DOWNTOWN—Yesterday organizers of the Forecastle Festival (July 12-14) sent out an email, "requesting assistance from our restaurant and bar partners to extend hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights by offering late night menus for Forecastle Festival attendees. We are also asking restaurants typically closed on Sunday's to consider altering your schedule by opening to accommodate these crowds." So restaurant owners, if you've ever wanted to cater to the post-Flaming Lips show crowd, here's your chance to race for the prize. If the influx proves too demanding though, there'll be no tolerance for restauranteurs bemoaning, "I just wept and regretted this moment - oh that I - I was the fool..." [EaterWire]
BUECHEL—Three home cooks are pairing up with three Louisville chefs (Allen Hubbard from Martini Italian Bistro, the Seelbach Hilton Hotel's Patrick Roney and Rob Henry of The Episcopal Church Home) to give their family recipes a healthy makeover tomorrow as part of the Humana Guidance Center's (1918 Hikes Lane) Healthy Recipe Makeover and a taping of Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs. Taping starts at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. To RSVP, call 502-479-6580. Yes, the audience gets to taste. [EaterWire]
CRESCENT HILL—Coals Artisan Pizza has extended its hours for the summer (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 12-9 p.m.) and is offering half-priced pizzas Monday through Thursday from 9-10 p.m. and Friday–Saturday from 10-11 p.m. [EaterWire]
OLD LOUISVILLE— The Wall Street Journal recently published an adapted excerpt from 610 Magnolia and MilkWood chef/owner's Edward Lee's Smoke & Pickles, "In Defense of the Mashup Meal." [Wall Street Journal]
YOUR IPHONE—To commemorate its 14th birthday, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail release an iOS app. Visit kentuckybourbontrailapp.com to download it.
[Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Forecastle Festival] [EaterWire]