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.

Anonymous asked: Best collection of spots for "out-of-towner" bachelor party? Need a mix of local beer, bourbon tasting, large group dinner, afternoon drinking, late night dive bar, brunch/hangover spot(s). Thanks!

Wooo boy congrats! 

Local Beer: can’t beat BBC, but I’ve heard good things about Against the Grain’s local beers. 

Bourbon Tasting: depending on how serious the group is, you could try Down One Bourbon Bar (so many good bourbons!!!) or tour the Evan Williams Experience

Large Group Dinner: I’m obsessed with Monkey Wrench right now, which would probably also be a good place to start getting your drank on. Mussel & Burger Bar would probably also be a hit with the bachelors. As would Feast BBQ. 

Afternoon Drinking: Early evening drinking is probably best at Nach Bar or Holy Grale. GREAT beer selection, and in the case of Holy Grale, bar snacks. If you want to go swankier, 21C and St. Charles Exchange both have GREAT bars. 

Late Night Dive: Nach, The Back Door, Cahoots or Mag Bar if you’re really brave and adventurous. Meta if you’re feeling classy. 

Hangover Cure: Coffee from Quills or Sunergos, donuts from Nord’s Baker (bacon maple) and Ramsi’s brunch buffet. 

Hopefully this helps! Thanks for the question, let me know if you need further recommendations. 

Photos 1, 2 and 4 courtesy of BBC, Down One and Holy Grale’s Facebook pages. 

Come to Louisville Magazine’s April launch party tomorrow night at the Palace! There will be free food, Matt Anthony will be spinning, and of course, I will be there with my uber hot best friend. Come say heyyyy.

Come to Louisville Magazine’s April launch party tomorrow night at the Palace! There will be free food, Matt Anthony will be spinning, and of course, I will be there with my uber hot best friend. Come say heyyyy.

Birthday party last night at Meta. It was magnificent and I had an amazing time. 

Seviche from Wild Rita’s. Their happy hours are Monday-Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. and they have all kinds of food and drink specials. This photo is courtesy of my soul sister Elyse (find her tumblr here and follow her, she’s awesome!) who reported that the pork belly taco wasn’t awesome but the seviche was. Have you guys been to Wild Rita’s yet?

Seviche from Wild Rita’s. Their happy hours are Monday-Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. and they have all kinds of food and drink specials. This photo is courtesy of my soul sister Elyse (find her tumblr here and follow her, she’s awesome!) who reported that the pork belly taco wasn’t awesome but the seviche was. Have you guys been to Wild Rita’s yet?

Chop Shop Salad: my build-your-own deliciousness. Chop Shop is about five seconds from my office (I know, I know, you’re jealous) so daily I resist the temptation to go and build my own salad. This one is mix, lime chicken, jalapenos, a boiled egg, banana peppers and balsamic dressing. 

Chop Shop Salad: my build-your-own deliciousness. Chop Shop is about five seconds from my office (I know, I know, you’re jealous) so daily I resist the temptation to go and build my own salad. This one is mix, lime chicken, jalapenos, a boiled egg, banana peppers and balsamic dressing. 

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Birthday Weekend Day 1: 

  • Made several awesome steps professionally
  • My  beautiful and amazing friends at work brought me PRESENTS INCLUDING A BACON BOWL. 
  • My sweet husband bought me flowers
  • And made me cheddar stuffed burgers wrapped in bacon with asparagus and Brussels sprouts and carb free ice cream
  • Killed it at the gym with my girl Elyse
  • Took a LONG bath with tons of Lush products
  • Hung out with Josh Johnson, aka The Kentucky Gent, aka one of the most fun people you will ever talk to

It was perfect. Two days of celebration to follow!

Protip: don’t invite Lauren to your opening. Because she gets really mean and critical and does not have a good time. 

Protip: don’t invite Lauren to your opening. Because she gets really mean and critical and does not have a good time.