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Sep 12, 2008 08:48 AM

Best Damn Food in Louisville

Never been to Louisville, but I'm heading down next week! I want to really experience the genuine Louiville; BBQ, southern food; anything, so long as it's indpendent, local, and GOOD! I have a couple nights I'll be there on business, and I was hoping to get the skinny on the coolest local spots to get my chow on and really experience Louisville from the fork. Any and all suggestions are welcome. I'm staying at the Comfort Suites Airport Hotel, and travel time is limited, so it's gotta be close by (within 10-15 miles of the hotel). Cheers!

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  1. Depending on what days you're here, Ryder Cup chaos could be an issue.

    You might like Avalon on Bardstown Road--it's upscale Southern-esque.

    On Preston Highway you'll find Pepper Shaker Chili, where they have barbecue, etc. I haven't been there in a while, but I've always loved the food.

    My family's restaurant (Kuhl's Liquors and Deli) is near the airport on Grade Lane. You can get JB's house-made barbecue, smoked chicken, and (sometimes) ribs. It's a dive, but the food is freshly made as much as possible, and I can practically guarantee there will not be any Ryder Cup interference. We have breakfast, too.

    You won't bee too far from Germantown. On or near Goss Avenue are Check's and Flabby's. The Come Back Inn (Swan Street at Breckenridge) is a great, small, local Italian place. The Coach Lamp is near there, too.

    Have a great time!!