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Troy Windhorst
Attended North Bullitt High School
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The Next Chipotle:  12 Small Chains That Might Someday Dominate The World

There are some great fast-casual restaurants here.... I hope the succeed and make it to my town.
Fast-casual restaurants are a dime a dozen, but these 12 are likely to someday have way more than a dozen stores.
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Development Plan Underway For Colonial Gardens

It's been a long time coming, but it seems something may finally be happening.  I couldn't tell by the article, though, if the original structure is to be refurbished or torn down and rebuilt.
Deal to convert the historic Colonial Gardens property into a development anchored by locally-owned businesses.
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I have no complaints about what could replace the eyesore the current property is.
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Thunder Over Louisville Falls Short Of Record

650k still an amazing number.  The show was great and it would have been hard to have better weather.  I had a feeling it might not have been a record crowd.... it just felt like I had a little more elbow room compared to some previous years.
With a stellar weather forecast, Thunder Over Louisville’s 25th anniversary show was expected to be a big draw.
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Yes. Traffic was horrible leaving even if you parked far. 
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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Mac & Katie Kissoon

Where's your mama boy?  Well, we never find out... but there is a great beat and great bass along the way in this one-hit-wonder.
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Coming soon:  *Grind Burger Kitchen*

Nice.  This will make it easier for me to try Grind.  I always have trouble tracking down any of the food trucks.
The latest venture from food truck owners Liz and Jesse Huot now has a name and a slightly more definitive opening date.
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+Dan Vonderheide Thanks, I'll give it a shot.  Maybe a year ago, I had tried the calendars at http://foodtrucksinlou.blogspot.com/ and http://www.louisvillefoodtruckassociation.com/ , but those both proved to be unreliable as there were often changes made without updating the calendar.  The third time I showed up to an empty lot, I kinda gave up.

Of course, those sites I mentioned have likely improved and been refined over the last year.  I should probably try them out again.  Of course, the app you mentioned would be more convenient.
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Mellow Mushroom To Open Third Location

I don't dislike Mellow Mushroom, but I'm not the biggest fan.  For a pizza joint, I think it's a little "cookie cutter" and, as a chain, tries to hard to be a "local hole-in-the-wall" (which it is not).  I'm not sure that it offers anything new to the community.

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It looks like developer Andy Blieden might have another coup in the works. Mellow Mushroom, the Atlanta-based pizza concept, will put its third Louisville store on Blieden’s property at 1023/1025 Bardstown Road, sources tell Insider Louisville. Blieden declined to comment, … Continue reading →
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I am a fan of pizza generally and I think they make good ones. In particular their crust is well done and the best whole wheat crust out there. Try their Thai pizza too. 
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FEARnet To Be Folded Into Syfy And Chiller

Good?  Bad?  Does it matter?  Personally, I'm not sure.
If you’ve been a consumer of all things horror, then there’s a strong chance you’ve probably used FEARnet in one way or another.  Whether it was through their website, cable channel, or VOD service FEARnet had extended its reach to all corners of the media spectrum.  Now all that might be going away as cable …
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Flying by The Beatles

Sit back and relax.  I'm assuming this is the only official release from The Beatles that was an instrumental.  Not 100% sure... maybe someone can confirm.
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FEARFALL New free fall ride:

I'm not familiar with this model.  I wonder what the ride up is like?

I always thought the Hellevator was unique compared to most regional free fall rides in the way that the cars were pulled to the top quite fast.  Most free fall rides seem to be a slow journey to the top.  I was just wondering what the experience on this ride may be like.  Time will tell, I suppose.
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I prefer a quick ride to the top because thrilling yet it also eliminates the "what have I got myself into" feeling that lasts way too long on some free fall rides.
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The Most Popular Hotel Amenities Revealed In Survey

