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It finally feels like spring
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Nouvelle Bar & Bottle’s lush patio. | Photo by @whatwedoinlou
Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better?

Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these Louisville patios. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shade level we’ve included for each of these locations.

Restaurants

Coal’s Artisan Pizza | 11615 Shelbyville Rd. | Partially shaded
Pizzas here are baked on a coal-burning, brick oven — and they’re all named after local neighborhoods. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Blind Squirrel | 592 N English Station Rd. | Partially shaded
Steeped in a beach-like, Key West vibe, “The Squirrel” is a combination dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue. The patio overlooks its six sand volleyball courts.

Breweries

Against the Grain Brewer | 401 E. Main St. | Mostly sunny
Post up at one of the giant wooden picnic tables + feast on one of nine burgers, like The Roadhouse Roundhouse topped with bacon, caramelized onions, pickles, BBQ sauce, and aioli.

People stand in front of a brick building housing Against the Grain Brewery

Against the Grain Brewery has two public houses in town — the other is on Bardstown Road.

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Photo by Against the Grain

Hop Atomica | 1318 McHenry St. | Partially shaded
Schnitzelburg’s newest brewery + distillery serves up woodfired pizza on its shaded, greenery-filled patio.

Coffee Shops

Full Stop Station | 1132 E. St Catherine St. | Mostly sunny
All aboard — coffee, smoothies, breakfast, and lunch are all on the menu. Stop by any time, as Full Stop is open daily, 7 a.m.-7p.m.
Full Stop Louisville

It looks like a gas station, but Full Stop is a place to fuel yourself, not your car.

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Photo by LOUtoday

Sunergos | 1647 Norris Place | Partially shaded
There are plenty of Sunergos locations around town, but the spot on Norris Place has outdoor picnic tables + garage doors that open to transform the entire shop into an easy breezy coffee spot.
 
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Events
 
Friday, March 29
  • Hypermobility 101 | Friday, March 29 | 1-3 p.m. | Sis Got Tea, 976 Barret Ave., Louisville | $0-$35 | Learn about the link between hypermobility and neurodivergence with biomechanics specialist Laura Barito.
Saturday, March 30
  • Family Volunteer Day | Saturday, March 30 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont | Free | Help beautify Bernheim by gathering sticks and patching holes — kids of all ages welcome, registration required.
  • Turtle Yoga | Saturday, March 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Second Chances Wildlife Center, 487 Gentry Ln., Mount Washington | $15 | Take things slow in this guided yoga class featuring Apache the rescued sulcata tortoise wandering among the mats.
  • Tyler Park Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt | Saturday, March 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tyler Park, 1501 Castlewood Ave., Louisville | Free | Bring your basket and seek out hidden prizes, including the “golden eggs,” across three age groups, 3-12.
  • West Sixth NuLu Guided Tasting | Saturday, March 30 | 1-2 p.m. | West Sixth NuLu, 817 East Market St. #Ste. 101, Louisville | $10 | Learn about West Sixth’s three-barrel brewing system and sip on exclusive brews.
Sunday, March 31
  • “Sweeney Todd” | Sunday, March 31 | 6 p.m. | Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville | $47 | See the award-winning musical about “The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in 19th-century London.
Monday, April 1
  • Spring Break Outdoor Adventure Camp | Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | PNC Achievement Center, 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy., Louisville | $50 | Explore the Parklands and romp through Beckley Creek in this day camp for kids grades K-6.
  • Living Mossarium Workshop | Monday, April 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Pretty Decent, 2235 Frankfort Ave., Louisville | $55 | Build a self-sustaining, tabletop ecosystem with living moss in an airtight glass container — all supplies provided.
Thursday, April 11
  • Derby 150 Birthday Party featuring Old Forester | Thursday, April 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave., Louisville | $250 | You’re invited to the epic birthday party of the year celebrating Derby 150 — don’t miss out on a rare pour of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at the event.*
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“Next” level improvements at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
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These enhancements create more job opportunities in the community and also ensure SDF is providing a best-in-class experience for its travelers. | Photo provided by Louisville Regional Airport Authority
ICYMI, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is enhancing its facilities to better serve travelers through the SDF Next Program.

