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Best of Louisville Party 2018 | Event Photography at C2

Being a Louisvillian, I grew up seeing the "Best of Louisville" awards and plaques at local restaurants and businesses, reading the list of winners, nominees, and articles about them in Louisville Magazine. This year, I was thrilled to photograph the 2018 Best of Louisville party at C2 Event Venue

The party started after an awards ceremony for the 60 or so winners-- "Best Foodtruck", "Best Pizza", etc, awards were given to reader-voted winners, and there was also a Critic's Choice selection of awards such as "Best Bar you Haven't Heard of (Yet)". Kelly K of 99.7 DJX emceed the event, and there was a burlesque performance by Ethel Loveless, of the Limbo's Critic's Choice award-winning Titty Tiki Tuesdays. The event raised funds for UofL's James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and a mix of local restaurants and liquor brands provided samples of their dishes and drinks to event goers while they grooved and danced to the music of the Louisville Crashers.

Check out some of the photos from the party below, and check out Louisville Magazine's gallery of photos here. 
And photos of the award ceremony here.

Cooper's Craft | The Tasting Room at Westport Whiskey & Wine

Tuesday evening I went with Alicia Orgel to the Coopers' Craft Bourbon tasting and cocktail demo at Westport Whiskey & Wine / The Tasting Room at Westport Whiskey & Wine where she and Cat taught the class how to make a Hop & Holler:

  • 1 1/2 partsCoopers’ Craft
  • 1/4part Triple Sec
  • Top w/ Ginger Beer
  • 3 dashesOrange Bitters

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass over ice.

Everyone had a great time tasting the bourbon and learning how to use bar spoons-- as well as the reason why we shake or stir drinks!