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.
Essential Places to get a Summer Drink in Louisville: 
The Lono Lounge above the Monkey Wrench (pretty much anything, it’s all very summery.)
Meta (anything. Actually anything there.)
Garage Bar (lavender honey lemonade)
Joy Luck (Jade Geisha, for sure.)
Hilltop Tavern (key lime pie martini, yes please.)
The Silver Dollar (Gold Rush. Obviously.)
The Village Anchor (The Daisy Buchanan) 
Anyplace I’m missing? Any suggestions?

Essential Places to get a Summer Drink in Louisville: 

  • The Lono Lounge above the Monkey Wrench (pretty much anything, it’s all very summery.)
  • Meta (anything. Actually anything there.)
  • Garage Bar (lavender honey lemonade)
  • Joy Luck (Jade Geisha, for sure.)
  • Hilltop Tavern (key lime pie martini, yes please.)
  • The Silver Dollar (Gold Rush. Obviously.)
  • The Village Anchor (The Daisy Buchanan) 

Anyplace I’m missing? Any suggestions?

Louisville Magazine’s launch party for their August issue is tonight! Come out and see me. I also wrote this month’s Spread (on Hilltop Tavern!) and a series of 15 limericks about local places to eat, AND helped design the two Louisville.com ads that appear in the August issue. 
So you know, no big deal. But I’m actually beyond excited. 
Hope to see you there!

Louisville Magazine’s launch party for their August issue is tonight! Come out and see me. I also wrote this month’s Spread (on Hilltop Tavern!) and a series of 15 limericks about local places to eat, AND helped design the two Louisville.com ads that appear in the August issue. 

So you know, no big deal. But I’m actually beyond excited. 

Hope to see you there!

To Summer
William Blake
O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy goldent tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Beneath our thickest shades we oft have heard
Thy voice, when noon upon his fervid car
Rode o’er the deep of heaven; beside our springs
Sit down, and in our mossy valleys, on
Some bank beside a river clear, throw thy
Silk draperies off, and rush into the stream:
Our valleys love the Summer in his pride.

Our bards are fam’d who strike the silver wire:
Our youth are bolder than the southern swains:
Our maidens fairer in the sprightly dance:
We lack not songs, nor instruments of joy,
Nor echoes sweet, nor waters clear as heaven,
Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.

I’ve written a lot about the Monkey Wrench over the past few months,  because when I start to love a place I really get obsessed with it, and I drag out my husband, my best friends, my family, my business contacts…pretty much everyone I know. I have yet to try anything at the MW I don’t like, but among my favorites are the fried chicken, the burger(s) and of course, the pimento cheese stuffed banana peppers. 

I think they’re about to do a menu change…so let’s hope my favorites stay on. 

I’m SO excited for #BestofLou on Thursday at PLAY Louisville! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, you should,  because there are still a few left at bestoflou.com! 

krystinrobertson asked: Random question for ya: do you have any suggestions for places to visit in the surrounding states? I am gonna check out Cedar Point, and I might go to Nashville with my boyfriend during the week of our vacation. I thought I would ask you for stuff to check out. It could be anything from restaurants to shops to museums or whatever. Just cool stuff to visit. What do you think?

Hey lady! 

I have no idea about Ohio, but Nashville is definitely an amazing place to go to eat. As cliche as it is, definitely hit the Pancake Pantry, I love that place. Definitely the Pharmacy Burger Parlor, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and pretty much any place that serves that great, down-home Southern food you really start to get in TN. 

I hope you have a great time! I need to go hang out in Nashville a little more.