Friday, March 28, 2014

Mazunte Taqueria Mexicana

Inspired by recipes from grandmothers, 
friends, students and street vendors in Mexico

      We were happy to discover that Madisonville has its own (dare I say edgier) version of Bakersfield, and other taco joints that have popped up in the past few years.  The thing we liked about Mazunte (other than the food) was the interior.  I likened

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

An idiosyncratic, entertaining artist 
loses his subject matter in this outing

     Neil and I were looking forward to The Grand Budapest Hotel because of how much we enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom (2012).  His style has always been made up of equal parts young adult literary structure, brightly colored fairy-tale

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Glendalia Boutique Hotel & Culinary Studio

For a fun cooking and eating experience, consider a class

Our Culinary Classmates at The Glendalia
     The Food Hussy is such a warm ambassador for food in the Cincinnati-N. Kentucky region and she’s always looking for settings to get friends and colleagues together to try something new and write about food experiences.  She invited us to The Glendalia Boutique Hotel & Culinary Studio recently

Monday, March 24, 2014


It’s the Joaquin Phoenix show and he’s incredible

Joaquin Phoenix and Dexter Contemplate His New OS
     We avoided seeing Her because it sounded so goofy and I felt like I had seen it after the parody Jonah Hill performed with Michael Cera on SNL.  However, Carole and Tom really enjoyed it.  Yes, it’s about a guy who falls in love with the voice of his computer operating system.  Yes, it’s set in a near

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Walt's Hitching Post

Pulling the finest elements from its past, while remaining relevant in today's demanding culinary world.

      We may have done the unthinkable. We dined at Walt's Hitching Post without having the infamous ribs served at the reinvented and reopened venue.  Fortunately for us, it was not a mistake.  

Walt's Entrance
      From the time we turned into the parking lot, it was clear that the experience would be bound in tradition.  There's an awning over the entryway that led to the wood paneled rooms from another era.  It truly applauds Kentucky from the genuine

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

John Denver and The Carpenters Remembered

Back to the ‘70s with tributes from today’s and ‘90s artists

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Teamed for The Lady Is A Tramp
   The tribute album depends on two factors:  the music of a past singer/musician the listener wants to hear again, and a new generation of performers revitalizing it.  Where tribute

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This Year’s Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville

The 38th edition runs through April 6

     The annual Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL) attracts theatergoers internationally because so many of the plays have premiered as part of this event before being produced around the world.  Though this institution is synonymous with the new script, the acting has been its trump

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pit Stop

An Independent Spirit Award nominee 
realizing Cassavettes’ dream

     We weren’t too enthusiastic about the Oscars this year because (1) they missed some of our favorite potential nominees and (2) the list looked like it was cribbed from The Independent Spirit Awards.  The ISAs give the John Cassavettes’ award annually to filmmakers working within a

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

20 Feet from Stardom

Defining the subtle, but game changing, differences between talent and stardom 

     We didn’t see 20 Feet from Stardom at the cinema (or many of the other eventual Oscar nominees) because we had other things happening.  I caught it on Movies on Demand and it’s a
deeply affecting movie for anyone who loves music since it’s about backup singers.  Director Morgan Neville focuses

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Watching the Detectives

The first in a series of checking out 
some contemporary mystery series

   Finding a new detective series (new to the individual reader, anyway) reminds me of searching for the next, best comfort food.  It can’t be too salty, sugary, or fatty.  The bread-and-butter of the Mystery/Thriller genre is the detective series, ever