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Book Release Party with Ashlee Clark Thompson!

  • McQuixote Books & Coffee 1512 Portland Ave Louisville, KY, 40203 United States (map)

Louisville boasts many award-winning fine dining restaurants, but long before Derby City mastered upscale cuisine, it perfected the diner. Explore Louisville’s tasty offerings with local food writer Ashlee Clark Thompson as she surveys the city’s impressive variety of greasy spoons from the Highlands to the West End and everywhere in between. Enjoy home cooking done right at Shirley Mae’s Café and Bar, breakfast at Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, lunch to go at Ollie’s Trolley and so much more. Packed with insightful interviews and helpful tips that only a local can provide, Louisville Diners is a delectable look into the best the city has to offer.  Join us to celebrate the release of Ashlee Clark Thompson's new book, "Louisville Diners".  

Ashlee is a treasure to our lovely city, a freelance writer, and a food blogger.  She is the creator of, where she documents her search for good, cheap food in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her work has appeared in Food and Dining Magazine and LEO Weekly and on

When she's not writing, Ashlee watches way too much Golden Girls, dabbles in vegetarian cooking and pretends that as he will have time to get back into knitting.  Ashlee lives in Louisville with her husband, Robert, and their dog, Roscoe.