Hey Louisvillians, Katie and Lennie here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with 57,000+ readers in Derby City, daily — here, and on our socials.
After nearly two years, we thought we should reintroduce ourselves. After all, there are a lot of new faces around here between y’all and us.
Meet Katie 🤠
Q: Describe your perfect day in Louisville, in the length of a Tweet.
A: ☕ Oat milk latte at Please & Thank You, 🥾 hike at Bernheim Forest, 🍺 post-hike beer at Against the Grain, 🍝 dinner at bar Vetti, and 🥃 a nightcap at High Horse Bar.
Q: Fill in the blank: The coolest person I’ve met in Louisville is ___________.
A: I met professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley — aka Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind — at a WWE event downtown in 2018. I also climbed into the wrestling ring that night, but that’s a story for a different time.
Q: What were the last 3 things you did downtown?
A: I went to a bourbon tasting at the Frazier History Museum, tried out the new coffee shop Barista Parlor, and saw a play at the Kentucky Center.
Q: If you were taking someone on a tour around Derby City, where are the three places you’re going?
A Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Big Al’s Beeritaville, and Angel’s Envy.
Q: In your opinion, what is LOU’s unofficial mascot?
A: Spike the tortoise or Ethan Almighty
Q: Other than yourself, who would you consider to be the local expert about Louisville?
A: David Dominè — his behind the Old Louisville ghost and historical tours and has written several books about the area.
Meet Lennie 🍍
Q: You’re taking someone on a date in Louisville. Where are you going?
A: Hint, hint, wink, wink, to my boyfriend William, who had better be reading this: I’d start the date in the late afternoon, with — fingers crossed for good weather — something outdoors, like an event at Waterfront Park. Then dinner and drinks — plus, coffee and dessert. Mayan Cafe, bar Vetti, or Chik’n & Mi are a few of my fave spots. 💞
Q: You can only choose one local restaurant menu to bring with you to a deserted island — which one is it and why?
A: Hands down, bar Vetti. From brunch and dinner meals to coffee, cocktails, and desserts, what more could I ask for?
Q: What’s something every new Louisvillian oughta know about?
A: How to pronounce Louisville, or at least how not to pronounce it in a way that will upset people. During my first week here, I met a native Louisvillian while sipping on a latte at Vint. He told me that I should never, ever, under any circumstances, say “Louis-ville.” 🗣️
Q: You’re ordering a drink from a LOU coffee shop or bar: What’s in it?
It’s the Mexican hot chocolate from Please & Thank You. It is a tasty combo of dark chocolate, made with a mexi blend, milk, and mallows. I add a shot of espresso and sub almond milk. I’ve been told I should just get the Ganache Latte, which is similar, but I’m extra like that.
Q: Hit us with your favorite piece of local trivia:
A: Old Louisville has the largest collection of Victorian mansions in the US — and I love the craftsmanship and architecture. The Conrad-Caldwell House is just gorgeous, and a great spot for fun events, too.