Betty's Trip to Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky with Husband, Rick

Betty's Trip to Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky with Husband, Rick
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Betty and her husband, Rick, have breakfast at Lynn’s Paradise Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Lynn Winter opened Lynn’s Paradise Café in 1991, creating a unique setting that attracts a diverse group of people from around the world. She made them feel welcome, introduced new twists on food and drink, and brought new life to the dining experience in areas that had not been fully explored. Now, the restaurant remains a tribute to her originality, providing food, fun, and community in a visually-stimulating, ever changing environment.

Lynn’s Paradise Café has garnered its share of national and regional press in newspapers, magazines, and television. Features include being named “One of the Four Most Fun Restaurants in America” by Esquire Magazine, notable articles in Southern Living, USA Today, The New York Times, and was included in Bon Appetit’s list of “The 100 Best Neighborhood Restaurants.” Lynn’s Paradise Café has also appeared on the “Best of” and “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on the Food Network, CBS’s “Travels with Harry,” and “The Oprah Show.” Lynn has been a guest on the Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, celebrating the Derby week. Lynn has also had the honor of cooking for two inaugural balls.

Rick and I enjoyed our breakfast at Lynn’s Paradise Café immensely! I will be making at least one of the items we were served at our breakfast. I hope you enjoy this little field trip to Lynn’s Paradise Café in Louisville, Kentucky! –Betty 🙂

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Chef Jason Simon, Alba Restaurant, Des Moines, Iowa

Chef Jason Simon, Alba Restaurant, Des Moines, Iowa
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Located on the northern edge of Des Moines' historic East Village, Alba Restaurant has been serving up innovative plates inspired by the local food scene since opening its doors in 2009. After cooking stints across the United States, Parkersburg native Jason Simon returned to his home state to open the restaurant. After running the kitchen for the first couple of years, Jason has handed over much of the control to his team of top shelf talent as he continues to grow the Alba brand. Chef Jason Simon: I want into Alba, know the guys that are working there, the people that are serving the food. You know, we strive to bring people in that want to produce something awesome for somebody at dinner. I've got a kitchen full of chefs. I can't even work here anymore because they ain't got room for me in my kitchen anymore. Joe Tripp: I think a sense of a team is an important thing in a kitchen. It's all about the people you work with and I think we have a really good group of people that work here. Simon: You know, like my grandpa said, if you work hard good things are going to happen in this world. I encourage that and I think the guys encourage that with everybody they work with too and it transcends from the back of the house to the front of the house. Nic Gonwa: It's a lot of fun to have that collaboration because, you know, two heads, three heads are always better than one. So we have a lot of fun making sure that we're getting in fresh product, getting in seasonal things and seeing what we can do to play with those kind of as they come in. I work for an organic farmer on Saturdays at the downtown farmer's market here in town so I'm completely immersed in that and know really what is going on and am able to help these guys with what the farmer is growing or what is around the farmer's market at that time. Tripp: Those things that we have access to that kind of drive our menu forward and kind of give us the ideas of what we have available and we make it delicious. Simon: I think with the menu, the menu kind of reflects the personalities that are working the menu. It's taking something that somebody might have had before and spinning it in a different way and that's kind of how we like to play in the kitchen here and I think that's what kind of sets us apart and makes us a little more unique than the next place down the road. Captivated by the building's architecture, Jason dedicated eight months to its transformation into a contemporary cafe. The final product is a tribute to his tenacious work ethic and ingenuity. Simon: A lot of the features, you know, happen by necessity, like, you know, I think it's great to reuse old products, you know, to bring a place back to life. It was an old car dealership that was built in the 40s, transforming it into a restaurant, I'm like, there ain't no better use for it. There's distinctive decor throughout Alba but why all the doors? Simon: So we had the architects are drawing in soundscape panels, I priced them out and I was like, mimic the size, we painted them up, hung them up, it's become kind of like a little feature of the place so it worked out good. The restaurant design also features a chef's table, the perfect location for guests to get a glimpse of the kitchen crew in action. Gonwa: I think that's really one of the highlights of Alba. It's really where you can sit and interact with, you know, the chefs and the people preparing your food and ask questions. That's definitely a draw and it's something that people really enjoy because it's kind of unique. Simon: I don't think enough people pay attention to everything that goes component wise into a dish, the flavors that you can build upon inside of a dish especially with the different kinds of vegetables that are in season. Once people realize that and see the work going into it and they understand what they're getting when they sit down at dinner.

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The East Village in downtown Des Moines is home to talented chef Jason Simon and Alba, his popular restaurant.
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Polynesian Cultural Center: Oahu, Hawaii's Top Attraction

Polynesian Cultural Center: Oahu, Hawaii's Top Attraction
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Oh and you too all right put it on [Applause] entrance of the Polynesian cultures ready only way to line a lot of stores here right there delicious crepes what some of that and pearl factory tattoos one we are going in house like you want to write that all right okay you take a picture of you you want to sit in the back going in the Polynesian Cultural Center Marion flowers but coconut little lady luck your Island yet huh they're born here in this island you know the island buff a different Island Samoa I'll tell row ah eg Hawaii Tahiti Tonga which island are you New Zealand's from territory go mm-hmm here's the map you are here going to the ukulele experience right there while a much easier for four dollars inside the next waterfall Oh in Hawaii I knew it Hawaiian journey here theater Hawaiian journey island villages burned Islands you say hello fly in here and some oh uh hello far yeah oh look man I want to mix um taro how's it feel like right here kill job whoa did you make that Mila leave those lacerations then you make the fire those coconuts over there fire fire from the coconut tastes like but this life good get that looks good though now offer Elian mama right there Fiji Tonga why we're in some whoa whoa look mom I saw some tricks here about you my a little guy what the heck that's pretty good my landlady rare one eye on the princess whoo why'd you do that Wow oh I see that fish thank you you guys that now [Applause] we're here in New Zealand Tamela okay I'm gonna teach you right oh that would never get that one get that one you had to go to the right side good job ready oh good job chase vessel for me huh what's yours my cool tattoo buddy oh that's awesome good job yeah no more put in there hanging out the banyan tree and a or Pierrot uh I said I mean that's it all right yeah well you didn't you missed how many islands now – well Island you're going to next VG f rj ah here we go for my PG baby hi move your hats making coconut you hear that roll in there in a jar for a week for separation all right leave him fiji go into the Hawaiian Islands hey wait wait aren't we in Hawaiian Islands ready that's weird but look so weren't Hawaii and reading down to how are you doing my house sleep in there candlenut like too thick so grab two patients eating out so I guess all right come on get out hey it's the mint eating house right me and my little man here gonna eat all right it's a man's eating house here I'm gonna go pick it up Issy read the back try those over there it's nice I like jerks that one-line thing so with this little corner and kind of flattened rigid mail is right there yeah you got your tattoo you got your pick hook necklace and you have your leaf fish and sunglasses huh rocking in Islands shaaka I uh let's go to Tahiti then he D now he sleeping oh right Manny won't try oh yeah [Applause] [Applause] the chief our boy where's away for a time there [Applause] [Applause] the lantern one turn the entrance and get eternal their death bring doggie coming by helping the lighting everything star Irie warrior woman ky look the story of his if you ever notice here here's the story of the Shaka so good get to read this so many people around it now we know the reason why cool Shaka that was a Polynesian culture center or another family adventurer had a lot of time the family time is Shaka you later lady Shaka sleeping

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We visited #PolynesianCulturalCenter in #Oahu #HawaiiTopAttraction early Spring 2019.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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