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Nick Ryan’s Saloon opens on Jefferson

story and photosby Tom Yates The Jefferson Street dining corridor has welcomed a new option to its expanding dining and bar scene with the opening of Nick Ryan’s Saloon. Housed inside a beautiful 2 story veranda-fronted building (restaurant downstairs, rentals […]

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Wrapping Up the James Beard Celebrity Chef Series: What’s Cookin’ in the Bluegrass

What's Cookin' in the BluegrassA James Beard Celebrity Chef series wrap-up from the World Equestrian GamesBY TOM YATESOn a warm  autumn Saturday early evening, James Beard celebrity chefs

Backstage at the James Beard Celebrity Chef Series: WEG Opening Night

Click here to order tickets to the remaining James Beard Celebrity Chef Series dinners. BY TOM YATES  Under a beautiful blue Kentucky sky on the rolling grounds of

A Toast To WEG With The Bluegrass Breeze: The Official Drink Of The World Equestrian Games

BY TOM YATES Let the Games begin.Maker's Mark has partnered with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to provide the official bourbon for the games and the Bluegrass

ReVisiting Columbia’s (Voted Best Veteran Restaurant)

Reprinted from Ace, June 2010Columbia's was voted Best Veteran Restaurant in the 2010 Ace Best of Lexington Readers' Poll. Profile, BY TOM YATESDancin’ at church, Long Island

2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Cooking With Bourbon at Home.

Cooking with Bourbon: Do Try This at Home BY TOM YATES The 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival wraps up this weekend with The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and  Gala. 

Basil Hayden Bourbon Margarita

BY TOM YATES 5 oz.  Basil Hayden Bourbon or bourbon of choice3 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier3 3/4 Rose's Lime Or fresh squeezed lime juice5 oz. Sour MixMix or

Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Bourbon-Style Cooking School

BY TOM YATES Bardstown Kentucky becomes the center of the bourbon universe next week when the 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival gets under way. More bourbon related events, featuring all

Notes From The First Vintage Kentucky at Ashland: A Toast To Henry Clay

The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer. - Henry ClayBY TOM YATESThe first annual Vintage Kentucky Festival offered wine samplings from

Chef Tom remembers Rogers Restaurant by Tom Yates

For years we were Roger’s Restaurant people, denizens of the smokey bar area known as the back room. We had

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