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Root on Damaris Phillips in 'Food Network Star,' Rock Out for Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues, Create Culinary Cocktails at Woodford Reserve

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are three choice dining and drinking events going on around the city:

Demaris_Phillips_Food_Network_Star_250.jpgFood Network Star Viewing Party
When: Sunday, 8-11 p.m. (show airs at 9 p.m.)
Where: Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant (933 Baxter Ave.)
What: Watch Louisville's Damaris Phillips compete for her own show on Food Network Star. The viewing party is back at the top deck at Molly Malone's. The Jefferson Community and Technical College culinary arts instructor is still in the top four. If she makes it through this week's episode, she'll be in the final. There'll be a viewing party for that episode too.

Lamont-Gillispie-Byron-Davies.jpg100 Proof Blues at Stevie Ray's Blues Bar
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: Stevie Ray's Blues Bar (230 E. Main St.)
What: Stevie Ray's Blues Bar's is throwing a benefit for Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues. In a recent two-week span, two members of the urban blues band were diagnosed with cancer, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Lauren Eid, Say Uncle, River City Blues Band, Blue Meridian Band, Palo Verde, The Pranksters, The Jaywalkers and The Blues and Greys will perform. Donations are $5, but it's fine to give more. You also can make donations online.

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The Art of the Culinary Cocktail in Summer
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: The Woodford Reserve Distillery (7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles)
What: This class will introduce guests to the art of making culinary cocktails. Woodford Reserve's mixologist will lead participants through a seasonal cocktail flavor wheel, designed to introduce flavors that go best with this bourbon. The focus of the class will be classic Kentucky flavors, including peaches, honey, sorghum, savories, and herbs. $50 per person, reservations at 859-879.1953.

[Photos: Courtesy Food Network Star, FundRazr/Hippie Love for Lamont Gillispie and Byron Davies! and Woodford Reserve]

Molly Malone's Highlands

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