money, and winterize your home.  Please follow the attached link for some tips.  These old homes sure are drafty............


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Bless those who sacrifice so much for our freedoms. 

Hope everyone has a fantastic day of remembrance and celebration.

- CM

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Dear Friends:

Please check out

Its whats for Dinner on Quincy this week.

Hope you enjoy.

- CM

Friday, October 15, 2010



Butchertown is bringing back OKTOBERFEST.. This is gonna be a good time but what we wanna know is can you dig it?

This is the real fest, not some copycat, hand me down, goodwill type of fest... but the real thing. Munich called and asked us not to throw this fest ......but we said NO. Its gonna happen, like it or not Germany.

Sat. Oct 23, at 5pm, it will be down.

LOCATION: The Pointe

Featuring Beer, Bands, and possibly some records being spun....

I expect to see all 4 people who read this blog there, I know who you are...... and I expect you 4 people to invite the hundreds of friends that you must have.

Its not like we need an excuse to drink but it is the harvest season. SO... harvest your rear up from the couch and come on down...........

Volunteers are needed.... please contact Andy at

- CM

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Dear Friends and Butchertown Fans:
Louisville (the magazine) currently picked our lovely collective as one of the 16 best in the Kentuckiana area. How flipping cool is that?

Please head to your nearby bookstore, magazine boutique, Kroger, et. al, to pick up the OCTOBER 2010 issue. Its a real crowd pleaser.

See you all soon........

Monday, September 27, 2010


COME ALL to The Great Pumpkin Pick and Wine Tasting Gala

WHEN: Oct 10th, 2010

WHERE: Pumpkin Heaven AKA Huber's Farm

DETAILS: We will meet at 12:30PM in the Pointe's Parking Lot. Please RSVP to Depending on the number of folks, carpooling would be idea. (Butchertown supports Mother Earth)

MORE DETAILS: While at the farm, we will do a wine tasting and more wine tasting. Afterwards, onward to the pumpkin fields to load up on festive goodies.

Of course, please come and do. RSVP by Oct 9.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Back from Mexico.... We had a great time... The weather was hot, cerveza cold, and tequila strong.
Maybe we need to do a DINE INTERNATIONAL TRIP sometime soon. We wish you all were there...........

Hope you enjoy a little few snapshots from our vacation....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Dear Friends:

Recently, Butchertown was picked as one of the coolest places by AOL. Please check out the link below.

Also, was informed by Leah that two new restaurants are under way in our neighborhood. Harvest, serving locally grown food is slated to open at 624 E Market and a second restaurant is scheduled to be opened in the Meeting House building on SPRING ST.
Seems like everyone except our current and possibly future city officials know how great Butchertown is. We should ALL continue to make them hear us...............

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Keith, Leah, Walt, David, Elizabeth, Jason, Natasha, Andy, Matt, Keturah, Jennifer, Alicia, Ruth, Francoise,Chris

I know EVERYONE has been waiting for our DINE review and well....its finally here. All the emails, texts, calls, driving by my house, letters, smoke signals, horn honking, and stares can now stop. :)


Well quite simply, Wiltshire on Market is glorious. You gotta go soon!!

Its a smaller place but let me say first that the staff worked awesome with our requests. Lots of communication and call backs. I had to change our reservations to accomodate you procrasinators a few times and each time they were more than happy to help. A big Thank You to the staff.

The restaurant is quaint but very elegant. The colors are warm and welcoming. Walking in from the hot street was a welcome sigh. Just made me want to relax and get ready to eat, drink and be merry. Walls have exposed brick and a very cool wine rack hangs behind the bar. Meant to get a picture of it but forgot. :( oh well.

There were 15 of us in all and they had us seated at three very long tables that they had put together. Some of us set on benches while others had chairs. Very comfortable.
Lots of food was had.... Heres my take:
Bean Hummus >> To die for, creamy, yummy,
Pork Pho >>>> GOOD Asian flair, rice noodles, pork, pork, pork
Barramundi >>>>>> Light/flavorful. A perfect situation for a hot summer eve

The menu changes frequently(which is awesome) so can't guarantee you will ever have these, but you will not regret going.

The group of us had a fine time indeed. Those of you that didn't make it SUCK.... I mean those of you that didn't make it missed out on a hot time!!

Hope you enjoy the few photos I managed before the camera battery died.

~ Adios Amigos............ See you at the next event.

*DINE is committed to supporting all local business and dining establishments. If you would like us to inject some cash flow into your establishment, please contact us.

Monday, August 2, 2010


UPDATE: THE TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:30 PM to accomodate the restaurant.

Well, the location has been chosen, the times and date have been set, nothing left for you to do but show up. As always, DINE is just an excuse to bring folks together over food and drink.

For this DINE event, we will be going to:

636 East Market

TIME: 7:30PM

DATE: August 28th

Please please send us an email to confirm that you are coming. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

*DINE is committed to supporting all local business and dining establishments.
If you are a business and you would like for us to come par-take in your establishment, shoot us an email.

Miss C's on Chestnut - NOW OPEN

One of Butchertown's finest dining establishment has recently expanded to a SECOND location. Today, August 2nd was their grand opening and it will definitely be a hit. I'm sure most of you have had Charlotte and Chris's fantastic food and if you haven't then what the heck are you waiting on. You simply can't beat it and now with a second location, you have no excuse. You will Thank this blog later. :)
On a recent pre-opening party, we went and checked out the new digs and came away very impressed. The decor is suitable and their new location is perfectly located just off 4th street near THE PALACE. ........ And I hear strong rumors from a very reliable source that a happy hour is maybe most likely possibly in the works.....................

Miss C's on Chestnut
308 W. Chestnut
JUST GO................

