Apple Patch puts all in a Derby mood

| April 20, 2011
Jeff and Christy Hutter and Larry Olliges at the Apple Patch Hat Affair.

Jeff and Christy Hutter and Larry Olliges.

This past Sunday, former WHAS11 meteorologist Ken Schultz and I emceed the Apple Patch Hat Affair for the second consecutive year. I’m pretty sure Ken would agree that this is one of the yearly events that really puts him in the Derby mood – but not for the usual reasons.

Instead of being a high-dollar, lavish gala or an elbow-rubbing fete spent pointing out who’s who, this affair focuses the spotlight on its residents: men and women with physical and intellectual challenges and disabilities. For me, it’s a reminder of how blessed we are to live in a city that really is a caring community. We know how to mix fashion and fun with philanthropy.

As I bounce from event to event over the next few weeks, I’d like to think I’ll remember how genuinely touched I was standing on stage looking out into the crowd at the number of people who had taken the time to share their Sunday evening to show their support for the Apple Patch residents and staff. There’s a reason for this Derby season, and while it has a whole lot to do with horses, I can’t help but to feel proud to live in a city that makes sure it’s also about so much more.

WHAS11’s Reed Yadon and Andy Treinen answer the call of duty and put their discerning taste buds to the test at Finlandia’s Best Bloody Mary Contest. The winning restaurant was announced at Wednesday’s Taste of Derby, benefiting Dare to Care.

WHAS11’s Reed Yadon and Andy Treinen answer the call of duty and put their discerning taste buds to the test at Finlandia’s Best Bloody Mary Contest. The winning restaurant was announced at Wednesday’s Taste of Derby, benefiting Dare to Care.

Bloody Good

Can’t say I’m ever going to complain about a job that includes being asked to do so many cool things, including judging Finlandia’s Best Bloody Mary Contest at Brown-Forman Headquarters with an esteemed panel that included George Lindsey and Lynda Lambert from 102.3 The MAX, Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris and Reed Yadon and Andy Treinen from WHAS11.

The top three winners will be announced at Taste of Derby Festival, benefiting Dare to Care, which had not yet occurred at the time we went to press. We’ll revisit Taste in next week’s issue. In the meantime, here are the recipes for the Top Three Finalists. And let me tell you, every one was fabulous.

102.3 The Max’s Lynda Lambert was one of the lovely – and lucky – judges who participated in Finlandia’s Best Bloody Mary contest at Brown-Forman.

102.3 The Max’s Lynda Lambert was one of the lovely – and lucky – judges who participated in Finlandia’s Best Bloody Mary contest at Brown-Forman.

Café Lou Lou

  • Bottle Zing Zang
  • 2 tablespoons Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1/3 teaspoon horseradish
  • 10 grinds fresh black pepper

Rim glass with Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning. Garnish with okra pickle.

Eddie Merlot’s

  • Smoked horseradish
  • Reduced Zing Zang
  • Lee and Perrins
  • Siracha
  • Roasted garlic
  • Roasted cippolini onion
  • George Lindsey of 102.3 The MAX sips a Bloody Mary at Brown-Forman Headquarters. Mr. Lindsey was one of the distinguished judges at the contest, presented by Finlandia.

    George Lindsey of 102.3 The MAX sips a Bloody Mary at Brown-Forman Headquarters. Mr. Lindsey was one of the distinguished judges at the contest, presented by Finlandia.

  • Roasted jalapeno
  • Roasted beefsteak tomato
  • Cayenne
  • Chipotle
  • Truffle salt

Palermo Viejo

  • 1 qt. Pomo strained tomatoes
  • Juice of 2 limes and 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive juice
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh crushed garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Pick-a-pepper sauce
  • 2 dashes Cholula hot sauce
  • Dash tobacco
  • Dash Worcestershire
  • Fresh ground black pepper and celery salt to taste

Garnish with olives and lemon twist.

Everyone who attends The Voice-Tribune’s Brunch with Betsey Johnson, presented by Chambord, will have a chance to win this hat.

This hat will be given away at Brunch with Betsey Johnson, presented by Chambord.

Betsey Buzz

If you missed “725 S. Floyd” host John Ramsey posing in one of two Derby-style hats handmade by Betsey Johnson earlier this week on WAVE 3, you can check out the clip on my Facebook page (address below). One lucky attendee will win the hat John wore on his show (he was careful with it, I promise) just for attending the brunch. Bid on the other chapeau at www.biddingforgood.com beginning Monday. As Betsey explains it, “I made three over-the-top hats. I mean completely crazy hats. They’re wearable, but anyone who gets one will keep it like an artsy object.”

Alfred S. Bourne, the Senior PGA Championship Trophy.

Alfred S. Bourne, the Senior PGA Championship Trophy.

Meet ‘n’ Greet

Alfred S. Bourne, the Senior PGA Championship Trophy, will be at The Voice-Tribune’s Third Thursday After-Work Party this week. Haven’t met the metal man in person or had your photo taken with the 40-inch tall fella? Come Eat • Play • Live with us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Napa River Grill at Westport Village and see what Alfred is all about. (In case you missed it, The Voice-Tribune debuted Alfred’s first-ever interview in last week’s issue.

Contact Angie Fenton at 502.551.2698, angie@voice-tribune.com, www.facebook.com/angiefenton2 or www.twitter.com/angiefenton.

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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