Chef Annie Pettry brings her bicoastal hospitality training to the southern menu at Louisville's Decca. Here's a glimpse at what makes her kitchen run, from a particular fish scaler to her very own lumberjack.
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There's a heavy dose of hipster irony, sure, but the menu transcends gimmicks; there's fine food coming out of this hillbilly kitchen. The Catfish Sandwich ($7) was, quite frankly, the first catfish sandwich I've ever loved
One might think that falafel, often championed by the vegetarian set, would be an unlikely partner for ham, darling of many a carnivore. One would be wrong.
It's easy to have a good time in Louisville. The gateway to bourbon country has bars to please every sort of drinker—the cocktail enthusiast, the brown-spirits sipper, the shot-and-beer habituant. Here are six bars I loved on a recent trip.
It's not often that you look at a suburban backyard to find a man herding goats, but that is what people in one neighborhood in Louisville experience every day. Burundian refugee Jean-Marie herds goats within the Louisville, Kentucky, city limits. He sells them to the growing immigrant and refugee population. Goat isn't yet popular with all Southerners, but it reminds Jean-Marie of his homeland. This video captures the day we spent with him and his family.
The Bluegrass State may be better known for the Colonel's fried chicken, but it has plenty of good pizza to offer. Louisville has a number of celebrated pizzerias, but some of the best pies can be found at restaurants that don't specialize in pizza. Outside of Louisville, you can find VPN-certified pies as well as a pizzeria that caters mostly to rock-climbers.
Photograph by Yvonne Boyd On the New York Times Diner's Journal blog, food writer John T. Edge has been taking questions all week. Here are his answers to some burger-relatd matters: Ollie's Trolley [in Louisville, Kentucky], a remnant of...
Photograph of Kaelin's cheeseburger by Michael Makis Kaelin's in Louisville, Kentucky, known as the "birthplace of the cheeseburger," has closed, in part due to low sales and real estate problems. The restaurant was established in 1934, but was sold...
Louisville is awash in bourbon. And beer. It's a drinking person’s town, due in no small part to the state’s bourbon heritage and the city’s nickname-namesake brewery, Falls City. This is where the Old Fashioned was invented. It’s where Al Capone dodged the law during prohibition. And it’s where barkeeps plied their customers with rolled oysters and bean soup to keep them coming back.
The chef's table—where you sit in or very near the kitchen to get a bird's eye view of the proceedings while a special meal is cooked for you—is a concept many serious food lovers find appealing. ForbesTraveler.com gives its list of the nine best examples in the U.S....