Day: August 8, 2013

That One Time We Snuck Onto Millionaires Row & I Won a Trifecta Bet

Continuing on with our southern road trips adventures… If you’re new here you should know my family and I have a slight obsession with the Kentucky Derby as evidenced here. If you’re not new, you know this well. While on our trip, Churchill Downs held a Downs After Dark event that we couldn’t miss.  Let’s be honest, we’d be stopping at Churchill Downs no matter what but enjoying thoroughbred racing after sunset was something we couldn’t pass up. Night racing only occurs a few times a year and we happened to be in town for one of those dates.  Coincidence?  I think not! For dinner we indulged on brisket mac n’ cheese paninis and Churchill Downs traditional burgoo.  The panini was crazy-good!  Toasty bread with creamy mac n’ cheese and saucy, smoky brisket was a decadent dinner which I gladly split with my sister. The burgoo was good…but if I’m being honest I prefer our yearly batch.  The recipe at the Downs was quite thick and reminded me of a more classic beef vegetable soup.  …