Louisville Kentucky (and Frankfort Kentucky) Restaurants and Hotel

Louisville Restaurants We had a chance to eat at four Louisville restaurants (excluding the pick-up meals at the Derby). Two of these were on Restaurant Row (Bardstown Road) and two were downtown. We can’t say that we were especially impressed by any of the four. However the food here was waybbetter than the food we [Read more …]

Kentucky Bourbon Country


The Frankfort Kentucky area is the center of Kentucky Bourbon Country, with dozens of the state’s 100+ distilleries, including most of the of the oldest and most historic “member distilleries”—including Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace. We visited, toured and tasted at two of these: Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace. While the [Read more …]

A Peek into Kentucky Bluegrass Horse Country


The area between Louisville and Lexington Kentucky (in which Frankfort is roughly in the center) is more than history. It is also the center of Kentucky Bluegrass county—home to more than 450 horse farms, more than 90 Saddlebred farms (on which show horses are raised and trained) and over 250,000 horses. These farms produce some [Read more …]

Innovative Thai-Italian Fusion Dinner

The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) sponsored an amazing, eight-course feast at Thoughts Style Cuisine Showroom, a stylish Thai-Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. The innovative “fusion” cuisine blends Thai and Italian ingredients and techniques to create dishes including: Larb Brussels Sprouts Fritti with salty and sour dressing; [Read more …]

Historic Frankfort, Kentucky


Frankfort Kentucky, which is located about halfway between Louisville and Lexington, was founded in 1786 and established as the state capitol (as a compromise between the two surrounding cities) in 1792. The city’s oldest neighborhood, which was laid out shortly after the founding, still contains about 40 registered historic buildings. While a number are of [Read more …]

Vinho Verde Wine Dinner in San Francisco

  As you all know, we love wine. And, we love food. What better than to go to an event that couples together the wine with the food. This was more of a dinner designed around Vinho Verde wines than a wine tasting. But it more than worked for us! Wines of [Read more …]

Exploring Louisville Kentucky


For us, the main reason to go to Louisville Kentucky was to go to the Kentucky Derby. But if you happen to find yourself in Louisville for the Derby or for any other reason, the city has a number of other things to see and do. The first thing to understand, however, is that while [Read more …]

A Kentucky Derby Experience


The Kentucky Derby Museum For many years we have heard about the Kentucky Derby. And every once in a while, Tom will even watch it on TV. But it was one thing we have never experienced in person. When Tom and Joyce’s brother David concocted a plan to go to the Kentucky Derby, Joyce immediately [Read more …]

Maui Hawaii


We have been to Maui many, many times and have taken advantage of all of the primary, and many of the secondary attractions. This trip, we stayed in and spent most of our time in West Maui, within about a 30 minute drive of Kaanapoli Beach, an area of which we have been but wanted [Read more …]

Exploring the Rest of Honolulu Hawaii

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There is more to Honolulu than Pearl Harbor. In our short time on the island, we set out to explore as much as we could A Day on Waikiki After a day of actively learning about the art of war, we were ready for a day of peace and leisure. So, after a nice catch-up [Read more …]