I don't think anyone would argue with these results.  Not too surprising.
Hotels these days are amping up their amenities to attract travelers... you can hang in an uber-chic lobby, dine in a cave, and even customize your bed. But what amenities do people really want? Hotels.com surveyed 1000 travelers around the gl...
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Just working my way through life... having a little fun along the way.  I have a great partner, great friends, and a great family... it doesn't get any better.  Together, Roy and I enjoy traveling, shopping, dining with friends, visiting amusement parks, and absorbing as much radiation as we can from the television... usually laughing at a funny movie or sitcom.  On my own, I enjoy walking, listening to sixties psychedelic or bubblegum music, and satisfying my horror movie addiction.
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New Poster & Trailer for Cold in July
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Jim Mickle is back, and this time he is unleashing an intriguing little flick entitled Cold in July, and today we have scored a brand new po

First Official Trailer for Erebus
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Fans of horror anthology films are in luck, as we have just received word of a new one which features none other than genre icon Michael Ber

First Official Trailer for Indigenous
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Well now, this sucker certainly has my attention. Below we have scored the first official trailer for Alastair Orr’s found-footage creature

Rosemary’s Baby Gets a Due Date
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It would seem that NBC’s mini-series event “Rosemary’s Baby” is getting delivered sooner than I expected. At this point, you might be wonder

New Official Poster for Feed The Devil
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Just a few days ago we ushered in the first trailer for Max Perrier’s latest flick Feed The Devil, and I was impressed. This sucker certainl

Capital structure for Kentucky Kingdom among topics discussed at ACG - L...
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Roller coasters, free-fall rides and capital structure are all essential to the rebirth of Kentucky Kingdom, according to Ed Hart, a partner

Official Trailer for Feed The Devil
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For those of you who are looking for a new psychological horror flick have come to the right place as we have your back. From Max Perrier co

Blumhouse Productions to Turn ‘Creep’ into a Trilogy
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Jason Blum certainly has his eye on what’s hot, and in turn he see’s potential with Mark Duplass’ movie Creep, as his outlet Blumhouse Produ

Kentucky Kingdom owner talks about park’s reopening - Louisville - Busin...
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Before Kentucky Kingdom closed in 2009, the amusement park’s attendance had declined by nearly 60 percent from its height, leading the compa

Lucky’s Market to open first Kentucky store in May - Louisville - Busine...
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A Boulder, Colo. company will make its first footprint in Kentucky in mid-May.

Two New Photos from NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby
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Here we go again, another day another piece of Rosemary’s Baby news, and this time we have scored two new photos from the four-hour miniseri

A Tucker and Dale Sequel is Likely
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Three years ago a pair of kindly rednecks touched our hearts and splattered blood everywhere with a movie called “Tucker and Dale Vs Evil.”

Walmart store coming to 18th and Broadway - Louisville - Business First
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Walmart will build a Supercenter at 18th and Broadway.

The Best Horror Movie Monsters that Used No CGI — Part 1
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Since Universal Horror ruled the marquee, movie monsters have entertained us with their madcap, bloodthirsty antics. But these villains are

Construction in full swing at Churchill Downs ahead of Kentucky Derby
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Friday's gorgeous weather got a lot of people with spring fever excited for warmer weather and what comes with it, like the Kentucky Derby.

Walking bridge has been open on Louisville side for several months - Lou...
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Jeffersonville, Ind. officials hope to have the Southern Indiana portion of the Big Four Bridge open in time for the Kentucky Derby.

New Official Mischief Night Trailer
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Those of you who have been keeping a firm eye on After Dark Originals’ Mischief Night, will be very pleased to know that Lionsgate Home Ente

Sbarro closes 155 stores nationally, one in Louisville - Louisville - Bu...
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Sbarro closed a store at Mall St. Mathews as part of a nationwide restructuring.

