Louisville, KY, Travel Guide

Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.

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610 Magnolia

The 6-course, prix-fixe menu conceived by chef Edward Lee changes seasonally with ingredients sourced from the Kentucky/Indiana region.

610 Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

 
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Bourbon Barrel Foods

Entrepreneur Matt Jamie makes his micro-brewed soy sauce aged in bourbon barrels here. Schedule a tour to get an inside look, and visit the Work the Metal shop to take a few bottles home.

1201 Story Ave, Ste 175, Louisville, KY 40206

 
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Garage Bar

The menu at Garage Bar is built around classic Kentucky foods like hominy grits with steamed and fried corn and Kentucky ham with carrot marmalade. There are hand-crafted pizzas, too.

700 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

 
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Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

Moonlite churns out thousands of pounds of mutton-based barbecue for their 350-seat restaurant, including back and shoulder mutton ribs with Worcestershire dip.

2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301

 
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Morris' Deli

Some locals say the ham sandwich, made with aged and hickory-smoked ham, at Morris' Deli is the best in Kentucky. That's saying something in a state known for its ham.

2228 Taylorsville Rd Louisville, KY 40205

 
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Old Hickory

Since 1918, 6 generations of one family have been serving smoked chopped mutton with white bread and sweet tea.

338 Washington Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301

 
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Proof on Main

Chef Levon Wallace honors lost Kentucky food traditions by using traditional foods to create a new wave of local cuisine. Case in point: pork brains with fried shallots, capers, paprika, mayo and fresh brioche.

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

 
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Wagner's Pharmacy

Quintessential Louisville dishes like fried bologna sandwiches and spaghetti chili have been served at this pharmacy since 1922.

3113 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40214

 

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