5 strategies for your up coming Louisville picnic

Raise your hand if you, as well, have experienced additional picnics considering that the onset of the pandemic than you did the rest of your adult everyday living put with each other. When we suddenly couldn’t entertain at property or take in at restaurants, picnics, which includes socially distanced kinds, became the thing.

I just can’t even inform you how lots of periods in the very last 12 months and a 50 percent I’ve packed my picnic blanket and some goodies and headed for a park. Simply because when I remembered how terrific it is to dine al fresco, I saved carrying out it even right after we have been able to go back to more of our “old means.” 

Of system, we might be headed back again to that yet again, who is familiar with, but even right before COVID-19 numbers started off surging once more, I had high hopes that we’d continue to keep picnics all-around. There is just some thing so festive and enjoyable about eating outside, even when we’re performing it simply because it’s our only choice, that will make the most basic meal some thing distinctive.

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And — if you can stand the warmth and try to remember to pack your bug spray — Louisville is comprehensive of wonderful areas to picnic and sources for picnic fixings.

Courier Journal food writer Dana McMahan and her husband Brian McMahan enjoyed a food truck picnic in their Old Louisville neighborhood last fall.

Locate a awesome picnic desk or deliver a picnic basket

It is straightforward to elevate a picnic with a number of distinctive touches. I continue to keep a basket ready to go with some enjoyable picnic blankets, cushions/pillows and a fairly bottle for a flower vase (you can select the bouquets at your picnic web-site or raid any arrangements you have at dwelling).

It’s also great to have a battery-run Bluetooth speaker, candles and quite cloth napkins with actual silverware. It is value scouring thrift retailers for lovable, previous-fashioned picnic baskets I uncovered a fantastic wicker a person at Goodwill. 

The sky is actually the limit when it arrives to picnics, but right here are a couple of suggestions to get you commenced:

Fried hen and bubbly

Shirley Mae's Cafe fried chicken and champagne make a perfect picnic.

Grab your favorite fried rooster and a beverage of choice and head for the waterfront.

When my spouse and I did this, we picked up a bunch of the decadent wings and incredibly hot h2o cornbread from Shirley Mae’s Cafe, 802 S. Clay St., alongside with sides and a selfmade dessert, and posted up at a picnic table below the Massive 4 Bridge about sunset.

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