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.
Beginner’s Luck: talking about Joy Luck on Bardstown Road. (x)
One of my favorite things I’ve ever written. Joy Luck is an amazing place. Candidly I can tell you I’m not a huge fan of Asian food. but the stuff at JL is amazing. Their duck, in particular, is insane. They just put a lot of detail into the preparation of their food, and Alvin Lin ( the owner) is super nice. 
Y’all should go. 

Beginner’s Luck: talking about Joy Luck on Bardstown Road. (x)

One of my favorite things I’ve ever written. Joy Luck is an amazing place. Candidly I can tell you I’m not a huge fan of Asian food. but the stuff at JL is amazing. Their duck, in particular, is insane. They just put a lot of detail into the preparation of their food, and Alvin Lin ( the owner) is super nice. 

Y’all should go. 

In case you didn’t already know, Eater Louisville has left the building. 
Au revoir! (x)

In case you didn’t already know, Eater Louisville has left the building. 

Au revoir! (x)

Things I always buy at Lucky’s Market because I am weak and cannot stick to my budget: 
Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter, because it tastes better than Nutella and has like, 8 carbs. 
About a pound of fresh-ground peanut butter because, come on, it’s warm and fresh ground!
Honey-orange thick-sliced bacon, be still my throbbing heart
Mascarpone cheese, which is perfect just…eaten with a spoon.
Like ten “under $5” cheeses
Some kind of tea that always make me feel fancy and happy.
This is why I will never have any money. 

Things I always buy at Lucky’s Market because I am weak and cannot stick to my budget: 

  • Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter, because it tastes better than Nutella and has like, 8 carbs. 
  • About a pound of fresh-ground peanut butter because, come on, it’s warm and fresh ground!
  • Honey-orange thick-sliced bacon, be still my throbbing heart
  • Mascarpone cheese, which is perfect just…eaten with a spoon.
  • Like ten “under $5” cheeses
  • Some kind of tea that always make me feel fancy and happy.

This is why I will never have any money. 

Anonymous asked: Hello! I love your blog and I really love the idea of you changing its name to louisvillenoms. So cute! I was hoping you wouldn’t mind recommending a restaurant for a kind of casual dinner on Friday! Myself and a few friends are going out, two of us don’t drink, and we’re hoping to get some ice cream on Bardstown Road afterwards. We’re hoping to go easier on our pockets, too. Any suggestions?

Thanks! I’ve pretty much made the decision to do it. It’s catchy! 

I love it when people ask me for dining out suggestions! If you’re looking around Bardstown Road: 

  • Louvino has small plates. Not SUPER cheap but super hot right now. 
  • If you don’t drink, Ramsi’s is a good place with a big menu. You can also sit outside!
  • Joy Luck is my favorite Asian place in the city. Also a great patio. 
  • Looking for something VERY cheap? Baxter has tons o’ pizza places and Bunz Burgerz. Deeeeelish and inexpensive. 
  • Gralehaus is one of my favorite places in the entire universe, and it backs right up to Holy Grale

Thanks for the question! 

chairman-meow-and-cat-benatar asked: How excited are you for ROUX to be opening up on Bardstown Rd (near Bristol)? Personally, I hope it fills the void that Coachlamp left 3 years ago...

RIDIC excited. NOLA is my fav and the chef’s a good buddy. We’re actually hitting the soft opening so I’ll be sure and tell everyone how it is!

Anonymous asked: You been to Louisville Coffee Company yet? It's a brand new coffee shop in Jtown. They sell sandwiches and baked goods from other local businesses, but they're working on having their own bakery soon.

No! I’ll have to check them out for sure, because I always love when new stuff goes into parts of town that aren’t NuLu or the Highlands. Not that anything is wrong with NuLu and the Highlands of course!

My good friend Will has some questions about Baxter Avenue’s Pizza District. You should probably answer them. (x)

My good friend Will has some questions about Baxter Avenue’s Pizza District. You should probably answer them. (x)

Help a Sister Out

Y’all know I love hearing from you. I’ve had this blog since before I started writing for an actual living, so it’s near and dear to my heart, as is the wonderful band of followers and friends I’ve collected through the years. 

So here’s the thing. I’m going to try and delve even more into the Louisville area food scene. I want to write about more foodie news, more new restaurants, more exciting business. And I need your help. 

If you have tips and tricks, ideas, inside information, stuff you want to tell me about the food scene…please, please do. You can always use the handy-dandy ask box OR you can email me: elizabeth@louisville.com, I’ll be happy to keep you anon if that’s something you’re worried about. 

Also, side note. I’ve been thinking of changing the title of this blog to “Louisvillenoms” instead of epicuriouslouisville. My instagram and my twitter are both under Louisvillenoms. What do you think?

Love love, 

E

Say farewell to Taco Punk, one of the most controversial and divisive restaurants in Louisville. 
Full disclosure: I never had a good meal there, and neither did anyone who ever told me about it. I wish them the best, but with all the issues the business had from the beginning, it was only a matter of time. 
Read more here!

Say farewell to Taco Punk, one of the most controversial and divisive restaurants in Louisville. 

Full disclosure: I never had a good meal there, and neither did anyone who ever told me about it. I wish them the best, but with all the issues the business had from the beginning, it was only a matter of time. 

Read more here!