Dana McMahan

Dana McMahan

Will work for bourbon

Louisville based travel, food and adventure writer, bourbon enthusiast, and fan of the 313. Have dogs, will travel.

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Buh-Bye, Hipster: Why the Friendly Bartender Is Making a Comeback

Whatever happened to the friendly bartender?

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The Washington Post

Detroit’s unexpected — and unexpectedly moving — outdoor art scene - The Washington Post

Where people are creating, there is hope. And you don’t have to look far in this city to see the vivid colors of hope

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Edward Lee Has An Idea To Help Solve The Chef Shortage | Food ...

The nation's inner cities are full of bright youngsters — all they need is a chance, acclaimed chef says.

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The Telegraph

21c Museum Hotel | The Telegraph

Sleep in a museum at 21c, where contemporary art meets a boutique hotel, with changing exhibits and installations placed around its public spaces. A whimsical flair (look for the migrating red plastic penguin sculptures) throughout the hotel keeps the vibe interesting.

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Pacific Standard

The Secret Lives of Fixers

They may not get any credit for the final product, but good fixers are integral to television, film, and journalism produced abroad. WorldFixer.com is trying to make the best ones easier to find.

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Detroit State of Mind - The Morning News

What I end up saying when I try to explain to people, and myself, why I bought a vacation house in Detroit.

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Condé Nast Traveler

From Motor City to Cycle City: How Bikes are Changing Detroit ...

There's a new spin on the Motor City—and it's on two wheels. Long synonymous with American auto manufacturing (and its demise), Detroit is now home now to a scrappy start-up determined to bring handmade American bikes to the world.

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Sipping Under the Stars

“You can’t drink all day if you don’t wake up at the distillery,” I joked with friends ahead of this September weekend on the Jim Beam grounds in Clermont.

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How to Ace Your Pet Rescue Application - And Why It's So Tough ...

You begin to daydream about walks at the park, games of fetch, a dog curled up at your feet. So you go on to the rescue's website and download and complete an adoption application — only to be rejected.

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Muhammad Ali's hometown heartbreak: I went looking for Ali's ...

His boyhood home was in disrepair, no "Ali Trail" in sight—why did it take Louisville so long to honor the champ?

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The Kitchn

My Healthy Habit Challenge: I'm Gonna Get (and Keep) My Kitchen ...

t's time to take back the kitchen; to make this late Victorian-era kitchen work for us in 2017; to have a comfortable, clean space where we can work, cook, entertain, and host; and really, to feel like grown-ups who can handle the responsibility of a house we only half jokingly call Downton.

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Condé Nast Traveler

The Best Up-and-Coming Bourbon Scene Isn't in Kentucky

Detroit has long been a producer of whiskey (though not always legally) thanks to its ideal agriculture and a climate perfect for aging bourbon.

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Any dog can become a good dog, just ask Rosie Dane Dog Training's Tyler Ohlmann

If you’ve ever seen a pony-sized black dog sitting calmly alone on a restaurant patio in Louisville, no tie-up in sight, you probably saw Rosie. She’s holding a table for her person, Tyler Ohlmann, and she’s not moving till he gets back and tells her to.


What to say (and not say) when a friend loses their pet

Our natural inclination is to try to help those we love to avoid pain, but “the reality is they have to go through [the pain] to move through it,”


Louisville's five must-visit restaurants in 2017

It’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to where to eat in Louisville. Beloved institutions that have withstood the onslaught of new places are still serving up favorites while fresh names pop-up like mushrooms. Luckily we have three meals a day, seven days a week to take advantage of the abundance. Here are a few can’t-misses – old and new – for 2017.