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In the past, the streets of Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood teemed with livestock headed to slaughterhouses, creating a less-than-inviting place. That all changed about twenty years ago when the Bourbon Stockyards closed, rendering it little more than a ghost town. Recently, cheap rents have lured food-centric visionaries to this gritty, industrial district to pursue their culinary dreams, breathing new life into the area. Today, those same blocks buzz with some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and food artisans, and the predominant aromas are of wood-fired pizza, freshly-baked bread, and roasting coffee beans. Some of the must-eat places include Naive, Pho Ba Lu, and Red Hot Roasters Retro Bakery. These restaurants give you the perfect taste of everything Derby City has to offer. Although it might be what it's known best for, Lousville's alcohol scene has more to offer than Bourbon. Some places to put on your sippin’ tour include Copper and Kings, the Champagnery, and Sergio’s World Beers.

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Snapshot: Louisville’s Butchertown

Cheap rents have lured food-centric visionaries to this gritty, industrial neighborhood to pursue their culinary dreams

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Central Kentucky Bluegrass Bites

Samantha Fore takes us on a culinary tour through Eastern Kentucky, sharing the diverse bites, from noodles to burritos, savored along the way.

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Barn8 Restaurant

With stalls still intact, Barn8 has become the heart of what is now a restaurant and event space set on a working thoroughbred horse farm.

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Ensō draws inspiration from traditional Japanese cuisine with an infusion of Southern ingredients in Louisville’s Clifton neighborhood.

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At Nami in Louisville, Kentucky, chef Edward Lee combines his Korean and Southern roots to provide a steakhouse experience like no other.

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The Kitchen Table

Utilizing Kentucky's rich bourbon history, The Kitchen Table offers New American cuisine in Clermont, Kentucky.


21C Museum Hotel Louisville

Housed in a series of renovated nineteenth-century tobacco and bourbon warehouses 21C Museum Hotel Louisville anchors West Main Street.


Hotel Genevieve

Hotel Genevieve brings a taste of Paris to Louisville, Kentucky with its art deco interior and Parisian restaurants.

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Stirring Up a Julep for Derby Day | Listen

Brad Jennings says the seemingly simple drink has more to it than just bourbon and mint with many proper and improper ways to make a julep.

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10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2024 | Listen

From re-envisioned Bayou favorites to eagerly awaited brick and mortars, find our top 10 most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.

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Radar: 8 “Must-Go” New Restaurants of 2023

From omakase to Yucatan-inspired fare, these 8 must go restaurants bring something new to the South's diverse culinary landscape.

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Lexington, Kentucky, boasts hoppin’ craft breweries, an array of dining options ranging from downhome to highbrow, and some seriously locavore chefs.

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Call it grit. Call it soul. No matter how you slice it, there’s something about Memphis' food and music scene.

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Nashville is a city fueled by music, steered by history, and revved up with a dynamic food and drink scene.