YachtSea, a bar and eatery coming to Butchertown in the summer of ’24

YachtSea, a bar and eatery coming to Butchertown in the summer of ’24

The Spring 2024 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online.

YachtSea: “A nautical-themed bar and restaurant … set to open in Butchertown this summer.” As such, score an assist for Wikipedia, which initiates the process of unraveling a forthcoming local food ‘n’ drink pun.

Yahtzee is a dice game made by Milton Bradley (a company that has since been acquired and assimilated by Hasbro). It was first marketed under the name of Yahtzee by game entrepreneur Edwin S. Lowe in 1956. The game is a development of earlier dice games such as Poker Dice, Yacht and Generala. It is also similar to Yatzy, which is popular in Scandinavia.

“Yachts” are entirely unrelated to dice.

yacht (n.)

1550s, yeaghe “a light, fast-sailing ship,” from Norwegian jaght or early Dutch jaght, both from Middle Low German jacht, shortened form of jachtschip “fast pirate ship,” literally “ship for chasing,” from jacht “chase,” from jagen “to chase, hunt,” from Old High German jagon, from Proto-Germanic *yago-, from PIE root *yek- (2) “to hunt” (source also of Hittite ekt- “hunting net”).

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