A dear friend from Los Angeles came to visit a couple weeks ago. She actually came to spend her birthday weekend with us and we had a lovely, lovely time. I thought I’d share with you some of the culinary highlights of her trip. Why? Well, as the title suggests, to show you how exactly I put my money where my mouth is. I talk about supporting independent shops and restaurants and I gush over places that are great but I want to say specifically “when I wanted to show my friend a really awesome time in Louisville this is how I did it.”
She arrived in town Friday afternoon. I showed her around the Highlands a little bit, including a trip to Breadworks for coffee and tea.
For dinner we went to Proof. We had a fantastic meal. From B’s roasted beet salad (beets still taste like dirt to me by the way) to the butternut squash risotto to the warm vanilla pudding cake everything was absolutely brilliant. Should I mention the capri martini I had? Fine, I had two and they were delicious. Service was fantastic, food was delicious and the current exhibits at 21c certainly gave us lots to think about.
We slept in a little bit and knew there would be a long wait at our breakfast destination. So we swung by Nord’s to pick up “first breakfast.” It’s a good thing we did because the wait at Toast was an hour. With apple fritter and buttercream doughnuts in our bellies we were able to stand the wait for bread pudding pancakes.
We then headed to the Maker’s Mark Distillery. We ate dinner at home that evening before heading to see Amelie thanks to Midnights at the Baxter. Post-show was yummy, yummy breakfast food at Twig and Leaf.
Ramsi’s brunch buffet was the perfect option after a late night. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a little something for everyone.
Shopping was on the agenda for Sunday afternoon. We hit The Makery, Old Town Liquors, and WHY Louisville. Aftewards we had pizza and a calzone delivered from Cafe Lou Lou at the Loop.
And that’s the way we spent the weekend eating our way through Louisville.