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


A location, date, and time is coming. STAY TUNED..............
DINE is committed to supporting all local business and dining establishments.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

DINE - REVIEW with More Photos

Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
- Cervantes

WOW.... What a great time and a great meal with great friends.
Last night was our first DINE event and we went to the Mayan Cafe. The wait staff and Anne did a great job of finding a place for us even though there were 13 in our party. The restaurant was elegantly decorated with South American inspired art work on the walls amid calming blue colors.
Many appetizers were ordered including the guacamole, and the black bean cakes which we shared. Both were tasty and the guacamole was very fresh and made in house.

For Dinner, I can attest to the fact that the Mayan burger was delicious and cooked perfectly, while the vegetable plate was also very tasty. Everyone in our party cleaned their plates and I did witness a few licking off the last few niplets. Very Good food and a great time was had by all.

Stay tuned to our next DINE event in the upcoming weeks. As always, we are open to suggestions as to where we should go and look forward to everyone coming.

Thursday, July 1, 2010




Monday, June 14, 2010

Scenes from the Art Fair

A big thanks goes out to all of the neighbors who volunteered to make the art fair a success this year. Our sponsors really stepped up their game this year too, making sure we had great advertising of our local businesses, services, and recreational opportunities here in Butchertown. Here are a few pics from the festivities!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Butchertown Art Fair - SATURDAY MAY 15

The Butchertown Neighborhood Association is thrilled for the forthcoming 2010 Butchertown Art Fair–which will take place in the heart of our historic neighborhood.

Saturday, May 15th from 10am - 7pm

We look forward to spending this coming Saturday showcasing the talent, creativity, and local aspects of our community with the rest of Louisville.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Thomas Edison Home and Garden tour, which will also take place on the same date/time. For details on the Home and Garden tour, please contact Kristen Lutes 502-585-5247.

New location this year, just a few blocks West from last years Butchertown Art Fair. Join us on the 800 block of Washington Street between Campbell Street & Shelby Street in Butchertown. Need directions? No worries! Click here.

Huge hugs and back slaps for the good folks who have helped make this years event happen. In no real particular order, the Art Fair would not be taking place if it wasnt for these establishments:
The Eye Care Institute
The Bodega
Willett Properties
J Gumbos Cajun Joint
the Louisville Beer Store
and special thanks to MPERFECT design for this years flyers, posters & graphics.

Thanks for stopping by.. .

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Call to All Artists — 2010 Butchertown Art Fair Sign-Up

Call To All Artists & Do-ers & Photographers & Makers & the Like...
Announcing the 2010 Butchertown Art Fair.

10 ft x 10 ft Booth Space
$40 /Butchertown residents
$65 /non-Butchertown residents
multiple booth spaces available, just ask!
please note: rental details are still being sorted out for
canvas top tents. If this is something you would be
interested in, please get in touch with us.

New location this year — just a few blocks West from previous Art Fair events. This year join us on the 800 block of Washington Street between Campbell Street & Shelby Street in Butchertown. Parking will be available for vendors day of event.

Prior to the event, you will receive a confirmation letter and info packet
with full details about the event, including day-of instructions, booth
number & parking information. Questions? Please contact Natasha Maze.

Applications and payment due no later than May 2, 2010.
Checks payable to the Butchertown Neighborhood Association.
Remit to: Natasha Maze, Butchertown Art Fair, 1401 Quincy Street, Louisville, Ky 40206

If you are paying by check, please download this Art Fair Registration PDF and submit it with your payment.

Below are payment buttons which allow you to reserve booth space via PayPal. In addition to rendering payment, please submit your Name, Address, Email & Phone Number to Natasha Maze via email. You will receive a confirmation email once we have record of your payment.

non-Butchertown residents $65

Butchertown Residents only $40

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Louisville's Butchertown Book Release!

The eagerly awaited pictoral history of Butchertown is being released February 8th to stores near you. Local author Edna Kubala gathered photos from several sources to bring this neighborhood to life, with many never before seen pictures of the neighborhood.  Join us in celebrating Butchertown! 

Book Signings:
Saturday, February 13, 2010 , Noon - 4 pm   Edison Birthday Party with light bulb cake!
Thomas Edison House Museum, 729-31 E. Washington St. (Museum admission applies: $5 adult, $3 for  18 and under) 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 , 6 - 8 pm
The Eye Care Institute, 1536 Story Avenue

Saturday, February 20, 2010 , 2 - 4 pm
Barnes and Nobles, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 3 p.m.
Miss Cs' Kitchen and Pantry, 1319 Story Ave

Friday, March 05, 2010 , 12 - 1:30 pm
Borders, 400 S. 4th Street

March 05, 2010, 6-8pm
Urban Design Studio, 507 South 3rd Street

April 30, 2010, "Derby" Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop

Kaviar Forge Gallery,  1718 Frankfort Avenue

More Information and signings at:
and Louisville’s Butchertown facebook fan site
Check out Consuming Louisville for a shout out to local attractions!

Pre-order a book from the author at and enter to win a $25 Louisville Originals gift card. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Better Meat Needs Better Butchers

Below is an excerpt from GOOD Magazine, highlighting how once booming small scale family businesses have turned into a full blown INDUSTRY. Take a couple minutes and have a look back at how things once operated in Butchertown.


"Forty years ago, smaller, family-owned slaughterhouses existed throughout the United States. The number of these “very small plants” has declined over the last 10 years, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the industry consolidated into a very, very efficient system. In her book Raising Steaks, Betty Fussell writes that all but a very small percentage of the 30 millions cows harvested annually in United States are turned into meat by one of three major packers. And industry beef producers don’t make money on rib eye steaks. They make money on the parts no one wants—value-added offals like pink slime."
- GOOD Magazine, 2010

(photo from Flickr)