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.

Like any foodie, I hate waiting for a table. Once I’ve gotten excited about a restaurant, all I want is to show up, be seated, and get to the most fun part of the meal: ordering. DineTime is an app that makes that possible. 

According to the press release: 

DineTime for consumers is a mobile restaurant guide that allows patrons to find full-service restaurants from their iPhones (Android coming soon) using various filtering methods including restaurant ratings, distance and cuisine. More importantly, it is designed to interact with the Host app as it will allow consumers to add their name to the wait list and book a table at any restaurant using the Host app. Waiting for your table just became a lot easier.”

To put that in normal-person speak, you download the app, put your name on the list, and you get a text letting you know your wait and when your table is ready. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. If Ramsi’s would download this, I wouldn’t  be forced to sit on the bench outside in the hot hot sun waiting for my brunch fix. 

The list of restaurants signed up for DineTime continues to grow, and it would be AMAZING if popular restaurants that often have a long wait (I’m looking at you, Mussel & Burger Bar, Toast, and Monkey Wrench!) signed up for this service so I could just walk in for my dang Sunday brunch without wasting any of my precious weekend hours. 

DineTime is currently being tested in Louisville, with plans to roll out nationally later this year. You can get in in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit www.DineTime.com.

Download DineTime, it’s rad, it will save you time, and you’ll love it. 

Not really about food, but whatever. Savon is a local alternative to brands like Lush or the Body Shop, and the store is located in downtown New Albany. They have tons of beautiful, handmade, natural products, and I love them. 

Click here to read more! 

Small bites from the Cure in Germantown. Lots of deliciousness, girly drinks, great parties and a beautiful atmosphere. 

My husband is my best friend. 

My husband is my best friend. 

Pink drinks mean summer, 

We nibble mint and berries, 

Cocktail parasol. 

Have you forgotten what we were like then
when we were still first rate
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

it’s no use worrying about Time
but we did have a few tricks up our sleeves
and turned some sharp corners

the whole pasture looked like our meal
we didn’t need speedometers
we could manage cocktails out of ice and water

I wouldn’t want to be faster
or greener than now if you were with me O you
were the best of all my days

-Frank O’Hara

It’s an Oishii sushi kind of day. 

Anonymous asked: Whoever sends you anon hate clearly has nothing better to do. You and your blog are way awesome!

THANK YOU! That makes me so happy!

<3

Anonymous asked: 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:

Friday:

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.

Saturday:

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.

Sunday:

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.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous asked: Can you suggest things to do in Louisville on July 4th weekend? The waterfront show is canceled :(

LAME!

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!

AMURICAAA.