A day for the julep

If you are unfamiliar with the beverage, you may think of the mint julep as a genteel lady's drink. It is not. It slides down the gullet and makes straight for the medulla oblongata. You may find it advisable to keep an eye on any inexpert tipplers on ...
Fundraiser; bike ride; Mint Julep Jubilee; basketball registration

WILMINGTON | The Junior League of Wilmington presents the fourth annual Mint Julep Jubilee, “A Kentucky Derby Celebration,” from 3 to 8 pm May 5 at Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US 17 North. This community-wide event encompasses all that makes the ...
Derby Gala To Benefit Davis Art Center Restoration

Admission is $100 and includes a mint julep or glass of champagne, with southern fare. Tables are available for $1000, and include reserved seating for eight, a glass of champagne or Early Times mint julep, two bottles of wine and patron listing in the ...
Bourbon isn't just for Kentucky anymore

Of course, the signature drink of the Derby is the mint julep, made with bourbon and fresh mint, a southern tradition. But our regular food and dining correspondent, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, senior editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, is here to tell us that bourbon may not be known as a Southern drink forever, as northern micro-distilleries get into the act. Tom Crann: First, let's define some terms. What is a micro-distillery?...
Wyoming Symphony Orchestra's Derby Daze features food, fun, finery

On Saturday afternoon, without traveling to Kentucky, you can wear your Union rags while you have another mint julep. You may develop a liaison, wear baubles from a gemologist, or listen to a rousing sermon as an auctioneer sells three over-the-top packages. Party in a posh barn as the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra hosts Derby Daze from 1 to 5 p.m. at the True Barn, 6000 S. Poplar St. Tickets at $50 each are available at symphony outlets, Wind City Books, Sadlers Hallmark or Cadillac Cowgirl. A limited number will be available at the e...
Cinco de Mayo 2012 and Derby Day events

Whether you're in the mood for tequila and tacos or maybe a fancy hat and a mint julep, we've got you covered. Here are some events happening around town that will help you get your drink on, grab a bite and enjoy the festivities: Pink Taco Sunset ...
5@5 – Mint juleps, five ways for Derby Day – Eatocracy
Ah, the mint julep. One of the oldest, most revered and hotly debated fixtures of the drinking world. The name originates from the Arab word "julab," which was likely a medicinal rose water concoction. The modern-day mint julep, however, came about in ...
Get Your Mint Julep On, LA
By Alysia Gray Painter Race fans enjoy mint juleps before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Where will you get your derby on, LA? How do you know when you've become a beloved annual event? Well, there are many factors, ...
Huntington's Kitchen Kentucky Derby Celebration
Healthy Burgoo, Mint Julep Punch and Chocolate Chip Derby-Style Pie awaited visitors to Huntington's Kitchen on May 1. The second annual Kentucky Derby Celebration was made even more enjoyable due to 93-year-old Al Stoddard playing harmonica and ...
Guess where I'm drinking this mint julep?
It's not hard to find a good margarita around town -- but a great mint julep? That's a much more elusive creature. Still, I recently found a perfect version -- and it's even served in the quintessential mint julep glass. Special bonus: Anyone who gives ...