My dad, Kevin Brothers, has been to every Kentucky Derby since 1971. He grew up just a couple of blocks from Churchill Downs. Some of his earliest memories are Derby related.
On Mint On my first Kentucky Derby Day at college – my first outside of Louisville – I was making mint juleps. I scavenged across the geometric interplay of bluegrass and concrete on campus and investigated low-lying, shady, and moist … Continue reading
The Pegasus Parade’s annual traipse down Broadway is Louisville’s oldest Kentucky Derby Festival event, filling the streets with celebratory sights and sounds since 1956. This year’s march marks the 57th year for the event, as a host of sponsors and … Continue reading
In the days of yore, no beverage inspired more flourished prose or fervent debate than the Kentucky Derby’s very own mint julep. Some have even posited that a clueless Yankee’s addition of nutmeg started the Civil War. More than a … Continue reading
In 1971, Don and Sandy Coulter were like other 30-something Louisvillians: smart, ambitious, and in love—not only with one another, but with their thriving Cherokee Park neighborhood. Fueled by a passion for antiques, art, and community, Don and Sandy, along … Continue reading
SOME (other) Things to do during Derby season As every local knows, the Derby celebration is a month-long bourbon-tinged party filled with brunches, galas, and drinking lunches. And that it begins the first week of April.
OK, Mama doesn’t really like The Kentucky Derby all that much, but Mama does enjoy spring and any excuse to get the kids outside. With that in mind, I bring you the Derby edition of Mama Likes, focusing on three … Continue reading
I didn’t give the Kentucky Derby much thought before I moved to Louisville. For most of my adult life, I lived in New Orleans.