After gearing up for Derby for the past couple of weeks, a simple night out on the town with friends was in order. We donned our comfortable jeans and headed downtown to some of our favorite eateries on East Main Street.
For starters, we headed into the bar at Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, located in historic Whiskey Row. We love the diverse menu at Doc’s, where you can enjoy a dozen fresh Blue Point oysters, fresh peel-and-eat shrimp or a classic, Southern-style barbecue sandwich, all in the same sitting.
While the crowd was lively at Doc’s, the music beckoned from Impellizzeri’s Pizza, and we soon ventured across Main Street to join our regular Friday night crowd. The iconic pizzeria, the original location of which opened on Bardstown Road more than 30 years ago, has become a great spot to meet up with friends, share a fantastic deep-dish pizza and dance to the sounds of some really great bands.
This, That and The Other, the featured band, provided a handful of killer sets for patrons to dance to, both on the dance floor and at their seats.
If you’re looking for a casual spot for this Derby weekend, get your groove on at Impellizzeri’s, with Circus (rock) playing on Thursday, May 5, and Da Mudcats (blues) playing on Friday and Saturday, both beginning at 8 p.m.
photos by SHARI BAUGHMAN | contributing photographer
Denim & Diamonds
For those of you who like to plan ahead, The Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana will present the fourth annual Denim & Diamonds Gala Celebration on Friday, June 3, at historic Locust Grove. Since 1999, PSCKY has raised more than $2 million in support of those affected with Parkinson’s disease.
Denim & Diamonds, which is really an “un-gala” event, promises a festive and relaxed evening of fun to an anticipated 500 guests who look forward to donning jeans, boots and fringe – and of course, some diamonds thrown in for good measure.
This year’s marquee boasts Brown-Forman chief entertainment officer, Tim Laird, and Corbett’s executive chef, Kevin Rice, to prepare and present the exciting menu.
“We have some special surprises in store for our guests – and it promises to be an amazing evening with lots of friends kicking back to enjoy wonderful food and drink in a great atmosphere,” said Henrietta Pepper, event co-chair and PSCKY board member.
Tickets are $200 and all proceeds benefit the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana.
Category: Around Town
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In addition to her duties as a society columnist and photographer, Shari Baughman handles business and community relations for The Voice-Tribune.