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by Carla G » Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:46 am

My daughter and son in law are coming into town from London and I am looking for dining places that are unique to our area, something not commonly found in the UK. Past successes have been Lyn's Paridise Cafe (when it was around) , Oskar's, River Creek Inn, (when it was around) and almost any kind of good Mexican. I plan on taking them to El Mariachi for authentic Mexican, and maybe Buzz Parsons for their uniqueness. They are not interested in anything formal. One is a pescitarian so there is that to consider. Also suggestions on good sushi. Thank you in advance.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Rich S » Sat Aug 27, 2022 2:49 pm

It's not unique to Louisville, but I've always thought that Mayan Cafe is one of the most unusual restaurants we have. There can't be many places that serve lima beans as an appetizer, and make them tasty.
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by Carla G » Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:20 pm

Excellent idea. Thank you.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Mark R. » Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:58 pm

You could take them to J Grahams at the Brown for lunch so they could have an authentic Hot Brown. Especially at lunchtime it's not formal and is certainly something very original to Louisville. Also just seeing the grander of that hotel is worth the visit.

Another possibility would be Capt.'s Quarters, it's especially nice to sit out on the deck and a nice fall afternoon.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Andrew Mellman » Sat Aug 27, 2022 4:57 pm

For seafood - depending on whether you want "Louisville" or "top food" - suggest Mike Linnig's for traditional Louisville not found in many other places, and either Seviche (latin seafood) or Hiko-a-Mon (Kyoto-style fish plus wonderful sushi) for top food.

Chick-n-Mi has a really nice patio, and unique food with a Laotian twist (and vegetarian options tho not much fish). August Moon has a good patio also, but Malaysian/Indonesian style Asian dishes including good seafood.

For "fancy," romantic, just good traditional Southern food recommend Buck's in Old Louisville, which has a broad (albeit short) menu that should satisfy everyone.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by James Natsis » Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:53 pm

If you don't mind driving to Bardstown, there are several distilleries with quality dining, and are unique because no one can match our bourbon digs. Just to mention two--Bardstown Bourbon has a modern, Napa motif, while Willet has a more traditional, antibellum style ambiance. They're cool, hip places.
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by JustinHammond » Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:39 am

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https://www.facebook.com/Louisville-Eat ... 129849554/
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Re: looking for suggestions

by SilvioM » Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:37 pm

JustinHammond wrote:Barn 8.


I enjoyed watching the first season of The Great American Recipe on PBS, also set in a barn. That alone makes me want to try this place (along with the thoughtful menu). It looks like it would especially be worth the trip on a nice fall day.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Carla G » Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:11 pm

All wonderful ideas thank you so much!
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Jay M. » Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:44 pm

James Natsis wrote:If you don't mind driving to Bardstown, there are several distilleries with quality dining, and are unique because no one can match our bourbon digs. Just to mention two--Bardstown Bourbon has a modern, Napa motif, while Willet has a more traditional, antibellum style ambiance. They're cool, hip places.


These are excellent suggestions.

Also, be on the lookout for Log Still Distillery which has been under construction in Bardstown/ Nelson County. The tasting room is open, and a farm-to-table restaurant was well into construction when we visited in the spring. It could be completed by the time your family arrives. No idea when it might be finished or on pescatarian options there, though.

On the sushi front, I think Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi on Bardstown Road (Highlands area) is a good place - very popular.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Ray Griffith » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:17 pm

By all means, Wallace Station in Versailles. The quintessential Kentucky scenery driving there is enough to make it worth the trip…the most beautiful drive in KY, IMO. The menu isn’t necessarily Kentucky, but there are some twists that says Bluegrass (“Inside Out Hot Brown”, a country ham and pimento sandwich to die for, etc..) They have wraps/sandwiches with tuna, salmon and shrimp to satisfy the pescatarian.

The outdoor seating will be perfect for late summer.
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Carla G » Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:25 pm

Excellent idea Ray , thanks!
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Ed Vermillion » Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:10 pm

Cannot say enough positive things about the great special dining in Midway, KY. A very short drive to some very good food.

https://www.hollyhillinn.com/


https://www.heirloommidway.com/

Recommend a reservation for either.

Also, concur with Barn 8 at Hermitage Farm

https://www.hermitagefarm.com/food-bour ... estaurant/
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Re: looking for suggestions

by Carla G » Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:35 pm

I love Holly Hill as well. Gee, I've forgotten so many until reminded by all of you. Someone also suggested stopping into Las]Grange just to see how the train transverses the city. (The last in the state to do so I understand.)
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I am so excited!
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by JustinHammond » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:09 am

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