By Sara Havens | Posted on November 30, 2018
Ever since I ordered my first drink in Louisville — probably a Zima at Coyote's — I've heard about the legend of the Okolona Corona.
By Sara Havens | Posted on July 13, 2018
“Jeffersontown,” “J-Town,” “That city way down Taylorsville Road” — whatever you call it, the neighborhood is a thriving part of our city, although it’s not technically even part of our city. I don’t want to get into the details, because I don’t understand them...
By Sara Havens | Posted on July 3, 2018
As a fair-skinned vampire, I don’t much care for direct sunlight. I’d rather be nestled in a corner booth with low lighting than partying on a patio. And this extreme heat we’re experiencing lately? It’s madness. I can’t even walk to my car without...
By Sara Havens | Posted on May 11, 2018
OK, so I did not jump on a plane to get to the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, but I’d never say no to a free trip there. So when the folks at United Airlines asked if Insider would like to attend a meet-and-greet/tour...
By Sara Havens | Posted on May 7, 2018
This year, I decided to do Derby differently by totally avoiding Churchill Downs in favor of a few Louisville-based bourbon distilleries hosting shindigs. I didn’t have to worry about parking, wearing pink or even peeing, as I Ubered to each and encountered absolutely no...
Bar Belle to Derby guests: Halt your Pappy hunt, here are five great, inexpensive bourbons you can find right nowBy Sara Havens | Posted on May 2, 2018
The Kentucky Derby is known as the fastest two minutes in sports. But you step into any liquor store during Derby week, and you’ll hear the fastest two questions in history: You got any Pappy? How about Weller 12? The answers are “Hell no”...
By Sara Havens | Posted on April 27, 2018
Yes, I am aware of what time of year it is in Louisville. And I know I should be talking about minty juleps and silly hats and posh parties that I’m not invited to. But it’s also been a long winter. Like, too long,...
By Sara Havens | Posted on April 6, 2018
Louisvillians are as passionate about their neighborhood boundaries as they are about their high schools, basketball teams and weather reports. If you say NuLu but actually mean Phoenix Hill, you’ll hear about it. If you say the Germantown Lofts are “in Germantown,” prepare to...
By Sara Havens | Posted on March 9, 2018
As a nondrinker living in bourbon country, it can be tough to feel included at bars, restaurants and especially bourbon-specific events. While those who imbibe usually have dozens of cocktail options, those who don’t usually get the choice between water or coffee. Oh, and...
By Sara Havens | Posted on March 2, 2018
In honor of Joe’s Older Than Dirt reopening in Lyndon recently, I decided to venture out to the East End neighborhood to find out just what all the hubbub was about. Turns out there’s a very thriving nightlife happening right under our noses —...