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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

This Week: Cinco de Mayo, Derby parties, anniversaries, prime rib, and more.

By Brandon L. Bye April 30, 2012

Derby Day at Churchill Downs with the Early Times blimp guy. Photo via the Kentucky Derby’s official photo gallery.

Derby Day
A few local spots are breaking out the bourbon and haberdashery and doing it up for Derby Day. Sauced also has full details on drinks, discounts, and more.

Cinco de Mayo
If one drinking-related special occasion isn’t enough for you, establishments all over town are fiesta-ing with margaritas, tacos, and even a bouncy house.

Pintxo Anniversary
In celebration, Pintxo will offer complimentary paella to the first 50 guests. But if you miss the cutoff, you can always enter to win (or just sip sangria and spectate) the somewhat decadent second annual bacon-wrapped date eating challenge.

Sunday Feast
Prime Rib Roast is the theme for chef Brandon Kirksey at Tavolàta. Grab a rezzo to reserve your spot at the 30-foot communal table (tavolàta) that runs down the center of the room; these family-style feasts fill up quickly.

Paratii One-Year Mark
Brazilian restaurateur Samir Hassan drinks to a year in the books. Friday the 27th, a new menu will launch, featuring new small plates and petiscos. To name a few: Brazilian fish cakes, smoked trout and bourbon-curried asian pear paté, and a whole leg of jamon Iberico, sliced to order. Fingers crossed, the piranha soup will make an appearance.

UPDATE: The wine dinner has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 12.
Anchovies and Olives and Syncline Wine Cellars Wine Dinner
Chef Zach Chambers consults the Syncline portfolio and James Mantone, winemaker and owner of Syncline Wine Cellars, for a night of great food paired with his highly regarded Northwest wines. The cost of the dinner is $75 per person. Reservations recommended.


Bacon freaks unite for a night of smoky, savory, salty glory at the Palace Ballroom. T-Doug restaurant teams go head to head in a bacon-cooking competition. With tons of bacon tastes from each team and one glass of wine or beer included in the cost of the event ($25), guests will judge the event and crown a bacon champion.

Kids in the Kitchen
Do you have kids who want to get in the kitchen? Do you want your kids to get in the kitchen? Well, Roosevelt Whole Foods Market will host an event providing kids, ages 5-10, an opportunity to have some fun making chocolate almond kale crunchers and other healthy snacks.

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