Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Garvin Gates Blues Festival Louisville Kentucky

The Garvin Gates Blues Festival

Four Roses Bourbon, The Garden Gate Neighborhood Association along with Councilman, David James, of the Louisville Metro Government present the 19th Garvin Gates Blues Festival beginning Friday, October 10th and continuing through Saturday, October 11th, 2014. They're so excited with anticipation, they even have a countdown ticker on their page.  Which, at the time of this blog post was at 20 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 22 seconds, 21, 20, 19.... You get the idea! It's COMING!!!
This festival is always held the second week of October on the streets of Historic Old Louisville. Historic Old Louisville is the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the USA. Since the festival began in 1988, many of the top names in BLUES have performed here.

Proceeds, sponsorships and vendor sales from this FREE event benefit the Garvin Gate Neighborhood and the Old Louisville Preservation Project.

During the festival, Oak Street and Garvin Place will be blocked off to traffic while the bands perform on two stages. In addition to the entertainment, food and drink , there will be over 50 craft booths. What makes this festival unique is that the booths are open late.

This event attracts large crowds, so it's asked that dogs stay at home. Additionally, nearby street parking is available on a first come first serve basis. Also, no coolers, cans or bottles should come into the festival area. Supporting the vendors by purchasing your food and drink through them is what makes this free event possible. image by ARTxFM labeled for Reuse

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Long Island Foodies Make the Map

Long Island Foodies Make the Map at Open Table.com

Recently, Open Table just released its Top 100 Restaurants Fit for Foodies List. Open Table is a subsidiary of Priceline.com, that offers online real time restaurant reservation service. Their list is based on more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by the diners of Open Table for more than 19,000 restaurants across 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Two Long Island Restaurants made the list. Roots Bistro Gourmand in Suffolk County and  The Trattoria located in St. James on the north shore of Long Island. 

Roots Bistro Gourmand

Roots Bistro Gourmand describes themselves as a BISTRONOMIC RESTAURANT. They specialize in contemporary French cuisine. They're terming of bistronomic juxtaposes quality cuisine with humor and accessibility. Though high end, they do away with old world dress code, white table cloths, and tuxedoed servers. Instead, they replace these worn out ways with a lively and relaxed atmosphere. This eatery is a new way of doing things opened by young chefs with the best training.

The Trattoria

The Trattoria shares its own version of Italian American Cuisine. They pride themselves in sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients on the market and prepare them with Italian sensibility. The food is rustic and satisfying to the soul. The atmosphere here is relaxed and you can feel comfortable to come as you are and eat and drink what you wish. It's this kind of hospitality that keeps bringing people back to The Trattoria. Stu-spivack Flickr Image Credit

Come to Long Island and eat like a King! You won't regret it! For more information and a look into what it means to live, eat and play on Long Island, check out these links: