West on Wednesday
Support Independent Restaurants
This series of events provides an easy way for all Louisvillians to support West Louisville entrepreneurs and get acquainted with what the area has to offer. By supporting independent businesses in West Louisville neighborhoods, more money stays circulating in the community, and that helps keep all of Louisville weird! Scheduled dates include:
Mattie’s Kitchen, 1508 West Kentucky Street
Mattie’s Kitchen was inspired by owner Vickie Smith’s vision. She had a dream one day that consisted of her opening her own soul food restaurant. The dream also had a window that that matches the building that she is in now! Vickie uses recipes handed down from her grandmother Mattie Calbert which is the inspiration for the restaurant name. The dream Vickie had was over 20 years ago. Her vision from God and the work of prayer have resulted in a real restaurant in a perfect location: The St. Stephen Family Life Center with the support and vision of Dr. Kevin Cosby and the St. Stephen Family. This is where Mattie’s Kitchen and her son, O’Neal Smith’s New York City based business "Love Soul Grill" could have its largest impact in the west end community. By teaming up with St Stephen Church and Simmons College of Kentucky, Mattie’s Kitchen is a vessel for showing the vision of sustainable economic business growth in the community.
Mattie's Famous Smoked Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken, Love Soul BBQ Rib, Green Beans , Collard Greens, Mac and Cheese, Sweet Potatoes, Banana Pudding, and Mattie’s Famous Sweet Tea & Lemonade
Event ticket cost: $12 per person
Sweet Peaches, 1800 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
RSVP info coming soon!
The LIBA West Work Group is an exciting neighborhood initiative that has grown out of partnership with Louisville Forward, Metro Council Members, local business owners and residents, the West Louisville Dream Team, and many other community organizations. Beginning in the summer of 2015, this initiative has blossomed into a catalog of programs and events, all focused on growing and supporting independent businesses in Louisville’s historic west end.
The work group has launched several successful events, including: a West Louisville informational bus tour, a sustained education campaign on the benefits of supporting local business, local business mentoring, and marketing strategies to highlight West Louisville local businesses.
For more information, contact Johnetta Roberts