Downtown Louisville Partnership released a list of great national news and lists Louisville made this year, and we think this list of Louisville eats and drinks accolades is pretty cool.
Eat & Drink
- “12 Cities You Must Visit in 2017 if You Love Food” – Citi Io
- “The Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers” – Redfin
- “Under-the-Radar Culinary Gems” – Tasting Table
- “Four Cocktail Markets Worth Watching” – Foodable Network
- “18 Best Grilled Cheeses in the U.S.” (Blue Dog Bakery & Café) – Food & Wine
- “The Best Bread Bakeries in the South” (Blue Dog Bakery & Café) – USA Today
- “The South’s 38 Essential Restaurants” (610 Magnolia) – Eater
- “31 Best Burger Joints in America” (Grind Burger Kitchen) – Thrillist
The deluxe burger concept that Jesse and Liz Huot developed first in their Grind Burger food truck, and then in Grind Burger Kitchen, now at 829 E. Market St. is not enough for their fans, who have pestered them about doing sliders, mini-burgers they can buy by the bagful. Those requests, added to the availability of a likely restaurant space, has encouraged them to open a second restaurant, Oskar’s Slider Bar, at 3799 Poplar Level Rd., at the corner of Trevilian Way. Continue reading Grind plans slider bar
New Wave Burritos, the late-night burrito delivery service that has been operating out of borrowed kitchen spaces at Eiderdown and The Cure Lounge since late 2014, has moved into its own space for the first time, at 3311 Preston Hwy. Those in the know will recognize that address as the first permanent home of Grind Burger Kitchen, which is now in NuLu at 829 E. Market St. Continue reading New Wave Burritos finds a permanent home
Using their Facebook account to post good news, Liz and Jesse Huot, proprietors of Grind Burger Kitchen announced that they have signed a lease for the space at 829 E. Market St. that once housed La Bodega and later Earth Friends Café. The space will give patrons more parking space and the Huots more kitchen area, which they will rebuild the way they like it. There will also be a full bar.
Grind Burgers started as a food truck, then settled down at an unprepossessing building at 3311Preston Highway, a yellow brick building that had an abundance of funky charm, but limited parking and seating space, which meant trying to be good neighbors with adjoining businesses, and sometimes having to turn away business. The new location, which they hope to open before the first of the new year, will minimize both of those old problems.
Their full announcement can be found here.
Pimento cheese has a special place in the hearts and taste buds of Kentucky ladies who lunch, a place perhaps co-equal with Benedictine. Both sandwich spreads are often found offered together at genteel receptions, church socials and lunch menus of tea shops.
But if you want to see what pimento cheese inspires in the devious minds of contemporary chefs, you will want to check in at The 4th annual Pimento Cheese Social which will take place at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, 3860 Fitzgerald Rd. on Wednesday, April 29. Continue reading Pimento cheese and Bourbon cocktails–now that’s a Kentucky party
Even in the depths of winter the local restaurant world is churning, offering new options, and sadly bidding adieu to old friends. Burger trucks and beer pubs are leaving, and even more pizza joints are arriving. Here’s what’s been happening recently. Continue reading More arrivals and departures on the restaurant scene
The operators of the popular gourmet burger truck, Grind, have opened a restaurant at 3311 Preston Hwy., across from the entrance to the Fairgrounds.
Grind Burger Kitchen is the newest professional move for Liz and Jess Huot, who will continue to grill and serve out of their truck at special events, such as the Flea Off Market and others. Continue reading Grind opens a stationary outlet on Preston Hwy.