What a great weekend and I must say thanks in part to global warming. It’s 70 damn degrees in Louisville, KY on December 12 and 13.
Unseasonably warm, as they say.
But thanks to it I was able to enjoy one fantastic Saturday in Louisville, KY.
Walked over the Big Four bridge to Jeffersonville and had lunch at Red Yeti. Yummy little microbrew just about a block from the ramp to Big Four on the Indiana side. It’s called Red Yeti Brewing Company but I didn’t see anything being brewed…but who cares. They’ve a nice selection of some other microbrews I wasn’t familiar with and it’s a $5 flight. So yay!
My fav was the Wildberry Wheat they had on tap. If you’re there this weekend I think it was the number 7.
I had the cheeseburger. Shocker, I know. It was about 12 bucks with hand cut fries. Not a turrible price for what they be calling “gourmet” burgers in town these days. The bun made the burg in this case. Sweet style bun like what I’ve heard called Hawaiian Bread before but they didn’t call it anything. They don’t grind the beef in house like a few of the other high end burger joints have been doing (Grind, Stout) so it didn’t have that awesome melt in your mouth type of texture, but a fine burger nonetheless and a creamy cheese sauce reminiscent of a mild beer cheese.
My lunch companion had the tacos. One sliced beef (which was determined the best of the three), one shrimp and one chicken. On corn tortillas. Mucho good-o.
Ya know there are certain moments in life, in a relationship where you just think to yourself, yep. I made the right decision. After lunch we got a spot of coffee at the little coffee/bike repair (coming soon) shop right next to Red Yeti. Called Too Tired Bike and Bean and she said, let’s find a liquor store and get some bourbon for our coffee before we walk back across the bridge.
Then after a quick bit of shoe shopping, we snuck into Copper & Kings early to check out the $20 art show but were way too early and didn’t see much art. The artist where just arriving when we walked through. But we saw a couple friends and I got a chance to check out the distillery. They didn’t seem to be doing any distilling at that moment and that’s a bummer. But a reason to go back and take the legit tour I suppose. Big courtyard area with a built in outside grill. Gonna have to check them out come spring time. And it’s always fun to get in places I’m not necessarily supposed to be.
The girl asked me, “are you here to set up for the art show?”
“Yeah” I said quickly.
“Really?” questioned the young lady.
My bourbon coffee mate interjected, “Yes, we’re just checking it out.”
“Oh, okay. Right this way.” Replied the young lady didn’t believe me.
After that we took a breather from all our excitement and went to El Mundo for margaritas! Mmm…margaritas! Along with some chips and salsa. Ah, El Mundo!
Went down to Modern Cult records for the Gubbey Records Headcleaner Louisville music compilation release party. Like 40 damn Louisville bands on a three cassette (and download) boxset. Yeah, I said cassette. Seems to be the hip thing to do these days. Release music on a med
But whatevs, it’s also downloadable and my band’s on it. We got to see some folks and it’s always good to be seen.
Then went and played a rock show for a vape event.
It’s like they want to be ravers but they just too lazy so they suck on vaporizers and pretend they’re dragons or some shit.
We rolled up on the venue and it looks like the muther fucker is on fire! Vapor rolling out the cracks in the cinder block walls!
Talk about a surreal scene….it gave me new perspective on my fog machine I was so proud of. Gonna lay back on that thing from now on.
My eyes were watering and I’m pretty sure by the end of our set I was only getting about 30 to 50 % of the oxygen I need. Messed up the end of the last two songs. Autopilot kicked in and I was just trying to make it through the set without falling over!
‘Cause that’s all carbon monoxide mixed with whatever chemicals go in those vape machines. That can’t be good for you. At least we’re pretty sure what’s in tobacco…
Don’t get me wrong. A tobacco smoking convention would be worse – the vape shit at least smells good but holy mother kids…go play some video games or something. Damn.
All in all, one heck of a Saturday! I love Louisville.
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