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Waterfront Wednesday

                                 

This summer has been all about getting out of the house and finding

activities around Louisville that are either free, or cost only a few dollars. In theupcoming weeks we will be blogging about all of the events that we have found, but we wanted to start with one that is free and fun of everyone of all ages. If you haven't checked out a Waterfront Wednesday concert, you need to add it to your list of things to-do. Not only are these concerts are absolutely free foreveryone in the family, but the music is great and you also get a great view of the city. Waterfront Wednesday's usually fall on the last Wednesday of the month, so make sure to look up their events to make sure they are hosting a concert on the Wednesday that you are interested in going. They begin the concerts in April and then the last one will fallaround September. If you've been downtown then you will know exactly where the high lawn is. That's where the concerts are located but youcan also watch the concert from the bridge. Our family has not done that yet, but I hear that it's a spectacular view and you can still hear the music as if you were right on the lawn. Usually the concerts begin around 5 and will last until 10 or 10:30. It's great if you've got kids but it's also great for couples who don't have kids. It's a different kind of date night, and hey, it's free! One thing that we have learned about the concerts is that you are free to bring in our own food as long as it is in the appropriate and approved containers, but beer and other alcohol has to be purchased inside of the park/concert. So if you're like us and have been looking for free and different things to do around town, check out Waterfront Wednesdays! They...

High Five Donuts

                                

Our family loves doughnuts. We have a tradition that we eat doughnuts on Friday mornings to celebrate the end of the week. Mostly it has been the end of a school week, but since it's summer, it's become the end of a work week instead. And you all know how we feel about local businesses around town! We can't get enough of them, so we set out to find a local doughnut shop and the girls of High Five Doughnuts did not disappoint! Located on E. Main Street in downtown Louisville, the girls of High Five Doughnuts transformed their once food truck operation into our new favorite doughnut shop in town. One of the things that sets them apart from the other bakeries around town is that you have the option to build your own doughnut by choosing the toppings that you would like to put on top. They also have some pretty amazing staples that they've become known for such as a bacon and maple syrup doughnut and a Kentucky Fried Chicken doughnut. Is your mouth watering yet? Our family tried our the maple syrup and bacon combination as well as a doughnut that had fruity pebbles onto. They were both delicious and were still warm. Yum! Those are the best kind! So if you're out and about in Louisville and are searching for a different kind of doughnut, hit up High Five Doughnuts. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

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Beechmont

It's always fun getting out to explore the city, especially since there are so many up and coming areas with great local restaurants and coffee shops. Beechmont is one of those areas in town that I feel is going to take off very soon. We recently went to the area to look at some of the homes that are for sale and we really enjoyed all that the area had to offer. One of the things that really stood out was the amount of parks that are located throughout the area. Most all of them had walking trails and playgrounds for kids to play at. It was a perfect area for families with young children to relocate in. Beechmont also has a very hip coffee shop called Sungeros that we stopped in and ordered a cup of coffee and a pastry. Their coffee was amazing, but we really enjoyed the low key setting of the shop. We also visited a popsicle shop that was much like Steel City Pops on Bardstown Road. All of the ingredients were purchased from local farmers in order to make the popsicles. In fact, you could sit out in the lobby and look through a glass window to watch all of the popsicles being made on site. Not only is the area up and coming, but it is located right down the road from Iroquois Park which is a gem to the city of Louisville. They offer certain events throughout the seasons such as movies in the amphitheater during the summer months and The Pumpkin Spectacular during Halloween. They have amazing bike trails, hiking trails, playgrounds, basketball courts, and great views of the city. If you're out and about, head over to this part of town and check it out. We promise, you'll be very impressed!

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Muth's Candies

                                    moth's candies modjeskas family owned business downtown nulu 500 block

NuLu is full is new restaurants, shops, bars and coffee shops. Among all of those new businesses is one of Louisville's oldest family owned businesses, Muth's Candies. Established in 1921, Muth's Candies has always been located downtown on the 500 block, but they relocated in the 60's when their original shop was replaced by the expressway. When you walk into the candy store it's like taking a step back in time. There are antiques that line one entire part of the store that are so fun to look at. While talking to one of the family members I learned that these pieces were mostly antiques from other family members who had passed away. This included engraved beer mugs and roses folded out of paper. The other side of the shop features all of the candies that are made daily in the store. What I found fascinating is that the cases that store the candy were bought second-hand in 1921 when the shop first opened, so they are now over 100 years old. As you browse the cases of candy you will see every kind of candy you could ever imagine. There are chocolate covered raisins and peanuts, caramels, fudge, bourbon balls and their signatures candies, modjeskas, which are named after one of the family's favorite Polish actresses. The modjeskas are mashmallows that are covered in caramel. Not only was I impressed with the delicious candies, but the family who owns the store could have have been more friendly. They were so excited to tell the history of the store and get to know me while I was shopping. One of the uncle's who works in the store told us as we were leaving, "Don't keep us a secret! Tell all your...