A very close return to The Villa Buffet. This is the third buffet to occupy this spot in the massive concrete structure leading up to the riverboat casino. While I don't feel like version lives up to the first, original buffet, it is leaps and bounds better than the second. Compared to the first buffet (The Villa Buffet), The Spread is pretty darn close. While The Villa cut deeper into various cuisines (American, Mexican, Asian, Italian, etc.), I don't feel The Spread does a great job. While there is a variety of cuisines, it doesn't go much beyond what I would consider traditional American food. Yes, there is pizza representing Italy and fajitas representing Mexico, it's still just "regular" food, in my opinion. Compared to the second buffet (Paula Deen), The Spread is *way* better. The Deen buffet was very limited. I referred to it as a "deluxe KFC buffet". With The Spread, there are way more dishes set out and so much more to choose from. The meat selection has grown from fried chicken to also include ham, ribs, and steak. It's so much better. Good: I experienced excellent service on my visit. The food is fresh. The buffet bars *are* the cook stations. The food is constantly being prepared in front of you and set out on the bar. Great selection of meats. Great selection of desserts (I was surprised to see Crème brûlée). The location is nice. If you visit the casino often, it will be convenient. If you don't visit often, it will be a break from the beaten path for a while. Bad: The price tag could be considered expensive. For a few dollar less, it is not impossible to be just as pleased and enjoy great food.... even at a buffet. If you are vegetarian, you will be able to fill your plate with some great food (I remember the collard greens and steamed broccoli being excellent), however, your second plate will likely be the same things you got the first time because you may run out of choices. Overall, I enjoyed the place and will be happy to return. I think it's worth checking out. I you loved the first, original buffet, The Spread is a very close return.
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It's a Walmart. Like any, there are good points and bad points. The bad is usually long waits when checking out and limited staff for assistance when needed. One good point is this location is conveniently sandwiched between a Lowe's and a Target. It's actually quite easy to get in and out of this big box heaven by car. My Walmart rating is often lower, but I cranked up the review one notch because I witness a great personality and attitude from an associate at the customer service counter.
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Food, atmosphere, and service... all good! This local restaurant has a menu that leans toward healthy and items are made with ingredients grown as close to home as possible. Good: The mushroom lasagna was the best I've ever had. In terms of both looks and taste, the attention to detail of all the dishes at my table were impressive. Service was great on my Friday evening visit.... could not have been better.
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reviewed a month ago
I think most are familiar with this chain department store staple that commonly anchors a mall. There are three is the metro area and this one is right in the middle, based on size. The customer service is usually very good. The selection of merchandise is great and the prices offer a decent value, in my opinion. The only downside is that JCP recently had a change of power during a renovation that is now left hanging. IMO, the remodel should be finished... and soon. Update: Assistance I received looking for a particular item at the store recently was above and beyond. Excellent service. IMO, rating is 5 star based on customer service alone.
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Food, atmosphere, and service... all good! This local restaurant has a menu that leans toward healthy and items are made with ingredients grown as close to home as possible. Good: The mushroom lasagna was the best I've ever had. In terms of both looks and taste, the attention to detail of all the dishes at my table were impressive. The atmosphere created by the lighting and interior brick walls was nice. If I had to score on service alone, I would still give a top rating. Our server was great... almost felt like we were guests in her own home. Could not have been better. Caution: As with all popular restaurants tucked into a crowded neighborhood, the parking lot fills up easy. Of course, in this part of town, the fact that they have a parking lot is a luxury. This is not a big deal at all and should be expected. In my opinion, this place is a must. Looking forward to returning. Other reviewers mention slow service, so I should note that my visit was mid-week and the tables appeared to be 60-70% full.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Good food and good service. It's a popular chain restaurant so most know what to expect. The menu is online so there's not surprises. I've been a Chilis fan in general for a few years now. I experienced great food and A+ service on my visit that could not have been any better.
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reviewed a month ago
To card, or not to card, that is the question. When I show my card upon entry, the greeter is not interested to see it. When I don't show my card, I'm tackled. I wish they would pick a policy and stick with it. Good stuff: Wide aisles. Cart corrals in the parking lot are covered and permanently attached to the ground so they don't scoot around (silly, but it's nice). Employees around the checkout area that do make an effort to reduce long lines. On recent visits, I have observed continuous checkout efficiency.
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