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What’s a burger without a side of fries?|Photo by @againstthegrain
Sound the burger alarms — Louisville Burger Week is coming in hot next week, Monday, July 15-Sunday, July 21, with $7 burger specials from 45+ area restaurants and it only seems right considering that legend has it Derby City invented the cheeseburger in 1934.

So, say cheese (burger) Louisvillians, and get ready to get your eat on. This year’s menu boasts everything from classics to off-menu specialties. Here’s just a sample:

How it works

  • First, download the Burger Week app via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Dine in and check in at any of the participating restaurants to earn points.
  • Check in to four or more and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize of $250 in gift cards + an “Ultimate Grilling Package” from the Kentucky Beef Council.
  • The top points earner will be named the Biggest Burger Lover of Louisville and also win a $250 gift card package.
Pro tip: Be sure to follow the six Burger Week commandments found in the app, like remembering to tip like a pro + ordering other food and drinks to support your local businesses.
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Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday Wonders at The Parklands of Floyds Fork | Wednesday, July 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Ben Stout House, 8630 Turkey Run Pkwy., Louisville | $0-$5 | The theme for this week’s interactive program will teach elementary-aged learners about cattails.
Thursday, July 11
  • “This Is The Ohio” Documentary Screening | Thursday, July 11 | 8-10 p.m. | Big Four Lawn, 1101 River Rd., Louisville | See an hour-long documentary by Louisville’s own Morgan Atkinson on the history and cultural importance of the Ohio.
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Queer Tale” | Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 21 | Times vary | Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., Louisville | $15-$140 | See an adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tale as Hermia and Lysander flee into the fairy district.
Friday, July 12
  • Louisville Food & History Walking Tour in NuLu | Friday, July 12 | 1-4 p.m. | 636 E. Main St., Louisville | $109-$129 | Taste Kentucky staples like bourbon balls and fried chicken while you tour historic locations and sip on bourbon.
Saturday, July 13
  • Egg Substitutions Cooking Class | Saturday, July 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rainbow Blossom Springhurst Wellness Center, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., Louisville | $29.99 | Learn how to swap out eggs in your recipes as you make allergen-friendly French toast and chocolate chip cookies.
  • “Pit and the Pendulum” at Speed Cinema | Saturday, July 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Speed Art Museum, Louisville | $8-$12 | Swing by the museum to catch this Edgar Allen Poe classic put to the screen by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price.
Sunday, July 14
  • Louisville Anime-Fest | Sunday, July 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Triple Crown Pavilion, 3221 Ruckriegel Pkwy., Jeffersontown | $20 | Shop anime, manga, and pop culture vendors while you meet with fellow fans.
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5 no-FOMO summer grilling tips + recipes
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Summer is full of fresh, abundantly-available ingredients that shine with these creative-twist recipes. |Photo by Benjamin Balázs/Flickr
Ah, summer — long days and outdoor dinners kissed by orange horizons and the scent of barbecue smoke filling the air.

To help you take full advantage of summer’s fleeting days, we’re sharing these top FOMO-fighting grilling tips + recipes:

🔥 Easy-grill mains

Resist the urge to grill only hamburgers (ok, except for these cheeseburger sliders) by cooking up these quick + easy grilling mains. We’re especially eyeing grilled peach ribs.

🌽 Fresh sides

If you struggle to eat your veggies, summer makes it easy to change that. The proof: These fresh + flavor-full sides think outside the box of salted and boiled.

🥩 Homemade barbecue sauces

Four words: Homemade Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. That’s just one of three from-scratch barbecue sauce recipes.

🍹 Summer spritzers

What’s summer without a crisp, cold cocktail garnished with fresh fruit? These summer spritz recipes herald in the best kind of relaxing summer evening vibes.

☀️ Party prep on a budget

Hosting a party? Peep these budget-friendly summer party tips.
News Notes
  • In addition to utilizing your curbside pick-up, Louisville residents can drop off storm tree debris for free at Metro Solid Waste Management Service through this Saturday, July 13. The disposal site at 600 Meriwether Ave. is open every day 2-6 p.m. for Jefferson County residents.
  • Summer is officially here. After a t-shirt tease in late June, Ale-8-One has announced a new seasonal flavor — StrawMelon. The strawberry/watermelon soda will be available in four packs at participating locations for a limited time.
  • Will you accept this rose? Louisville-born Matt Arnold is competing on this season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” He is one of the eligible bachelors vying for the affections of Jenn Tran in the show’s 21st season. (WHAS)
  • Chickasaw Park (1200 Southwestern Pkwy.) is now home to a new natural play area called Sankofa Sanctuary, featuring a climbing wall, an Ohio River overlook, and more. The park was funded through Louisville MSD’s Community Benefits Program. (WLKY)
Plan Ahead
  • Merry Christmas in July. Presale tickets are on sale now for the Brown-Forman Nutcracker at the Louisville Ballet. The annual show runs Friday, December 13 -Tuesday, December 24 for its 62nd season. Presale ends this Friday, July 12.
  • The Flea Off Market is coming to the Highland Community Campus (1228 E. Breckinridge Ln.) this Friday, July 12, 6-10 p.m. + Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Scratch that shopping itch with vintage vendors, see a fashion show, plus enjoy free concerts starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
  • We’re just over 50 days out from kickoff for the Louisville Cardinals. Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews and more from local experts of the Cards with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
Try This
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
The Buy
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Burger Week is back — and so is the 2020 champion. FOKO has a new weekday summer menu, including the Tlayuegueza: a smash patty on a corn tortilla bun with onions, tomato, and housemade mayo.
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