The Huffington Post ran a piece today by one Mr. David Serchuk who apparently is a recent transplant to our fair city. In it Mr. Serchuk compared his former home of New York with Louisville. After comparing several categories he declared neither city a winner and instead called it a draw. I’m ok with that. I have no qualms with his post except perhaps to point out that the Louisville Water Company won a “prestigious” taste test competition two years ago. Oh and I’d also point out that Louisville’s food scene has more to offer than just barbecue and Chik Fil-A. I think Mr. Serchuk would definitely enjoy the food and beverage offerings of say, Proof or Seviche and the NY Times seemed enamored with the Blind Pig.
In any case I just wanted to make sure that we have done our jobs to make Mr. Serchuk and his family (and any other newcomers to Louisville) feel welcome and at home. If you’re so inclined leave a comment telling a recently transplanted New Yorker things he should check out/look forward to in Louisville.
Here’s my list:
- The aforementioned Proof as well as Havana Rhumba, Vietnam Kitchen, Ramsi’s and Nord’s (who doesn’t love doughnuts?)
- The Humana Festival (I know it’s months away but it’s never too early to get excited about the Humana Festival)
- Idea Festival (which is right around the corner)
- Zanzabar (friends who are much cooler than I am tell me it’s just a great place for seeing live shows)
- Jack’s Lounge (say hello to Joy at the bar, she will not do you wrong)
- Jefferson Memorial Forrest and really all the offerings from Metro Parks
- Derby. Not the actual race of course but the two weeks (and for some folks four weeks) that lead up to the Derby in which nothing really gets done other than parties, fun events and enjoyment of Kentucky’s glorious Spring weather.
- October in Kentucky is generally gorgeous. Let’s hope this summer’s higher than usual temperatures don’t carry over into fall.
- Bread pudding pancakes at Toast on Market
- Coffee. Take your pick: Highland Coffee, Heine Brothers, Java Brewing Company, Derby City Espresso, Sunergos. We are blessed with excellent coffee shops in Louisville.
Now, dear Consuming Louisville readers, it’s your turn to drop suggestions on things to love in Louisville.
Welcome to Louisville Mr. Serchuk, we’re glad you’re here. Oh and let me know if you need a shul recommendation since the holidays start next week.