Know Your City! — Sept 21, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. Louisville’s highly successful Ole’ Group owns several restaurants, including this taco joint with four locations throughout the city. What is their name, the Spanish word represented by the wrestling mask used in the restaurant’s logo?
  2. What is the name of the resort/casino that stands across the Ohio River from Cane Run Road in Elizabeth, Indiana?
  3. In 1968, current Senate Minority Leader and Louisville native went to Washington DC to work for a Kentucky Senator who served from ’68 – ’74. What was the Senator’s name?

And here are the answers:

  1. If you’ve seen the Jack Black comedy, “Nacho Libre,” you’re probably familiar with the masked wrestlers known as Luchador. The mask is used in the branding for the popular El Taco Luchador restaurants in Louisville. Their innovative taco selection includes “the Barbacoa” with beef short ribs and guacamole, and “the Chicharron,” with crispy pork, cilantro and lime crema. Equally delicious are their Tortas, a sandwich with a fluffy bun topped with butter. The Courier-Journal’s review of the Taqueria raves, “They’ve crafted something exceptional at OLÉ with the Taco Luchador model, a menu to be appreciated throughout the city.”
  2. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Caesars Southern Indiana used to be called Horseshoe Southern Indiana, and before that it was just Caesars Indiana. It is the closest casino to Louisville, mostly due to the fact that casino gambling is still not legal in Kentucky. Opened in 1998, it features 100,000 feet of gaming space, a hotel, a showroom, a golf course, and several restaurants. It has withstood floods, earthquakes, and ever-changing gambling laws in its quest to attract area bettors (allegedly diverting $12,000.000 annually from Kentucky). Employing roughly 2,500 people, its lease was sold in 2020 to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
  3. After graduating from UK Law School in 1967, Mitch McConnell served as a legislative assistant to Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook. Cook was born in Upstate New York but graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1950 and practiced law in Louisville before entering politics as a State Representative for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1968, he defeated Democrat Katherine Peden to succeed Thurston Ballard Morton in the U.S. Senate. He was defeated by Wendell Ford in 1974 and afterward returned to practicing law. Cook died in Florida in 2016 at the age of 89.

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