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.
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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Cards are red, 

Cats are blue, 

Whatever goes down, 

We still love Lou.

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. 

Sneak Peek at The Place Downstairs, opening tonight at Mussels & Burger Bar. 

My buddy Jacob Miller was lucky enough to sample the food at That Place Downstairs a few weeks ago. He gave me the permission to share the above photos and his below testimony to the greatness of what is sure to become a Louisville treasure: 

"This place is going to be the best place in town. You can quote me on that. We went to the kitchen where Fernando Martinez was behind the line with the small crew testing ticket times… He stopped and said hi, showed us the tiny kitchen and talked to us for a moment.

We were then taken out to the seats to look at the decor and were told to take a seat. At one table there was already a salad and soup, and he told us to give them a taste, nobody was hungry because they had been practicing all day. So we sat down, and he brought us forks and we began. Holy shit, so amazing. Then, out of no where, more food was brought out. And more, and more and more. We were given full sized entrees, a soup, a salad, and three apps. A total of 12 items all together. Basically the entire menu.

Ranged from duck rillettes, duck breast with lentils, iberico ham plate, pork stuffed with chorizo with Brussel sprouts and butternut squash, filet with horseradish creme fraiche, scallops with a vanilla parsnip puree, stuffed cornish hen with black truffle gnocchi and baby carrots, mussels, a vegetable conserve served with sappori creme cheese, the salad was greens, radish and a cheese I don’t remember but resembled fresh mozz with a sage pesto, butternut bisque with a cinnamon foam, and foie gras….  Easily one of the best nights I’ve experienced in my 4 years here.

They officially open on march 27, and are using open table to start the firhat night, get your reservation in now. As soon as possible.

You are gonna love it. You’ll never want to leave.”

rollingpinwhiskspatula asked: I think tonight would be good for an unveiling of the place downstairs pics

Indeed it would!

Cellar Door has a big kiosk in Oxmoor Mall. I love seeing local businesses with  a foothold in the mall. We bought a lemon macaroon and shared it between us. It’s a fantastic local business, and even though I’m not a sweets person I can’t resist them. 

Food porn from the Desserts First event put on by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. Chefs from Louisville restaurants put together sweets and savories and drinks using Girl Scout Cookies. It was totally awesome and you should go next year. 

Lunch at the Mayan Cafe: fresh, perfect, beautiful and a little expensive,  but whatever, I work like 50 hours a week and sometimes you need a somewhat pricey lunch with your best friend. 

The Yucatec Salbutes ($10 for an order of 3) come in many varieties, including grilled cactus and mozzarella, and vegan lima bean hummus. They are pretty small but beautiful, the perfect side. 

The Blood Orange Mimosa was tart and not too strong for a lunch drink, though I’ll admit I didn’t order one because I’m a lightweight and I just can’t count on my hour-long lunch to relieve me inevitable buzz, and I don’t edit superwell when I’ve had anything to drink.

The Grilled Chicken with Lima Beans ($12) was tender, flavorful, and perched atop a gorgeous hill of buttery, soft limas. I will definitely be back for this, it’s a light but filling lunch portion.

We also ordered a cheese plate and were impressed, though a soft cheese would have been welcome (all four varieties were pretty hard and similarly mouth-feel-y). 

Totally delicious, totally healthy, totally going again.

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