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First Anniversary Party!

Hey, y’all!

I am SO proud to say that, alongside forty friends and family members, I celebrated my one year anniversary here on www.jcpeats.com. To say that it has been a journey, a rollercoaster, and an interesting ride would be a hyperbolic understatement.

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However, I’m not afraid of a walk on the wild side.

JCP Eats, as many of you know, started out of eating disorder recovery. It was a private Instagram account that I used to post photos of my food; this, in effect, was changing the way in which I looked at food.

Food photography became just that — photography. A form of art. It no longer represented a struggle on a plate; it was a subject — one that I eventually found to be both beautiful and therapeutic.

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That Instagram page became this online community. Fast forward one year and SO much has happened. My passion became my job – and for that, I will always be grateful. I owe that to each of you. Those of you that read, like, comment, and share my posts — it’s all because of you. Thank you, for the bottom of my heart, for making one of my dreams come true.

In true JCP fashion, I couldn’t let the momentous event pass without a proper party. For that, I have several people to thank.

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To my friends at Kroger: thank you for being the corporate sponsor of the event.

To my friends at Taziki’s: thank you for catering the fabulous food. It was a hit!

Side note: Lisa and Jeff at Taziki’s make catering an event SO easy. I simply emailed my order and Lisa arrived (early, might I add!) with a smile and all of the goodies. She set everything up beautifully and ensured that food/setup would not be something that I had to worry about. I can’t recommend them enough!

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To my friends at Yes Louisville/Yes Working: thank you for the event space and for helping me orchestrate it all.

To Mr. Lemaster, my bestie’s Dad: thank you for being the DJ and for keeping the party going!

To Becky: thank you for being a fabulous bartender!

To Jude: thank you for all you did the day of!

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And to each of my friends and family members that showed up to shower me with love: thank you. I owe so much of this to y’all.

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In the coming year, I hope to take y’all around the world with me, around the US, and most importantly, around more of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I want to explore new regions, new cuisines, and new restaurants with you. I want to continue chasing this dream – and I hope y’all will stay along for the ride.

Cheers!

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a sponsored post; however, all opinions are my own.

 

Socializing At Taziki’s

Hey, y’all!

I hope all of you have been well. Before I hop into my new post, I want to thank each and every reader of last week’s post. It was a heavy one — and the response that I received moved me to tears over and over again.

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Food, to me, is a social experience. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. While I want the food to be well-sourced, well-prepared, and well-seasoned – I also want the atmosphere to be conducive to conversation. Plating can ruin a meal, as can ambiance.

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I find good atmosphere hard to come by at times – especially in the fast-casual realm.

That’s where Taziki’s comes in: I love their food, I love how accommodating the staff is, and I love eating there with friends. It’s a warm space: easy, casual, and inviting.

I have – on many occasions- spent a few hours in there without even realizing. It also doesn’t hurt that they have Diet Coke (PTL, am I right?) — if the DC is flowin’, I am good to go for as long as I need to be.

I recently met up with my best friend Shelby to introduce her to the greatness. She had never tried their food (a true loss, y’all). To say she was pleased would be a hyperbolic understatement.

We split a bottle of wine, shared plenty of laughs, and left full as ticks!

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Now — the food!

Chicken Feast with Taziki Sauce (the best!)

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The special that night was the Chicken Portobello Sandwich. It was my first time having it — and I’m already craving it again!

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If you go to Taziki’s without ordering hummus, you’re doing it wrong. Case closed.

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Calling all lemon fanatics (like me!): you must get this soup! Chicken + herbs + the most delicious lemon broth. 10/10 recommend!

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Be sure to visit Taziki’s at their two Louisville-area locations: Middletown (13317 Shelbyville Rd #105, Louisville, KY 40223) and St. Matthews (106 Fairfax Ave, Louisville, KY 40207) – and tell ’em that I sent ya!

As always, Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

FTC: This is a commissioned post; however, all opinions are my own.

 

 

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