The LA boy that I am seeing is about to visit Louisville for Labor Day weekend!! :-) Basically, I am probably going to be the most excited ask in your inbox today haha. What are your suggestions of the foodie, classic "Louisville," romantic, and just all-around-fun variety? I want to show him the best time!
Oh my gosh, that’s such exciting news!! GOOD FOR YOU GIRL!
First suggestion: dinner at the Holy Grale (their back garden is insane) followed by soft serve and fizzy green tea at Gralehaus. New favorite spot.
Another new favorite: Joy Luck. Such good food, such an insanely good cocktail list. Beautiful place.
And again, another new hangout: Frankfort Avenue, appetizers at BARcode 1758, drinks at The Silver Dollar, dinner at Hilltop Tavern, dessert at the Comfy Cow and sneaking a peek into Jerry Lotz’s wacky wild and weird back yard.
This thought just came to me, and I am not sure if you will have an answer. Have you ever ordered strawberry shortcake from a restaurant, or do you know if any restaurant has it? I am seriously craving some. If you do know of any place or places, who, in your opinion has the best? Also, what about tres leches? I have had that from Chuy's, and it is my absolute favorite. I woke up with desserts on my brain for whatever reason, so I thought I would ask. Haha!
Actually I don’t know who serves a good strawberry shortcake, but I bet I have followers that know!
As for tres leches, probably Guaca Mole is your best best.
Honestly one of my dirty little culinary secrets is that I’m extraordinarily good at baking the exact kind of desserts I can’t eat, so I make the best strawberry shortcake in the world and thus all other strawberry shortcakes fall short.
It’s because when I was younger, we had this giant strawberry field and we picked them to sell. And if my parents sent me to bed without dinner (which as you can imagine was the worst possible punishment for me) I would just sneak out the window, pick strawberries and eat them in my closet while I read with a flashlight. So I have many strawberry memories.
Anyway now that I’ve rambled for way too long…followers, any suggestions?
E, let's say that I wanted to take my sister (she's sixteen) around the city for a fun sister date. It doesn't matter where places are located. What would you suggest for the day? She's still a kid, but she's growing up fast. For example, she loves coffee, but she is also obsessed with One Direction. She is a girly girl, too. I keep thinking of boutiques and art galleries, but what do you think?
Girl, I often have this issue with my underage sisters.
Honestly, you should bring her to New Albany for a fun sister day trip. Browse the art store. Get some bath stuff from Savon BB. Have some delicious Feast BBQ and Quills coffee. Shop at Mariposa. Take a picture with that big wedge of cheese statue.
Something my husband and I recently did together: walked around that house on Frankfort Avenue with all the STUFF in the back yard. If an older gentleman comes out to talk to you about it, (his name is Jerry Lotz) settle down and listen to his stories. Follow up with a trip to the Comfy Cow, right now they have a sorghum and grits ice cream that’s phenomenal.
If you had friends coming to stay with you for a weekend in louisville, what would be on your must see/do list (restaurants, things to do, etc.)?
This is exactly what I’d do:
Dinner at Mussel & Burger Bar OR at the Place Downstairs
Pre-drinks at Meta downtown. If there’s still light, a romantic stroll on the Big Four Walking Bridge.
Dancing at Zanzabar, because their Friday night with OkayDeejays is really chill and fantastic. OR for a more chill night, the Cure for excellent drinks and a great atmosphere.
Take them for maple bacon coffee and donuts at Nords and Sunergos on Preston. Then walk them down to Greenhaus for some browsing.
Lunch at Please and Thank You (along with some great ice tea) and explore NuLu. If there’s afternoon downtime, I’d take them to a local gallery like the Tim Faulkner Gallery. I’d also take them to Butchertown Market for some Cellar Door Chocolate and a little light shopping.
Dinner at The Monkey Wrench, either downstairs for their excellent hillbilly fare or upstairs for their Lono Lounge stuff. Post-dinner drinks at either MW or The Silver Dollar.
The best party on Saturday night right now is at Seidenfaden’s. It truly is. If they were still in the mood to go out, I’d take them there.
I’d take them to my church, of course (because I love Jesus) but afterward we’d go to brunch at Cafe Beignet.
Then, we’d mosey on over to the South Side Quarry for a long swim.
And as a final Louisville dinner, I’d take them to 21c for some coffee, gelato, champagne cocktails, and a look at the art.
Can you suggest things to do in Louisville on July 4th weekend? The waterfront show is canceled :(
Actually, the best thing to do Fourth of July Weekend is going to be going to the Georgetown Drive In. I mean it, that’s Americana at its very best and I L-O-V-E it. Get you some fried food, get you some pillows, and watch some movies with your sweetie or you best friends. Nothing’s more American than that, right?
Also, keep an eye on Louisville.com for a “Where to Go and What To Do Fourth of July 2014” post. It will be a-comin!