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.

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.

Whenever I feel like the world in general is a horrendous place (usually right after reading about a war or reading my anon tumblr messages) I remember that, in this world there is a place called Jungle Jim’s. They have a butter bar. They have thousands of artisan cheeses. They have everything my foodie little heart could ever desire. It does me good. 

District Donuts Sliders Brew

In our recent jaunt to New Orleans, Nathen and I came across a donut shop called district Donuts Sliders Brew. On the oh-so-hip Magazine St. District Donuts serves delicious, light, fluffy, bread-y donuts. We had the maple siracha (pleasantly spicy) and the molasses lemon (heady, earthy, zesty finish).

Their coffee was delicious (Nathen had the Nitro cold brew, that tasted like a cross between Guinness and coffee, very interesting) and their delicious pork belly slider really finished the meal off. The whole meal was very affordable, interesting, and perfect. If you’re roadtripping to Nola, definitely make a stop. 

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The only bad part about vacation? I miss my ladies so very much. Can’t wait to have a babe squad outting soon. A little less excited about getting back into the full swing of life tomorrow morning! Wish me all the luck in the world. 

The Campfire Breakfast jar at The Place Downstairs: maple, warm ricotta cheese, smoked poached egg, walnut, and sea salt. I am not kidding you, this is the best thing I&#8217;ve eaten in Louisville. Soft, salty, sweet, as chock-full of umami as anyone could ever wish. Go. Order it. Tonight. Now.

The Campfire Breakfast jar at The Place Downstairs: maple, warm ricotta cheese, smoked poached egg, walnut, and sea salt. I am not kidding you, this is the best thing I’ve eaten in Louisville. Soft, salty, sweet, as chock-full of umami as anyone could ever wish. Go. Order it. Tonight. Now.

This is pretty much what life is about: cheese, kettle corn and bourbon chocolate dipped TWINKIES.