I am writing to you today with exciting news – JCP Eats is an Official Louisville Burger Week Ambassador!
Burger Week is coming to Louisville – and soon! It spans from July 23rd – July 29th and is presented by the Kentucky Beef Council. Via the official Facebook, “For seven days, burger lovers will have the opportunity to travel to participating Burger Week locations. From gourmet blends, to off-menu specialties, as well as Goodwood Beer pairings, Cooper’s Craft Bourbon specials, and more – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart, the hamburger!”
What does Burger Week entail? $5 burgers at many of your favorite eateries! Apart from that, a portion of the vendor and sponsor fees will go to support Dare To Care, which is a very worthy cause.
To quote their website, “On Thanksgiving Eve in 1969, nine-year-old Bobby Ellis died of malnutrition in his Louisville home. Our stunned Kentuckiana community took action and created Dare to Care Food Bank, to ensure that no one in our community lacks enough food to live an active, healthy life.
Today, Dare to Care partners with nearly 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to distribute food to our community. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided 19.9 million meals to our community.
Dare to Care also fights hunger through programs targeting the most vulnerable in our community. These programs include Kids Cafe, Backpack Buddy, Prescriptive Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Cooking Matters, and a variety of targeted initiatives to reach senior citizens.
Dare to Care Food Bank is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service. We keep our administrative costs at 6%, meaning 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fulfilling our mission.”
Apart from charity, Louisville Burger Week is a great opportunity to get out and explore your city! To further entice participation (as if you needed another reason), be sure to pick up your Burger Week Passport. Four stamps makes you eligible for a very special grand prize drawing, including a grill, as well as a Louisville Slugger bat branded “Beef Ruth”. Eight or more stamps makes you also eligible to win Drake’s burgers for a year!
Five dollar burgers, charity, and a chance to explore our beautiful city — what more could you ask for?
Be sure to join me this Burger Week!
The official kickoff party is this Wednesday, July 18th at Goodwood Brewing. Here, you can pickup your passport, sample three burgers (Sullivan’s, Drake’s, Bluegrass Burgers), and there will be giveaways, as well! It’s from 5:30-8:30; I hope to see you there!
Now, to the important part: Who Is Participating In Burger Week? Don’t worry, I have your back!
2018 Louisville Burger Week Participating Locations
To get your delicious $5 burgers, be sure to visit:
Bluegrass Burgers (3334 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206)
Brooke and Billy’s (751 Vine St, Louisville, KY 40204)
Bubba’s 33 (4631 Medical Plaza Way, Clarksville, IN 47129)
Corner Restaurant & Bar – Aloft Louisville (102 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202)
Drake’s Paddock (3921 Summit Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 40241)
Drake’s St. Matthew’s (3939 Shelbyville Rd #101, Louisville, KY 40207)
Mellow Mushroom (3922 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207)
Fork & Barrel (2244 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206)
Gerstles (3801 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207)
HopCat (1064 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204)
The Hub Louisville (2235 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206)
JB’s Pub (307 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208)
Macaron Bar- Dessert Burger (707 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202)
Molly Malone’s Highlands (933 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204)
Molly Malone’s St. Matthews (3900 Shelbyville Rd, St Matthews, KY 40207)
O’Shea’s Irish Pub (956 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204)
Red Herring (1757 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206)
Somewhere Restaurant & Bar (1135 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204)
Stout Burgers & Beers (1604 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205)
Sullivan’s Tap House (3929 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207)
Waylon’s Feed and Firewater (3939 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207)
I can’t wait – hope to see you around town!
As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: I was not monetarily compensated for this post, though accommodations will be provided throughout the week.