El Rancho Tapatio {haiku}

Soul satisfying

chili, handmade tortillas

so lovely, spicy


-Barb Theisen
Georgetown, Kentucky
El Rancho Tapatio
144 Burt Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Tel. 859-373-9091


Well done Barb!  The people of central Kentucky are passionate about Mexican cuisine.  Send a haiku about your favorite local Mexican restaurant to info@bluegrassthreadsky.com— we can’t wait to see your submissions!


-bluegrass THREADS

Chew(ing) and Haiku(ing)

Do you love to eat out?  Do you love to write Haiku poetry?  Why not combine the two?!?!?  Diana, inspired after visiting Sugano Japanese Restaurant in Lexington, decided to write a haiku about her experience there:



Hidden treasure found

Cool springtime, rice transcendent

I am transported


Sugano Japanese Restaurant
1533 Eastland Pkwy # 7
Lexington, KY 40505-2928
Tel. (859) 294-4464


We hope you will haiku too!  Here’s how:

1.  Pick your favorite local restaurant

2.  Write a haiku about it.  The rules are that the whole poem must equal seventeen syllables.  While there are several formats, I think that the simplest format for English speakers is the 5-7-5.   Andrew from Lexington has already submitted a haiku that will surely be renowned for it’s exemplary use of the 5-7-5.  Read on:

Chug margaritas

Server has asbestos hands

Mexican football.

-Andrew Owens
Lexington, Kentucky
1030 S Broadway # 1050, Lexington, Tel. (859) 281-5171
295 West New Circle Road, Lexington, Tel. (859) 299-8299

Thanks Andrew!

3.  Submit your poem to info@bluegrassthreadsky.com and we’ll post our favorites!

Check back soon for our first submissions!

-Diana & Katherine

i like bread & butter

My great auntie Marge is the most proper person I know.  She’s 89 years old and still fires off thank you notes like an M16.  Her talents however, extend to an even more impressive act of courtesy:  the “bread & butter” call.
The “bread & butter” call is made to your friends or acquaintances in advance of sending a thank you note. You may do this:
  • After you have spent a pleasant afternoon or evening in someone’s company.
  • After receiving a gift
  • After being taken out for a meal


This is my grandmother spending a pleasant evening in someone’s company. I expect her “bread and butter” call came a day or so later in order to allow her hosts a proper recovery period from their most excellent party. So civilized!


I think the “bread & butter” can also be shared by email, or even a buttery text message.   If you do butter the bread by either of these methods, you still have to send a written thank you.  Auntie Marge would!