Louisville’s Fried Chicken Throw Down



Join us for the Inaugural Fried Chicken Throw Down! The Throw Down is a culinary competition to benefit the Slow Food Bluegrass. A cash prize will be available to the winner of two categories, Best Chicken ($500), and best side ($500). The judging will happen by “people’s choice.”

Pricing: Admission to the event will be free. Tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for sides.

We need YOU to determine the winner! Winners will be selected by ballot voting amongst the attendees.

The event is Free and Open to the public.

Participating Restaurants include:

Loop 22
Galt House
Bourbons Bistro
Against the Grain
Four Pegs

A special thanks to our sponsors of the Fried Chicken Throw Down for supporting Slow Food Bluegrass!

Wiltshire On Market
Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets
Seed Capital Kentucky
Blue Grass Motorsport
Esposito Construction
Farm to Fork
Louisville Farm to Table
Holy Carp Productions
The Berry Center
Rooibee Red Tea
Christopher Shadix Photography & Design

**If you are a chef that would like information about competing, please send us a message on our Facebook page

Sign-up to VOLUNTEER at our Fried Chicken Throw Down on October 25th!


Seed to Stove Dinner with Chef Deborah Madison


Join Slow Food Bluegrass for a dinner inspired by Deborah Madison’s new book Vegetable Literacy prepared by Deborah Madison and Louisville’s best female chefs.

Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 pm at Harvest Restaurant

Tickets are $85. Limited Seating. Get your tickets here today!


Proceeds benefit the Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant.

The meal will be prepared by Deborah Madison and Louisville Chefs:

Annie Pettry – Decca

Coby Ming – Harvest Restaurant

Claudia De La Torre – Cake Flour

Kathy Cary – Lilly’s

Deanna Rushing – Wiltshire Bakery

Nancy Schoenhoff

Rachael Reigelman – SAGE Dining Services at Louisville Collegiate School

Sherry Hurley – Farm to Fork Catering

Star Auerbach – Stellar Sweets


Deborah Madison is the author of eleven cookbooks and is well known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. She got her start in the San Francisco Bay Area at Chez Panisse before opening Greens, and has lived in New Mexico for the last twenty years. In addition to writing and teaching, she has served on the boards of Slow Food International Biodiversity Committee, the Seed Savers Exchange, and the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance, among others. She is actively involved in issues of biodiversity, gardening, and sustainable agriculture.

Discussion and Book Signing with Deborah Madison


We are delighted to have Chef and Author Deborah Madison visiting Louisville this September! Rainbow Blossom is hosting a FREE book signing at the Highlands Market location. Carmichaels Bookstore will have copies of Deborah’s newest book, Vegetable Literacy, available for purchase.

Date: September 11, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: 3046 Bardstown Rd.

For more information visit www.rainbowblossom.com.



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