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Urban Bourbon Trail Swells, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Now Revealed on WAVE 3, La Coop Serves Weekday Specials

ALL FREAKIN' OVER—The Urban Bourbon Trail expanded to 27 stops this week. Among the new additions to the trail, which launched in 2008 with six bars and restaurants and is not to be confused with your happy trail after you've slopped a drink on it at a downtown bar, are Haymarket Whiskey Bar and Varanese. The Convention and Visitors Bureau states that the trail allows people to "celebrate the city's bourbon heritage at some of the world's best bourbon bars." Because when you think Louisville's bourbon heritage, you think Pacific Rim-style restaurant. [EaterWire]

TV—WAVE 3 will start airing the Secrets of Louisville Chefs TV series Sundays at 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 4. The show, now in its tenth year, has entered into a long-term agreement with the local NBC affiliate. Kevin Harned, who co-hosts the Secrets of Louisville Chefs series with Tim Laird, is, of course, WAVE 3's chief meteorologist. Secrets of Louisville Chefs will continue to air at its regular times on ION-21 WBNA-TV (weeknights at 6:00 p.m.).[EaterWire]

NULU—In addition to the prix-fixe Tuesdays it unveiled in June, La Coop: Bistro à Vins has introduced
·happy hour from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday with $5 sangria and free snacks
·each Wednesday, chef Bobby Benjamin is creating a new loaded frites specials with three dipping sauces ($8-10)
·on Thursdays, Benjamin is serving a different gourmet burger ($15-20) with "grass-fed meats, house-made toppings and artisan cheeses" [EaterWire]
[Photo: Courtesy Bourbon County]

Varanese

2106 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-899-9904 Visit Website

Haymarket Whiskey Bar

331 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-442-0523