Some of the recent improvements of this extensive modernization program that travelers might notice include new, state-of-the-art baggage handling systems on both sides of baggage claim.

The first phase of work to expand the TSA security checkpoint is also nearing completion with a larger queuing area for passengers (read: SDF wants you to spend less time waiting at security).

Ready to book your next flight from SDF?
 
News Notes
 
Sports
  • It’s official, Pat Kelsey is the Cardinals men’s basketball team’s new coach. Kelsey comes to LOU with 12 seasons of coaching experience and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews and more from local experts of the Cardinals with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
Outdoors
  • Cherokee Park will be closed to cars 8 a.m.-4 p.m. this Sunday, March 31 to make room for pedestrians. TARC route No. 29 stops on the edges of the park at the Daniel Boone Monument, Barney Street, Bonnycastle Avenue, and Spring Drive, so you can get to the park without parking.
Announced
  • Phosphorescent, Modern English, Dark Side of the Wall, and Paula Cole are among the headliners for the 2024 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday lineup. This is the 22nd season of the monthly free concert series. It takes place at Waterfront Park on the last Wednesday of each month, and the first show is April 24. (Louisville Public Media)
Civic
  • The metro government announced Solarize Louisville 2024 last week. The renewable energy program began in 2022 and works with contractors to get LOU property owners discounts on solar panel installations. Both residential and non-residential properties are eligible. To learn more, the Metro Government will host two workshops next month.
Number
  • 150. That’s how many years Pohl Iron Works has been a family business — until now. The fabrication shop’s owners Rodney and Nancy Pohl are selling the business to foreman Rob Baker. The business will move from its Butchertown location to a new building at 724 W. Breckinridge St. (Louisville Business First)
Edu
  • Three Bezos Academy preschools will open in Louisville in 2025. The tuition-free Montessori-inspired preschools will serve 200 students in the Fairdale, Okolona, and Russell neighborhoods. The Fairdale location, announced Wednesday, will be the first built in partnership with the Louisville Metro Government.
Legacy
  • The Louisville Zoo’s orangutan Teak died this week at age 36 after a multi-year battle with heart disease. Zookeepers remember him as charismatic, intelligent, and playful. Teak is survived in the Islands exhibit by his half-sister Amber + Sumatran orangutans Segundo and Bella.
Travel
  • Catching a flight this spring? Consider adding extra time to navigate the airport during the busy travel season. Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) suggests arriving at least two hours before your flight’s departure to allow plenty of time to park, check in, and go through the security.*
Finance
Trending
  • Get the No. 1 best-selling smart display — the Echo Show 8 — while it’s 33% off through the weekend. We love: controlling smart home devices from one hub.*
 
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City
 
How to help keep LOU clean
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Brightside facilitates neighborhood cleanups throughout the year. | Photo by Brightside
If you had strong opinions on the litter survey Louisville Metro put out last week, now’s your chance to make a difference.

The volunteer-run organization Brightside provides gloves and bags for neighborhood cleanups and coordinates litter pickup with Solid Waste Management.

Anyone in LOU can organize a neighborhood cleanup throughout the year, but Brightside holds one each spring and fall — this year’s spring cleanup is Saturday, April 13. Registration for groups closes on Saturday, March 30. Pro tip: It’s a great volunteer opportunity for scout troops or students.

If you can’t get a neighborhood group together, there are plenty of other ways to get involved with cleaning up Derby City, like the Sweep & Sip events. Gallant Fox Brewing Company (2132 Frankfort Ave.) will host one on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. and Old Louisville Brewery (625 W. Magnolia Ave.) on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
 
The Buy
 
The handy dandy jar opener you never knew you needed. Mount it under a kitchen cabinet and easily twist open jars and bottles with one hand. Bonus: The jar opener was designed to be easy to use for older adults and those with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis.
 
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The Wrap
 
Declan Lowthian.jpg Today’s edition by:
Declan
From the editor
Working on today’s guide to outdoor dining just made me hungry. I moved to Louisville from Minnesota so I’m not used to being able to eat outside in March — it’s a very welcome change.
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