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.

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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Little Italy: Mozzarella 

Chinatown: not really sure what that is, but I’m betting someone would be able to foray them into something delicious and authentically Chinese. 

I love living in the country.

I love living in the country.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Doughnut Latte Recipe: Naughty Keto
I’m a committed low carb/keto eater. And I’m at the end of my first week of six weeks of hard training and dieting. I told myself that if I made it six days drinking black coffee, hitting the gym for an hour a day and adhering to all my rules, I’d be allowed my very favorite home made latte: this peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 
Here’s what you need: 
Dunkin Donuts Old Fashioned Doughnut Coffee 
Heavy Whipping Cream
Peanut butter or almond butter or hazelnut butter
Almond milk
Splenda
Cocoa 
Brew the coffee, whip the cream. One the cream forms soft peaks, add splenda, cocoa and nut butter to taste. I add about three tablespoons of each to about two cups of heavy whipping cream. 
Add almond milk to the coffee, then pop in the whipped cream mixture to taste. I like about half a cup. It will sink into the hot coffee and start to melt, and soon you’ll have a frothy, sweet, bitter, delicious peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 
Now frankly, this isn’t an everyday latte for me, it’s a weekend treat. I usually drink it right before my super-long bike rides on Friday, and the fat and protein take me a long way.
Drink up! Happy weekend!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Doughnut Latte Recipe: Naughty Keto

I’m a committed low carb/keto eater. And I’m at the end of my first week of six weeks of hard training and dieting. I told myself that if I made it six days drinking black coffee, hitting the gym for an hour a day and adhering to all my rules, I’d be allowed my very favorite home made latte: this peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 

Here’s what you need: 

Dunkin Donuts Old Fashioned Doughnut Coffee 

Heavy Whipping Cream

Peanut butter or almond butter or hazelnut butter

Almond milk

Splenda

Cocoa 

Brew the coffee, whip the cream. One the cream forms soft peaks, add splenda, cocoa and nut butter to taste. I add about three tablespoons of each to about two cups of heavy whipping cream. 

Add almond milk to the coffee, then pop in the whipped cream mixture to taste. I like about half a cup. It will sink into the hot coffee and start to melt, and soon you’ll have a frothy, sweet, bitter, delicious peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 

Now frankly, this isn’t an everyday latte for me, it’s a weekend treat. I usually drink it right before my super-long bike rides on Friday, and the fat and protein take me a long way.

Drink up! Happy weekend!

Food porn for the day…from Starchef’s Rising Stars Gala like a month ago. Coffee from Argo Sons, cocktails from Silver Dollar, and root beer chocolate cake with sassafras sorbet, cherry sphere, dessert caviar and home made marshmallow.  

Who I voted as the BEST OF LOUISVILLE  under Food & Drink:
(and you should totally vote too!)
New Restaurant: 
Loop 22
Fine Dining Restaurant: 
Harvest 
Local Chef
Damaris Philips (hopefully she counts, I do love her.)
Doughnuts:
Hi-Five Doughnuts
Food Truck:
Grind
Tapas/Appetizers:
Mojitos
Desserts:
Sweet Frog
Asian:
Yang Kee Noodle
Middle Eastern:
Alwatan Restaurant and Sweets
Mexican:
Guaca Mole
Happy Hour: 
Down One Bourbon Bar
Pizza:
Bearnos
Neighborhood Bar:
The Back Door
Restaurant Atmosphere:
Proof on Main
Restaurant Patio:
Garage
Place to Drink Beer
Holy Grale
Place to Drink Bourbon:
Down One Bourbon Bar
Restaurant Worth the Wait:
Mussel & Burger Bar
Cocktail Menu:
META
Coffeehouse Atmosphere:
Quills
Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites in the Best of Louisville! 

Who I voted as the BEST OF LOUISVILLE  under Food & Drink:

(and you should totally vote too!)

New Restaurant: 

Loop 22

Fine Dining Restaurant: 

Harvest 

Local Chef

Damaris Philips (hopefully she counts, I do love her.)

Doughnuts:

Hi-Five Doughnuts

Food Truck:

Grind

Tapas/Appetizers:

Mojitos

Desserts:

Sweet Frog

Asian:

Yang Kee Noodle

Middle Eastern:

Alwatan Restaurant and Sweets

Mexican:

Guaca Mole

Happy Hour: 

Down One Bourbon Bar

Pizza:

Bearnos

Neighborhood Bar:

The Back Door

Restaurant Atmosphere:

Proof on Main

Restaurant Patio:

Garage

Place to Drink Beer

Holy Grale

Place to Drink Bourbon:

Down One Bourbon Bar

Restaurant Worth the Wait:

Mussel & Burger Bar

Cocktail Menu:

META

Coffeehouse Atmosphere:

Quills

Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites in the Best of Louisville! 

Here are 7 Cupcakes around Louisville you should be eating. 

Seriously guys, do you have any cupcake suggestions? I am dying for a good cupcake. It seems like a few years ago there were about eighty jillion cupcake places and now there aren’t that many. That’s how dessert trends go, I guess, but while I was writing this article I couldn’t feel like someone important was missing. 

Favorite cupcakes?