Epicurious Louisville

Louisville Kentucky is a treasure trove of amazing eats. I blog about them here. Y'all pull up a chair and sit awhile.

I can’t stress this enough: you need to visit Roux. 

Short version: it’s a New Orleans-themed restaurant, on Bardstown Road, right across from El Camino. The decorations alone are seriously worth making a reservation (their grand opening is this weekend, I got to attend a soft opening) but the bar upstairs is gorgeous and the food is incredible. 

We sampled pretty much the entire menu, and EVEN LAUREN was pleased. They fried oysters, she-crab soup, and the cocktails were my favorite part of the evening. I honestly can’t wait to go back to this place. 

For more on Roux, read my full review here! 

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cnicpari asked: Hey! There's a new local ice cream and frozen yogurt place out in the St. Matthews area called the Arctic Scoop. I was wondering if you'd tried it yet? They have tons of flavor options, as well as non-dairy options! Plus they make your ice cream to order using liquid nitrogen(:

OH MY GOSH I haven’t heard of this! I must visit immediately. Thanks for the tip!!

I felt so beautiful that day.

It’s NATIONAL COFFEE DAY, YOU GUYS! 

Louisville really has a truly phenomenal coffee scene. I have spent WAY too much time in coffee shops (particularly Please & Thank You, since I take most of my business meetings there, Sunergos because I spent 80% of college there and Gralehaus because, well, I adore Gralehaus) and so I am obviously a Louisville coffee authority. 

Check out these Essential Louisville Coffee places you should absolutely, positively, definitely be visiting today. Of course, some of the drinks I mention might not be on the menu, but most of them are and all of them are incredible. 

Read more here! 

Save the date, y’all! It’s going to be fun. Message me if you’re going so I can keep an eye out for ya! 

Save the date, y’all! It’s going to be fun. Message me if you’re going so I can keep an eye out for ya! 

mrmofosfuckinsafetyfirstblog asked: Dear Louisville folks, I have been to your city just once, and I loved it. Although I cannot lie, I spent most of my time geeking in the lobby of the Seelebach. I am planning on bringing my folks with me next month so they can see the section called Old Louisville. Are people allowed to just walk around on the sidewalks in that part of the city AND do you know of any schweet parking lots near that location. Thanks much and take care.

Yeah you can totally just walk around Old Louisville, and there’s parking on the street. Just make sure that you’re courteous and aware of the people living there! And stop by Ermine’s bakery, they’ve got excellent creme horns.

Beginner’s Luck: talking about Joy Luck on Bardstown Road. (x)
One of my favorite things I’ve ever written. Joy Luck is an amazing place. Candidly I can tell you I’m not a huge fan of Asian food. but the stuff at JL is amazing. Their duck, in particular, is insane. They just put a lot of detail into the preparation of their food, and Alvin Lin ( the owner) is super nice. 
Y’all should go. 

Beginner’s Luck: talking about Joy Luck on Bardstown Road. (x)

One of my favorite things I’ve ever written. Joy Luck is an amazing place. Candidly I can tell you I’m not a huge fan of Asian food. but the stuff at JL is amazing. Their duck, in particular, is insane. They just put a lot of detail into the preparation of their food, and Alvin Lin ( the owner) is super nice. 

Y’all should go. 

In case you didn’t already know, Eater Louisville has left the building. 
Au revoir! (x)

In case you didn’t already know, Eater Louisville has left the building. 

Au revoir! (x)

Things I always buy at Lucky’s Market because I am weak and cannot stick to my budget: 
Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter, because it tastes better than Nutella and has like, 8 carbs. 
About a pound of fresh-ground peanut butter because, come on, it’s warm and fresh ground!
Honey-orange thick-sliced bacon, be still my throbbing heart
Mascarpone cheese, which is perfect just…eaten with a spoon.
Like ten “under $5” cheeses
Some kind of tea that always make me feel fancy and happy.
This is why I will never have any money. 

Things I always buy at Lucky’s Market because I am weak and cannot stick to my budget: 

  • Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter, because it tastes better than Nutella and has like, 8 carbs. 
  • About a pound of fresh-ground peanut butter because, come on, it’s warm and fresh ground!
  • Honey-orange thick-sliced bacon, be still my throbbing heart
  • Mascarpone cheese, which is perfect just…eaten with a spoon.
  • Like ten “under $5” cheeses
  • Some kind of tea that always make me feel fancy and happy.

This is why I will never have any money.