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.
Polly’s Freeze is the best kept secret in Kentucky and SoIn. Open since the fifties, they have some of the very best ice cream known to man, and there’s nothing more relaxing than a country drive with the windows down to Polly Freeze. 
Bonus: it’s perfect right before the Georgetown Drive-In. You’re welcome.

Polly’s Freeze is the best kept secret in Kentucky and SoIn. Open since the fifties, they have some of the very best ice cream known to man, and there’s nothing more relaxing than a country drive with the windows down to Polly Freeze. 

Bonus: it’s perfect right before the Georgetown Drive-In. You’re welcome.

Anonymous asked: Hi! You probably don't want to include any chains in your French Fry list, but there's no denying Five Guys has great fries. Hammerheads (truffle!) and Mussel & Burger Bar's duck fat fries are at the top my list. Ghyslain at Westport Village has good duck fat fries, too. I haven't tried them yet, but there's lots of hype about the Village Anchor's sweet potato fries with marshmallow cream. -Susan (from Newtolou)

Thanks so much! I’ve tried the sweet potato fries at the Village Anchor, they’re amazing. The sweet potato fries at Mussel & Burger Bar come with a smoked pineapple dipping sauce that’s to die for. 

OH! And the fried at Proof are amazing. 

Thank you for your suggestions!!

As of August 15, I’ve spent the last five years in a relationship with this handsome lug. He has loved me through a lot, and I am more than blessed and grateful to have him in my life.
Together we’ve weathered family issues, uncertainty about the future, and a very trying year while he was in Afghanistan and I was here. He loved me when I weighed almost literally twice what I weigh now, and when I was stuck at a job I hated, laid off from a job I loved, when I totally changed my career path. He brought me back into the church.
He has brought an immense dimension of joy and support to my life that nobody else has. So I missed it by a few days, but happy anniversary, my Bunny. You’re my best and dearest friend, the love of my life, the most wonderful and unexpected thing that ever happened to me. I can’t wait to spend every day of the rest of our lives together.

As of August 15, I’ve spent the last five years in a relationship with this handsome lug. He has loved me through a lot, and I am more than blessed and grateful to have him in my life.

Together we’ve weathered family issues, uncertainty about the future, and a very trying year while he was in Afghanistan and I was here. He loved me when I weighed almost literally twice what I weigh now, and when I was stuck at a job I hated, laid off from a job I loved, when I totally changed my career path. He brought me back into the church.

He has brought an immense dimension of joy and support to my life that nobody else has. So I missed it by a few days, but happy anniversary, my Bunny. You’re my best and dearest friend, the love of my life, the most wonderful and unexpected thing that ever happened to me. I can’t wait to spend every day of the rest of our lives together.

chairman-meow-and-cat-benatar asked: Before they closed due to a fire, Old Louisville Tavern had some awesome had-cut fries

I totally reported on that! I think it was arson? So sad.

Louisville, who has the best french fries in town? I want to write one of those listicle-type roundups of the best fries, but I don’t really eat that many carbs so I’m not as adept at knowing these things as I’d like to. Pictured above are the ones from the Monkey Wrench, but some of my other favorites are: 
Hammerheads duck fat truffle fries
Bunz burgerz fries
Sweet potato fries from Mussel & Burger Bar 
Any other suggestions? 

Louisville, who has the best french fries in town? I want to write one of those listicle-type roundups of the best fries, but I don’t really eat that many carbs so I’m not as adept at knowing these things as I’d like to. Pictured above are the ones from the Monkey Wrench, but some of my other favorites are: 

  • Hammerheads duck fat truffle fries
  • Bunz burgerz fries
  • Sweet potato fries from Mussel & Burger Bar 

Any other suggestions? 

Sugar & Spice donuts. Apple filling was delicious. 

Favorite mac-and-cheese in Louisville? Go. 

Favorite mac-and-cheese in Louisville? Go. 

Hot Brown on a Stick from the Kentucky State Fair

Chunks of turkey and tomatoes deep fried with an awesome cheesy sauce. Definitely a great fair food, although $8? Seriously? Best eaten in conjunction with the deep fried derby pie served at the same booth. 

If you’re on a diet this weekend you’re doing it wrong.

Pros of going to Brazeiros Churrascaria: 

  • For $38 bucks, it’s all the meat, salad bar and side dishes you could possibly want. 
  • You get this little button, and when you flip it to green that means you’re a go for meat. 
  • Waiters walk around the dining room with giant skewers of everything from pork sausage to prime rib to leg of lamb, and you can eat AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. 
  • Salad bar is incredible, stuffed with fresh mozz, smoked gouda, pickled asparagus, you get the idea. 

Cons: 

  • You cannot possibly eat enough meat in one sitting.