Chow Rec's For Louisville
My son will be attending Louisville in August so I thought I would put together a list with your help. Are there places he should not miss? (He will have a car) Born and raised in Southern California in a chowhound house the kid is going to need help!
Thanks in advance.
I second the rec for Lynn's, especially for breakfast. Close to U of L's campus, I stumbled on the Third Avenue Cafe (it's actually on Third St.) and it was very good and not very pricey (thirdavecafe.com). For a sweet treat, I love (I mean, I would seriously marry this place!) the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen. There are a couple of locations around town, but the one I've been to is on Bardstown Rd. (piekitchen.com)
As a student, he'll more likely be able to afford the fine sushi at Cafe Mimosa on Bardstown Rd. I like that place a lot.
Also, the kid needs to know about Flabby's Schnitzelberg in the old Germantown section of Louisville. Just tell him to go. His friends will be impressed that he knows such a great, old-school tavern with truly great food.
Will he live on campus? Will he have an automobile?
Near U of L is Santa Fe Grill on Third near Central--amazing Mexican food (although maybe not so much for a Californian. . .).
Come Back Inn in Germantown (Italian)
Vietnam Kitchen @ Iriquois Shopping Center
The Mayan Cafe downtown www.themayancafe.com
Thai Smile 5 on Preston Highway
Maido (sushi) on Frankfort Ave
Zen Garden (vegetarian and STELLAR) on Frankfort Ave
Shiraz (Middle Eastern) on Frankfort
Artemesia on Market
RAW on 4th Street
Upscale there's Le Relais, Lilly's, Jack Fry's, L & N, Vincenzo's. . .and always the Oakroom at the Seelbach and The English Grill at The Brown Hotel. Plus Proof at 21C.
Check out louisvillehotbytes.com for reataurant reviews, and if your son has the facility and inclination toward cooking for himself, courier-journal.com has a list of local ethnic markets.