Jam Cakes for the Holidays…

We are so grateful to Jere Downs for including us in her article in the Courier Journal and encouraged by the response.

In order to help everyone get their orders in for the Holidays, we will be accepting personal checks for Jam Cake orders.  For those who have time to mail in orders, you can find the order form on the CATERING tab of our website.  For those who would like to come by to place orders, we will be available throughout the week.  Please call ahead on our regularly closed days to coordinate times to drop off orders.  Please include the date and time that you want to pick up your orders.

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in order to celebrate the Holiday as a family.

Please place orders for Thanksgiving by the end of business Thursday, November 17th.

Please place orders for Christmas by the end of business Sunday, December 18th.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner….


Shirley Mae’s is honored to be ranked #6 in the country on the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner episode of Food Paradise.  Thank you to crew that shot and edited our segment.  The episode is available through YouTube and on iTunes and will air again on the Travel Channel on December 18th at 7pm.

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24th Annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone


Shirley Mae’s is proud to host our 24th Annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone on October 31, 2016 from 6-9pm.  We invite patrons and groups to donate candy or set up tables to hand out candy themselves.  Depending on the weather, we will either set up along Clay Street or inside the Café.

 24th Annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone

October 31, 2016 from 6-9pm

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Smoketown GetDown Block Party

The Annual Smoketown GetDown will be held Friday, September 16th from 4pm – 10pm @ the corner of Shelby and Lampton Streets.  It will feature local food, live music and dancing and beer from West Sixth Brewing.




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Rededication of Smoketown Statue Honoring Muhammad Ali

On Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. the gloves statue honoring Muhammad Ali will be rededicated in Smoketown in its new location at Hancock between Lampton and Jacob streets.


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Help Us Do Our Part To Recycle!

I love Mayor Greg Fischer and all the things he is doing to make Louisville a better city including recycling.  Now it is time for us to do our part and we need your help.  We have purchased orange top recycling containers for outside and blue recycling cans for inside our businesses.  All glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, clean cardboard and paper should go into the recycling bins.  Styrofoam plates and containers, bathroom trash and soiled paper and cardboard and trash should go into the black trash containers.

For more information on recycling, you can go to the city’s website:


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ESPN Undefeated Spotlights Black Jockeys

Rhiannon Walker of ESPN’s Undefeated, spotlights the black jockeys that dominated the early years of the Kentucky Derby.  In her story ‘The Reign of the Black Jockey’ she ask Shirley Mae for her input.  Here is the link:


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Saying Goodbye to the Greatest…

I don’t think I have ever seen a funeral procession that felt more like a parade for a champion but I guess that was what it was… I appreciate how accessible the family made themselves to us.  For one day we as a city were of one mind and spirit.  I was so proud of our city and the job that the Mayor and city officials did executing on Ali’s final wishes.IMG_3805Thank you to the Ali family and the city of Louisville for a day in my life that I will never forget.

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Congratulations Hillary on Your Historic Nomination!

Hillary, we are so proud of you.  You have maneuvered through the political landscape and overcome the obstacles of gender bias to become the first woman nominated by a major political party for the office of President of the United States.  I loved how you paid homage to those who came before you during your speech.  May their courage strengthen you as you press on to finish the race and gain the prize.

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Congratulations Students of Grace Brethren School…

IMG_3747It was such a joy spending time with the students of Grace Brethren School in Simi Valley, CA.  They were in town for the robotics contest held here at the Fair and Exposition Center.  To have made it to the competition was an honor and great accomplishment.  The competition had contestants from 36 countries.  Each student was as sweet as the next.  I just wanted to squeeze each student until their eyes popped out.  I am so proud of them, their parents, the teachers and volunteers that made sacrifices to support them in this endeavor.

The competition is supposed to air on ESPN-2 in July around the 20th.

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