Celebrating Louisville’s Black History & Heritage in June

Pictured: Ali Center in Louisville, KY

Just five years ago, all eyes were on Louisville as the city came together to pay homage to ‘The Greatest’ as Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in historic Cave Hill Cemetery. To preserve his memory in the year after his passing, Louisville Tourism launched the Footsteps of Greatness self-guided tour, marking key spots around the city – including his childhood home, elementary school and training gym.

Furthering his legacy, some of Louisville’s top attractions have created immersive programming that tells more of the city’s Black heritage stories. Marketed by Louisville Tourism as the “Unfiltered Truth Collection”, special curated tours share the untold stories of some of the extraordinary people that contributed to the Louisville experience as we know it today – especially throughout the city’s signature industries of baseball, bourbon and horseracing.

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Watch Out! This New Black-Owned BBQ Sauce Is Packing the Heat for The Summer!

Dami’s Famous Foods, a rising Black-owned food company currently known for its famous Turkey Chili sold exclusively at Brentwood Farmers Market, has unveiled its second food product after facing a multitude of adversity during the pandemic.

Dami’s Foods was set to go international with a retail partner but the manufacturing company he worked with at the time severely affected the recipe of the sauce, altering the flavor that was not good enough to sell. “All retail partners dissolved because there was no product to be placed on store shelves.” Damien describes the loss as a “knife to the chest.”

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Auguste Escoffier School Of Culinary Arts Launches New Plant-Based Culinary Arts Associate Degree And Diploma Programs

Online and In-Person Courses Offer Plant-based Cooking Education Options to Meet Growing Consumer Demand

 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts announced the launch of its first-ever Plant-based Culinary Arts Degree and Diploma programs designed for those seeking to meet the growing consumer demand for nutritious, plant-based cuisine and sustainable cooking practices in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Americans are shifting toward eating more plant-based foods, according to a recent Nielsen Report and the National Restaurant Association predicts plant-based cuisine will continue to grow in popularity. Escoffier is the only U.S. accredited institution to offer fully online culinary arts programs which include culinary classes and industry externships. “Our new associate degree and diploma programs offer comprehensive, relevant and flexible professional education options for new culinary students interested in the fundamentals of plant-based cooking,” said Escoffier’s Boulder Campus President and Head of Product & Business Development, Kirk Bachmann. For seasoned professionals interested in developing their plant-based repertoire, we’ve also tailored course content relevant to today’s evolving plant-based food culture. Regardless of previous experience level, students in our plant-based offerings can gain a professional edge and unique skill set.”

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The Whiskey World Re-Opens in NYC on June 17th with In-Person Whisky Nite Tasting & Dinner & Live Music

100’s of Bourbons, Scotches and Whiskies from around the world, Spirits Educators, Specialty Cocktails, Book Signings and Our Signature VIP Tasting Area!!

Amping up and continuing re-opening after a successful return to live events in Tampa, Metropolitan Pavilion on June 17th in Manhattan will be the site of Whiskey and Barrel Nite as it continues to expand the format and focus on the consumer tasting experience. New York will be the second leg of a 6 event nationwide series.

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Barefoot Amplifies Support of LGBTQ+ Equality with Renewed Partnerships and a Vibrant 2021 Barefoot Bubbly Pride Collection

Proceeds Benefit Free Mom Hugs and National Center for Transgender Equality

For 30+ years, Barefoot has remained an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and steadfast proponent of equality for everyone, regardless of who you are and who you love. This year, Barefoot continues to strive for equality and invites consumers to #MarchOnwardwithUs by launching a 2021 Barefoot Bubbly Pride Collection with proceeds benefitting Free Mom Hugs (FMH) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).

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