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Food and Dining
2:04 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Mint in Juleps Keep Churchill Downs Local on Kentucky Derby Day

Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

The thoroughbreds that run in the Kentucky Derby hail from Central Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana. The dresses and hats are made all over the world. But there’s one Derby week tradition you’ll find every year at Churchill Downs that’s still made right here at home—the mint garnishing every signature julep is grown at Dohn & Dohn Gardens, a small family farm in southern Jefferson County.

If you order a mint julep at the track this week, you might notice that the mint sprigs are a bit shorter than usual.

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Food & Drink Week
3:23 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Legal Showdown Brewing Over Indiana Beer Temperature Regulation


The state of Indiana is one the last places in the U.S. that regulates the retail sale of beer by temperature.

In the Hoosier State, only package liquor stores are permitted to sell cold, or to be more exact, “chilled” beer.    At convenience and grocery stores, the beer must be room temperature.

Some of those establishments are challenging the law in federal court, but Indiana’s liquor store industry isn’t staying quiet.

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