All About Kids inspires self-confidence in children through a varied curriculum of sports programs at its sprawling 47,000-square-foot Louisville flagship and equally impressive Oldham County location. Kids can undertake classes in dance, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer. Aside from organized sports, both locations feature play areas loaded with ball pits, inflatable mazes, and tunnels.
Bourbon is the star of the show at Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge,?a spot that's won accolades from?the likes of?The Bourbon Review. It's easy to see the reason for the buzz, given the bar's selection of more than?80?bourbons?and the fact that it's located?inside?bourbon-themed?Marriott Louisville East. But beyond these recommendations, there's another reason to visit: a bold, sumptuous menu of bourbon-country cuisine, curated by?executive chef Ryan Montgomery.?"Almost every dish is infused with the sweet and complex flavor of bourbon," wrote one Louisville.com contributor.?
Among?Montgomery's specialties are?cheddar rolls with smoked-bourbon butter, asian salad with chilled bourbon chicken, and?St. Louis?style ribs smoked over barrel wood with a bourbon barbecuce sauce. Desserts?are also infused with the mellow spirit, as in the case of?pecan pie drizzled with?bourbon-laced?caramel.?Even?the?aesthetic here?is bourbon inspired: ruddy woods line?the restaurant's interior, recalling the hue?of whiskey?barrels or bourbon-watered oak trees with a tipsy flush to their bark.
Comedy Caravan corrals chuckles into a singular locale with a lineup of professional comedians performing in the Historic State Theater. This summer, the show will regale theater-goers and inconspicuous phantoms of the opera with such line-punchers as Rich Ragains, a hard-working standup and regular on The Bob and Tom Show. WLEX-TV feature reporter Lee Cruse, who has performed alongside such notable funny-bone ticklers as Jon Stewart and Bill Engvall, will also take the stage in a flurry of guffaws. Ohio native Kelly Collette, a comedienne as lauded as her name is alliterative, will emcee this year's event.
Nestled inside the casino, Indulge The Spa at Horseshoe pampers guests with massage therapy, facials, and exfoliating body scrubs. Licensed massage therapists disentangle knotted muscles with precise strokes and treatment enhancements including hot towels and aromatherapy. Facials cleanse pores of dirt and oil, and body scrubs and peel treatments reveal fresh skin while exfoliating away dead cells.
As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.
Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.
The Bard's Town blends two households, both alike in dignity, yet separate all the same. A theatre on one side, and a restaurant on the other, The Bard's Town is not a dinner theatre, as dishes never find their way into the staging space. Contrary to what the name might suggest, The Bard?s Town Theatre chooses to pay homage to Shakespeare not by performing his plays, but by following in his footsteps and creating new work. This mission has resulted in the performance of several world premiers, short plays, and the Obie-award winning A Bright New Boise.
In the self-contained restaurant, a raucous menu full of hearty dishes and Shakespearean puns abounds. Prologues (appetizers) include dishes such as Titus Nacho-nicus, while main course dishes include The Mushroom of Venice burger with Swiss cheese and mushrooms, and The Steakspeare?an 8-ounce Shell Island steak coated in original rub. Epilogues (desserts) include homemade gooey butter cake and key lime pie.