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Drink Up the Louisville Cocktail Competition, Inspire a Cocktail at Proof, Ramen Pops-Up at 610 Magnolia and MilkWood

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ALL FREAKIN' OVER—The Louisville Cocktail Competition is Oct. 13, from 1:30-5 p.m. at Butchertown's Tim Faulkner Gallery (943 Franklin St.). But you can get involved—and have the $12 admission waived—by drinking now:
1. Pick up a spirits passport at a participating bar (Silver Dollar, Decca, Monkey Wrench, Proof on Main, St. Charles Exchange, Garage Bar, La Coop: Bistro à Vins, Harvest, Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar and Rye on Market)
2. Order an Old Forrester cocktail at one of those bars
3. Get your passport stamped
4. Show up to the competition with five stamps on your passport
Drink tickets at the competition itself are $5 or five for $20 (so drink up and save). And food will be provided by Atlantic No. 5. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—In honor of USA Today and 10 Best naming it the third best hotel bar in the United States, Proof on Main is hosting a Show the Proof Party Oct 9, 6-8 p.m. with half-priced cocktails. In addition, send your favorite Proof story or photo to and you'll be entered in a contest to have a cocktail named after yourself. Of course, if any of these stories involve waking up after a night at Proof with flakes of gold spray paint plastered to your crotch and burping out plastic red penguin feathers, please cc too. [EaterWire]

OLD LOUISVILLE AND DOWNTOWN—Not to be confused with the time the stoned guy down the hall cooked his entire carton of ramen at once and then offered you some while he passed out with his hot plate still on, 610 Magnolia and MilkWood are hosting pop-up ramen restaurants. On Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., chef Sarah Gavigan, of Nashville's Otaku South, will join Edward Lee to transform 610 Magnolia's Wine Studio into a traditional Japanese Izakaya (the means gastropub). The three-course meal is $48, reservations at 502-636-0783. The following day from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gavigan will convert MilkWood into a ramen shop, serving bowls at $12 and up. Reservations suggested, 502- 584-6455. Bring your own beard bowl. [EaterWire]
[Photo: Courtesy Louisville Cocktail Competition]


624 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 502-384-9090

Garage Bar

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Rye On Market

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Proof On Main

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The Silver Dollar

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Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204 502-582-2433

610 Magnolia

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