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Born of the love of all things unconventional, ALEX&NDER, 1121 E. Washington St., elevates its distillery home Copper & Kings, both literally and figuratively. Opened June 7 and housed on the third floor of the American brandy company, the brandy bar showcases what Louisville really is, not the hokey cliché, but rather imaginative, creative, modern, dynamic city on the move. A skydeck with unparalleled views of the city combines a sense of international sophistication with classic American hospitality. The drinks are classic, covers and indies – from a brandy Alexander to a Mexican Old Fashioned and a guns and rosé – meant to illustrate and illuminate the gins, brandy and absinthe produced downstairs, how to drink them and why. Open 5 p.m. through midnight Wednesday through Sunday.

MESA Kids Cooking School Opening Soon

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MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s black coat program as they increase their cooking knowledge and achieve certain technique levels. Classes and camps will be taught by the region’s top chefs and culinary instructors. More details will be announced soon for MESA Kids’ opening date and class registration. Visit mesakidscookingschool.com to sign up for the latest information or follow @mesakidscookingschool on Facebook.

Anoosh Bistro and Gilda’s Club Benefit

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Dine at Anoosh Bistro from June 25 to June 30 and support Gilda’s Club of Louisville. As part of its new menu launch with dishes from chef de cuisine Mark Ford, Anoosh Bistro will be donating a portion of proceeds to Gilda’s Club in honor of chef Anoosh Shariat’s recent cancer diagnosis. Gilda’s Club offers valuable programs and support to families and individuals touched by cancer. For more information about Anoosh Bistro, visit anooshbistro.com and for more information about Gilda’s Club programs, visit gildasclublouisville.org.