Our whirlwind weekend in Louisville lived up to its expectations. If you love music festivals, I can’t recommend Forecastle enough for the price and experience. They have fantastic programmers that deliver a sweet line-up each year…and if you buy your tickets at the right time, you spend only $100 to see three days worth of excellent music. I’ve been two years now in a row and plan to make it an ongoing tradition. Louisville is a special city, and I always love getting the opportunity to visit. It has a similar small southern city charm that Birmingham possesses, and also like Birmingham has amazing places to eat/drink and see. There are a ton of creative folks there doing interesting things. I can’t wait to go back!

We also did a brunch style Twelve while we were at it at my friend Lee Ann’s house. We didn’t end up with a full twelve like we normally do because of the music festival happenings around town, but it was well worth the experience. My word was “triple,” and I made avocado three ways: mango guacamole, crispy avocado fries and eggs baked in avocado. Oh my goooooooodness.

Before we headed out-of-town, we enjoyed a FUN evening at Woodrow Hall to kick off Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Good School Food program. They are hoping to raise $100,000 to expand their program to more kids in the Birmingham area. Watch the video to get the full scoop, which was created by Bob Miller. It is a beautiful piece, and will make you understand the full impact of their work with this campaign. I also got to see St. Paul and the Broken Bones for the very first time, literally 4 feet from my face.  It is going to be very exciting to be able to say I saw them in such an intimate venue before they completely blow up.  And believe me, it’s gonna happen.

This week I wrap-up my feature-length script first draft… a monumental moment in my life timeline. I have spent years and years trying to make this story exist in a format other than my head, and now it is finally so. I am excited to see what kind of life it will have…there are several routes it could go. First and foremost though I need to get a polished version in my hands, which will happen in the next few months. That will basically be where I spend my free time this week. Today Vero returns from Europe, and I pick her up from the airport mid-afternoon. I can’t wait to see her! Tonight is a big Sidewalk kick-off event where they will announce the full line-up. Should be very exciting… dun dun dun!

An LK sandwich! This girl can move mountains.

An LK sandwich! This girl can move mountains.

Supporting Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Supporting Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Cheers to Forecastle!

Cheers to Forecastle!

A sampling of some of our Twelve dishes & drinks.

A sampling of some of our Twelve dishes & drinks.

Twelve - Brunch style in Louisville

Twelve – Brunch style in Louisville

A little weather never got in our way...

A little weather never got in our way…