Posts tagged #p&ty

Please & Thank You is Kentucky's most recommended restaurant, according to Facebook

USA Today recently asked Facebook for data that would reveal which restaurants in every state were mentioned most often when people ask for recommendations.

First off, what data does Facebook not have? Can it determine how many times I have shaken my damn head in comments sections? It's a lot, I know that much.

Second, Louisville's Please & Thank You was the winner in Kentucky, making it an outlier in overall results that greatly favored traditional restaurants.

Please & Thank You co-owner Brooke Vaughn, who doesn't even have a personal Facebook page, was pretty stoked about the win. She was especially excited because her hometown restaurant, Indianapolis' St. Elmo Steak House, was No. 1 in Indiana.

"That's kind of amazing that we're held in the same high regard as a place that's been around since the 1930s," she said.

Vaughn wasn't surprised by the results in one regard: Please & Thank You has always been driven by social media. The business plan included using social media exclusively for marketing – there has never been an advertising budget.

"People still spend lots of money on stuff like that but my clientele isn't looking at magazine ads," she said. "My clientele is looking at their phones."

Please & Thank You has two locations and a third on the way. The original, and the one likely to be getting all of those recommendations, is at 800 E. Market St. The other is at 2341 Frankfort Ave. and a third will open  Aug. 19 at 252 E. Market St.

The complete list: 50 states: 50 most recommended restaurants on Facebook
This month: Please & Thank You to open third location with outdoor stage

Posted on August 4, 2017 and filed under press.

Afar Magazine

We blushed a little when we read this article in AFAR Magazine by musician & Grammy winning producer Joe Henry. He writes of his time in Louisville during the filming of  Pleased to Meet Me. Excerpt below:

In Good Company by JOE HENRY

Musicians Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, and Loudon Wainwright III gather in Louisville to indulge in raw oysters, dry martinis, and unscripted conversation.

We were en route to the shoot’s first location in Butchertown. My brother David was leading us to Please and Thank You on East Market Street.

David has lived in Louisville, Kentucky, for some 20 years, and he had brought us—me and fellow singer-songwriters Aimee Mann, John Doe, Karin Bergquist, and Loudon Wainwright III—to the city to appear in a feature film he had cowritten.

It was our first morning in town, and Please and Thank You (P&TY) was the perfect headquarters for those of us looking to shoehorn our way into the snug demands of the day, whatever they might be, and it provided our first insight into Louisville’s artisan bent and hipster funk.

P&TY not only makes excellent doppios and home-style baked offerings—including scratch doughnuts that rival those made at the Michigan cider mills of my youth—but also features along
one wall a seriously curated collection of vinyl records for sale. If a café pulls an exceptional, nutty-tasting shot of espresso, offers me baked strata of egg and roasted vegetables fresh from the farm stand, and serves them both while spinning Bringing It All Back Home in original Stereo 360 Sound, that place will own me for the duration of my stay.

At the close of day one of filming, the five of us, along with my brother (still kindly acting as our escort), gathered for our initial dinner together at Jack Fry’s on Bardstown Road in a neighborhood known as the Highlands... 
read the full article here

Posted on January 4, 2015 .