If you’ve taken the time to look at my profile, you’ll notice that I have added a new favorite restaurant to my list. Now, I am a picky customer—one who expects good service, knowledgeable staff, and clean surroundings in addition to great food. These may be things most people expect, but all these qualities are sadly getting harder to find under one roof. For me, when any of these things are missing, I am not likely to return. So when I find a place that meets all my expectations, I like to spread the word in hopes of boosting that place’s business.
I have been very pleasantly surprised by El Tapatio, an unassuming Mexican restaurant occupying the old Tacos Too space on Lexington Road. The food is authentic and always fresh and tasty, the servers are friendly, and the prices are more than reasonable. And since I seem to always be in a hurry, the speed with which my order is prepared is always appreciated.
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I hope you’ll make a point to check out El Tapatio the next time you’re in the mood for Mexican!
Harlem Wizards to Play at Northside Elementary
Northside Elementary’s PTO are bringing in the Harlem Wizards to play a game of hoops, tricks, and alley-oops against the Northside Thoroughbreds, a team made up of local celebrities, school parents, and school faculty, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Woodford County High School gymnasium, 180 Frankfort Street. The event will serve as a motivational kick-off for the students’ upcoming CATS testing as the school tries to meet its goal, “Racing to 100”. Thoroughbred players include Officers Bo Morgan and Ricky Vaught and Sheriff Tiny Wright with WLEX 18’s Ryan Lemond as Guest Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are $12 adults, $9 students and senior citizens in advance, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens at the door. Call (859) 846-4415.
Midway Awarded Tree City USA Status
Midway has again been named as a Tree City USA. A banner will be awarded to the city during the Arbor Day service at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Midway Cemetery.
Historical Society Celebrates Women’s History Month
Eleanor Jordan, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Women, was the guest speaker at the Woodford County Historical Society’s March 26 program celebrating Women’s History Month. Jordan gave a brief history on the commission and its dedication to elevate the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth. For more information on the Commission, visit its Web site at www.women.ky.gov.
The Woodford County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of Woodford County and its people. The genealogy research library and historic museum are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Both are free. Call (859) 873-6786 or visit the society’s Web site at www.woodfordkyhistory.org.
Peter Cottontail Rides Train
Grayson Smith gets a hug from Peter Cottontail who rode with passengers during a Bluegrass Railroad Musuem train ride.
On Saturday April 11, Peter Cottontail arrived at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum just as the train was ready to depart. The bunny boarded the train, handing the Conductor an egg as a ticket, and entertained the passengers during the one-hour ride. The next train trip through the central Kentucky countryside is scheduled for Mothers Day, Sunday, May 10. All mothers will ride for half price. Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd will arrive on May 23 and 24 to celebrate his 200th birthday. Visit www.BluegrassRailroad.com or call (859) 338-7889.
Saint Leo Students Excel at Science and Engineering Fair
Saint Leo Students Bob Jacoby and Daniel Sedlacek both received honors at the Seventh Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern Kentucky University recently. Bob won first place in the Medicine and Health Sciences category. Daniel won first place in the Animal Sciences category and second place in the Best of Fair Middle School Life Sciences competition. Sarah Hutchinson and Gregory DiBiasie also were chosen to attend and compete at the fair.
Buy Gear on the Flip Side
The Central Kentucky Gymnastics Booster Club will host Clothes on the Flip Side, a consignment sale of children’s clothing, toys, and gear, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25 at Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 North Main Street. On Saturday, selected items will be half price. Proceeds from the sale will offset competition costs for the 2009-2010 meet season. Call (859) 879-0496.