Hotdog! | SuperChefs | Learn German

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Good morning from The Courier Journal features desk.

This is columnist Maggie Menderski, and I'm sad to say our features intern has headed back to Western Kentucky University to finish her senior year. Genesis Malone did some incredible work for our team this summer. I'm sure you've gotten just as used to having her byline in the CJ as I did to having her vibrant personality in the newsroom.

So before I dive into what we've been up to for the past week, please join me in raising a cup of morning coffee and wishing Genesis well as she begins this new semester.

Cheers Genesis!

Chef Darnell Ferguson of SuperChef's.
Chef Darnell Ferguson of SuperChef's.

OK back to business. Here's what the features team has been up to lately.

Woah! SuperChefs closed? − Not quite. Food writer Dahlia Ghabour has the latest on why the Bardstown Road dining hotspot has shut its doors, and what's next for celebrity chef Darnell Ferguson.

The story behind the German Free Little Library − In this piece I take you to the Free Little Library in the Highlands that's entirely dedicated to German culture. Meet Bridget Klein. She's made it a mission of sorts to increase access to books in German and about Germanic countries.

Hotdog! These look delicious − Want to round out your summer with the perfect meal? Checkout these made-from-scratch gourmet hotdogs in the Shelby Park neighborhood.

Is your lawn looking a bit grim? − Yew Dell Botanical Gardens's Paul Cappiello is to the rescue with tips and tricks for keeping it trim and happy. He gives his expert opinion on fixing patches and choosing the right grass seed.

The Louisville is made with cheddar, beer cheese, flint-style Coney sauce, and organic yellow mustard at Red Top Hotdogs in Louisville.
The Louisville is made with cheddar, beer cheese, flint-style Coney sauce, and organic yellow mustard at Red Top Hotdogs in Louisville.

Fixing a food desert − In her final week at The Courier Journal intern Genesis spent some time looking at the food desert in Shivley and what one group is doing to help.

Feel informed? Ready to learn the German language? Craving a hotdog?

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− Maggie Menderski

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